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Clarke Award and Shadow Clarke shortlists announced

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The shortlist for this year’s Arthur C. Clarke Award has been announced. The six books chosen are:

A Closed and Common Orbit (Wayfarers)  Ninefox Gambit   After Atlas (Planetfall Novel, A)   Occupy Me   Central Station   The Underground Railroad (National Book Award Winner) (Oprah's Book Club): A Novel

A Closed and Common Orbit by Becky Chambers

Ninefox Gambit by Yoon Ha Lee

After Atlas by Emma Newman

Occupy Me by Tricia Sullivan

Central Station by Lavie Tidhar

The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

The day before, the Shadow Clarke jury announced their own “Sharke Six” of the books they believed would make a great shortlist. Their list is:

The Power   A Field Guide to Reality   Infinite Ground   Central Station   The Underground Railroad (National Book Award Winner) (Oprah's Book Club): A Novel   The Arrival of Missives

The Power by Naomi Alderman

A Field Guide to Reality by Joanna Kavenna

Infinite Ground by Martin MacInnes

Central Station by Lavie Tidhar

The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

The Arrival of Missives by Aliya Whiteley

This post explains the thinking of the Shadow Jury. It is interesting to note that the two books most readily chosen by the Shadow Jury are the only two that overlap with the official shortlist.

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