The shortlist has been unveiled for the 2019 Arthur C. Clarke Award, given to the best science fiction novel whose U.K. edition was published in the previous year. The winning author, who will be announced July 17 at the Foyles flagship bookshop in London, receives £2,019 (about $2,625) and a commemorative engraved bookend. This year's shortlisted titles are:
Semiosis by Sue Burke
Revenant Gun by Yoon Ha Lee
Frankenstein in Baghdad by Ahmed Saadawi
The Electric State by Simon Stålenhag
Rosewater by Tade Thompson
The Loosening Skin by Aliya Whiteley
Nominees have been announced for the 2018 Shirley Jackson Awards, which honor "outstanding achievement in the literature of psychological suspense, horror, and the dark fantastic."