Stories, interviews and news from the Arthur C. Clarke Award science fiction book of the year.

Introducing the Arthur C. Clarke Award 2021 shortlist by Andrew M. Butler, Chair of Judges

2021 shortlist for the Arthur C. Clarke Award science fiction book of the year

A few years ago, I was asked to write about the future.

Or, rather, future studies and futurology.

In a lot of futurology there is the sense of a coming apocalypse that would destroy everything…

Author and two-times award judge, Stewart Hotston, takes a deep-dive into diversity within the Clarke Award’s submissions lists

Representation matters. Last year, using the 2020 Arthur C. Clarke Award submission list, I wrote about the problems facing the genre publishing industry here in the UK[1].

Since then we’ve collated the data from 2013 through 2020 to look for progress. We could have gone back further, but there’s nothing…

We review 13 years of submissions data from the Arthur C. Clarke Award with Ada Lovelace Day’s Suw Charman-Anderson

Credit: Celso Oliveira / Unsplash

The Arthur C. Clarke Award is one of the only literature prizes to publish its complete submissions list of books received every year.

What began as an experiment has now become over the last decade a regular feature of the award, and is as anticipated by many as much as…

Announcing the 33rd Arthur C. Clarke Award for science fiction literature

View of Saturn: Cassini/NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

It’s a record-breaking year for the Arthur C. Clarke Award with 124 books received by our judges, submitted by 46 UK publishing imprints and independent authors.

Today their deliberations are over, and we’re delighted to announce that the six…

The Golden City, Wakanda. Credit: Marvel Studios

Director of the Arthur C. Clarke Award, Tom Hunter, reveals only 7% of books received in 2018 were written by writers of colour

Literature awards are great for celebrating the best of the book trade, but in my view they are no good at all when it comes to highlighting existing inequalities lurking within our industry.

For that to happen you either need an active and passion readership ready to challenge you (and…

The Arthur C. Clarke Award

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store