Anne Charnock wins Arthur C. Clarke Award for Amazon’s 47North.

July 19, 2018 | By | Reply More

The SF novel Dreams Before the Start of Time by Anne Charnock (published by Amazon’s 47North imprint) is the 32nd winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award, one of the main UK prizes for science fiction literature.

The winner was announced Wednesday 18th July at a ceremony held at the Foyles flagship bookshop on Charing Cross Road, London. Anne Charnock received a trophy in the form of a commemorative engraved bookend and prize money of £2018.00.

Dr Andrew M Butler, Chair of Judges, said, “Humanity’s attitudes to reproduction have been core to science fiction at least as far back as Frankenstein. Anne Charnock’s Dreams Before the Start of Time explores the theme with a delightfully rich but unshowy intergenerational novel that demands rereading.”

Award Director Tom Hunter said, “Charnock’s multi-generational vision of expanding human reproductive technologies is smart, science-literate fiction that embraces the challenge of humanising big ethical questions, and succeeds by exploring possible future scenarios that feel utterly real.”

Anne Charnock wins Arthur C. Clarke Award for Amazon's 47North.

Anne Charnock wins Arthur C. Clarke Award for Amazon’s 47North.

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