The shortlist for the 2012 Arthur C Clarke Award is:
- Greg Bear - Hull Zero Three (Gollancz)
- Drew Magary - The End Specialist (Harper Voyager)
- China Miéville - Embassytown (Macmillan)
- Jane Rogers - The Testament of Jessie Lamb (Sandstone Press)
- Charles Stross - Rule 34 (Orbit)
- Sheri S. Tepper - The Waters Rising (Gollancz)
The award will be presented on 2 May. The recipient receives a cheque for £2012.