Wednesday, April 30, 2008
AtWQ's sources reporting live from the Clarke ceremony reveal that the winner is... Richard Morgan's Black Man. As you'll know if you read my Clarke review, I am very, very pleased with this result, and not the least because I wasn't expecting it--all the buzz seemed to be for The Execution Channel or The H-Bomb Girl. Black Man is an excellent novel and a stepping stone in Morgan's career, and for all the controversy surrounding the Clarke this year (not that the Clarke is ever not surrounded by controversy), I don't think it can be denied that the judges selected an excellent book. Congratulation to Mr. Morgan and the Clarke jury.