Deep Wheel Orcadia by Harry Josephine Giles won the 36th Arthur C. Clarke Award, a British award given for the best science fiction novel first published in the United Kingdom during the previous year. It is named after author Arthur C. Clarke, who gave a grant to establish the award in 1987.
Astrid is returning home from art school on Mars, looking for inspiration. Darling is fleeing a life that never fit, searching for somewhere to hide. They meet on Deep Wheel Orcadia, a distant space station struggling for survival as the pace of change threatens to leave the community behind.