FINALISTS: 2010 Arthur C. Clarke Award

The finalists for the 2010 Arthur C. Clarke Award have been announced:


  • Spirit, Gwyneth Jones (Gollancz)
  • The City & The City, China Miéville (Macmillan)
  • Yellow Blue Tibia, Adam Roberts (Gollancz)
  • Galileo’s Dream, Kim Stanley Robinson (HarperCollins)
  • Far North, Marcel Theroux (Faber & Faber)
  • Retribution Falls, Chris Wooding (Gollancz)

The winning title will be announced at the SCI-FI-LONDON Film Festival on April 28, 2010, in London, UK.

[via Locus Online]

See also: past winners

3 thoughts on “FINALISTS: 2010 Arthur C. Clarke Award”

  1. I have only read 2 of these books:

    The City& The City – Which I really enjoyed, typical China in that it seems difficult to get into but before you know it you are 100 pages into the novel and flying along. A very complex and beautiful book that I think I am probably going to have to read another 3 or 4 times to get everything in it.

    Galileo’s Dream – Sorry but I felt this book fell to peices towards the end and I got borred senseless with the future stuff. The retelling/alternate history edge of Galileo’s story was fascinating and has prompted me to go and dig out some history books to read more about him and his life.

    Without having read any of the other novels I know it maybe a bit rich of me to say that I think The City & The City should win the prize, but it is quite simply one of the best novels I have read in a long time.

     

  2. The City & The City was a really enjoyable detective story. I was amused when I read a review of it that completely misinterpreted the setting of a book and started bringing up string theory and quantum superposition.

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