2015 Winner

Emily St. John Mandel has been announced as the 29th winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award for her novel Station Eleven (Picador).

The award was presented at a special ceremony held in the Foyles bookshop flagship store on Charing Cross Road, London, in front of an audience of science fiction writers, publishers, academics and fans.

Chair of the Judges, Andrew M. Butler said:

Station Eleven is a novel that straddles the story of a global apocalypse (the Georgia Flu that wipes out 99% of the human population) and its survivors 20 years later. While many post-apocalypse novels focus on the survival of humanity, Station Eleven focuses instead on the survival of our culture, with the novel becoming an elegy for the hyperglobalised present.”

Emily St. John Mandel’s fourth novel has also garnered praise across the science fiction community, with previous Arthur C. Clarke Award winner Lauren Beukes calling it “a firework of a novel” and Game of Thrones creator George RR Martin selecting it as his favourite book of 2014 and calling it “beautifully written, and wonderfully elegiac.”

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2015 Shortlist Announced


The six shortlisted books for the Arthur C. Clarke Award for best science fiction novel of the year published in 2014 are:
The Girl With All The Gifts - M.R. Carey (Orbit)
The Book Of Strange New Things - Michel Faber (Canongate)
Europe In Autumn - Dave Hutchinson (Solaris)
Memory Of Water - Emmi Itäranta (HarperVoyager)
The First Fifteen Lives Of Harry August - Claire North (Orbit)
Station Eleven - Emily St John Mandel (Picador)


The 6 shortlisted titles were selected from a list of 107 individual eligible submissions, put forward by 36 different publishing houses and imprints.

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