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Arthur C. Clarke Award
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 Emily St. John Mandel (Station Eleven)
Official website clarkeaward.com

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 (1917–2008), 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]

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 of the United Kingdom is not taken into consideration. Books must be submitted for consideration by their publishing company and self-published titles are not currently eligible. 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 29 nomination years, 111 authors have had works nominated, 25 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.

Winners and nominees[edit]

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 Atwood, MargaretMargaret Atwood* The Handmaid's Tale McClelland & Stewart [5]
Shaw, BobBob Shaw The Ragged Astronauts Victor Gollancz Ltd [5]
Bear, GregGreg Bear Eon Victor Gollancz Ltd [5]
Delany, Samuel R.Samuel R. Delany Stars in My Pocket Like Grains of Sand Grafton [5]
Jones, GwynethGwyneth Jones Escape Plans Allen & Unwin [5]
Robinson, Kim StanleyKim Stanley Robinson The Memory of Whiteness Futura/Macdonald [5]
Saxton, JosephineJosephine Saxton Queen of the States The Women's Press [5]
Shepard, LuciusLucius Shepard Green Eyes Chatto & Windus [5]
1988 Turner, GeorgeGeorge Turner* The Sea and Summer Faber and Faber [6]
Lem, StanisławStanisław Lem Fiasco André Deutsch Publishing [6]
Bishop, MichaelMichael Bishop Ancient of Days Grafton [6]
Crowley, JohnJohn Crowley Aegypt Victor Gollancz Ltd [6]
Grimwood, KenKen Grimwood Replay Grafton [6]
Roberts, KeithKeith Roberts Gráinne Kerosina Books [6]
Saint, H. F.H. F. Saint Memoirs of an Invisible Man Viking UK [6]
1989 Pollack, RachelRachel Pollack* Unquenchable Fire Century Publishing [7]
Stableford, BrianBrian Stableford Empire of Fear Simon & Schuster UK [7]
Bishop, MichaelMichael Bishop Philip K. Dick is Dead, Alas Grafton [7]
Grant, RichardRichard Grant Rumours of Spring Bantam UK [7]
Jones, GwynethGwyneth Jones Kairos Unwin Hyman [7]
Shepard, LuciusLucius Shepard Life During Wartime Grafton [7]
Watson, IanIan Watson Whores of Babylon Grafton [7]
1990 Ryman, GeoffGeoff Ryman* The Child Garden Unwin Hyman [8]
Carroll, JonathanJonathan Carroll A Child Across the Sky Century Publishing [8]
Goldstein, LisaLisa Goldstein A Mask for the General Arrow Books [8]
McDonald, IanIan McDonald Desolation Road Bantam UK [8]
Park, PaulPaul Park Soldiers of Paradise Grafton [8]
Resnick, MikeMike Resnick Ivory Century Publishing [8]
Zindell, DavidDavid Zindell Neverness Grafton [8]
1991 Greenland, ColinColin Greenland* Take Back Plenty Unwin Hyman [9]
Gentle, MaryMary Gentle Rats and Gargoyles Bantam UK [9]
Banks, Iain M.Iain M. Banks Use of Weapons Macdonald Publishing [9]
Nogha, MishaMisha Nogha Red Spider, White Web Morrigan Publications [9]
Jeter, K. W.K. W. Jeter Farewell Horizontal Grafton [9]
Murphy, PatPat Murphy The City, Not Long After Pan Books [9]
1992 Cadigan, PatPat Cadigan* Synners HarperCollins [10]
McAuley, Paul J.Paul J. McAuley Eternal Light Victor Gollancz Ltd [10]
Baxter, StephenStephen Baxter Raft Grafton [10]
