Tuesday, December 31, 1991

1991 Clarke Award Nominees

Location: United Kingdom.

Comments: As one might expect from an award that was given to an almost iconic piece of feminist fiction in its first cycle, the Clarke Awards seem to have caught on more quickly that other genre awards to the fact that women make up half of the population, and are just as capable of turning out fantastic works of genre fiction as men are. And in 1991, the judges showed that they had learned this lesson, as three of the six nominees were works by women. Compared to other awards like Campbell Award and Prometheus Award, and even the Hugo Award and Nebula Award, this recognition of reality is like a breath of fresh air.

Take Back Plenty by Colin Greenland

Rats and Gargoyles by Mary Gentle

The City, Not Long After by Pat Murphy
Farewell Horizontal by K.W. Jeter
Red Spider, White Web by Misha
Use of Weapons by Iain M. Banks

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Go to previous year's nominees: 1990
Go to subsequent year's nominees: 1992

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