Arthur C Clarke Centenary

Large sci fi image

On 16 December it will be 100 years since the birth of Arthur C Clarke. Clarke was a British science fiction writer, science writer, inventor, undersea explorer, and television series host.

The Arthur C Clarke Award is the most prestigious award for science fiction in Britain, and is given for the best science fiction novel first published in the United Kingdom during the previous year. The award was established with a generous grant given by Clarke and the first prize was awarded in 1987 to Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale.

To celebrate the centenary, we have chosen a selection of science fiction novels from the last two decades of the award.

Beyond our World

Here is our top pick from each shortlist over the last 21 years.

Click any title to find out more or leave a review.

Get involved

Want the latest news, offers and reading ideas? Sign up to our free monthly newsletter, and make sure you take a look at our Noticeboard.

Have you read any of the books listed above? Share your thoughts with us on Twitter and Instagram using #ClarkeAward, or click on a title above to leave a review.

For more information, visit the Clarke Award website.

Comments

Log in or Sign up to add a comment

News

Podcasts for Book Lovers

We’ve put together a list of our favourite reading related podcasts for you to enjoy. From celebrity storytelling to a tour of the fascinating connections between Shakespeare and the world around us, there should be something to suit all tastes.

Medium group 2
Resources

How to start a reading group

Interested in joining a reading group or starting one of your own? Download our quick guide to getting started.

Thumb reading between the wines with books  2
News

Books to Make You Laugh and Cry #NRGD18

National Reading Group Day takes place on Saturday 16 June, in association with the Booksellers Association, and we think there could be no better time to celebrate reading groups in libraries, bookshops and communities around the country.

Medium laugh and cry jackets twitter 1200