Jones, GwynethGwyneth Jones White Queen Victor Gollancz Ltd [10]
Russo, Richard PaulRichard Paul Russo Subterranean Gallery Grafton [10]
Simmons, DanDan Simmons The Hyperion Cantos Headline Publishing Group [10]
1993 Piercy, MargeMarge Piercy* Body of Glass Michael Joseph [11]
Robinson, Kim StanleyKim Stanley Robinson Red Mars HarperCollins UK [11]
McDonald, IanIan McDonald Hearts, Hands and Voices Victor Gollancz Ltd [11]
Russo, Richard PaulRichard Paul Russo Destroying Angel Headline Publishing Group [11]
Swanwick, MichaelMichael Swanwick Stations of the Tide Legend Publishing [11]
Thomas, SueSue Thomas Correspondence The Women's Press [11]
Tuttle, LisaLisa Tuttle Lost Futures Grafton [11]
Willis, ConnieConnie Willis Doomsday Book New English Library [11]
1994 Noon, JeffJeff Noon* Vurt Ringpull [12]
Barnes, JohnJohn Barnes A Million Open Doors Millennium [12]
Griffith, NicolaNicola Griffith Ammonite Grafton [12]
Stephenson, NealNeal Stephenson Snow Crash Roc UK [12]
Swanwick, MichaelMichael Swanwick The Iron Dragon's Daughter Millennium [12]
Zindell, DavidDavid Zindell The Broken God HarperCollins UK [12]
1995 Cadigan, PatPat Cadigan* Fools HarperCollins UK [13]
Barnes, JohnJohn Barnes Mother of Storms Millennium [13]
Jones, GwynethGwyneth Jones North Wind Victor Gollancz Ltd [13]
McAuley, Paul J.Paul J. McAuley Pasquale's Angel Victor Gollancz Ltd [13]
Morrow, James K.James K. Morrow Towing Jehovah Arrow Books [13]
Rusch, Kristine KathrynKristine Kathryn Rusch Alien Influences Millennium [13]
1996 McAuley, Paul J.Paul J. McAuley* Fairyland Victor Gollancz Ltd [14]
MacLeod, KenKen MacLeod The Star Fraction Legend Publishing [14]
Anthony, PatriciaPatricia Anthony Happy Policeman New English Library [14]
Baxter, StephenStephen Baxter The Time Ships HarperCollins UK [14]
Priest, ChristopherChristopher Priest The Prestige Simon & Schuster UK [14]
Stephenson, NealNeal Stephenson The Diamond Age Viking UK [14]
1997 Ghosh, AmitavAmitav Ghosh* The Calcutta Chromosome Picador [15]
Baxter, StephenStephen Baxter Voyage HarperCollins Voyager [15]
McDevitt, JackJack McDevitt The Engines of God HarperCollins Voyager [15]
Robinson, Kim StanleyKim Stanley Robinson Blue Mars HarperCollins Voyager [15]
Tepper, Sheri S.Sheri S. Tepper Gibbon's Decline and Fall HarperCollins Voyager [15]
Wood, N. LeeN. Lee Wood Looking for the Mahdi HarperCollins Voyager [15]
1998 Russell, Mary DoriaMary Doria Russell* The Sparrow Black Swan [16]
Baxter, StephenStephen Baxter Titan HarperCollins Voyager [16]
Hand, ElizabethElizabeth Hand Glimmering HarperCollins Voyager [16]
Lovegrove, JamesJames Lovegrove Days Phoenix Books [16]
Noon, JeffJeff Noon Nymphomation Doubleday [16]
Tepper, Sheri S.Sheri S. Tepper The Family Tree HarperCollins Voyager [16]
1999 Sullivan, TriciaTricia Sullivan* Dreaming In Smoke Orbit Books [17]
Barnes, JohnJohn Barnes Earth Made of Glass Orion Publishing Group [17]
Delacorte, PeterPeter Delacorte Time on My Hands Victor Gollancz Ltd [17]
MacLeod, KenKen MacLeod The Cassini Division Orbit Books [17]
Priest, ChristopherChristopher Priest The Extremes Simon & Schuster UK [17]
Sinclair, AlisonAlison Sinclair Cavalcade Millennium [17]
2000 Sterling, BruceBruce Sterling* Distraction Millennium [18]
