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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