Winners for the 2017 Kitschies, awarded to “the year’s most progressive, intelligent and entertaining science fiction,” were announced during a ceremony at The Star of Kings, London.
The Red Tentacle (Novel)
- WINNER: 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)
- WINNER: Hunger Makes the Wolf, Alex Wells (Angry Robot)
- Age of Assassins, RJ Barker (Orbit)
- How Saints Die, Carmen Marcus (Harville Secker)
- The Black Tides of Heaven, JY Yang (Tor.com Publishing)
- Mandlebrot the Magnificent, Liz Ziemska (Tor.com Publishing)
The Inky Tentacle (Cover Art)
- WINNER: Maja Lunde’s The History of Bees, design by Jack Smyth and the S&S Art Department (Scribner)
- 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)
- Michelle Tea’s Black Wave, illustration by Rose Stafford, design by Hannah Naughton (& Other Stories)
Winners were chosen from 137 submissions, from over 50 publishers and imprints. Novel and debut winners were selected by judges Jon Courtenay Grimwood, Leila Abu El Hawa, Joshua Idehen, Ewa Scibor-Rylska, and Alasdair Stuart. Judges for art were Dapo Adeola, Sharan Dhaliwal, Jet Purdie, and Stuart Taylor. Winners received tentacle trophies and cash prizes totaling £2,000. The prize is sponsored by Blackwell’s booksellers.
For more, see the Kitschies website.