Awards & Winners

Arthur C. Clarke Award

Arthur C. Clarke Award

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. The award has been described as "the UK's most prestigious science fiction prize". 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, which they select a winning book from. 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. Prior to 2001, the award was £1000.
Date Established : 1987

Check all the winners of Arthur C. Clarke Award presented under Arthur C. Clarke Award since 1987 .

China Miéville

Honored for : The City & the City

Nominations 2010 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Gwyneth Jones Spirit
China Miéville The City & the City
Adam Roberts Yellow Blue Tibia
Kim Stanley Robinson Galileo's Dream
Marcel Theroux Far North
Chris Wooding Retribution Falls

Ian R. MacLeod

Honored for : Song of Time

Nominations 2009 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Ian R. MacLeod Song of Time
Paul J. McAuley The Quiet War
Alastair Reynolds House of Suns
Neal Stephenson Anathem
Sheri S. Tepper The Margarets
Mark Wernham Martin Martin's on the Other Side

Richard K. Morgan

Honored for : Black Man

Nominations 2008 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Stephen Baxter The H-Bomb Girl
Matthew De Abaitua The Red Men
Sarah Hall The Carhullan Army
Steven Hall The Raw Shark Texts
Ken MacLeod The Execution Channel
Richard K. Morgan Black Man

M. John Harrison

Honored for : Nova Swing

Nominations 2007 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Jon Courtenay Grimwood End of the World Blues
M. John Harrison Nova Swing
Lydia Millet Oh Pure and Radiant Heart
Jan Morris Last Letters from Hav
Adam Roberts Gradisil
Brian Stableford Streaking

Geoff Ryman

Honored for : Air

Nominations 2006 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Charles Stross Accelerando
Kazuo Ishiguro Never Let Me Go
Ken MacLeod Learning the World
Alastair Reynolds Pushing Ice
Geoff Ryman Air
Liz Williams Banner of Souls

China Miéville

Honored for : Iron Council

Nominations 2005 »

Nominee Nominated Work
China Miéville Iron Council
Ian McDonald River of Gods
David Mitchell Cloud Atlas
Richard K. Morgan Market Forces
Audrey Niffenegger The Time Traveler's Wife
Neal Stephenson The System of the World

Neal Stephenson

Honored for : Quicksilver

Nominations 2004 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Neal Stephenson Quicksilver
Stephen Baxter Coalescent
Greg Bear Darwin's Children
William Gibson Pattern Recognition
Gwyneth Jones Midnight Lamp
Tricia Sullivan Maul

Christopher Priest

Honored for : The Separation

Nominations 2003 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Christopher Priest The Separation
David Brin Kiln People
M. John Harrison Light
China Miéville The Scar
Elizabeth Moon Speed of Dark
Kim Stanley Robinson The Years of Rice and Salt

Gwyneth Jones

Honored for : Bold as Love

Nominations 2002 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Gwyneth Jones Bold as Love
Jon Courtenay Grimwood Pashazade
Peter F. Hamilton Fallen Dragon
Paul J. McAuley The Secret of Life
Justina Robson Mappa Mundi
Connie Willis Passage

China Miéville

Honored for : Perdido Street Station

Nominations 2001 »

Nominee Nominated Work
China Miéville Perdido Street Station
Octavia E. Butler Parable of the Talents
Mary Gentle Ash: A Secret History
Ken MacLeod Cosmonaut Keep
Alastair Reynolds Revelation Space
Adam Roberts Salt

Bruce Sterling

Honored for : Distraction

Nominations 2000 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Bruce Sterling Distraction
Stephen Baxter Manifold: Time
Kathleen Ann Goonan The Bones of Time
Justina Robson Silver Screen
Neal Stephenson Cryptonomicon
Vernor Vinge A Deepness in the Sky

Tricia Sullivan

Honored for : Dreaming in Smoke

Nominations 1999 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Tricia Sullivan Dreaming in Smoke
John Barnes Earth Made of Glass
Peter Delacorte Time on My Hands: A Novel with Photographs
Ken MacLeod The Cassini Division
Christopher Priest The Extremes
Alison Sinclair Cavalcade

