Other Systems is a Finalist for the 2015 Canopus Award!

Other Systems CoverI am thrilled to announce that my debut novel, Other Systems, published by 48Fourteen, is a finalist for the 2015 Canopus Awards which is sponsered by 100 Year Starship (100YSS). The Canopus Award recognizes works “with a primary component of interstellar exploration or travel.” It is named for the second brightest star in the night sky, Canopus.

100 Year Starship exists to make the capability of human travel beyond our solar system a reality within the next 100 years. They want to identify and push the radical leaps in knowledge and technology to achieve interstellar flight, while pioneering and transforming breakthrough applications that enhance the quality of life for all on Earth.

Congratulations to all the finalists.  http://100yss.org/news/press

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

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

  • “Twenty Lights to the Land of Snow”, Michael Bishop (Going Interstellar)
  • “Dreamboat”, Robin Wyatt Dunn (Perihelion 7/12/15)
  • “The Waves”, Ken Liu (Asimov’s 12/12)
  • “Stars that Make Dark Heaven Light”, Sharon Roest (L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume 31)
  • “Race for Arcadia”, Alex Shvartsman (Mission: Tomorrow)
  • “Homesick”, Debbie Urbanski (Motherboard forthcoming 2015)
  • “Planet Lion”, Catherine M. Valente (Uncanny 5-6/15)

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

  • “His Holiness John XXIV about Father Angelo Baymasecchi’s Diary”, Óscar Garrido González
  • “Groundwork”, G. M. Nair
  • “The Disease of Time”, Joseph Schmidt
  • “Project Fermi”, Michael Turgeon
  • “Everett’s Awakening”, Yelcho
  • “Landfall”, Jon F. Ziegler

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

  • “Why Interstellar Travel?”, Jeffrey Nosanov
  • “Finding Earth 2.0 from the Focus of the Solar Gravitational Lens”, Louis Friedman & Slava Turyshev

Winners will be honored on Friday October 30, 2015 at the 100 Year Starship Public Symposium held at the Santa Clara Marriott in Santa Clara, CA, October 29 – November 1, 2015.

The judges for the award are: writer and 100YSS creative and editorial director Jason Batt; author and former Wall Street Journal reporter August Cole; Founder of International Speechwriting Associates Kathleen Colgan, Ph.D.; teacher at the University of Edinburgh in the School of Education and Leadership, Janet DeVigne; editor Jaym Gates; 100YSS principal and former astronaut Mae Jemison, M.D.; Chapman University creative writing student Alec Medén; Rutgers University Professor Ronke Olabisi, Ph.D.; faculty and advisor to the Singularity University David Orban; Georgia high school freshman Bailey Stanley; writer and anthropologist Juliette Wade, Ph.D.; aeronautical and astronautical engineer Paul Webber; journalist Sofia Webber; astrobiologist and creator of Yuri’s Night Loretta Whitesides; and Major General Ken Wisian.

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4 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Joe Follansbee on September 24, 2015 at 11:21 pm

    Congratulations!

    Reply

  2. Posted by Vivian on September 24, 2015 at 11:27 pm

    Awesome!! Good luck!

    Reply

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