2018 Awards

The year’s most progressive, intelligent and entertaining science fiction, sponsored by Blackwell’swho have set up a dedicated page full of tentacles just for us.

The Red Tentacle (Novel) winner:

Circe by Madeline Miller (Bloomsbury)

The rest of the shortlist:

Record Of A Spaceborn Few by Becky Chambers (Hodder & Stoughton)

Rosewater by Tade Thompson (Orbit)

The Smoke By Simon Ings (Gollancz)

Unholy Land by Lavie Tidhar (Tachyon Publications)

The Golden Tentacle (Debut) winner:

Frankenstein In Baghdad by Ahmed Saadawi (Oneworld)

The rest of the shortlist:

Children Of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi (Macmillan)

Semiosis by Sue Burke (Harper Voyager)

Sweet Fruit, Sour Land by Rebecca Ley (Sandstone Press)

The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang (Harper Voyager)

The Inky Tentacle (Cover Art) winner:

Killing Commendatore by Haruki Murakami, Design by Suzanne Dean (Harvill Secker)

The rest of the Shortlist:

The Book Of Joan by Lidia Yuknavich (Canongate)

The Smoke by Simon Ings (Gollancz)

Square Eyes by Mill & Jones (Jonathan Cape)

Slender Man by Anonymous (Harper Voyager)