Patrick Lundrigan Wins 2010 Jim Baen Memorial Writing Contest
by Laura Haywood-Cory
Date: 16 June 2010 /
Baen Books and National Space Society Team Promote Space-Based Science Fiction
Wake Forest, NC, May 11, 2010— Patrick Lundrigan, of Boonton, New Jersey, won the 2010 Jim Baen Memorial Writing Contest with a story titled "Space Hero." <> The Jim Baen Memorial Short Story Contest was designed to promote and reward forward thinking science fiction authors who write exciting and innovative stories about the near future of manned space exploration. Toni Weisskopf, publisher of Baen Books, said "I was also favorably impressed by the positive spirit toward space science and the future found in each story. Space development was one of Jim Baen's passions."
“Space Hero” will be published on the Baen Books main website and Mr. Lundrigan will receive standard professional payment rates for the story. This year’s judges were Baen Books Senior Editors, Hank Davis and Jim Minz, and New York Times bestselling science fiction author David Weber.
First runner-up was "Citizen-Astronaut" by David Levine of Portland, Oregon and second runner up was "High Ground" by Australian writer Stuart Gibbon.
Each of the three winners will receive a membership in the National Space Society, and Baen Books and NSS merchandise.
The awards were presented at the 29th International Space Development Conference, in Chicago, Ill on May 30th, 2010.
About the Jim Baen Memorial Writing Contest
### About the National Space Society The National Space Society (NSS) is an independent, grassroots organization dedicated to the creation of a spacefaring civilization. Founded in 1974, NSS is widely acknowledged as the preeminent citizen's voice on space. NSS counts thousands of members and over 50 chapters in the United States and around the world. The society also publishes Ad Astra magazine, an award-winning periodical chronicling the most important developments in space. For more information about NSS, how to join or donate, or the annual International Space Development Conference, visit http://www.nss.org