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Encyclopedia > Arthur C. Clarke Award

The Arthur C. Clarke Award is a British award given for the best science fiction novel first published in the United Kingdom during the previous year. The award was established with a grant from Arthur C. Clarke and the first prize was awarded in 1987. The book is chosen by a panel of judges from the British Science Fiction Association, the Science Fiction Foundation and the Science Museum of London. It is now administrated by the Serendip Foundation. Science fiction is a form of speculative fiction principally dealing with the impact of imagined science and technology, or both, upon society and persons as individuals. ... Look up Award in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Sir Arthur Charles Clarke (born December 16, 1917) is a British author and inventor, most famous for his science-fiction novel 2001: A Space Odyssey, and for collaborating with director Stanley Kubrick on the film of the same name. ... The British Science Fiction Society was founded in 1958 by a group of authors, publishers, booksellers and fans in order to encourage science fiction in every form. ... The Science Fiction Foundation was founded in the United Kingdom 1970 by the writer/social activist George Hay and others as a semi-autonomous association of writers, academics, critics and others with an active interest in science fiction, with Arthur C. Clarke and Ursula K. Le Guin as patrons. ... The Science Museum on Exhibition Road, Kensington, London, is part of the National Museum of Science and Industry. ...


The 2007 short list was announced on January 20, 2007 and includes:

The award will be announced on May 2, 2007. Michael John Harrison (July 26, 1945, Warwickshire ), is a UK science fiction author, fantasy author and literary fiction author, who writes as M. John Harrison. // Biography and writing career Harrisons first story was published in 1966. ... Lydia Millet (b. ... Jan Morris CBE (born James Humphrey Morris on 2 October 1926, in Clevedon, Somerset, England, but by heritage and adoption Welsh) is a British historian and travel writer. ... A participant of the Bay to Breakers. ... Brian Stableford (born July 25, 1948) is a British science fiction writer who has published more than 50 novels. ... Jon Courtenay Grimwood is a British science fiction author. ... Gradisil is a science fiction novel by British author Adam Roberts. ... Adam Roberts (born 1960) is a Song writer and an academic with Middlewich High School. ...


The 2006 winner is Air by Geoff Ryman. It was announced on April 26, 2006. 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Air (1st ed. ... Geoffrey Charles Ryman (born 1951) is a writer of science fiction, fantasy and slipstream fiction. ...


The 2006 short list was announced on January 29, 2006, and besides Air, included:

The past winners are: This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Kazuo Ishiguro (カズオ・イシグロ Kazuo Ishiguro, originally 石黒一雄 Ishiguro Kazuo, born November 8, 1954) is a British author of Japanese origin. ... Ken MacLeod (born August 2, 1954), an award-winning Scottish science fiction writer, lives near Edinburgh. ... Pushing Ice is a 2005 science fiction novel by Welsh author Alastair Reynolds (ISBN 0575074388). ... Alastair Reynolds is a Welsh science fiction author. ... Accelerando (ISBN 0441012841) is a 2005 science fiction novel by British author Charles Stross. ... Charles Stross at Worldcon 2005 in Glasgow Charles David George Stross (born Leeds, October 18, 1964) is a writer based in Edinburgh, Scotland. ... Liz Williams is a British science fiction writer. ...

1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Handmaids Tale is a dystopian novel by Canadian author Margaret Atwood, first published by McClelland and Stewart in 1985. ... Margaret Eleanor Atwood, OC (born November 18, 1939) is a Canadian writer. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... George Turner (1916-1997) was an Australian science fiction writer known for the solemnity of his stories and for being a late bloomer by science fiction standards. ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Rachel Pollack (born 1945) is an American science fiction author, comic book writer, and Tarot expert. ... ... The Child Garden is an award-winning 1989 science-fiction novel by Geoff Ryman. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Colin Greenland (b. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... Pat Cadigan (born 1953) is an American born science fiction author, whose work is sometimes described as part of the cyberpunk movement, although she does not classify herself in that way. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... He, She and It (published under the title Body of Glass outside the USA) is a feminist science fiction/cyberpunk novel by Marge Piercy, published in 1991. ... Marge Piercy (born March 31, 1936) is an American poet, novelist, and social activist. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... Jeff Noon (born 1957) is a British author, sometimes associated with the science fiction genre, though actually spanning broader themes than conventional sci-fi. ... Jeff Noon Jeff Noon (born in 1957 in Droylsden, Manchester, England) is a novelist, short story writer and playwright whose works make extensive use of wordplay and fantasy. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... Paul McAuley at Worldcon 2005 in Glasgow Paul McAuley (born April 23, 1955), a British botanist, award-winning author, and self-described science junkie. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Book cover The Calcutta Chromosome is a 1995 English Language novel by Indian author Amitav Ghosh. ... Amitav Ghosh (born 1956 in Calcutta), is an Indian author, known for his work in the English language. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... This article or section contains a plot summary that may be overly long, confusing, or ambiguous. ... Mary Doria Russell (born 1950) is an American author of science fiction. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... Tricia Sullivan (born 1968 in New Jersey, USA) is a science fiction writer. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... Bruce Sterling at the Ars Electronica Festival Michael Bruce Sterling (born April 14, 1954) is an American science fiction author, best known for his novels and his seminal work on the Mirrorshades anthology, which defined the cyberpunk genre. ... 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Perdido Street Station (US edition cover) Perdido Street Station is the second novel written by China Miéville, and the first set in New Crobuzon. ... China Miéville China Tom Miéville (born September 6, 1972, Norwich) is a British writer of fantastic fiction. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... For the Jimi Hendrix song Bold as Love, see Axis: Bold as Love The cover of Bold as Love Frontispiece by Bryan Talbot Bold as Love is a novel by the British author Gwyneth Jones. ... Gwyneth Jones is a British writer born in 1952. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Book cover of the U.S. edition of The Separation The Separation is a 2002 novel by Christopher Priest. ... Christopher Priest (born 1943) is an English science fiction writer, whose notable works include Inverted World[1974], Fugue for a Darkening Island[1973] (US title Darkening Island, The Prestige[1975], and The Separation[2002]. His novels have won the BSFA award (three times), the Arthur C. Clarke Award, and the... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Quicksilver by Neal Stephenson is the first volume of his series The Baroque Cycle. ... Neal Town Stephenson (born October 31, 1959) is an American writer, known primarily for his science fiction works in the postcyberpunk genre with a penchant for explorations of society, mathematics, currency, and the history of science. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Iron Council Iron Council (2004) is the fourth novel by China Miéville, set in the same universe as his previous books Perdido Street Station (2000) and The Scar (2002), although they can all be read independently of each other. ...

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