Paul McAu­ley

SFX - - The Clarke Award -

Win­ner for Fairy­land (1996) “Win­ning was a huge thrill, and felt like a vin­di­ca­tion of a de­ci­sion I’d made while writ­ing Fairy­land to quit my job and be­come a full-time au­thor. I grew up read­ing the Holy Trin­ity – Asimov, Clarke, Hein­lein – and of those three Clarke is the only au­thor I can now com­fort­ably reread. And my favourite film is 2001: A Space

Odyssey. So although Clarke al­ways, rightly, main­tained a hands-off ap­proach to the award, it felt like a bless­ing from an au­thor I hugely ad­mired.”

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