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 Winnipeg Science Fiction Association (WINSFA) has announced the creation of the A. E. van Vogt Award, in honor of the Canadian author The award will spotlight the best in Canadian Science Fiction Writing over the past years. The first A. E. van Vogt Award will be presented in Winnipeg in Fall of 2012.