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The Arthur C. Clarke Award is a British award given for the best science fiction novel first published in the United Kingdom during the previous year. It is named after British author Arthur C. Clarke, who gave a grant to establish the award in 1987. The book is chosen by a panel of judges from the British Science Fiction Association, the Science Fiction Foundation, and a third organisation, which as of 2012 is the Sci-Fi-London film festival.[1] The award has been described as "the UK's most prestigious science fiction prize".[2]

Arthur C. Clarke Award
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Awarded for The best science fiction novel published in the United Kingdom in the prior calendar year
Country United Kingdom
Presented by British Science Fiction Association, Science Fiction Foundation, Sci-Fi-London
First awarded 1987
Currently held by Colson Whitehead (The Underground Railroad)
Website clarkeaward.com

Any "full-length" science fiction novel written or translated into English is eligible for the prize, provided that it was first published in the United Kingdom during the prior calendar year. There is no restriction on the nationality of the author, and the publication history of works outside the United Kingdom is not taken into consideration. Books may be submitted for consideration by their publishing company, and beginning in 2016 self-published titles have been eligible with certain qualifications. An official call for entries is issued to UK publishers every year and members of the judging panel and organisation committee also actively call in titles they would like to see submitted. A title must be actively submitted in order to be considered. The judges form a shortlist of six works that they feel are worthy of consideration, from which they select a winning book.[3] The winner receives an engraved bookend and a prize consisting of a number of pounds sterling equal to the current year, such as £2012 for the year 2012.[2] Prior to 2001, the award was £1000.[4]

During the 31 nomination years, 119 authors have had works nominated, 26 of whom have won. China Miéville has won three times, while Pat Cadigan and Geoff Ryman have won twice; no other author has won multiple times. Stephen Baxter and Gwyneth Jones have the most nominations at seven, and Baxter has the most nominations without winning. Neal Stephenson has won once out of six nominations; Ken MacLeod and Kim Stanley Robinson have also been nominated six times. Paul J. McAuley and Miéville have been nominated five times; McAuley has one win, whereas MacLeod and Robinson have none.

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Winners and nomineesEdit

In the following table, the years correspond to the date of the ceremony, rather than when the novel was first published. Each year links to the corresponding "year in literature". Entries with a blue background and an asterisk (*) next to the writer's name have won the award; those with a white background are the other nominees on the shortlist.

