iron man

Clarke Award time again

Poll #1911393 Clarke Award 2013

What should win?

Nod by Adrian Barnes
1(5.6%)
Dark Eden by Chris Beckett
1(5.6%)
Angelmaker by Nick Harkaway
3(16.7%)
The Dog Stars by Peter Heller
0(0.0%)
Intrusion by Ken MacLeod
10(55.6%)
2312 by Kim Stanley Robinson
3(16.7%)

What will win?

Nod by Adrian Barnes
0(0.0%)
Dark Eden by Chris Beckett
0(0.0%)
Angelmaker by Nick Harkaway
5(26.3%)
The Dog Stars by Peter Heller
0(0.0%)
Intrusion by Ken MacLeod
9(47.4%)
2312 by Kim Stanley Robinson
5(26.3%)


No, you may not have a "none of the above" button.
Mochi

Ustopia

"Ustopia is a word I made up by combining utopia and dystopia – the imagined perfect society and the opposite – because, in my view, each contains a latent version of the other... But any writer of ustopias has to answer three necessary questions: where is it, when is it, and – in relation to maps – what shape it is? For unless we readers can believe in the ustopia as a potentially mappable place, we will not suspend our disbelief willingly."


Utopias and dystopias each contains a latent version of the other

True
9(45.0%)
False
11(55.0%)

Any writer of ustopias has to answer three necessary questions: where is it, when is it, and what shape it is?

True
4(21.1%)
False
15(78.9%)

"Ustopia"

A perfectly reasonable portmanteau term
3(12.5%)
Meh
1(4.2%)
Argh! My eyes, my eyes!
20(83.3%)

Context.
Mochi

The Matthew McConaughy All-Stars

Favourite not-quite-leading man

Matthew McConaughy
1(11.1%)
Ryan Reynolds
1(11.1%)
Chris Evans
2(22.2%)
Ashton Kutcher
0(0.0%)
Patrick Dempsey
1(11.1%)
Aaron Eckhart
4(44.4%)

Is Bradley Cooper ready to join this exhalted company?

Of course
1(14.3%)
Give him a couple of years
1(14.3%)
Pft!
5(71.4%)


Context.
Mochi

WS

andrewducker both the trailer for Paul WS Anderson's The Three Musketeers and an important question:

What is PWSA's best film?

Resident Evil: Afterlife
1(7.1%)
Death Race
3(21.4%)
AVP: Alien vs. Predator
2(14.3%)
Resident Evil
1(7.1%)
Soldier
0(0.0%)
Event Horizon
5(35.7%)
Mortal Kombat
2(14.3%)
Shopping
0(0.0%)
iron man

2009 Clarke Award Poll

Time for the traditional poll:

Poll #1556919 Clarke Award

Who should win?

Spirit, Gwyneth Jones
0(0.0%)
The City & The City, China Miéville
10(52.6%)
Yellow Blue Tibia, Adam Roberts
0(0.0%)
Galileo's Dream, Kim Stanley Robinson
2(10.5%)
Far North, Marcel Theroux
5(26.3%)
Retribution Falls, Chris Wooding
2(10.5%)

Who will win?

Spirit, Gwyneth Jones
1(5.3%)
The City & The City, China Miéville
9(47.4%)
Yellow Blue Tibia, Adam Roberts
4(21.1%)
Galileo's Dream, Kim Stanley Robinson
2(10.5%)
Far North, Marcel Theroux
3(15.8%)
Retribution Falls, Chris Wooding
0(0.0%)