Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Clarke Day

The Arthur C. Clarke shortlist review is a tradition of long standing, first at the now-defunct Infinity Plus, and in the last few years at Strange Horizons.  For the second year running, Dan Hartland has reviewed the year's shortlist, and parts 1 and 2 of his review are now up.  See also comments on the shortlist from Niall Harrison, David Hebblethwaite, and Maureen Kincaid Speller.

Another Clarke tradition is roundup of reviews of the nominated novels that Niall used to post on Torque Control.  That seems to have lapsed this year, so--with only a few hours until the award is given out this evening--here are some of the reviews I've been able to find.

Zoo City by Lauren Beukes


Reviewed by Niall Alexander at The Speculative Scotsman
Reviewed by Saxon Bullock at SFX
Reviewed by Maya Chhabra at Ideomancer
Reviewed by Nic Clarke at Eve's Alexandria
Reviewed by John Clute at Strange Horizons
Reviewed by David Hebblethwaite at Follow the Thread
Reviewed by Patrick Hudson at Pointless Philosophical Asides

The Dervish House by Ian McDonald


Reviewed by Nic Clarke at Strange Horizons
Reviewed by Dan Hartland at @Number71
Reviewed by David Hebblethwaite at The Zone
Reviewed by Roz Kaveney at The Independent
Reviewed by Paul Kincaid at SF Site
Reviewed by Jonathan McCalmont at Ruthless Culture
Reviewed by Adam Roberts at Punkadiddle

Monsters of Men by Patrick Ness


Reviewed by Amanda Craig at The Sunday Times
Reviewed by Martin Lewis at Strange Horizons
Reviewed by Sam Ruddock at Vulpes Libris

Generosity by Richard Powers


Reviewed by Tim Adams at The Observer
Reviewed by Helen Brown at The Telegraph
Reviewed by David Hebblethwaite at Follow the Thread
Reviewed by Paul Kincaid at Strange Horizons
Reviewed by Jay McInerney at The New York Times
Reviewed by Christopher Taylor at The Guardian
Reviewed by James Wood at The New Yorker

Declare by Tim Powers


Reviewed by Nick Gevers at SF Site
Reviewed by David Hebblethwaite at Follow the Thread
Reviewed by Philip Raines at Infinity Plus
Reviewed by Adam Roberts at Punkadiddle

Lightborn by Tricia Sullivan


Reviewed by Niall Alexander at The Speculative Scotsman
Reviewed by Nic Clarke at SFX
Reviewed by Farah Mendlesohn at Strange Horizons
Reviewed by Maureen Kincaid Speller at Paper Knife
Discussion between Nic Clarke, Niall Harrison, David Hebblethwaite and Nick Hubble at Torque Control

2 comments:

E. J. said...

I recall you reviewing THE KNIFE OF NEVER LETTING GO a while back and saying you were going to stick with Ness's series. Did you? I'd be very interested in your thoughts on THE ASK AND THE ANSWER and MONSTERS OF MEN.

Abigail Nussbaum said...

I wrote briefly about The Ask and the Answer in a recent reading roundup last year. I read Monsters of Men last week (right now it's the only one of the Clarke nominees I've read, though I'm planning to read several others) and will probably write about it some time next week.

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