The Endeavour Award honors a distinguished science fiction or fantasy book, either a novel or a single-author collection, created by a writer living in the Pacific Northwest. All entries are read and scored by seven readers randomly selected from a panel of preliminary readers. The five highest scoring books then go to three judges, who are all professional writers or editors from outside of the Pacific Northwest.
The other finalists were: After the Fall, Before the Fall, During the Fall by Seattle writer Nancy Kress; Amped by Portland writer Daniel H. Wilson; The Blinding Knife by Sherwood, Oregon writer Brent Weeks; and Costume Not Included by British Columbia’s Matthew Hughes.
Congratulations, Laurie Frankel!
[Editor’s note: I love Goodbye for Now!]