The 31st Arthur C. Clarke Award shortlist for science fiction literature is with us, and the six worthy contenders are,
- A Closed and Common Orbit, Becky Chambers (Hodder & Stoughton).
- Ninefox Gambit, Yoon Ha Lee (Solaris).
- After Atlas, Emma Newman (Roc).
- Occupy Me, Tricia Sullivan (Gollancz).
- Central Station, Lavie Tidhar (PS Publishing).
- The Underground Railroad, Colson Whitehead (Fleet).
The Arthur C. Clarke Award Director, Tom Hunter, said, “The novels on our shortlist this year are fascinatingly diverse, deeply imaginative and a great tribute to the memory of Sir Arthur as we celebrate the centenary year of his birth in 2017.”