The six shortlisted books for the Arthur C. Clarke Award for best science fiction novel of the year 2013 are:
Nod by Adrian Barnes (Bluemoose)
Dark Eden by Chris Beckett (Corvus)
Angelmaker by Nick Harkaway (William…
And yet a woman (Seanan McGuire, sometimes writing as Mira Grant) has been nominated an unprecedented FIVE TIMES for Hugo Awards, once for a wholly self-published story. Plus she won a Hugo last year, too. I don’t think it’s quite as dire as all that.