With all the hullabaloo over the Hugos, it’s easy to miss the fact that they are not the only award for Science Fiction.
The Arthur C. Clarke Award is the most prestigious award for science fiction in Britain.
The annual award is presented for the best science fiction novel of the year, and selected from a shortlist of novels whose UK first edition was published in the previous calendar year.
The Award was originally established by a generous grant from Sir Arthur C. Clarke with the aim of promoting science fiction, and is currently administered by the Serendip Foundation.
They just announced their shortlist candidates for 2015 and I’m looking forward to reading them. The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August, by Claire North, is on the list and that would have been a strong contender in my mind for the Hugo this year. Alas, Claire got screwed.