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The 34th Arthur C. Clarke Award Shortlist


The 34th Arthur C. Clarke Award Shortlist

The shortlist of the 34th Arthur C. Clarke Award has been announced:

  • The City in the Middle of the Night  by Charlie Jane Anders
  • The Light Brigade by Kameron Hurley
  • A Memory Called Empire by Arkady Martine
  • The Old Drift by Namwali Serpell
  • Cage of Souls by Adrian Tchaikovsky
  • The Last Astronaut  by  David Wellington


The 34th Arthur C. Clarke Award Shortlist
The 34th Arthur C. Clarke Award Shortlist
The 34th Arthur C. Clarke Award Shortlist
The 34th Arthur C. Clarke Award Shortlist
The 34th Arthur C. Clarke Award Shortlist
The 34th Arthur C. Clarke Award Shortlist

The 33rd Arthur C. Clarke Award - Winner


The 33rd Arthur C. Clarke Award - Winner

Rosewater by Tade Thompson is the winner of the 33rd Arthur C. Clarke Award. The novel is published by Orbit in the UK and Orbit in the US.
The annual Arthur C. Clarke Award is given for the best science fiction novel first published in the United Kingdom during the previous year.


Rosewater
The Wormwood Trilogy 1
Orbit, September 18, 2018
Trade Paperback and eBook, 432 pages

The 33rd Arthur C. Clarke Award - Winner
Tade Thompson’s Rosewater is the start of an award-winning, cutting edge trilogy set in Nigeria, by one of science fiction’s most engaging new voices.

*Nommo Award for Best Speculative Fiction Novel, winner
*Arthur C. Clarke Award for Best Science Fiction Novel, finalist

Rosewater is a town on the edge. A community formed around the edges of a mysterious alien biodome, its residents comprise the hopeful, the hungry and the helpless – people eager for a glimpse inside the dome or a taste of its rumored healing powers.

Kaaro is a government agent with a criminal past. He has seen inside the biodome, and doesn’t care to again — but when something begins killing off others like himself, Kaaro must defy his masters to search for an answer, facing his dark history and coming to a realization about a horrifying future.

The Wormwood Trilogy
Rosewater
The Rosewater Insurrection
The Rosewater Redemption


The 33rd Arthur C. Clarke Award - Winner
Book 2
March 12,2019
The 33rd Arthur C. Clarke Award - Winner
Book 3
October 15, 2019

32nd Arthur C. Clarke Award Shortlist

32nd Arthur C. Clarke Award Shortlist

The shortlist for the 2018 Arthur C. Clarke Award has been announced.

  • Sea of Rust by C. Robert Cargill (Gollancz)
  • Dreams Before the Start of Time by Anne Charnock (47North)
  • American War by Omar El Akkad (Picador)
  • Spaceman of Bohemia by Jaroslav Kalfar (Sceptre)
  • Gather the Daughters by Jennie Melamed (Tinder Press)
  • Borne by Jeff VanderMeer (Fourth Estate)


The winner will be announced on Wednesday July 18, 2018.

31st Arthur C. Clarke Award - Winner

31st Arthur C. Clarke Award - Winner

The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead is the winner of the 31st Arthur C. Clarke Award. The novel is published by Fleet in the UK and Doubleday in the US. The Award was announced at a ceremony held in partnership with Foyles Bookshop, Charing Cross Road, on July 27, 2017.

The Underground Railroad has also won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, the 2016 National Book Award, the 2017 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence, and the 2017 Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize.



The Underground Railroad
Doubleday, August 2, 2016
Hardcover and eBook, 320 pages

31st Arthur C. Clarke Award - Winner
US Edition
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, the #1 New York Times bestseller from Colson Whitehead, a magnificent tour de force chronicling a young slave’s adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South

Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. Life is hell for all the slaves, but especially bad for Cora; an outcast even among her fellow Africans, she is coming into womanhood—where even greater pain awaits. When Caesar, a recent arrival from Virginia, tells her about the Underground Railroad, they decide to take a terrifying risk and escape. Matters do not go as planned—Cora kills a young white boy who tries to capture her. Though they manage to find a station and head north, they are being hunted.

In Whitehead’s ingenious conception, the Underground Railroad is no mere metaphor—engineers and conductors operate a secret network of tracks and tunnels beneath the Southern soil. Cora and Caesar’s first stop is South Carolina, in a city that initially seems like a haven. But the city’s placid surface masks an insidious scheme designed for its black denizens. And even worse: Ridgeway, the relentless slave catcher, is close on their heels. Forced to flee again, Cora embarks on a harrowing flight, state by state, seeking true freedom.

Like the protagonist of Gulliver’s Travels, Cora encounters different worlds at each stage of her journey—hers is an odyssey through time as well as space. As Whitehead brilliantly re-creates the unique terrors for black people in the pre–Civil War era, his narrative seamlessly weaves the saga of America from the brutal importation of Africans to the unfulfilled promises of the present day. The Underground Railroad is at once a kinetic adventure tale of one woman’s ferocious will to escape the horrors of bondage and a shattering, powerful meditation on the history we all share.

US Edition

UK Edition

31st Arthur C. Clarke Award Shortlist


31st Arthur C. Clarke Award Shortlist

The six shortlisted books for the 31st Arthur C. Clarke Award for best science fiction novel of the year published in 2016 have been announced:


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The winner will be announced at a public award ceremony held in partnership with Foyles Bookshop, Charing Cross Road, on Thursday 27th July 2017.
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