33rd Arthur C Clarke Award Short List Announced

The Arthur C Clarke Awards have announced their short list for this year’s awards.

“As always, the jury have given us a snapshot of the best sf: cyberpunk, military space opera, first contact, dystopian America, fantastical Britain and war-torn Iraq. The judges have really done us proud, but I can see it’s going to be a tough final decision.”

Andrew M. Butler, Chair of Judges

The nominated books are:

Semiosis –  Sue Burke (HarperVoyager)

Revenant Gun –  Yoon Ha Lee (Solaris)

Frankenstein in Baghdad  –  Ahmed Saadawi (Oneworld)

The Electric State – Simon Stålenhag (Simon and Schuster)

Rosewater – Tade Thompson (Orbit)

The Loosening Skin – Aliya Whiteley (Unsung Stories)

“Our 6 shortlisted titles were selected from a record-breaking 124 eligible submissions, and as the imaginative breadth of SF publishing in the UK has grown so too has the challenge for our judges. With this shortlist they have successfully melded multiple definitions of the genre into a celebratory whole that both upholds the best traditions of science fiction literature and beckons us towards exhilarating new futures.”

Tom Hunter, Award Director

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