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Arthur C. Clarke Award Winners

In 1987 science fiction author Arthur C. Clarke provided a grant to establish a new science fiction award, and thus the Arthur C. Clarke Award was born. This award honors the best science fiction novel written in or translated into English that was first published in the United Kingdom during the calendar year immediately prior to the award being bestowed.

The winner of the award gets an engraved bookend, and in an odd quirk, since 2001 a cash award in pounds equal to the numerical calendar year in which the award was won. In prior years, winners received a flat award of £1,000. Therefore, in 1987, when Margaret Atwood won this award for her novel The Handmaid's Tale, she was awarded £1,000, while Jane Rogers, who won in 2012 for The Testament of Jesse Lamb was awarded £2,012.

1987: The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
1988: The Sea and Summer by George Turner
1989: Unquenchable Fire by Rachel Pollack
1990: The Child Garden by Geoff Ryman
1991: Take Back Plenty by Colin Greenland
1992: Synners by Pat Cadigan
1993: Body of Glass by Marge Piercy (published as He, She and It in the United States)
1994: Vurt by Jeff Noon
1995: Fools by Pat Cadigan
1996: Fairyland by Paul J. McAuley
1997: The Calcutta Chromosome by Amitav Ghosh
1998: The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell
1999: Dreaming in Smoke by Tricia Sullivan
2000: Distraction by Bruce Sterling
2001: Perdido Street Station by China Miéville
2002: Bold As Love by Gwyneth Jones
2003: The Separation by Christopher Priest
2004: Quicksilver by Neal Stephenson
2005: Iron Council by China Miéville
2006: Air by Geoff Ryman
2007: Nova Swing by M. John Harrison
2008: Black Man by Richard Morgan
2009: Song of Time by Ian R. MacLeod
2010: The City & the City by China Miéville
2011: Zoo City by Lauren Beukes
2012: The Testament of Jessie Lamb by Jane Rogers
2013: Dark Eden by Chris Beckett
2014: Ancillary Justice by Anne Leckie
2015: Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
2016: Children of Time by Adrian Tchaikovsky
2017: The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
2018: Dreams Before the Start of Time by Anne Charnock
2019: Rosewater by Tade Thompson

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