Kitschies Short List Announced

The nominees for the 2017 Kitschies, presented for the most progressive, intelligent, and entertaining works of genre fiction. Winners will receive a cash prize and a trophy. The winners will be announced on April 9.

The Red Tentacle (Novel)

  • Black Wave, by Michelle Tea
  • The Rift, by Nina Allen
  • We See Everything, by William Sutcliffe
  • Fever, by Deon Meyer, translated by L. Seegers
  • City of Circles, by Jess Richards

The Golden Tentacle (Debut)

  • How Saints Die, by Carmen Marcus
  • Hunger Makes the Wolf, by Alex “Acks” Wells
  • Age of Assassins, by R.J. Barker
  • The Black Tides of Heaven, by JY Yang
  • Mandlebrot the Magnificent, by Liz Ziemska

The Inky Tentacle (Cover Art)

  • Kate Saunder’s The Land of Neverendings, illustrated by David Dean
  • Michelle Tea’s Black Wave, illustrated by Rose Stafford, design by Hannah Naughton
  • Maja Lunde’s The History of Bees, design by Jack Smyth and the S&S Art Department
  • Adam Roberts’s The Real-Town Murders, jacket design and illustration by Black Sheep
  • Gavin Chait’s Our Memory of Dust, design by Richard Shailer

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Kitschie Winners

London Fallen has announced the winners of the 2015 Kitschies on March 7, presented for the most progressive, intelligent, and entertaining works of genre fiction. Winners received a cash prize and a trophy.

  • The Red Tentacle (Novel): The Heart Goes Last, by Margaret Atwood
  • The Golden Tentacle (Debut): Making Wolf, by Tade Thompson
  • The Inky Tentacle (Cover Art): Sally Gardner’s The Door That Led to Where, art direction and design by Jet Purdie, illustration by Dover Publications Inc & Shutterstock
  • The Invisible Tentacle (Natively Digital Fiction): Life is Strange

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The Kitschies Shortlist

London Fallen has announced the nominees for the 2015 Kitschies, presented for the most progressive, intelligent, and entertaining works of genre fiction. Winners will receive a cash prize and a trophy. The winners will be announced on March 7 at the The Star of Kings in London.

The Red Tentacle (Novel)

  • The Heart Goes Last, by Margaret Atwood
  • Europe at Midnight, by Dave Hutchinson
  • The Reflection, by Hugo Wilcken
  • The Fifth Season, by N. K. Jemisin
  • The Thing Itself, by Adam Roberts

The Golden Tentacle (Debut)

  • The Shore, by Sara Taylor
  • Blackass, by A. Igoni Barrett
  • The Gracekeepers, by Kirsty Logan
  • The Night Clock, by Paul Meloy
  • Making Wolf, by Tade Thompson

The Inky Tentacle (Cover Art)

  • Brian Catling’s The Vorrh, design by Pablo Declan
  • Emerald Fennell’s Monsters, art direction by Jet Purdie, illustration by Patrick Leger
  • Tim Clare’s The Honours, design and illustration by Peter Adlington
  • Sally Gardner’s The Door That Led to Where, art direction and design by Jet Purdie, illustration by Dover Publications Inc & Shutterstock
  • Kelly Link’s Get in Trouble, design by Alex Merto

The Invisible Tentacle (Natively Digital Fiction)

  • Arcadia, by Iain Pears
  • Life is Strange
  • Daniel Barker’s Birthday, by Frog Croakley
  • The Last Hours of Laura K
  • Bloodborne

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Kitschies Shortlist

London Fallen has announced the nominees for the 2014 Kitschies, presented for the most progressive, intelligent, and entertaining works of genre fiction. Winners will receive a cash prize and a trophy. The winners will be announced on March 4 at the Seven Dials Club in London.

The Red Tentacle (Novel)

  • The Race, by Nina Allen
  • The Peripheral, by William Gibson
  • Lagoon, by Nnedi Okorafor
  • Grasshopper Jungle, by Andrew Smith
  • The Way Inn, by Will Wiles

The Golden Tentacle (Debut)

  • The Girl in the Road, by Monica Byrne
  • The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet, by Becky Chambers
  • Viper Wine, by Hermione Eyre
  • Memory of Water, by Emmi Itäranta
  • The People in the Trees, by Hanya Yanagihara

The Inky Tentacle (Cover Art)

  • Emily Carroll’s Through the Woods, by Emily Carroll & Sonja Chaghatzbanian
  • Valerie Martin’s The Ghost of the Mary Celeste, design by Steve Marking, lettering by Kimberly Glyder
  • Nick Harkaway’s Tigerman, by Glenn O’Neill
  • Michel Faber’s The Book of Strange New Things, by Rafaela Romaya & Yehring Tong
  • Lavie Tidhar’s A Man Lies Dreaming, by Ben Summers

The Invisible Tentacle (Natively Digital Fiction)

  • Kentucky Route Zero: Act III, by Cardboard Computer
  • 80 Days, by Meg Jayanth
  • echovirus12, by Jeff Noon, Ed, James Knight, violet sprite, Richard Biddle, Mina Polen, Uel Aramchek, Graham Walsh, and Vapour Vox
  • The Sailor’s Dream, by Simogo

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Kitschie Winners

Kraken Rum has announced the winners of the 2013 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 were announced on February 12 at the Seven Dials Club in London.

  • Red Tentacle (Novel): A Tale for the Time Being, by Ruth Ozeki
  • Golden Tentacle (Debut): Ancillary Justice, by Ann Leckie
  • Inky Tentacle (Cover art): The Age Atomic, by Adam Christopher; illustration by Will Staehle
  • Black Tentacle (Discretionary): Malorie Blackman

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Kitschie Nominations

The Kraken Rum has announced the nominees for the 2013 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 12 at the Seven Dials Club in London.

Red Tentacle (Novel)

  • Red Doc, by Anne Carson
  • A Tale for the Time Being, by Ruth Ozeki
  • Bleeding Edge, by Thomas Pynchon
  • More Than This, by Patrick Ness
  • The Machine, by James Smythe

Golden Tentacle (Debut)

  • Stray, by Monica Hesse
  • A Calculated Life, by Anne Charnock
  • Ancillary Justice, by Ann Leckie
  • Nexus, by Ramez Naam
  • Mr Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore, by Robin Sloan

Inky Tentacle (Cover art)

  • Dreams and Shadows, by C. Robert Cargill; illustrated by Sinem Erkas
  • The Age Atomic, by Adam Christopher; illustrated by Will Staehle
  • Homeland and Pirate Cinema, by Cory Doctorow; illustration by Amazing15
  • Stray, by Monica Hesse; illustrated by Gianmarco Magnani
  • Apocalypse Now Now, by Charlie human; illustration by Joey Hi-Fi

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Kitschie Winners

Kraken Rum has announced the winners of 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 were announced on February 26 at the Free Word Centre in London.

  • Red Tentacle (Novel): Angelmaker, by Nick Harkaway
  • Golden Tentacle (Debut): Redemption in Indigo, by Karen Lord
  • Inky Tentacle (Cover art): A Boy and a Bear in a Boat, by Dave Shelton; illustration by Dave Shelton

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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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Ness Joins Kitschies

Patrick Ness, the winner of the 2011 Red Tentacle for his novel A Monster Calls will join the panel of judges of the Kitschies. Ness replaces outgoing judge Lauren Beukes, who had previously won the award. Ness joins editor Rebecca Levene and the award’s co-founders, Anne C. Perry and Jared Shurin who will will select the Red Tentacle and Golden Tentacle, for the novel and debut categories.

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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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