  *   Winners

Year Author Novel Publisher Ref.
1987 Margaret Atwood* The Handmaid's Tale McClelland & Stewart [5]
Bob Shaw The Ragged Astronauts Victor Gollancz Ltd [5]
Greg Bear Eon Victor Gollancz Ltd [5]
Samuel R. Delany Stars in My Pocket Like Grains of Sand Grafton [5]
Gwyneth Jones Escape Plans Allen & Unwin [5]
Kim Stanley Robinson The Memory of Whiteness Futura/Macdonald [5]
Josephine Saxton Queen of the States The Women's Press [5]
Lucius Shepard Green Eyes Chatto & Windus [5]
1988 George Turner* The Sea and Summer Faber and Faber [6]
Stanisław Lem Fiasco André Deutsch Publishing [6]
Michael Bishop Ancient of Days Grafton [6]
John Crowley Aegypt Victor Gollancz Ltd [6]
Ken Grimwood Replay Grafton [6]
Keith Roberts Gráinne Kerosina Books [6]
H. F. Saint Memoirs of an Invisible Man Viking UK [6]
1989 Rachel Pollack* Unquenchable Fire Century Publishing [7]
Brian Stableford Empire of Fear Simon & Schuster UK [7]
Michael Bishop Philip K. Dick is Dead, Alas Grafton [7]
Richard Grant Rumours of Spring Bantam UK [7]
Gwyneth Jones Kairos Unwin Hyman [7]
Lucius Shepard Life During Wartime Grafton [7]
Ian Watson Whores of Babylon Grafton [7]
1990 Geoff Ryman* The Child Garden Unwin Hyman [8]
Jonathan Carroll A Child Across the Sky Century Publishing [8]
Lisa Goldstein A Mask for the General Arrow Books [8]
Ian McDonald Desolation Road Bantam UK [8]
Paul Park Soldiers of Paradise Grafton [8]
Mike Resnick Ivory Century Publishing [8]
David Zindell Neverness Grafton [8]
1991 Colin Greenland* Take Back Plenty Unwin Hyman [9]
Mary Gentle Rats and Gargoyles Bantam UK [9]
Iain M. Banks Use of Weapons Macdonald Publishing [9]
Misha Nogha Red Spider, White Web Morrigan Publications [9]
K. W. Jeter Farewell Horizontal Grafton [9]
Pat Murphy The City, Not Long After Pan Books [9]
1992 Pat Cadigan* Synners HarperCollins [10]
Paul J. McAuley Eternal Light Victor Gollancz Ltd [10]
Stephen Baxter Raft Grafton [10]
Gwyneth Jones White Queen Victor Gollancz Ltd [10]
Richard Paul Russo Subterranean Gallery Grafton [10]
Dan Simmons The Hyperion Cantos Headline Publishing Group [10]
1993 Marge Piercy* Body of Glass Michael Joseph [11]
Kim Stanley Robinson Red Mars HarperCollins UK [11]
Ian McDonald Hearts, Hands and Voices Victor Gollancz Ltd [11]
Richard Paul Russo Destroying Angel Headline Publishing Group [11]
Michael Swanwick Stations of the Tide Legend Publishing [11]
Sue Thomas Correspondence The Women's Press [11]
Lisa Tuttle Lost Futures Grafton [11]
Connie Willis Doomsday Book New English Library [11]
1994 Jeff Noon* Vurt Ringpull [12]
John Barnes A Million Open Doors Millennium [12]
Nicola Griffith Ammonite Grafton [12]
Neal Stephenson Snow Crash Roc UK [12]
Michael Swanwick The Iron Dragon's Daughter Millennium [12]
David Zindell The Broken God HarperCollins UK [12]
1995 Pat Cadigan* Fools HarperCollins UK [13]
John Barnes Mother of Storms Millennium [13]
Gwyneth Jones North Wind Victor Gollancz Ltd [13]
Paul J. McAuley Pasquale's Angel Victor Gollancz Ltd [13]
James K. Morrow Towing Jehovah Arrow Books [13]
Kristine Kathryn Rusch Alien Influences Millennium [13]
1996 Paul J. McAuley* Fairyland Victor Gollancz Ltd [14]
Ken MacLeod The Star Fraction Legend Publishing [14]
Patricia Anthony Happy Policeman New English Library [14]
Stephen Baxter The Time Ships HarperCollins UK [14]
Christopher Priest The Prestige Simon & Schuster UK [14]
Neal Stephenson The Diamond Age Viking UK [14]
1997 Amitav Ghosh* The Calcutta Chromosome Picador [15]
Stephen Baxter Voyage HarperCollins Voyager [15]
Jack McDevitt The Engines of God HarperCollins Voyager [15]
Kim Stanley Robinson Blue Mars HarperCollins Voyager [15]
Sheri S. Tepper Gibbon's Decline and Fall HarperCollins Voyager [15]
N. Lee Wood Looking for the Mahdi HarperCollins Voyager [15]
1998 Mary Doria Russell* The Sparrow Black Swan [16]
Stephen Baxter Titan HarperCollins Voyager [16]
Elizabeth Hand Glimmering HarperCollins Voyager [16]
James Lovegrove Days Phoenix Books [16]
Jeff Noon Nymphomation Doubleday [16]
Sheri S. Tepper The Family Tree HarperCollins Voyager [16]
1999 Tricia Sullivan* Dreaming In Smoke Orbit Books [17]
John Barnes Earth Made of Glass Orion Publishing Group [17]
Peter Delacorte Time on My Hands Victor Gollancz Ltd [17]
Ken MacLeod The Cassini Division Orbit Books [17]
Christopher Priest The Extremes Simon & Schuster UK [17]
Alison Sinclair Cavalcade Millennium [17]
2000 Bruce Sterling* Distraction Millennium [18]
Stephen Baxter Manifold: Time HarperCollins Voyager [18]
Kathleen Ann Goonan The Bones of Time HarperCollins Voyager [18]
Justina Robson Silver Screen Macmillan UK [18]
Neal Stephenson Cryptonomicon Heinemann [18]
Vernor Vinge A Deepness in the Sky Millennium [18]
2001 China Miéville* Perdido Street Station Macmillan Publishers [19]
Octavia E. Butler Parable of the Talents The Women's Press [19]
Mary Gentle Ash: A Secret History Victor Gollancz Ltd [19]
Ken MacLeod Cosmonaut Keep Orbit Books [19]
Alastair Reynolds Revelation Space Victor Gollancz Ltd [19]
Adam Roberts Salt Victor Gollancz Ltd [19]
2002 Gwyneth Jones* Bold As Love Victor Gollancz Ltd [20]
