The Old Drift by Namwali Serpell (Hogarth US & UK) won the 34th Arthur C. Clarke Award, announced online. Serpell receives a check for £2,020 and an engraved bookend.
Other finalists were:
- The City in the Middle of the Night, Charlie Jane Anders (Tor; Titan)
- The Light Brigade, Kameron Hurley (Saga; Angry Robot UK)
- A Memory Called Empire, Arkady Martine (Tor)
- Cage of Souls, Adrian Tchaikovsky