Lifeboat to the Stars Winner

The winner of the first Lifeboat to the Stars was announced on June 14 as part of the Campbell Conference in Lawrence, KS. Kevin J. Anderson and Steve Savile won the award, which is presented for the best work of science fiction of any length published in 2011 or 2012 contributing to an understanding of the benefits, means, and difficulties of interstellar travel, for their book Tau Ceti. The award was created by Robert J. Sawyer suggested by SFWA Grandmasters James Gunn and Frederik Pohl, and created by Eric Klien of the Lifeboat Foundation. Robert J. Sawyer served as coordinating judge.

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Edited: To correct the final statement per Rob Sawyer’s remarks in the comments.

Phoenix Pick Project

Phoenix Pick, an imprint of Arc Manor, is planning on producing a series of six books which pair an established science fiction/fantasy writer with a new writer. Each book will consist of two stories which may be set in the same universe or complement the other in some other manner. The project is being edited by Mike Resnick. Kevin J. Anderson and Mercedes Lackey have both signed on to participate.

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