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Clarke Award Shortlisting for YBT

By Adam Roberts | March 31, 2010
Categories: Awards

I am absolutely delighted to be shortlisted for this year's Arthur C Clarke Award.

Spirit by Gwyneth Jones

The City & The City by China Miéville

Yellow Blue Tibia by Adam Roberts

Galileo's Dream by Kim Stanley Robinson

Far North by Marcel Theroux

Retribution Falls by Chris Wooding

As I was saying to somebody else, the thing that makes me particularly chuffed about appearing on this list is the sheer excellence of the other nominees. It means that my happiness at being shortlisted in the first place is tempered by a kind of relief -- there'll be, for me, neither shame, envy nor sorrow if I lose to a book the calibre of Galileo's Dream, Spirit or The City and the City.' To quote Woody Allen's Love and Death, as I am fond of doing: 'no, it's a greater honour for me ...'

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5 Responses to “Clarke Award Shortlisting for YBT”

  1. Tim Says:
    March 31st, 2010 at 4:08 pm

    Congrats Adam, that's a heck of a great list.

  2. shenoy Says:
    April 1st, 2010 at 8:47 am

    has there ever been a tie?? am kinda torn between wanting City and the City and Yellow Blue Tibia. but if you put a gun to my head, guess the latter would be my choice. All the best i wish you then!!! (while still hoping for a tie, so i can be twice as happy)

  3. Adam Roberts Says:
    April 1st, 2010 at 1:05 pm

    Shenoy, I'd be delighted with a tie! City and City is a superb novel by a very major novelist. Don't think the prize has ever been split that way before, though.

    Tim: thanks!

  4. Justina Says:
    April 7th, 2010 at 1:45 pm

    Congratulations :)

  5. Adam Roberts Says:
    April 11th, 2010 at 1:25 pm

    Thanks, m'dear!