Baxter, StephenStephen Baxter Manifold: Time HarperCollins Voyager [18]
Goonan, Kathleen AnnKathleen Ann Goonan The Bones of Time HarperCollins Voyager [18]
Robson, JustinaJustina Robson Silver Screen Macmillan UK [18]
Stephenson, NealNeal Stephenson Cryptonomicon Heinemann [18]
Vinge, VernorVernor Vinge A Deepness in the Sky Millennium [18]
2001 Miéville, ChinaChina Miéville* Perdido Street Station Macmillan Publishers [19]
Butler, Octavia E.Octavia E. Butler Parable of the Talents The Women's Press [19]
Gentle, MaryMary Gentle Ash: A Secret History Victor Gollancz Ltd [19]
MacLeod, KenKen MacLeod Cosmonaut Keep Orbit Books [19]
Reynolds, AlastairAlastair Reynolds Revelation Space Victor Gollancz Ltd [19]
Roberts, AdamAdam Roberts Salt Victor Gollancz Ltd [19]
2002 Jones, GwynethGwyneth Jones* Bold As Love Victor Gollancz Ltd [20]
Grimwood, Jon CourtenayJon Courtenay Grimwood Pashazade Earthlight [20]
Hamilton, Peter F.Peter F. Hamilton Fallen Dragon Macmillan Publishers [20]
McAuley, Paul J.Paul J. McAuley The Secret of Life HarperCollins Voyager [20]
Robson, JustinaJustina Robson Mappa Mundi Macmillan Publishers [20]
Willis, ConnieConnie Willis Passage HarperCollins Voyager [20]
2003 Priest, ChristopherChristopher Priest* The Separation Scribner UK [21]
Brin, DavidDavid Brin Kiln People Orbit Books [21]
Harrison, M. JohnM. John Harrison Light Victor Gollancz Ltd [21]
Miéville, ChinaChina Miéville The Scar Macmillan Publishers [21]
Moon, ElizabethElizabeth Moon Speed of Dark Orbit Books [21]
Robinson, Kim StanleyKim Stanley Robinson The Years of Rice and Salt HarperCollins [21]
2004 Stephenson, NealNeal Stephenson* Quicksilver Heinemann [22]
Baxter, StephenStephen Baxter Coalescent Victor Gollancz Ltd [22]
Bear, GregGreg Bear Darwin's Children HarperCollins UK [22]
Gibson, WilliamWilliam Gibson Pattern Recognition Viking Press [22]
Jones, GwynethGwyneth Jones Midnight Lamp Victor Gollancz Ltd [22]
Sullivan, TriciaTricia Sullivan Maul Orbit Books [22]
2005 Miéville, ChinaChina Miéville* Iron Council Macmillan Publishers [23]
McDonald, IanIan McDonald River of Gods Simon & Schuster [23]
Mitchell, DavidDavid Mitchell Cloud Atlas Sceptre [23]
Morgan, Richard K.Richard K. Morgan Market Forces Victor Gollancz Ltd [23]
Niffenegger, AudreyAudrey Niffenegger The Time Traveler's Wife Jonathan Cape [23]
Stephenson, NealNeal Stephenson The System of the World Heinemann [23]
2006 Ryman, GeoffGeoff Ryman* Air Victor Gollancz Ltd [24]
MacLeod, KenKen MacLeod Learning the World Orbit Books [24]
Reynolds, AlastairAlastair Reynolds Pushing Ice Victor Gollancz Ltd [24]
Ishiguro, KazuoKazuo Ishiguro Never Let Me Go Faber and Faber [24]
Stross, CharlesCharles Stross Accelerando Orbit Books [24]
Williams, LizLiz Williams Banner of Souls Tor UK [24]
2007 Harrison, M. JohnM. John Harrison* Nova Swing Victor Gollancz Ltd [25]
Grimwood, Jon CourtenayJon Courtenay Grimwood End of the World Blues Victor Gollancz Ltd [25]
Millet, LydiaLydia Millet Oh Pure and Radiant Heart Heinemann [25]
Morris, JanJan Morris Hav Faber and Faber [25]
Roberts, AdamAdam Roberts Gradisil Victor Gollancz Ltd [25]
Stableford, BrianBrian Stableford Streaking PS Publishing [25]
2008 Morgan, Richard K.Richard K. Morgan* Black Man Victor Gollancz Ltd [26]
