Chris Beckett has become the twenty-seventh winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award for his novel, Dark Eden.
The award ceremony was held at a special celebratory event hosted by the Royal Society, London, and introduced by a panel on near-future science chaired by editor-in-chief of SFX Magazine, Dave Bradley.
A full video of the evening can be watched on the Royal Society’s website here.
Lauren Beukes was the 25th winner of The Arthur C. Clarke Award in 2011 for her novel Zoo City, set in an alternate version of the South African city of Johannesburg.
Following on from the success ofZoo City, her latest novel is the critically acclaimed thriller, The Shining Girls, about a time-travelling serial killer set in Chicago. Her first novel was Moxyland, a cyberpunk influenced novel of corporate apartheid, rampant technology and designer branding.