Kitchies Shortlist Announced

The Kraken Rum has announced the nominees for the 2011 Kitschies, presented for the most progressive, intelligent, and entertaining works of genre fiction. Winners will receive a cash prize, a trophy, and a bottle of Kraken Rum. The winners will be announced on February 3 at the SFX Weekender 3.

Red Tentacle (Novel)

  • The Enterprise of Death, by Jesse Bullington
  • Embassytown, by China Miéville
  • A Monster Calls, by Patrick Ness and Siobhan Dowd
  • The Testament of Jessie Lamb, by Jane Rogers
  • Osama: A Novel, by Lavie Tidhar

Golden Tentacle (Debut)

  • Among Thieves, by Douglas Hulick
  • God’s War, by Kameron Hurley
  • The Night Circus, by Erin Morgenstern
  • Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, by Ransom Riggs
  • The Samaritan, by Fred Venturini

Inky Tentacle (Cover art)

  • Rivers of London, by Ben Aaronovitch; illustration by Stephen Walter, design by Patrick Knowles
  • The Last Werewolf, by Glen Duncan; design by Peter Mendelsund
  • The Prague Cemetery, by Umberto Eco; design by Suzanne Dean, illustration by John Spencer
  • Equations of Life, by Simon Morden; design by Lauren Panepinto
  • A Monster Calls, by Patrick Ness and Siobhan Dowd; illustration by Jim Kay

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Critics Choice Awards

The Critics Choice Awards were presented on January 12 by the Broadcast Film Critics Association. Although The Artist and The Help dominated the awards, four films of genre interest did receive awards.

  • Best Animated Feature: Rango
  • Best Original Screenplay: Midnight in Paris
  • Best Makeup: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
  • Best Sound: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

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Penumbra Adopts Some Realms of Fantasy Subscribers

Musa Publishing has announced that they will assume the electronic subscription obligations of Realms of Fantasy with issues of their new digital magazine of speculative fiction, Penumbra. Penumbra is offering print subscribers our November, December and January issues immediately as well as our February issue for free. Print subscribers need to contact Penumbra in order to get put on our mailing list for those issues. In addition, Space and Time will provide copies of their magazine to print Realms of Fantasy subscribers.

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