Arthur C Clarke Award

An award given for the best British SF novel in a given year. It was established in 1987 by Arthur C Clarke, and is judged by a panel five judges (two from the British Science Fiction Association, two from the Science Fiction Foundation, and one, curiously, from the Science Museum).

The past winners are:

2005Iron Council by China Mieville
2004Quicksilver by Neal Stephenson
2003The Separation by Christopher Priest
2002Bold As Love by Gwyneth Jones
2001Perdido Street Station by China Mieville
2000Distraction by Bruce Sterling
1999Dreaming In Smoke by Tricia Sullivan?
1998The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell
1997The Calcutta Chromosome by Amitav Ghosh?
1996Fairyland by Paul Mc Auley
1995Fools by Pat Cadigan?
1994Vurt by Jeff Noon
1993Body Of Glass by Marge Piercy?
1992Synners by Pat Cadigan?
1991Take Back Plenty? by Colin Greenland?
1990The Child Garden by Geoff Ryman
1989Unquenchable Fire by Rachel Pollack?
1988The Sea And Summer by George Turner?
1987The Handmaids Tale by Margaret Atwood

Note that i've linkified all the authors, but have exercised discretion/randomness over the books. Change this if you like. -- TA

The 2002 (shurely 2003? -- ed.) shortlist was:

The value of the prize purse has the same numerical value as the year, hence the first prize given was for 1987 UKP; one wonders what will happen if the UK joins the Euro - perhaps the Jewish year will be used instead?

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