The winner of the inaugural A.E. van Vogt Award has been announced. Brian J. Clarke will receive the Can$1200 prize and certificate for his novel Alphanauts. The award is sponsored by the Winnipeg Science Fiction Association and is presented for 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. The van Vogt Awards expect to launch a website for the award in the near future.
The finalists for the A.E. van Vogt Award, sponsored by the Winnipeg Science Fiction Association (WINSFA), ConAdian, the 1994 World SF Con, and Science Fiction Winnipeg (SFW) have been announced. The winner will receive a $1200 prize and a certificate. The award was named in honor of Canadian author and Grand Master A.E. van Vogt, who was born in 1912. Originally, the winners were slated to be announced in Winnipeg in September.
- Lady of Mazes, by Karl Schroeder
- Alphanauts, by Brian J. Clarke
- The Other, by Matthew Hughes