March 28, 2005
Ian McDonald has won the BSFA award for best novel for his magnificent River of Gods.
And *all* of the Hugo Nominations for best novel are for British writers! (Although Ian McDonald moved to Northern Ireland when he was young so maybe saying UK writers might be more exact).
â€¢ The Algebraist by Iain M. Banks (Orbit)
â€¢ Iron Council by China MiÃ©ville (Del Rey; Macmillan)
â€¢ Iron Sunrise by Charles Stross (Ace)
â€¢ Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke (Bloomsbury)
â€¢ River of Gods by Ian McDonald (Simon & Schuster)
I can see the headlines now... "British domination of Hugo awards"