Wednesday, May 1, 2013

2013 Clarke Award Nominees

Location: Sci-Fi London at the Stratford Picturehouse in London, United Kingdom.

Comments: The 2013 slate of Clarke Award nominees was entirely male. I note this because it may be the first time this has happened. Coming on the heels of the win for the Testament of Jessie Lamb in 2012, this exclusively male ballot suggests the possibility that British science fiction publishing is moving in a non-egalitarian direction. I'm not prepared to accept this as true just yet, but when coupled together, they do form the beginnings of a disturbing picture.

Dark Eden by Chris Beckett

2312 by Kim Stanley Robinson
Angelmaker by Nick Harkaway
The Dog Stars by Peter Heller
Intrusion by Ken MacLeod
Nod by Adrian Barnes

What Are the Arthur C. Clarke Awards?

Go to previous year's nominees: 2012
Go to subsequent year's nominees: 2014

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