Anne Charnock

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Anne Charnock's novel DREAMS BEFORE THE START OF TIME is the winner of the 2018 Arthur C. Clarke Award, and was shortlisted for the BSFA 2017 Best Novel Award. Her latest novel, BRIDGE 108, is written in the same world as her debut novel, A CALCULATED LIFE — a finalist for the 2013 Philip K. Dick and The Kitschies Golden Tentacle Awards.

SLEEPING EMBERS OF AN ORDINARY MIND, her second novel, was named by The Guardian as one of the Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Books of 2015

Anne Charnock's journalism has appeared in New Scientist, The Guardian, Financial Times, International Herald Tribune and Geographical. She was educated at the University of East Anglia, where she studied Environmental Sciences, and at The Manchester School of Art, Eng
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“All I Asked For” reaches BSFA shortlist

This comes as wonderfully cheering news during a long spell of grey days on the Isle of Bute. My short story “All I Asked For” is shortlisted for the British Science Fiction Association’s Best Short Fiction Award 2020. It’s in grand company, and here’s the full shortlist:

Eugen M. Bacon, Ivory’s Story, Newcon Press.

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message 2: by Lisa

Lisa Reads & Reviews Thank you for the friendly GR invite. It was a pleasure reading and reviewing A Calculated Life

It seems we have similar tastes in literature. I look forward to sharing the experience as readers on GR.


message 1: by Anne

Anne Charnock Very kind!! I'll watch for your book recommendations :D


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