The shortlist for the 2018 Clarke Award has just been announced. The Clarke is awarded to the best science fiction novel of the year and selected from a list of novels whose UK first edition was published in the previous calendar year. The judges for the award change every year, and this year’s panel includes:
- Dave Hutchinson, British Science Fiction Association
- Gaie Sebold, British Science Fiction Association
- Paul March-Russell, Science Fiction Foundation
- Kari Maund, Science Fiction Foundation
- Charles Christian, SCI-FI-LONDON Film Festival
It’s an exciting list, in terms of variety—including three debuts and a range of novels that cover a wide slice of contemporary science fiction. Here are the details.