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.
The Arthur C. Clarke Award is given for the best science fiction novel first published in the United Kingdom during the previous year. The award was established with a grant given by Sir Arthur C. Clarke and the first prize was awarded in 1987 to Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale.
“A calendar highlight for fans of imaginative literature the world over” – New Scientist
“Every year the Clarke Award makes a stronger and stronger case for the breadth, depth and originality of SF in the UK.” – The Guardian
“The most prestigious science fiction prize in the UK” – Forbidden Planet International