Clarke Award Winner

The winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award was announced on July 27. This year, the award included a prize of £2017. The winner is Colson Whitehead for the novel Underground Railroad.
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Clarke Award Nominees

The shortlist for the Arthur C. Clarke Award has been released. The judges this year include Una McCormack, Shana Worthen, Paul March-Russell, Andrew McKie, and Charles Christian. The winner, who will receive £2017.00 and the award, will be announced on July 27.

  • A Closed and Common Orbit, by Becky Chambers
  • Ninefox Gambit, by Yoon Ha Lee
  • After Atlas, by Emma Newman
  • Occupy Me, by Tricia Sullivan
  • Central Station, by Lavie Tidhar
  • The Underground Railroad, by Colson Whitehead

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Olivier Awards

The winners of the Olivier Awards were announced on April 9 and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child won a record 9 awards. The Olivier Awards recognize excellence in live theatre in Longon’s West End. Categories with winners of genre interest are listed below.

  • Best New Play: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, a new play by Jack Thorne based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany
  • Best Actor In A Play: Jamie Parker in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
  • Best Actor In A Play: Billie Piper in Yerma
  • Best Supporting Actor In A Play: Anthony Boyle in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
  • Best Supporting Actress In A Play: Noma Dumezweni in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
  • Best Direction: John Tiffany for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
  • Best Set Design: Christine Jones for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
  • Best Costume Design: Katrina Lindsay for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
  • Best Lighting Design: Neil Austin for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
  • Best Sound Design: Gareth Fry for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

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Clarke Award Winner

The winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award was announced on August 24. This year, the award included a prize of £2016. The winner is Adrian Tchaikovsky for the novel Children of Time. The administrators also announced that next year’s awards would be open to self-published and e-books.

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Clarke Award Shortlist

The shortlist for the Arthur C. Clarke Award has been released. The judges this year include Liz Bourke, Leila Abu El Hawa, David Gullen, Andrew McKie, and Ian Whates. The winner, who will receive £2016.00 and the award, will be announced in August.

  • The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet, by Becky Chambers
  • Europe at Midnight, by Dave Hutchinson
  • The Book of Phoenix, by Nnedi Okorafor
  • Arcadia, by Iain Pears
  • Way Down Dark, by J.P. Smythe
  • Children of Time, by Adrian Tchaikovsky

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Arthur C. Clarke Nominations

The shortlist for the Arthur C. Clarke Award has been released. The judges this year include Duncan Lawie, Nicholas Whyte, Sarah Brown, Lesley Hall, and Leila Abu El Hawa. The winner, who will receive £2015.00 and the award, will be announced on May 6 at Foyles Bookshop, as part of the activities leading up to the SCI-FI-LONDON Film Festival.

  • The Girl With All The Gifts, by M.R. Carey
  • The Book Of Strange New Things, by Michel Faber
  • Europe In Autumn, by Dave Hutchinson
  • Memory Of Water, by Emmi Itäranta
  • The First Fifteen Lives Of Harry August, by Claire North
  • Station Eleven, by Emily St John Mandel

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Beagle2 Found

NASA has found the crash site of Britain’s Beagle 2 Mars probe, which disappeared while attempting to make a soft touchdown on the planet on Christmas Day in 2003. After losing radio contact with the probe, scientists assumed the probe had been destroyed, but the new imagery indicates that it is in one piece.

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Clarke Award Shortlist

The shortlist for the Arthur C. Clarke Award has been released. The winner will be announced at an award ceremony on May 1. This year’s prize is a commemorative book end and £2013. This year’s jury includes Sarah Brown, Lesley Hall, Georgie Knight, Duncan Lawie, Ian Whates, and Andrew M. Butler.

  • The Adjacent, by Christopher Priest
  • Ancillary Justice, by Anne Leckie
  • The Disestablishment of Paradise , by Phillip Mann
  • God’s War, by Kameron Hurley
  • The Machine, by James Smythe
  • Nexus, by Ramez Naam

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Obituary: Howard Rosenblum

British fan Howard Rosenblum died on May 26 following a battle with pancreatic cancer. Rosenblum, the soon of Mike Rosenblum, is credited with being Britain’s first second-generation fan. he published the fanzine Son of New Futurian beginning in 1968 and running until 1977. Rosenblum was also an avid con attendee.

Clarke Award Nominees

The shortlist for the Arthur C. Clarke Award has been released. The winner will be announced at an award ceremony held in partnership SCI-FI-LONDON Film Festival on May 1. This year’s prize is a commemorative book end and £2013. This year’s jury includes Juliet E McKenna, Ruth O’Reilly, Nickianne Moody, Liz Williams, and Robert Grant.

  • Nod, by Adrian Barnes
  • Dark Eden, by Chris Beckett
  • Angelmaker, by Nick Harkaway
  • The Dog Stars, by Peter Heller
  • Intrusion, by Ken MacLeod
  • 2312, by Kim Stanley Robinson

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