The Endeavour Award, announced annually at OryCon in Portland, Oregon, is awarded to a distinguished science fiction or fantasy book written by a Pacific Northwest author or authors and published in the previous year.
Orycon is Portland, Oregon's annual science fiction/fantasy convention, held in November since 1979.
Science fiction is a genre of speculative fiction, typically dealing with imaginative and futuristic concepts such as advanced science and technology, space exploration, time travel, and extraterrestrial life. Science fiction often explores the potential consequences of scientific and other innovations, and has been called a "literature of ideas."
Pacific Northwest is home to many of the best science fiction and fantasy writers in North America. The award is dedicated to helping these science fiction and fantasy writers to produce the best literature in the field.
Annual presentation of the Endeavour Award is in November at OryCon for books published during the previous year.
The Endeavour Award, named for HM Bark Endeavour, the ship of Northwest explorer Captain James Cook, was first presented in 1999. Funded by a collaboration of Portland, Oregon area writers and readers of science fiction and fantasy in 1996 and chartered by Oregon Science Fiction Conventions, Inc. (OSFCI) tax-exempt non-profit corporation.
|Dreams of Distant Shores|
| Patricia A. McKillip |
|2016||Edge of Dark||Brenda Cooper|
|2015||Last Plane to Heaven||Jay Lake|
| Ramez Naam |
|2013||Goodbye For Now||Laurie Frankel|
|2012||City of Ruins||Kristine Kathryn Rusch|
|2010||Mind Over Ship||David Marusek|
|2009||Space Magic||David D. Levine|
|2008||The Silver Ship and the Sea||Brenda Cooper|
|2007||Forest Mage||Robin Hobb|
|2006||Anywhere but Here||Jerry Oltion|
|2005||The Child Goddess||Louise Marley|
|2004||Red Thunder||John Varley|
| Kristine Kathryn Rusch |
|2002||Tales from Earthsea||Ursula K. Le Guin|
| The Telling |
The Glass Harmonica
| Ursula K. Le Guin |
|2000||Darwin's Radio||Greg Bear|
|1999||Dinosaur Summer||Greg Bear|
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