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Winner of Arthur C Clarke award announced.

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Richard Morgan has been named as the winner of this year's Arthur C Clarke award for his fifth novel, the science fiction thriller Black Man.

The award, which was first presented in 1987, was reportedly established with a grant from Clarke with the aim of promoting the science fiction genre.

This year's judging panel was comprised of Paul Billinger, who was chair of the judges, as well as Niall Harrison and Claire Weaver for the British Science Fiction Association, Pauline Morgan for SF Crowsnest, and Pat Cadigan and Francis Spufford for the Science Fiction Foundation.

According to The Guardian, other shortlisted titles included Sarah Hall for The Carhullan Army, Matthew de Albuitia for The Red Men, Stephen Baxter with The H-Bomb Girl, Stephen Hall for The Raw Shark Texts, and Ken MacLeod with The Execution Channel.
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