The winner of the 2012 Arthur C. Clarke Award has been announced.
Congratulations to Jane Rogers for her winning novel The Testament of Jessie Lamb!
For those who don’t know what it’s about:
Women are dying in their millions. Some blame scientists, some see the hand of God, some see human arrogance reaping the punishment it deserves. Jessie Lamb is an ordinary girl living in extraordinary times: as her world collapses, her idealism and courage drive her towards the ultimate act of heroism. If the human race is to survive, it s up to her. But is Jessie heroic? Or is she, as her father fears, impressionable, innocent, incapable of understanding where her actions will lead? Set just a month or two in the future, in a world irreparably altered by an act of biological terrorism, The Testament of Jessie Lamb explores a young woman s determination to make her life count for something, as the certainties of her childhood are ripped apart.
- Hull Zero Three by Greg Bear (Gollancz)
- The End Specialist by Drew Magary (Harper Voyager)
- Embassytown by China Miéville (Macmillan)
- The Testament of Jessie Lamb by Jane Rogers (Sandstone Press)
- Rule 34 by Charles Stross (Orbit)
- The Waters Rising by Sheri S.Tepper (Gollancz)
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 Tor Books UK]
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