Abaitua, Matthew deMatthew de Abaitua The Red Men Snowbooks [26]
Hall, SarahSarah Hall The Carhullan Army Faber and Faber [26]
Hall, StevenSteven Hall The Raw Shark Texts Canongate Books [26]
MacLeod, KenKen MacLeod The Execution Channel Orbit Books [26]
Baxter, StephenStephen Baxter The H-Bomb Girl Faber and Faber [26]
2009 MacLeod, Ian R.Ian R. MacLeod* Song of Time PS Publishing [27]
McAuley, Paul J.Paul J. McAuley The Quiet War Victor Gollancz Ltd [27]
Reynolds, AlastairAlastair Reynolds House of Suns Victor Gollancz Ltd [27]
Stephenson, NealNeal Stephenson Anathem Atlantic Books [27]
Tepper, Sheri S.Sheri S. Tepper The Margarets HarperCollins [27]
Wernham, MarkMark Wernham Martin Martin’s on the Other Side Jonathan Cape [27]
2010 Miéville, ChinaChina Miéville* The City & the City Macmillan Publishers [28]
Jones, GwynethGwyneth Jones Spirit: The Princess of Bois Dormant Victor Gollancz Ltd [28]
Roberts, AdamAdam Roberts Yellow Blue Tibia Victor Gollancz Ltd [28]
Robinson, Kim StanleyKim Stanley Robinson Galileo's Dream HarperCollins [28]
Theroux, MarcelMarcel Theroux Far North Faber and Faber [28]
Wooding, ChrisChris Wooding Retribution Falls Victor Gollancz Ltd [28]
2011 Beukes, LaurenLauren Beukes* Zoo City Angry Robot [29]
Ness, PatrickPatrick Ness Monsters of Men Walker Books [29]
McDonald, IanIan McDonald The Dervish House Victor Gollancz Ltd [29]
Powers, RichardRichard Powers Generosity Atlantic Books [29]
Powers, TimTim Powers Declare Corvus Books [29]
Sullivan, TriciaTricia Sullivan Lightborn Orbit Books [29]
2012 Rogers, JaneJane Rogers* The Testament of Jessie Lamb Sandstone Press [30]
Bear, GregGreg Bear Hull Zero Three Victor Gollancz Ltd [30]
Magary (Drew Magary), DrewDrew Magary (Drew Magary) The End Specialist HarperCollins Voyager [30]
Miéville, ChinaChina Miéville Embassytown Macmillan Publishers [30]
Stross, CharlesCharles Stross Rule 34 Orbit Books [30]
Tepper, Sheri S.Sheri S. Tepper The Waters Rising Victor Gollancz Ltd [30]
2013 Beckett, ChrisChris Beckett* Dark Eden Corvus [31]
Robinson, Kim StanleyKim Stanley Robinson 2312 Orbit Books [31]
Harkaway, NickNick Harkaway Angelmaker Heinemann [31]
Heller, PeterPeter Heller The Dog Stars Headline Publishing Group [31]
MacLeod, KenKen MacLeod Intrusion Orbit Books [31]
Barnes, AdrianAdrian Barnes Nod Bluemoose [31]
2014 Leckie, AnnAnn Leckie* Ancillary Justice Orbit Books [32]
Hurley, KameronKameron Hurley God's War Del Rey Books [32]
Mann, PhillipPhillip Mann The Disestablishment of Paradise Victor Gollancz Ltd [32]
Naam, RamezRamez Naam Nexus Angry Robot [32]
Priest, ChristopherChristopher Priest The Adjacent Victor Gollancz Ltd [32]
Smythe, JamesJames Smythe The Machine Blue Door [32]
2015 Mandel, Emily St. JohnEmily St. John Mandel* Station Eleven Picador [33]
Faber, MichelMichel Faber The Book of Strange New Things Canongate Books [33]
Hutchinson, DaveDave Hutchinson Europe in Autumn Solaris Books [33]
North, ClaireClaire North The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August Orbit Books [33]
Carey, M. R.M. R. Carey The Girl with All the Gifts Orbit Books [33]
Itäranta, EmmiEmmi Itäranta Memory of Water HarperVoyager [33]

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