Judging the Clarke Award

PART ONE: THE PROCESS I’ve been a fan of the Clarke Award for a long time, having enjoyed both the winning books and those on the shortlists. Not all my favourite books for that year end up shortlisted, but it’s never less than interesting. I’d harboured secret ambitions to be a judge ‘when I was […]

Review of ‘Central Station’ by Lavie Tidhar

This extraordinary, big-hearted novel looks at life in and around the titular space port in Tel Aviv from a range of perspectives. Past, present and future blend in the sensuously-rendered ‘real’ world and the virtual environs of a post-Internet system called the Conversation. The book references many other science fiction writers, from the phrasing and […]

Not everything I write is covered in bees

Adrian Tchaikovsky interviewed by Ian Whates at BSFA 22.02.17 Adrian Tchaikovsky is the 2016 Clarke Award-winning author of science fiction epic ‘Children of Time’, in which a nano-virus intended to help seed mammal life on a distant planet instead speeds the spiders and ants who were meant as mere background life towards sentience and the […]