The Arthur C. Clarke Award 2024 Winner

It is our great pleasure to confirm In Ascension by Martin MacInnes as the winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award 2024.

Masterfully combining a cosmic quest with the intimacies of an individual life, MacInnes’ stunningly imaginative speculative novel sees a researcher of ancient algae make a discovery which will propel her on a journey across the universe. Embracing philosophy, science and astronomy with fierce intelligence and verve, In Ascension is a testament to what the very best science fiction writing can achieve.

 

'[In Ascension] shows us… ‘vistas between the cellular and the cosmic.’ It’s an intense trip and for once it’s a winner that is in the tradition of Clarke’s own novels.'

Dr Andrew M. Butler, Chair of Judges

The Shortlist

Chain-Gang All-Stars
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Corey Fah Does Social Mobility
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In Ascension
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Some Desperate Glory
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The Mountain in the Sea
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The Ten Percent Thief
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