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.

Lifeboat to the Stars Short List

Robert J. Sawyer has announced the short list for the first Lifeboat to the Stars Award. The award is being presented to 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. The first winner will be announced at 2013 Campbell Conference in Lawrence, KS the weekend of June 13-16 and includes a $1,000 prize.

  • Tau Ceti, by Kevin J. Anderson and Steve Savile
  • Bowl of Heaven, by Gregory Benford and Larry Niven
  • “Twenty Lights to `The Land of Snow’,” by Michael Bishop
  • “A Country for Old Men,” by Ben Bova
  • “Lucy,” by Jack McDevitt
  • Blue Remembered Earth, by Reynolds, Alastair
  • “The First Day of Eternity,” by Domingo Santos (translated by Stanley Schmidt)

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Lifeboat to the Stars Announced

The Lifeboat Foundation has announced the creation of the Lifeboat to the Stars award, presented to 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. The inaugural award will be presented at the 2013 Campbell Conference in Lawrence, KS the weekend of June 13-16. Robert J. Sawyer will serve as the coordinating judge and he will act in consultation with Greg Bear and several other science fiction authors and scientists. The winner will receive a $1,000 prize.

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