Mary Doria Russell

Honored for : The Sparrow

Nominations 1998 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Mary Doria Russell The Sparrow
Stephen Baxter Titan
Elizabeth Hand Glimmering
James Lovegrove Days
Jeff Noon Nymphomation
Sheri S. Tepper The Family Tree

Amitav Ghosh

Honored for : The Calcutta Chromosome

Nominations 1997 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Amitav Ghosh The Calcutta Chromosome
Stephen Baxter Voyage
Jack McDevitt The Engines of God
Kim Stanley Robinson Blue Mars
Sheri S. Tepper Gibbon's Decline and Fall
N. Lee Wood Looking for the Mahdi

Paul J. McAuley

Honored for : Fairyland

Nominations 1996 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Paul J. McAuley Fairyland
Ken MacLeod The Star Fraction
Patricia Anthony Happy policeman
Stephen Baxter The Time Ships
Christopher Priest The Prestige
Neal Stephenson The Diamond Age

Pat Cadigan

Honored for : Fools

Nominations 1995 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Pat Cadigan Fools
John Barnes Mother of Storms
Gwyneth Jones North Wind
Paul J. McAuley Pasquale's Angel
James K. Morrow Towing Jehovah
Kristine Kathryn Rusch Alien Influences

Jeff Noon

Honored for : Vurt

Nominations 1994 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Jeff Noon Vurt
John Barnes A Million Open Doors
Nicola Griffith Ammonite
Neal Stephenson Snow Crash
Michael Swanwick The Iron Dragon's Daughter
David Zindell The Broken God

Marge Piercy

Honored for : He, She and It

Nominations 1993 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Marge Piercy He, She and It
Kim Stanley Robinson Red Mars
Ian McDonald Hearts, Hands and Voices
Richard Paul Russo Destroying Angel
Michael Swanwick Stations of the Tide
Lisa Tuttle Lost Futures
Connie Willis Doomsday Book
Sue Thomas Correspondence

Pat Cadigan

Honored for : Synners

Nominations 1992 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Pat Cadigan Synners
Paul J. McAuley Eternal Light
Stephen Baxter Raft
Gwyneth Jones White Queen
Richard Paul Russo Subterranean Gallery
Dan Simmons Hyperion

Colin Greenland

Honored for : Take Back Plenty

Nominations 1991 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Colin Greenland Take Back Plenty
Mary Gentle Rats and Gargoyles
Iain Banks Use of Weapons
Misha Red Spider White Web
K. W. Jeter Farewell Horizontal
Pat Murphy The City, Not Long After

Geoff Ryman

Honored for : The Child Garden

Nominations 1990 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Geoff Ryman The Child Garden
Jonathan Carroll A Child Across the Sky
Lisa Goldstein A Mask for the General
Ian McDonald Desolation Road
Paul Park Soldiers of Paradise
Mike Resnick Ivory: A Legend of Past and Future
David Zindell Neverness

Rachel Pollack

Honored for : Unquenchable Fire

Nominations 1989 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Rachel Pollack Unquenchable Fire
Brian Stableford The Empire of Fear
Michael Bishop Philip K. Dick is Dead, Alas
Richard Grant Rumors of Spring
Gwyneth Jones Kairos
Lucius Shepard Life During Wartime
Ian Watson The Whores of Babylon

George Turner

Honored for : The Sea and Summer

Nominations 1988 »

Nominee Nominated Work
George Turner The Sea and Summer
Stanis?aw Lem Fiasco
Michael Bishop Ancient of Days
John Crowley The Solitudes
Ken Grimwood Replay
Keith Roberts Grainne
H.F. Saint Memoirs of an Invisible Man

Margaret Atwood

Honored for : The Handmaid's Tale

Nominations 1987 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Margaret Atwood The Handmaid's Tale
Bob Shaw The Ragged Astronauts
Greg Bear Eon
Samuel R. Delany Stars in My Pocket Like Grains of Sand
Gwyneth Jones Escape Plans
Kim Stanley Robinson The Memory of Whiteness
Josephine Saxton The Queen of the States
Lucius Shepard Green Eyes