The Arthur C. Clarke Award Nominees for 2022 #SciFiSunday
In the 1980s a donation from Arthur C. Clarke helped inaugurate the award for the very best in science fiction. Here’s more from LitHub:
Initially, two judges each were supplied every year by the British Science Fiction Association, the Science Fiction Foundation, and the International Science Policy Foundation—which no longer exists. Later we hooked up with Sci-Fi London for a fifth—an odd number makes a deadlock less likely. The first award, in 1987, went to Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale, and caused a bit of a kerfuffle because she said she didn’t write science fiction. The award has often gone to a left field title—most notoriously when Marge Piercy’s Body of Glass won out over Kim Stanley Robinson’s Red Mars. On the other hand, some commentators are unhappy that more experimental books have been overlooked in favour of more ‘core’ science fiction. It comes down to the tastes of those five judges in the room.
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