Clarke Award Director Tom Hunter has posted an open letter to fans regarding the future of the Arthur C. Clarke Award and is looking for input into what changes, if any, the award should undertake. The Clarke Award was founded in 1986 and is presented to recognize the best science fiction novels published in the UK and to honor Arthur C. Clarke’s career and memory.
China Miéville’s The City and the City was announced as the winner of the Clarke Award on April 28 at the opening of the Sci Fi London Film Festival. The award includes a prize of £2010 and a commemorative engraved bookend. The judging panel for this year’s award included Chris Hill and Jon Courtenay Grimwood for the British Science Fiction Association, Francis Spufford and Rhiannon Lassiter for the Science Fiction Foundation and Paul Skevington for SFCrowsnest.com. Paul Billinger represents the Arthur C. Clarke Award as the Chair of Judges.
The winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award was announced during the opening ceremonies of Sci-Fi-London 8: The Eighth Annual International Festival of Science Fiction and Fantastic Film. This year, the award included a prize of £2009. The winner is Ian R. MacLeod for the novel Song of Time.