Jon Courtenay Grimwood Pashazade Earthlight [20]
Peter F. Hamilton Fallen Dragon Macmillan Publishers [20]
Paul J. McAuley The Secret of Life HarperCollins Voyager [20]
Justina Robson Mappa Mundi Macmillan Publishers [20]
Connie Willis Passage HarperCollins Voyager [20]
2003 Christopher Priest* The Separation Scribner UK [21]
David Brin Kiln People Orbit Books [21]
M. John Harrison Light Victor Gollancz Ltd [21]
China Miéville The Scar Macmillan Publishers [21]
Elizabeth Moon Speed of Dark Orbit Books [21]
Kim Stanley Robinson The Years of Rice and Salt HarperCollins [21]
2004 Neal Stephenson* Quicksilver Heinemann [22]
Stephen Baxter Coalescent Victor Gollancz Ltd [22]
Greg Bear Darwin's Children HarperCollins UK [22]
William Gibson Pattern Recognition Viking Press [22]
Gwyneth Jones Midnight Lamp Victor Gollancz Ltd [22]
Tricia Sullivan Maul Orbit Books [22]
2005 China Miéville* Iron Council Macmillan Publishers [23]
Ian McDonald River of Gods Simon & Schuster [23]
David Mitchell Cloud Atlas Sceptre [23]
Richard K. Morgan Market Forces Victor Gollancz Ltd [23]
Audrey Niffenegger The Time Traveler's Wife Jonathan Cape [23]
Neal Stephenson The System of the World Heinemann [23]
2006 Geoff Ryman* Air Victor Gollancz Ltd [24]
Ken MacLeod Learning the World Orbit Books [24]
Alastair Reynolds Pushing Ice Victor Gollancz Ltd [24]
Kazuo Ishiguro Never Let Me Go Faber and Faber [24]
Charles Stross Accelerando Orbit Books [24]
Liz Williams Banner of Souls Tor UK [24]
2007 M. John Harrison* Nova Swing Victor Gollancz Ltd [25]
Jon Courtenay Grimwood End of the World Blues Victor Gollancz Ltd [25]
Lydia Millet Oh Pure and Radiant Heart Heinemann [25]
Jan Morris Hav Faber and Faber [25]
Adam Roberts Gradisil Victor Gollancz Ltd [25]
Brian Stableford Streaking PS Publishing [25]
2008 Richard K. Morgan* Black Man Victor Gollancz Ltd [26]
Matthew de Abaitua The Red Men Snowbooks [26]
Sarah Hall The Carhullan Army Faber and Faber [26]
Steven Hall The Raw Shark Texts Canongate Books [26]
Ken MacLeod The Execution Channel Orbit Books [26]
Stephen Baxter The H-Bomb Girl Faber and Faber [26]
2009 Ian R. MacLeod* Song of Time PS Publishing [27]
Paul J. McAuley The Quiet War Victor Gollancz Ltd [27]
Alastair Reynolds House of Suns Victor Gollancz Ltd [27]
Neal Stephenson Anathem Atlantic Books [27]
Sheri S. Tepper The Margarets HarperCollins [27]
Mark Wernham Martin Martin’s on the Other Side Jonathan Cape [27]
2010 China Miéville* The City & the City Macmillan Publishers [28]
Gwyneth Jones Spirit: The Princess of Bois Dormant Victor Gollancz Ltd [28]
Adam Roberts Yellow Blue Tibia Victor Gollancz Ltd [28]
Kim Stanley Robinson Galileo's Dream HarperCollins [28]
Marcel Theroux Far North Faber and Faber [28]
Chris Wooding Retribution Falls Victor Gollancz Ltd [28]
2011 Lauren Beukes* Zoo City Angry Robot [29]
Patrick Ness Monsters of Men Walker Books [29]
Ian McDonald The Dervish House Victor Gollancz Ltd [29]
Richard Powers Generosity: An Enhancement Atlantic Books [29]
Tim Powers Declare Corvus Books [29]
Tricia Sullivan Lightborn Orbit Books [29]
2012 Jane Rogers* The Testament of Jessie Lamb Sandstone Press [30]
Greg Bear Hull Zero Three Victor Gollancz Ltd [30]
Drew Magary The End Specialist HarperCollins Voyager [30]
China Miéville Embassytown Macmillan Publishers [30]
Charles Stross Rule 34 Orbit Books [30]
Sheri S. Tepper The Waters Rising Victor Gollancz Ltd [30]
2013 Chris Beckett* Dark Eden Corvus [31]
Kim Stanley Robinson 2312 Orbit Books [31]
Nick Harkaway Angelmaker Heinemann [31]
Peter Heller The Dog Stars Headline Publishing Group [31]
Ken MacLeod Intrusion Orbit Books [31]
Adrian Barnes Nod Bluemoose [31]
2014 Ann Leckie* Ancillary Justice Orbit Books [32]
Kameron Hurley God's War Del Rey Books [32]
Phillip Mann The Disestablishment of Paradise Victor Gollancz Ltd [32]
Ramez Naam Nexus Angry Robot [32]
Christopher Priest The Adjacent Victor Gollancz Ltd [32]
James Smythe The Machine Blue Door [32]
2015 Emily St. John Mandel* Station Eleven Picador [33]
Michel Faber The Book of Strange New Things Canongate Books [33]
Dave Hutchinson Europe in Autumn Solaris Books [33]
Claire North The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August Orbit Books [33]
M. R. Carey The Girl with All the Gifts Orbit Books [33]
Emmi Itäranta Memory of Water HarperVoyager [33]
2016 Adrian Tchaikovsky* Children of Time Tor Books [34]
Becky Chambers The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet Hodder & Stoughton [34]
Dave Hutchinson Europe at Midnight Solaris Books [34]
Nnedi Okorafor The Book of Phoenix Hodder & Stoughton [34]
Iain Pears Arcadia Faber and Faber [34]
James Smythe Way Down Dark Hodder & Stoughton [34]
2017 Colson Whitehead* The Underground Railroad Fleet Publishing [35]
Becky Chambers A Closed and Common Orbit Hodder & Stoughton [35]
Yoon Ha Lee Ninefox Gambit Solaris Books [35]
Emma Newman After Atlas Roc Books [35]
Tricia Sullivan Occupy Me Gollancz Books [35]
Lavie Tidhar Central Station PS Publishing [35]

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