ARTHUR C. CLARKE AWARD


ARTHUR C. CLARKE AWARD
   This award is given to the best sf novel whose UK first edition was published during the previous calendar year, and consists of an inscribed plaque and a cheque forps 1000 from a grant donated by Arthur C.CLARKE. The winner is chosen by a jury, whose membership varies from year to year, and the award is administered by the SCIENCE FICTION FOUNDATION (of which Clarke is Patron), the BRITISH SCIENCE FICTION ASSOCIATION and the International Science Policy Foundation. Each organization provides two jurors. Clarke's generosity is all the more notable, in hindsight, in that the award has generally gone to rather non-Clarkean books; the first award, for novels published during 1986, interestingly went to a non-genre novel. The awards are listed below by date of announcement. Winners: 1987: Margaret ATWOOD, THE HANDMAID'S TALE1988: George TURNER, The Sea and Summer (vt Drowning Towers)1989: Rachel POLLACK, Unquenchable Fire1990: Geoff RYMAN, The Child Garden1991: Colin GREENLAND, TAKE BACK PLENTY1992: Pat CADIGAN, SYNNERS1993: Marge PIERCY, Body of Glass1994: Jeff NOON, Vurt

Science Fiction and Fantasy Encyclopedia. . 2011.

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