Arthur C.Clarke Awards Shortlist ‘The Girl With All The Gifts’

Article published on April 22, 2015.

ACC Logo 1 darker textNow in its 29th year, the award is THE Science Fiction Prize in the UK. The winner will be announced on Wednesday 6th May at an exclusive award ceremony held at Foyles Bookshop, London and taking place as part of the activities leading up to the SCI-FI-LONDON Film Festival.

Emotionally charged and gripping from beginning to end, THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS is the most powerful and affecting thriller you will read this year.


Every morning, Melanie waits in her cell to be collected for class.

When they come for her, Sergeant Parks keeps his gun pointing at her while two of his people strap her into the wheelchair. She thinks they don’t like her. She jokes that she won’t bite. But they don’t laugh.

Melanie is a very special girl.

CareyMike smM.R. Carey is a pen name for an established British writer of prose fiction and comic books.  He has written for both DC and Marvel, including critically acclaimed runs on X-Men and Fantastic Four, Marvel’s flagship superhero titles.  His creator-owned books regularly appear in the New York Times graphic fiction bestseller list.  He also has several previous novels and one Hollywood movie screenplay to his credit.

Read an extract from The Girl With All The Gifts

M.R. Carey (c) Charlie Hopkinson

Published in paperback on 19th June 2014 by Orbit, priced at £8.99


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