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2017 Arthur C. Clarke Award Shortlist Announced

  The Arthur C. Clarke Award is given for the best science fiction novel first published in the United Kingdom during the previous year. The award was established with a grant given by Sir Arthur C. Clarke, an icon in British science fiction (Childhood’s End, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Rendezvous with Rama), and continues in […]

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“Children of Time” Wins 2016 Arthur C. Clarke Award

British author Adrian Tchaikovsky has won the Arthur C Clarke Award for his science fiction novel Children of Time. The juried award was set up in 1987 with a generous grant from Sir Arthur C. Clarke, a giant in the science fiction genre; a few of his works include 2001: A Space Odyssey, Childhood’s End, Rendezvous […]

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LitStack Review: Arkwright by Allen Steele

Arkwright Allen Steele Tor Books Release Date:  March 1, 2016 ISBN 978-0-7653-8215-3 Allen Steele is a prolific science fiction author who has won three Hugo Awards, serves on the Board of Advisors for both the Space Frontier Foundation and the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, and is well known for his Coyote Series […]

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Arthur C. Clarke 2016 Finalists Announced

Now here are some awards finalists that we can feel good about! The Arthur C. Clarke Award is given for the best science fiction novel first published in the UK during the previous year. The award was established with a grant given by Sir Arthur C. Clarke and the first prize was awarded in 1987 […]

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Station Eleven Wins the Arthur C. Clarke Award

Emily St. John Mandel has been awarded the 2015 Arthur C. Clarke Award for her genre-arching novel, Station Eleven. In the novel, the world has come to an end as we know it.  A deadly virus has eradicated over 90 percent of Earth’s population within the space of a few weeks, too quickly and too […]

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2015 Arthur C. Clarke Award Shortlist Announced

The Arthur C. Clarke Award is given for the best science fiction novel first published in the United Kingdom during the previous year. The award was established with a grant given by Sir Arthur C. Clarke and the first prize was awarded in 1987 to Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale.*  Last year’s winner was Ancillary Justice, […]

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Letters of Note: Kubrick to Clarke on "the proverbial 'really good' science-fiction movie"

From Letters of Note: On March 31st of 1964, Stanley Kubrick initiated contact with author Arthur C. Clarke by way of the following letter, in which the filmmaker declared an interest in the two collaborating to produce, in his words, “the proverbial ‘really good’ science-fiction movie.” Clarke was immediately keen — so much so that just three weeks […]