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For IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday DEC 31 2012
Alphanauts by Brian J. Clarke (Edge) has won the the inaugural A.E. Van
The award includes a $1200.00 honorarium (The largest in Canadian
Science Fiction writing) and a certificate.
The other finalists were Lady of Mazes by Karl Schroeder, (Tor) and The
Other by Matthew Hughes (Underland Press).
The award is sponsored by the Winnipeg Science Fiction Association.
The Award is for a book that must be a first-edition full length science
fiction novel or full-length science fiction short story anthology,
written by an author linked to Western Canada by birth or residency."
A web site dealing with the award, celebrating A.E.Van Vogt
contributions to Canadian writing, and Brian J. Clarke's win, will be
announced ASAP. It will provide details as how one may enter for the
Van Vogt Award Winner Shocker!
One of my many highly placed spies -- well, my ex-boss, actually, but that makes for a much less exciting story -- has forwarded the thrilling press release about the winner of the 2012 Van Vogt Award, which answers many of the questions I had when I posted the nominees last week: