The Arthur C. Clarke Award is the UK’s premier prize for science fiction literature.
In The Arthur C. Clarke Award: A Critical Anthology some of the most important works of science fiction of the last two decades - every winner of the Award between 1987 and 2004 - are examined.
Preface: Neil Gaiman,
Introduction: Paul Kincaid
Margaret Atwood: The Handmaid's Tale considered by Nicholas Ruddick,
George Turner: The Sea and Summer considered by Edward James,
Rachel Pollack: Unquenchable Fire considered by Elizabeth Billinger,
Geoff Ryman: The Child Garden considered by Joan Gordon,
Colin Greenland: Take Back Plenty considered by Justina Robson,
Pat Cadigan: Synners considered by Pawel Frelik,
Marge Piercy: Body of Glass considered by Maureen Kincaid Speller,
Jeff Noon: Vurt considered by Tony Keen,
Pat Cadigan: Fools considered by Penny Hill,
Paul J. McAuley: Fairyland considered by Adam Roberts,
Amitav Ghosh: The Calcutta Chromosome considered by Paul Billinger,
Mary Doria Russell: The Sparrow considered by Andrew M. Butler,
Tricia Sullivan: Dreaming in Smoke considered by Farah Mendlesohn,
Bruce Sterling: Distraction considered by Graham Sleight,
China Mieville: Perdido Street Station considered by Cheryl Morgan,
Gwyneth Jones: Bold as Love considered by Tanya Brown,
Christopher Priest: The Separation considered by L.J. Hurst, and
Neal Stephenson: Quicksilver considered by Iain Emsley.