Robert J. Sawyer's novel Watch (Penguin Canada) just won the Hal Clement Award for Best Young-Adult Science Fiction Novel of 2010; the award will be presented at this year's World Science Fiction Convention in Reno, Nevada, in August.
The other Canadian nominee was Kathy Reichs for Virals.
The Hal Clement Award -- one of the juried Golden Duck Awards honouring excellence in children's science-fiction -- has been given annually since 1992.
Hal Clement was one of the greatest hard-SF writers of all time. He was named a Grand Master by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, and was the author of such classics as Mission of Gravity and Needle. He passed away in 2003.