Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Congratulations to Ken MacLeod - writer in residence on the Edinburgh Napier Creative Writing MA - whose novel Intrusion is a finalist for the Arthur C Clarke Award. The award is given to the best science fiction novel published in Britain each year, although the author need not be British.
Intrusion is one of six finalists alongside Nod by Adrian Barnes, Dark Eden by Chris Beckett, Angelmaker by Nick Harkaway, The Dog Stars by Peter Heller, and 2312 by Kim Stanley-Robinson. More than 80 eligible novels were submitted for consideration by the judges.
The 2013 winner will be announced at the 11th SCI-FI LONDON festival in May. Previous winners have included The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood, The City & the City by China Miéville and Zoo City by Lauren Beukes.
Ken has previously been nominated five times for the Arthur C Clarke Award but has never won. Perhaps the sixth time's the charm? Fingers crossed!