Arthur C. Clarke Award nominees announced for 2018.

May 2, 2018 | By | Reply More

The Arthur C. Clarke Award for science fiction literature have just announced their 32nd annual shortlist for 2018, which include:

  • Sea of Rust — C. Robert Cargill (Gollancz).
  • Dreams Before the Start of Time — Anne Charnock (47North).
  • American War  Omar El Akkad (Picador).
  • Spaceman of Bohemia — Jaroslav Kalfař (Sceptre).
  • Gather the Daughters — Jennie Melamed (Tinder Press).
  • Borne — Jeff VanderMeer (4th Estate).

Award Director, Tom Hunter, told the nest, “In this year’s shortlist we see themes of climate change, human hubris and gender politics writ large, alongside alien encounters, apocalyptic robot armies and genetically engineered flying bears (often in the same book).

Arthur C. Clarke Award nominees announced for 2018.

Arthur C. Clarke Award nominees announced for 2018.

“With over 100 novels in contention again this year, and strong submissions from across the full range of UK publishing, our judging panel accepted an epic challenge in selecting these six works from the many excellent and often hotly tipped titles they received.

“The result is a shortlist forged from passionate debate and compelling contrasts but with little by way of compromise and shaped always by the purposeful intent and vision of our judges. I strongly suspect in future years that this will be a shortlist long remembered as a vintage year for the Arthur C. Clarke Award and for science fiction literature.”

The winner will be announced at a ceremony held in partnership with Foyles Bookshop, Charing Cross Road, on Wednesday 18th July. The winner will be presented with a cheque for £2018.00 and the award itself, a commemorative engraved bookend.


Category: Awards, MEDIA, Scifi

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