Jim Baen Memorial Contest Winners

The winners of the 2011 Jim Baen Memorial Writing Contest, sponsored by Baen Books and the National Space Society, have been announced. The contest looks for stories which explore the promise of space exploration. The winner will be published as the featured story on the Baen Books main website and paid at the normal paying rates for professional stories and receive an award, membership to the 2011 International Space Development Conference, a year’s membership in the National Space Society, and a prize package containing various Baen Books and National Space Society merchandise.

  • Grand Prize: “That Undiscovered Country,” by Nancy Fulda
  • 2nd Place: “Gemini XVII,” by Brad Torgersen
  • 3rd Place: “Natural Selection,” by Michael Simon

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Jim Baen Memorial Writing Contest Winner

Patrick Lundrigan has won this year’s Jim Baen Memorial Writing Contest with his story “Space Hero.” The contest is sponsored by Baen Books and the National Space Society to promote and reward forward thinking science fiction authors who write exciting and innovative stories about the near future of manned space exploration. Lundigran’s story will be published on Baen’s website and he will receive a membership in the NSS, Baen Books, and NSS merchandise. The winner was announced at the International Space Development Conference in Rosemont, IL on May 30.

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