Everyone has been pointing out the Arthur C. Clarke Award nominees in the last few days. And why not? The list has some really interesting books on it, including a second novel from one of my favorite new writers:
- Zoo City, Lauren Beukes (Angry Robot)
- The Dervish House, Ian McDonald (Gollancz)
- Monsters of Men, Patrick Ness (Walker)
- Generosity, Richard Powers (Atlantic)
- Declare, Tim Powers (Corvus)
- Lightborn, Tricia Sullivan (Orbit)
It’s also good to see women nominated for the award, though they are still outnumbered by the menfolk. I’m not sure which other books by women would no only be eligible, but good enough for the award, though. Anyone out there have thoughts on that?
We’ll find out who won at the SCI-FI-LONDON Film Festival on April 27, 2011.