Tuesday, April 25, 2006

2006 Clarke Award Nominees

Location: Sci-Fi London at the Apollo West End Cinema in London, United Kingdom.

Comments: In 2006 Paul Kincaid made plans to step down as the administrator of the Clarke Awards, and was rewarded with an honorary award for his twenty years of dedicated service. Kincaid was, and is, an example of the people who work in the background of the science fiction and fantasy world to make the community what it is. Most people have never heard of him, or the myriad of other people who make the various awards, conventions, and other events function. They are rarely center stage, but rather put the authors, editors, and artists of the genre world in the spotlight. Kincaid, and the people who fill similar roles all across the science fiction world are what make the community more than merely a market where authors sell to consumers, but more of a collaborative feedback loop.

Air by Geoff Ryman

Accelerando by Charles Stross
Banner of Souls by Liz Williams
Learning the World by Ken MacLeod
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
Pushing Ice by Alastair Reynolds

Honorary Award
Paul Kincaid

What Are the Arthur C. Clarke Awards?

Go to previous year's nominees: 2005
Go to subsequent year's nominees: 2007

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