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FINALISTS: 2013 Arthur C. Clarke Award


The finalists for the 2013 Arthur C. Clarke Award (given to the best SF novel published each year in the UK, though not necessarily by a British writer) have been announced:

  • Nod by Adrian Barnes (Bluemoose Books)
  • Dark Eden by Chris Beckett (Corvus)
  • Angelmaker by Nick Harkaway (Windmill Books)
  • The Dog Stars by Peter Heller (Headline)
  • Intrusion by Ken MacLeod (Orbit)
  • 2312 by Kim Stanley Robinson (Orbit)

The winner will be announced at the opening night of the 11th SCI-FI-LONDON festival on May 2nd.

Congratulations to all the finalists!

[via SFX]

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5 Comments on FINALISTS: 2013 Arthur C. Clarke Award

  1. Well, I had wondered aloud if a juried award would be the way for the Hugo’s to go to avoid charges, cries and claims of ballot stuffing, logrolling and SMOFs ruling the world.

    It seems like this list has its own… idiosyncratic problems.

    • Related: From Clarke judge Liz Williams – Why this feminist chose an all-male Clarke prize shortlist, with the sub-headline “The regrettable reasons for the decline in SF by women this year don’t change the fact that the best books were by men”.

      • Dave Thompson // April 4, 2013 at 2:00 pm //

        John, I’m a bit confused by Williams’ response. Doesn’t the Clarke award routinely go to Fantasy books? Lauren Beukes and China Mieville, frex?

        • From the Clarke Award website: “The annual award is presented for the best science fiction novel of the year, and selected from a shortlist of novels whose UK first edition was published in the previous calendar year.”

          I guess that depends on your definition of “science fiction” :)

  2. Sure, but what does Christopher Priest think?

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