Ancillary Justice Wins Arthur C Clarke Award

Ann Leckie's debut novel scoops this year's prize

Ann Leckie's Ancillary Justice has been announced as the winner of this year's Arthur C Clarke Award at a ceremony tonight at the Royal Society in London. The SF novel, Leckie's debut was the judges' pick from a shortlist that also included God's War by Kameron Hurley, T he Disestablishment Of Paradise by Phillip Mann, Nexus by Ramez Naam, The Adjacent by Christopher Priest and The Machine by James Smythe.

"There's always something extra special when a new or first time writer wins a prize like the Arthur C Clarke Award, and Ancillary Justice is very special indeed," said award director Tom Hunter.

"I was recommended this book more than any other last year. Always by people whose opinions I trusted, and what was really interesting to me was that the people making those recommendations were people I would usually associate as having very different kinds of taste. Clearly this explains all of the attention Ancillary Justice has been getting across the field of SF awards, and I couldn't be more delighted to see Ann join the ranks of Arthur C Clarke winners."

Ancillary Justice is out now from Orbit. Read our review here.

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