And There’s Five More Where That One Came From

Nic and Victoria at Eve’s Alexandria are going to review the Clarke Award shortlist, book by book. First up: Streaking by Brian Stableford. It would be fair to say they are underwhelmed.

I’m glad that Nic quoted the short passage about Canny Kilcannon’s large ham and mushroom pizza: it was the first (of many) points at which I closed Streaking by Brian Stableford, blinked, and sighed. In disbelief. My dear Clarke judges, what were you thinking about? Heavy-handed prose, stilted dialogue, two-dimensional characters, forced thematics and a blatant thread of misogyny – it’s all here.

Enjoy.

9 thoughts on “And There’s Five More Where That One Came From

  1. Good stuff. I look forward to more savaging of the idiotic judges in the near future.

    PS You no longer seem to be right justified.

  2. Good stuff. I look forward to more savaging of the idiotic judges in the near future.

    Me, I’m quaking in my boots. Or would be, if I wore boots.

  3. Maybe you should start, Adam? :) (Wearing boots, that is.)

    As to the title-spacing, it’s a WordPress relic. I believe there’s a plug-in to fix it, but that’s no use to a wordpress.com install.

  4. Adam, will you still be doing your own roundup of the Clarke awards? Cuz you know how much I luuuuuve them.

  5. Paul, you’re right. Boots will help me weather the storm.

    Gabe: not this year. I couldn’t see how I could be fair (and be seen to be fair) in an overall assessment of a list of which I’m a part. Next year though, for sure.

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