Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Arthur C. Clarke Award and Ditmar Awards

The winner of the 2010 Arthur C. Clarke Award (British, juried award) was announced today: Zoo City by Lauren Beukes (Angry Robot).

The winners of this year’s Ditmar Awards (Australian, fan-voted) were presented two days ago at Swancon in Perth: Best Novel: Power and Majesty by Tansy Rayner Roberts (Voyager).

Zoo City is available in the United States, Power and Majesty is not. The Clarke Award has just the one category: best novel. The Ditmars have a lengthy list of categories, much like the Hugos. One award caught my eye: Best Fan Publication: Galactic Suburbia podcast, Alisa Krasnostein, Tansy Rayner Roberts, and Alex Pierce. I've been enjoying this podcast for the past several months. Each of the three hosts picked up multiple Ditmar Awards this year.

Related links:
Beukes Wins Arthur C. Clarke Award
Ditmar Awards


  1. Yes a good win.

    Importantly only the author's 2nd novel.

    News also over at SF2 Concatenation.

  2. I was surprised by the win by Zoo City. I had assumed The Dervish House would continue its march through the awards, having just won the BSFA.

    I've developed respect for the ability of the Clarke Awards to identify excellent novels. I look forward to reading Zoo City.