2018 Kitschies Shortlists

Locus Magazine, Science Fiction FantasyFinalists for the 2018 Kitschies, awarded to “the year’s most progressive, intelligent and entertaining science fiction,” have been announced.

The Red Tentacle (Novel)

The Golden Tentacle (Debut)

The Inky Tentacle (Cover Art)

  • Anonymous’s Slender Man, design by Mike Topping (Harper Voyager)
  • Simon Ings’s The Smoke, design by James Nunn (Titan)
  • Anna Mill & Luke Jones’s Square Eyes, design by Anna Mill & Luke Jones (Jonathan Cape)
  • Haruki Murakami’s Killing Commendatore, design by Suzanne Dean (Knopf)
  • Lidia Yuknavitch’s The Book of Joan, design by Rafaela Romaya (Canongate)

Finalists were chosen from 178 submissions, from 59 publishers. Novel and debut winners will be selected by judges Daniel Carpenter, Sharan Dhaliwal, Adam Roberts, Lucy Smee, and Matt Webb. Judges for art are Dapo Adeola, Maeve Rutten, and Lily Ash Sakula. Winners will receive tentacle trophies and a total cash prize of £2,000, sponsored by Blackwell’s.

Awards will be presented in a ceremony April 15, 2019 at The Star of Kings, London. For more, see the Kitschies website.

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