The arthur c. clarke award

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The annual Arthur C. Clarke Award is given for the best science fiction novel first published in the United Kingdom during the previous year.The award judges are a voluntary body with members nominated by the award's supporting organisations, currently the British Science Fiction Association, the Science Fiction Foundation and the Sci-Fi-London film festival.---WINNERS AND SHORTLISTS2023
THE RED SCHOLAR’S WAKE by Aliette de Bodard
PLUTOSHINE by Lucy Kissick
THE ANOMALY by Hervé Le Tellier, translated by Adriana Hunter
METRONOME by Tom Watson
Deep Wheel Orcadia by Harry Josephine Giles - WINNER
Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro
A Desolation Called Peace by Arkady Martine
A River Called Time by Courttia Newland
Wergen: The Alien Love War by Mercurio D. Rivera
Skyward Inn by Aliya Whiteley
The Animals in that Country – Laura Jean McKay - WINNER
The Infinite - Patience Agbabi
The Vanished Birds – Simon Jimenez
Vagabonds – Hao Jingfang
Edge of Heaven – R.B. Kelly
Chilling Effect  -  Valerie Valdes
The Old Drift – Namwali Serpell - WINNER
The City in the Middle of the Night  - Charlie Jane Anders
The Light Brigade - Kameron Hurley
A Memory Called Empire - Arkady Martine
Cage of Souls - Adrian Tchaikovsky
The Last Astronaut — David Wellington
Rosewater  - Tade Thompson - WINNER
Semiosis - Sue Burke
Revenant Gun - Yoon Ha Lee
Frankenstein in Baghdad- Ahmed Saadawi
The Electric State - Simon Stålenhag
The Loosening Skin - Aliya Whiteley
Dreams Before the Start of Time – Anne Charnock - WINNER
Sea of Rust - C. Robert Cargill
American War - Omar El Akkad
Spaceman of Bohemia - Jaroslav Kalfar
Gather the Daughters - Jennie Melamed
Borne - Jeff VanderMeer
The Underground Railroad – Colson Whitehead – WINNER
A Closed and Common Orbit – Becky Chambers
Ninefox Gambit – Yoon Ha Lee
After Atlas – Emma Newman
Occupy Me – Tricia Sullivan
Central Station – Lavie Tidhar
Children of Time – Adrian Tchaikovsky – WINNER
The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet – Becky Chambers
Europe at Midnight – Dave Hutchinson
The Book of Phoenix – Nnedi Okorafor
Arcadia – Iain Pears
Way Down Dark – J.P. Smythe
Station Eleven – Emily St John Mandel – WINNER
The Girl With All The Gifts – M.R. Carey
The Book Of Strange New Things – Michel Faber
Europe In Autumn – Dave Hutchinson
Memory Of Water – Emmi Itäranta
The First Fifteen Lives Of Harry August– Claire North
Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie – WINNER
God’s War by Kameron Hurley
The Disestablishment of Paradise by Phillip Mann
Nexus by Ramez Naam
The Adjacent by Christopher Priest
The Machine by James Smythe
Dark Eden – Chris Beckett – WINNER
Nod – Adrian Barnes
Angelmaker – Nick Harkaway
The Dog Stars – Peter Heller
Intrusion – Ken MacLeod
2312 – Kim Stanley Robinson
The Testament of Jessie Lamb – Jane Rogers – WINNER
Hull Zero Three – Greg Bear
The End Specialist – Drew Magary
Embassytown – China Miéville
Rule 34 – Charles Stross
The Waters Rising – Sheri S. Tepper
Zoo City – Lauren Beukes – WINNER
The Dervish House – Ian McDonald
Monsters of Men – Patrick Ness
Generosity – Richard Powers
Declare – Tim Powers
Lightborn – Tricia Sullivan
The City & The City – China Miéville – WINNER
Spirit – Gwyneth Jones
Yellow Blue Tibia – Adam Roberts
Galileo’s Dream – Kim Stanley Robinson
Far North – Marcel Theroux
Retribution Falls – Chris Wooding
Song of Time – Ian R. MacLeod – WINNER
The Quiet War – Paul McAuley
House of Suns – Alastair Reynolds
Anathem – Neal Stephenson
The Margarets – Sheri S. Tepper
Martin Martin’s on the Other Side – Mark Wernham
Thirteen – Richard Morgan – WINNER
The Red Men – Matthew de Abaitua
The H-Bomb Girl – Stephen Baxter
The Carhullan Army – Sarah Hall
The Raw Shark Texts – Steven Hall
The Execution Channel – Ken MacLeod
Nova Swing – M. John Harrison – WINNER
End of the World Blues – Jon Courtenay Grimwood
Oh Pure and Radiant Heart – Lydia Millet
Hav – Jan Morris
Gradisil – Adam Roberts
Streaking – Brian Stableford
Air – Geoff Ryman – WINNER
Never Let Me Go – Kazuo Ishiguro
Learning The World – Ken MacLeod
Pushing Ice – Alastair Reynolds
Accelerando – Charles Stross
Banner Of Souls – Liz Williams
Iron Council – China Miéville – WINNER
River of Gods – Ian McDonald
Cloud Atlas – David Mitchell
Market Forces – Richard Morgan
The Time Traveler’s Wife – Audrey Niffenegger
The System of the World – Neal Stephenson
Quicksilver – Neal Stephenson – WINNER
