The Best Science Fiction Novels of 2012, According to the Clarke Awards

I have to admit to mixed feelings about this year's Clarke Award shortlist. On the one hand, it includes some of my favorite authors, including Kim Stanley Robinson, Nick Harkaway and Ken MacLeod. On the other hand, the Clarke Awards have been criticized in the past for honoring only male authors — and this helps fuel… » 4/04/13 4:31pm 4/04/13 4:31pm

The Prestige author Christopher Priest calls out the Clarke Awards

There's a long and proud tradition in science fiction of fire-breathing takedowns of book awards. A few years ago, it was Adam Roberts, launching a stinging critique of the Hugo shortlist. And now, The Prestige author Christopher Priest has crafted a particularly scorching rebuke to the Clarke Awards shortlist, one… » 3/29/12 11:20am 3/29/12 11:20am

Shockingly, Science Fiction Book Wins SF Book Award

When the UK's Clarke Award announced its nominees, there was some comment about the number of quasi-literary novels on the short list, including Matthew de Abaitua's Red Men, Steven Hall's Raw Shark Texts and Sarah Hall's Carhullan Army. In the end, though, a fairly straightforward science fiction novel, Richard… » 5/01/08 11:07am 5/01/08 11:07am