Nick Wood – May/June 2011

I have updated the SF in SA articles with number 12, a brief appreciation of Lauren Beukes’s Zoo City, which has deservedly won the British Arthur C. Clarke Award, in my view the UK's premier science fiction award. This appreciation was initially published in the magazine Locus Online recently, in Jeff VanDerMeer's annual international compilation, which also included Sarah Lotz's recommendation for Adeline Radloff's YA novel Sidekick: Big congratulations go out to Lauren for winning the Clarke! Also of note, is Capetonian Andrew Salomon's short-listing for the Terry Pratchett Prize for his novel Lun. Best of luck to Andrew, with the winner due to be announced the end of May!

Nick Wood - May - June 2011