Category: Kitschies

The Kitschies’ 2019 Winners Revealed

The award for the year’s best speculative and fantastic fiction, sponsored by Blackwell’s. The Kitschies, the prize awarding the year’s most progressive, intelligent and entertaining fiction containing elements of the speculative and fantastic, are delighted to announce 2019’s titles. Previous

Blackwell’s review: Record of a Spaceborn Few, by Becky Chambers

This review was written by Lat Lea, a Blackwell’s bookseller in Oxford Record of a Space Born Few – This novel by Becky Chambers is the third of three novels (the first is the Kitschies Golden Tentacle-shortlisted A Long Way

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Blackwell’s cover review: “The Book of Joan” by Lidia Yuknavitch

This book was reviewed (for the Inky Tentacle) by Blackwell’s bookseller Aleida Gómez de Caso in Oxford When I first saw The Book of Joan in the shop I had to pick it up. It was by the till, marked

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Submissions for 2018 are now OPEN!

The Kitschies, sponsored by Blackwell’s, literature’s most tentacular prize, are pleased to announce the 2018 judging panel and the opening of submissions for books published in the UK in 2018. These five individuals will be tasked with finding the year’s

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Winners 2017

The year’s most progressive, intelligent and entertaining speculative fiction, sponsored by Blackwell’s who have set up a dedicated page full of tentacles just for us.     In a ceremony at the Star of Kings pub in London the winners

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The Kitschies’ 2017 Shortlists Revealed

The year’s most progressive, intelligent and entertaining science fiction, sponsored by Blackwell’s who have set up a dedicated page full of tentacles just for us.       Every year brings challenges, excitement, and something new: this year was no

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Become a Tentacle

The Kitschies is seeking help. Currently, we’re pretty much a one-person-band, and that person has a very full-time day job and theoretically writes in the evenings. Seeking people who want to spend their time promoting the discussion of genre literature

Not the Kitschies 2016, by Cat Webb

Cat Webb AKA Kate Griffin AKA Claire North has been a judge for the Kitschies twice, for her sins. Behind the Throne – K.B.Wagers The story of green-haired gun-runner who wakes up one day to discover that she’s ruler of

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These are not the 2016 Kitschies awards

We at Tentacle HQ are very, very sad that we didn’t get to run the award last year – I mean, there are upsides, like not having to explain to house/office-mates that the 200ish books that one has built furniture

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We are OPEN for submissions!

After a year of hiatus, we are OPEN for submissions. We can’t wait to read all your lovely special snowflake books about death, giant grasshoppers, the prison industrial complex, broken cities, mothers dying, and the mare’s urine based beauty industrial