Kitschies Shortlist

The Kraken Rum has announced the nominees for the 2012 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 26 at the Free Word Centre in London.

Red Tentacle (Novel)

  • The Folly of the World, by Jesse Bullington
  • A Face Like Glass, by Frances Hardinge
  • Angelmaker, by Nick Harkaway
  • Jack Glass, by Adam Roberts
  • The Method, by Juli Zeh

Golden Tentacle (Debut)

  • vN, by Madeline Ashby
  • The Panopticon, by Jenni Fagan
  • Seraphina, by Rachel Harman
  • Redemption in Indigo, by Karen Lord
  • The City’s Son, by Tom Pollock

Inky Tentacle (Cover art)

  • The Teleportation Accident, by Ned Beauman; illustrated by La Boca
  • The Terrible Thing that Happened to Barnaby Brocket, by John Boyne; illustrated by Oliver Jeffers
  • Costume Not Included, by Matthew Hughes; illustration by Tom Gault
  • Flame Alphabet, by Ben Marcus; illustrated by Peter Mendelsund
  • A Boy and a Bear in a Boat, by Dave Shelton; illustration by Dave Shelton

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