Finalists for the 2015 Kitschies, awarded to “the year’s most progressive, intelligent, and entertaining works that contain elements of the speculative or fantastic,” have been announced.
- The Heart Goes Last, Margaret Atwood (Bloomsbury)
- Europe at Midnight, Dave Hutchinson (Solaris)
- The Fifth Season, N.K. Jemisin (Orbit)
- The Thing Itself, Adam Roberts (Gollancz)
- The Reflection, Hugo Wilcken (Melville House)
The Golden Tentacle (Debut)
- Blackass, A. Igoni Barrett (Chatto and Windus)
- The Gracekeepers, Kirsty Logan (Harvill Secker)
- The Night Clock, Paul Meloy (Solaris)
- The Shore, Sara Taylor (William Heinemann)
- Making Wolf, Tade Thompson (Rosarium)
The Inky Tentacle (Cover Art)
- Tim Clare’s The Honours, design and illustration by Peter Adlington (Canongate)
- Brian Catling’s The Vorrh, design by Pablo Declan (Coronet)
- Kelly Link’s Get In Trouble, design by Alex Merto (Canongate)
- Sally Gardner’s The Door that Led to Where, art direction and design by Jet Purdie, illustration by Dover Publications Inc & Shutterstock (Hot Key)
- Emerald Fennell’s Monsters, art direction by Jet Purdie, illustration by Patrick Leger (Hot Key)
The Invisible Tentacle (Natively Digital Fiction)
Finalists were chosen from 176 submissions, from over 40 publishers and imprints. Novel and debut winners will be selected by judges Nazia Khatun, Sarah Lotz, Glen Mehn, Nikesh Shukla, and James Smythe. Judges for art are Dapo Adeola, Sarah McIntyre, Lauren O’Farrell, and Regan Warner. Judges for Digital Fiction are Rebecca Levene, Em Short, and James Wallis. Winners will receive tentacle trophies and a total cash prize of £2,500.
Awards will be presented in a ceremony March 7, 2016 at The Star of Kings, London. For more, see the Kitschies website.