Wednesday, May 2, 2018

2018 Clarke Award Nominees

Location: Sci-Fi London at Foyles Bookshop in London, United Kingdom.

Comments: One of the things that makes the Clarke Award interesting is that its nominees generally have very limited crossover with other major genre fiction awards. I believe the only novel on the Clarke Award shortlist that has also been nominated for another award is Borne by Jeff VanderMeer, which was also nominated for the Locus Award. This lack of commonality with other awards is, in part, due to the fact that this award is limited to genre fiction books that were first published in the United Kingdom, excluding a wide range of books published elsewhere, but it is also due to the difference in tastes between readers in the U.S. and the U.K.

On another note, although they have not done so yet, the "Shadow Jury" participants have announced an intention to provide a "Shadow Shortlist", just as they did in 2017.


Dreams Before the Start of Time by Anne Charnock

American War by Omar el Akkad
Borne by Jeff VanderMeer
Gather the Daughters by Jennie Melamed
Sea of Rust by C. Robert Cargill
Spaceman of Bohemia by Jaroslav Kalfař

What Are the Arthur C. Clarke Awards?

Go to previous year's nominees: 2017
Go to subsequent year's nominees: 2019

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