Finalists for the 2017 Kitschies, awarded to “the year’s most progressive, intelligent and entertaining science fiction,” have been announced.
The Red Tentacle (Novel)
- The Rift, Nina Allan (Titan)
- Fever, Deon Meyer, translated by L. Seegers (Hodder)
- City of Circles, Jess Richards (Hodder)
- We See Everything, William Sutcliffe (Bloomsbury)
- Black Wave, Michelle Tea (& Other Stories)
The Golden Tentacle (Debut)
- Age of Assassins, RJ Barker (Orbit)
- How Saints Die, Carmen Marcus (Harville Secker)
- Hunger Makes the Wolf, Alex Wells (Angry Robot)
- The Black Tides of Heaven, JY Yang (Tor.com Publishing)
- Mandlebrot the Magnificent, Liz Ziemska (Tor.com Publishing)
The Inky Tentacle (Cover Art)
- Adam Roberts’s The Real-Town Murders, design and illustration by Black Sheep (Gollancz)
- Kate Saunder’s The Land of Neverendings, illustration by David Dean (Faber and Faber)
- Gavin Chait’s Our Memory of Dust, design by Richard Shailer (Transworld)
- Maja Lunde’s The History of Bees, design by Jack Smyth and the S&S Art Department (Scribner)
- Michelle Tea’s Black Wave, illustration by Rose Stafford, design by Hannah Naughton (& Other Stories)
Finalists were chosen from 142 submissions, from over 48 publishers and imprints. Novel and debut winners will be selected by judges Jon Courtenay Grimwood, Leila Abu El Hawa, Joshua Idehen, Ewa Scibor-Rylska, and Alasdair Stuart. Judges for art are Dapo Adeola, Sharan Dhaliwal, Jet Purdie, and Stuart Taylor. Winners will receive tentacle trophies and a total cash prize of £2,000.
Awards will be presented in a ceremony April 9, 2018 at The Star of Kings, London. For more, see the Kitschies website.