Canopus Award Finalists

100 Year Starship has announced the finalists for the Canopus Award for Excellence in Interstellar Writing. The award recognizes works that contribute to the excitement, knowledge, and understanding of interstellar space exploration and travel. The winners will be announced on August 12, during the 100 Year Starship Nexus in Los Angeles.

Previously Published Long-Form Fiction (40,000 words or more):

  • The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet, by Becky Chambers
  • Dark Orbit, by Carolyn Ives Gilman
  • Seveneves, by Neal Stephenson
  • The Three-Body Problem, by Cixin Liu, Translated by Ken Liu
  • Arkwright, by Allen Steele

Previously Published Short-Form Fiction (between 1,000 and 40,000 words)

  • “Slow Bullets,” by Alastair Reynolds
  • “The Long Vigil,” by Rhett C. Bruno
  • “The Citadel of Weeping Pearls,” by Aliette de Bodard
  • “Wavefronts of History and Memory,” by David D. Levine
  • “The Four Thousand, The Eight Hundred,” by Greg Egan
  • “Whom He May Devour,” by Alex Shvartsman
  • “Love and Relativity,” by Stewart C. Baker

Previously Published Nonfiction (between 1,000 and 40,000 words):

  • “A Terrestrial Planet Candidate in a Temperate Orbit Around Proxima,” by Guillem AngladaEscude, et al.
  • “A Science Critique of Aurora by Kim Stanley Robinson,” by Stephen Baxter, James Benford, and Joseph Miller
  • Welcome to Mars: Making a Home on the Red Planet, by Buzz Aldrin and Marianne Dyson
  • “Let’s All Go to Mars,” by John Lanchester
  • “Our Worldship Broke!” by Jim Beall

Original Fiction (1,000-5,000 words):

  • “The Quest for New Cydonia,” by Russell Hemmell
  • “Luminosity,” by Adeene Denton
  • “Mission,” by Yoshifumi Kakiuchi
  • “Envoy,” by K. G. Jewell
  • “Sleeping Westward,” by Lorraine Schein

Original Non-Fiction (1,000-5,000 words):

  • “Motivatingly Plausible Ways to Reach the Stars,” by James Blodgett
  • “Microbots—The Seeds of Interstellar Civilization,” by Robert Buckalew
  • “An Anthropic Program for the Long-Term Survival of Humankind,” by Roberto Paura
  • “Terraforming Planets, Geoengineering Earth,” by James Fleming

Original College Writing (1,000-5,000 words):

  • “A Kingdom of Ends,” by Ryan Burgess
  • “Ethics in Space,” by Greg Becker

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Canopus Awards

100 Year Starship announced the winners of the inaugural Canopus Award on October 30. The award recognizes works that contribute to the excitement, knowledge, and understanding of interstellar space exploration and travel.

  • Previously Published Long-Form Fiction (40,000 words or more): InterstellarNet: Enigma, by Edward M. Lerner
  • Previously Published Short-Form Fiction (between 1,000 and 40,000 words): “The Waves,” by Ken Liu
  • Original Fiction (1,000-5,000 words): “Everett’s Awakening,” by Yelcho
  • Original Non-Fiction (1,000-5,000 words): “Finding Earth 2.0 from the Focus of the Solar Gravitational Lens,” by Louis Friedman and Slava Turyshev

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Canopus Nominations

100 Year Starship has announced the finalists in their inaugural Canopus Award for Excellence in Interstellar Writing. The award recognizes works that contribute to the excitement, knowledge, and understanding of interstellar space exploration and travel. The winners will be announced on October 30, during the 100 Year Starship 2015 Public Symposium in Santa Clara, California.

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 Edward M. 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. Zeigler
  • “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

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