Lauren Beukes won the 2011 Arthur C. Clarke Award for her novel Zoo City, a jarring urban fantasy about an alternate Johannesburg where criminals are matched with magical animals.
Over the past several years, the Arthur C. Clarke Award has honored some of science fiction's most provocative, mind-expanding novels, among its winners as well as its finalists. Now the award's funding is running out.
China Miéville's foray into crime fiction, The City And The City, has already paid off handsomely. It's garnered the British Science Fiction Association's "best novel" prize, a Nebula nomination... and now, his third Arthur C. Clarke Award.
The shortlist has been announced for the prestigious Arthur C. Clarke award has been announced in the UK, and it includes six books that should be on everyone's "must read" list.
Britain's prestigious Arthur C. Clarke awards took the unusual step of announcing a "longlist" of 46 books published in 2008 that are seriously in the running. And the biggest surprise, according to the Guardian, is the inclusion of weird literary author Paul Auster, whose new novel Man In The Dark takes place in an…