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2017 Arthur C. Clarke Award Shortlist Posted at 4:45 PM by Dave Post

Dave Post

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The shortlist for the Arthur C. Clarke Award for best science fiction novel for 2017 have been announced. They are:

The winner will be announced July 27, 2017 and will be presented with a check for £2017.00 and the award itself, a commemorative engraved bookend.

So what do you think of this list? Any surprises for you? Which is your pick to win?

2016 Arthur C. Clarke Award Winner! Posted at 5:11 PM by Dave Post

Dave Post

The 2016 Arthur C. Clark Award has been announced:

Children of Time

WINNER:

FINALISTS:

Our congrats to Adrian Tchaikovsky and all the finalists.

2016 Arthur C. Clarke Award Shortlist Posted at 6:00 PM by Dave Post

Dave Post

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The shortlist for the Arthur C. Clarke Award for best science fiction novel for 2016 have been announced. They are:

The winner will be announced in August and will be presented with a check for £2016.00 and the award itself, a commemorative engraved bookend.

So what do you think of this list? Any surprises for you? Which is your pick to win?

2015 Arthur C. Clarke Award Winner! Posted at 8:53 PM by Dave Post

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Station ElevenArthur C. Clarke AwardThe 2015 Arthur C. Clarke Award has been announced.  The judging panel, nominated by the British Science Fiction Association, the Science Fiction Foundation and SCI-FI-LONDON, selected:

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel (Alfred A. Knopf) as this year’s winner.

The winner received a check for £2015.00 and a commemorative engraved bookend trophy. Congratulations to Emily St. John Mandel for the win and to all the other nominees:

So what do you think of the result?

 

2015 Arthur C. Clarke Award Shortlist Posted at 1:51 PM by Dave Post

Dave Post

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The shortlist for the Arthur C. Clarke Award for best science fiction novel for 2015 have been announced. They are:

The winner will be announced on Wednesday 6th May at an exclusive award ceremony held at Foyles Bookshop, London, and taking place as part of the activities leading up to the SCI-FI-LONDON Film Festival. The winner will be presented with a check for £2015.00 and the award itself, a commemorative engraved bookend. See the official press release for more details.

So what do you think of this list? Any surprises for you? Which is your pick to win?

2014 Arthur C. Clarke Award Winner! Posted at 12:13 AM by Dave Post

Dave Post
Ancillary JusticeThe 2014 Arthur C. Clarke Award winner was announced last night in an exclusive award ceremony hosted by the Royal Society, London, as part of the SCI-FI-LONDON Film Festival. The judging panel, nominated by the British Science Fiction Association, the Science Fiction Foundation and SCI-FI-LONDON, selected:  Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie  (Orbit) as this year’s winner.

Ann Leckie received a check for £2014.00 and a commemorative engraved bookend trophy. Congratulations to Mz. Leckie for the win and to all the other nominees:

So what do you think of the result?

 

2014 Arthur C. Clarke Award Shortlist Posted at 10:15 PM by Dave Post

Dave Post

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The six shortlisted books for the Arthur C. Clarke Award for best science fiction novel for 2014 were announced earlier this week.  They are:

The winner will be announced on Thursday May 1st at an exclusive award ceremony held at the Royal Society, London, and taking place as part of the SCI-FI-LONDON Film Festival.  The winner will be presented with a check for £2014.00 and the award itself, a commemorative engraved bookend.  See the official press release for more details.

Ancillary Justice keeps rolling along, garnering a 4th award nom with God’s War just behind with 3 noms to it’s credit.  So what do you think of this list?  Any surprises for you?  Which is your pick to win?

2013 Arthur C. Clarke Award Winner! Posted at 5:11 PM by Dave Post

Dave Post
Dark EdenThe 2013 Arthur C. Clarke Award winner was announced last night in an exclusive award ceremony hosted by the Royal Society, London, as part of the SCI-FI-LONDON Film Festival.  The judging panel, nominated by the British Science Fiction Association, the Science Fiction Foundation and SCI-FI-LONDON, selected: Dark Eden by Chris Beckett (Corvus) as this year’s winner.

Chris Beckett received a check for £2013.00 and a commemorative engraved bookend trophy.  Congratulations to Mr. Beckett for the win and to all the other nominees:

  • NOD – Adrian Barnes (Bluemoose)
  • Angelmaker – Nick Harkaway (William Heinemann)
  • The Dog Stars – Peter Heller (Headline)
  • Intrusion – Ken MacLeod (Orbit)
  • 2312 – Kim Stanley Robinson (Orbit)

So what do you think of the result? I’ve not read Dark Eden but it beat out perennial favorites Kim Stanley Robinson and Ken MacLeod which has to be a good sign, right?

 

2013 Arthur C. Clarke Award Shortlist! Posted at 3:04 PM by Dave Post

Dave Post
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The Dog StarsIntrusion2312

The 2013 Arthur C. Clarke Award Shortlist has been announced:

The winner will be announced on Wednesday May 1st at an exclusive award ceremony hosted by the Royal Society, London, and taking place as part of the SCI-FI-LONDON Film Festival. The winner will receive a check for £2013.00 and a commemorative engraved bookend trophy.

So what do you think of this lineup? Any surprises in there?  Are you concerned that there are no women on the list?  This is the fourth nomination for Kim Stanley Robinson‘s 2312. I suspect there may be more to come as well.  Congrats to all the nominees!