2019 Awards

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.

The Red Tentacle Winner:

The Fire Starters by Jan Carson (Double Day)

The rest of the shortlist:

Always North by Vicki Jarrett (Unsung Stories)

From The Wreck by Jane Rawson (Picador)

The Memory Police by Yoko Ogawa (Vintage)

This is How You Lose The Time War by Amal El Mohtar & Max Gladstone (Jo Fletcher Books)

The Gold Tentacle Winner:

Jelly by Clare Rees (Chicken House Books)

The rest of the shortlist:

My Name Is Monster by Katie Hale (Canongate)

She Would Be King by Wayétu Moore (Pushkin Press)

The Ten Thousand Doors Of January by Alix E. Harrow (Orbit)

Wilder Girls by Rory Power (Pan Macmillan)

The Inky Tentacle (Cover Art) Winner:

The Memory Police by Yoko Ogawa, Cover Art by Tyler Comrie (Vintage)

The rest of the shortlist:

Across The Void by S. K. Vaughan, Cover Design by Ceara Elliot (Sphere)

The Heavens by Sandra Newman, Cover Design by Leo Nickolls (Granta)

Zed by Joanna Kavenna, Cover Design by Faber (Faber)

This Is How You Lose The Time War by Amal El Mohtar & Max Gladstone, Cover Design by Greg Stadny (Jo Fletcher Books)

The Black Tentacle (AKA The Glentacle) Winners for services to the SFF community:

Nazia Khatun, Cat Webb & Leila Abu el Hawa