Sunday, September 27, 2015

First Annual Canopus Awards for Excellence in Interstellar Writing

This award is new to me and I am sure to many readers but it certainly sounds interesting and the nominated writers are quite the who's who in science fiction. 
The award is named after the star Canopus. Canopus is the second brightest star in the night sky. From the Bedouin of the Sinai to the Maori of New Zealand to modern spacecraft, Canopus has been used for navigation through the centuries. Just as Canopus has helped past and modern-day explorers navigate, science fiction will be a guiding point of light in current and future interstellar efforts.
The following is from their press release -

On Wednesday, September 23, 100 Year Starship announced the finalists in the inaugural Canopus Award for Excellence in Interstellar Writing. The Canopus Award is an annual writing prize recognizing the finest fiction and non-fiction works that contribute to the excitement, knowledge, and understanding of interstellar space exploration and travel.

Winners will be announced and honored on Friday, October 30, 2015 during the 100 Year Starship 2015 Public Symposium held at the Santa Clara Marriott, in Santa Clara, California October 29-November 1, 2015.

The finalists (listed in no particular order) in the four award categories are listed below.

Previously Published Long-Form Fiction (40,000 words or more):
• Slow Bullets by Alastair Reynolds
• Other Systems by Elizabeth Guizzetti
• The Creative Fire by Brenda Cooper
• InterstellarNet: Enigma by Ed Lerner
• Aurora by Kim Stanley Robinson
• Coming Home by Jack McDevitt

Previously Published Short-Form Fiction (between 1,000 and 40,000 words):
• "Race for Arcadia" by Alex Shvartsman
• "Stars that Make Dark Heaven Light" by Sharon Roest
• "Homesick" by Debbie Urbanski
• "Twenty Lights to the Land of Snow" by Michael Bishop
• “Planet Lion” by Catherine M. Valente
• "The Waves" by Ken Liu
• "Dreamboat" by Robin Wyatt Dunn

Original Fiction (1,000-5,000 words):
• “Landfall” by Jon F. Ziegler
• “Project Fermi” by Michael Turgeon
• “Everett’s Awakening” by Yelcho
• “Groundwork” by G. M. Nair
• “His Holiness John XXIV about Father Angelo Baymasecchi’s Diary” by Óscar Garrido González
• “The Disease of Time” by Joseph Schmidt

Original Non-Fiction (1,000-5,000 words):
• “Why Interstellar Travel?” by Jeffrey Nosanov
• “Finding Earth 2.0 from the Focus of the Solar Gravitational Lens” by Louis Friedman and Slava Turyshev

For more information:
Award Criteria | Website | Facebook | Twitter: @100YSS| Symposium

ABOUT 100 YEAR STARSHIP™
100 Year Starship™ (100YSS) is an independent, non-governmental, long-term initiative to ensure the capabilities for human interstellar flight exist as soon as possible, and definitely within the next 100 years. 100YSS was started in 2012 with seed-funding through a competitive grant from DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) for the purpose of fostering the type of explosive innovation and technology and social advances born from addressing such an incredible challenge. To foster such innovation, 100YSS engages in collaborative international programs and projects in research and innovation, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) capacity building, entrepreneurship and education projects with and between organizations, companies, universities and individuals. Based in Houston, TX 100YSS recently opened an affiliate in Brussels, 100YSS@EU and is in development of affiliates in Africa and Asia.

About the 100YSS 2015 PUBLIC SYMPOSIUM
The 100YSS Public Symposium is a powerful four-day event of global, transdisciplinary experience of imagination, hands-on programs, thought-provoking discussions and action on the frontiers of science, civilization, space, technology, society, music, art and our present and future. The Symposium brings together experts, enthusiasts, students, celebrities, innovators, educators, and thought leaders from around the world. 2015 is the fourth Symposium and is themed around “Finding Earth 2.0”—how both the process to discover and the definitive identification of a planet outside our solar system capable of supporting Earth based life will be game changing across the spectrum of human activities. 100YSS is part of the Dorothy Jemison Foundation for Excellence.


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