Arthur C. Clarke Awards 2012

Last night was the 26th annual Arthur C. Clarke Awards, held at the Apollo Theatre near Piccadilly Circus in London. The award aims to find the best science fiction novel published in the UK. The Voyager UK team was very pleased that The End Specialist by debut novellist Drew Magary was on the shortlist, a brilliant novel set in a future when the cure for ageing has been discovered – and its devastating consequences for humanity. In the end, the honour went to wonderful dystopian novel The Testament of Jessie Lamb by Jane Rogers – called Children of Men meets The Handmaid’s Tale, which sounds pretty awesome to me!

Here are a few pics from the night:

Tom Hunter presents the Arthur C. Clarke Award
HC author (and previous Arthur C. Clarke Award Winner) Lauren Beukes filmed a special message for the nominees

 

Winner Jane Rogers accepts her award, with the shortlisted books in the background

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