When the UK's Clarke Award announced its nominees, there was some comment about the number of quasi-literary novels on the short list, including Matthew de Abaitua's Red Men, Steven Hall's Raw Shark Texts and Sarah Hall's Carhullan Army. In the end, though, a fairly straightforward science fiction novel, Richard Morgan's future crime thriller Black Man (published in the U.S. as Thirteen), won this year's award.
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