Congrats to Richard Morgan who, as reported by Eve’s Alexandria, has won the Arthur C. Clarke Award. Really, I thought Black Man was a great book. My short down-and-dirty breaking news feature on Amazon here.
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[...] haven’t seen many reactions around yet, but Abigail Nussbaum is pleased. Jeff VanderMeer also thinks it’s a good choice, and has a short piece up at the Amazon blog. Instant Fanzine considers it “the least [...]
Yeah, I am really delighted with this too, been telling people since before his debut Altered Carbon came out that they should be reading this. One of the few writers who can do ‘intelligent violence’, give us the guilty thrill of action scenes but use them to comment on morality and society at the same time. And he’s a very nice bloke to share a pint with. Looking forward to seeing what he does to the fantasy genre this summer.
Yeah–I agree on all counts. Some reviewers think just because he uses violence and sex he’s somehow not writing high-level stuff, but he is. He’s adroit at using violence and sex in interesting ways.