Arthur C. Clarke Award

Arthur C. Clarke Award

The Arthur C. Clarke Award is a British literary prize honoring the best science fiction novel published in the UK during the preceding year. The award is named after the science fiction author of the same name —famous for works such as Childhood's End — who gave a grant to establish the prize in 1987. Past winners include Margaret Atwood, Adrian Tchaikovsky, and Emily St. John Mandel.
    • Dreams Before the Start of Time

    • By: Anne Charnock
    • Narrated by: Susan Duerden, Derek Perkins
    • Length: 6 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 10

    In a near-future London, Millie Dack places her hand on her belly to feel her baby kick, resolute in her decision to be a single parent....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Read A Calculated Life instead

    • By NMwritergal on 04-22-17

    Regular price: $10.49

    • The Underground Railroad (Oprah's Book Club)

    • A Novel
    • By: Colson Whitehead
    • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
    • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10,850
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9,881
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9,849

    From prize-winning, best-selling author Colson Whitehead, a magnificent tour de force chronicling a young slave's adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Stupendous book, hard to follow in audio

    • By JQR on 12-01-16

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Children of Time

    • By: Adrian Tchaikovsky
    • Narrated by: Mel Hudson
    • Length: 16 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17,643
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16,442
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16,416

    Adrian Tchaikovksy's critically acclaimed stand-alone novel Children of Time is the epic story of humanity's battle for survival on a terraformed planet....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating Premise Within an Excellent Story

    • By Kurt Schwoppe on 07-30-17

    Regular price: $24.51

    • Ancillary Justice

    • By: Ann Leckie
    • Narrated by: Adjoa Andoh
    • Length: 12 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 55
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 51

    Once, the soldier known as Breq was the Justice of Toren - a colossal starship with an artificial intelligence linking thousands of soldiers in the service of the Radch, the empire that conquered the galaxy. Now, an act of treachery has ripped it all away....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • So happy this was re-recorded with Adjoa Andoh

    • By Mireille Charette on 11-13-18

    Regular price: $28.50

    • The Testament of Jessie Lamb

    • A Novel
    • By: Jane Rogers
    • Narrated by: Fiona Hardingham
    • Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    rogue virus that kills pregnant women has been let loose in the world, and nothing less than the survival of the human race is at stake.....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Compelling

    • By Annissa on 06-20-13

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Zoo City

    • By: Lauren Beukes
    • Narrated by: Justine Eyre
    • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 110
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 102
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 102

    Zinzi December has a Sloth on her back, a dirty 419 scam habit, and a talent for finding lost things....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Urban Fantasy That Does Flinch

    • By Dave on 03-08-12

    Regular price: $29.99

    • The City & The City

    • By: China Mieville
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 10 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,616
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,135
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,140

    Casting shades of Kafka and Philip K. Dick, Raymond Chandler and 1984, The City & the City is a murder mystery taken to dazzling metaphysical and artistic heights....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting Premise

    • By James on 11-22-09

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Song of Time

    • By: Ian R. MacLeod
    • Narrated by: Rachel Atkins
    • Length: 12 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 11

    A man lies half-drowned on a Cornish beach at dawn in the furthest days of this century….

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Bleak but well-written and well-performed

    • By Ray on 11-28-12

    Regular price: $20.72

    • Nova Swing

    • By: M. John Harrison
    • Narrated by: Jim Frangione
    • Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 31

    The physics-defying Saudade Event Site is a place to find strange landscapes and seemingly impossible physical phenomena - perfect for tourism....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • A very poor reading with virtually no Soul…

    • By Another guy from NY on 12-11-14

    Regular price: $31.47

    • Iron Council

    • New Crobuzon, Book 3
    • By: China Mieville
    • Narrated by: Gildart Jackson
    • Length: 21 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 268
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 246
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 247

    It is a time of wars and revolutions, conflict and intrigue. New Crobuzon is being ripped apart from without and within....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very Close to the First

    • By Tim on 03-11-16

    Regular price: $38.50

    • Quicksilver

    • Book One of The Baroque Cycle
    • By: Neal Stephenson
    • Narrated by: Neal Stephenson (introduction), Kevin Pariseau, Simon Prebble
    • Length: 14 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3,016
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,162
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,191

    In which Daniel Waterhouse, fearless thinker and courageous Puritan, pursues knowledge in the company of the greatest minds of Baroque-era Europe....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Be aware of what you're getting into

    • By David on 12-16-11

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Separation

    • By: Christopher Priest
    • Narrated by: Joe Jameson
    • Length: 13 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 17

    The Separation is the story of twin brothers, rowers in the 1936 Olympics (where they met Hess, Hitler's deputy)....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The lost moment of turning

    • By Ryan on 12-27-15

    Regular price: $20.72

    • Perdido Street Station

    • By: China Mieville
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 24 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,553
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,301
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,288

    Beneath the towering bleached ribs of a dead, ancient beast lies New Crobuzon, a squalid city where humans, Re-mades, and arcane races live in perpetual fear....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Stick with it

    • By Steph on 01-31-13

    Regular price: $51.93

    • Dreaming in Smoke

    • By: Tricia Sullivan
    • Narrated by: Amy Finegan
    • Length: 11 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Kalypso Deed is a shotgun, riding the interface between the AI Ganesh and human scientists who solve problems through cyber-assisted Dreams....

    Regular price: $20.72

    • The Sparrow

    • By: Mary Doria Russell
    • Narrated by: David Colacci
    • Length: 15 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,410
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,099
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,100

    Emilio Sandoz is a remarkable man, a living saint and Jesuit priest who undergoes an experience so harrowing and profound that it makes him question the existence of God....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Superbly Written and Thought-provoking

    • By Jim N on 08-15-12

    Regular price: $27.27

    • The Calcutta Chromosome

    • A Novel of Fevers, Delirium & Discovery
    • By: Amitav Ghosh
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 87
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 66

    When Antar discovers the battered I.D. card of a long-lost acquaintance, he is suddenly drawn into a spellbinding adventure across centuries and around the globe....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • What fun!

    • By Laura on 08-27-11

    Regular price: $20.72