Coalescent – Stephen Baxter
Darwin’s Children – Greg Bear
Pattern Recognition – William Gibson
Midnight Lamp – Gwyneth Jones
Maul – Tricia Sullivan
The Separation – Christopher Priest – WINNER
Kil’n People – David Brin
Light – M. John Harrison
The Scar – China Miéville
Speed of Dark – Elizabeth Moon
The Years of Rice and Salt – Kim Stanley Robinson
Bold As Love – Gwyneth Jones – WINNER
Pashazade – Jon Courtenay Grimwood
Fallen Dragon – Peter F. Hamilton
The Secret of Life – Paul J. McAuley
Mappa Mundi – Justina Robson
Passage – Connie Willis
Perdido Street Station – China Miéville – WINNER
Parable of the Talents – Octavia E. Butler
Ash: A Secret History – Mary Gentle
Cosmonaut Keep – Ken MacLeod
Revelation Space – Alastair Reynolds
Salt – Adam Roberts
Distraction – Bruce Sterling – WINNER
Manifold: Time – Stephen Baxter
The Bones of Time – Kathleen Ann Goonan
Silver Screen – Justina Robson
Cryptonomicon – Neal Stephenson
A Deepness in the Sky – Vernor Vinge
Dreaming In Smoke – Tricia Sullivan – WINNER
Earth Made Of Glass – John Barnes
Time On My Hands – Peter Delacorte
The Cassini Division – Ken MacLeod
The Extremes – Christopher Priest
Cavalcade – Alison Sinclair
The Sparrow – Mary Doria Russell – WINNER
Titan – Stephen Baxter
Glimmering – Elizabeth Hand
Days – James Lovegrove
Nymphomation – Jeff Noon
The Family Tree – Sheri S. Tepper
The Calcutta Chromosome – Amitav Ghosh – WINNER
Voyage – Stephen Baxter
Engines of God – Jack McDevitt
Blue Mars – Kim Stanley Robinson
Gibbon’s Decline and Fall – Sheri S. Tepper
Looking for the Mahdi – N. Lee Wood
Fairyland – Paul J. McAuley – WINNER
The Star Fraction – Ken MacLeod
Happy Policeman – Patricia Anthony
The Time Ships – Stephen Baxter
The Prestige – Christopher Priest
The Diamond Age – Neal Stephenson
Fools – Pat Cadigan – WINNER
Mother of Storms – John Barnes
North Wind – Gwyneth Jones
Pasquale’s Angel – Paul J. McAuley
Towing Jehovah – James Morrow
Alien Influences – Kristine Kathryn Rusch
Vurt – Jeff Noon – WINNER
A Million Open Doors – John Barnes
Ammonite– Nicola Griffith
Snow Crash – Neal Stephenson
The Iron Dragon’s Daughter – Michael Swanwick
The Broken God – David Zindell
He, She and It – Marge Piercy – WINNER
Red Mars – Kim Stanley Robinson
Hearts, Hands and Voices – Ian McDonald
Destroying Angel – Richard Paul Russo
Stations of the Tide – Michael Swanwick
Correspondence – Sue Thomas
Lost Futures – Lisa Tuttle
Doomsday Book – Connie Willis
Synners – Pat Cadigan – WINNER
Eternal Light – Paul J. McAuley
Raft – Stephen Baxter
White Queen – Gwyneth Jones
Subterranean Gallery – Richard Paul Russo
The Hyperion Cantos – Dan Simmons
Take Back Plenty – Colin Greenland – WINNER
Rats and Gargoyles – Mary Gentle
Use of Weapons – Iain M. Banks
Red Spider, White Web – Misha Nogha
Farewell Horizontal – K.W. Jeter
The City, Not Long After – Pat Murphy
The Child Garden – Geoff Ryman – WINNER
A Child Across the Sky – Jonathan Carroll
A Mask for the General – Lisa Goldstein
Desolation Road – Ian McDonald
Soldiers of Paradise – Paul Park
Ivory – Mike Resnick
Neverness – David Zindell
Unquenchable Fire – Rachel Pollack – WINNER
Empire of Fear – Brian Stableford
Philip K. Dick is Dead, Alas – Michael Bishop
Rumours of Spring – Richard Grant
Kairos – Gwyneth Jones
Life During Wartime – Lucius Shepard
Whores of Babylon – Ian Watson
The Sea and Summer – George Turner – WINNER
Fiasco– Stanislaw Lem
Ancient of Days – Michael Bishop
Aegypt – John Crowley
Replay – Ken Grimwood
Gráinne – Keith Roberts
Memoirs of an Invisible Man – H.F. Saint
The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood – WINNER
The Ragged Astronauts – Bob Shaw
Eon – Greg Bear
Stars in my Pocket like Grains of Sand – Samuel R. Delany
Escape Plans – Gwyneth Jones
The Memory of Whiteness – Kim Stanley Robinson
Queen of the States – Josephine Saxton
Green Eyes – Lucius Shepard
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For our full entry guidelines or any other queries please Contact UsThe award will re-open for entries in September 2024.The prize is open to novels written in English by an author of any nationality, provided that the novel is published for the first time by a UK publisher between 1 January and 31 December of the year for which submissions are open.---The Arthur C. Clarke Award is administered by the Serendip Foundation, a non-profit organisation with a mission to coordinate the yearly prize, positively promote science fiction and honour the memory of Sir Arthur C. Clarke.