2020 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:

Piranesi by Susanna Clarke (Bloomsbury)

The rest of the shortlist:

A Tall History Of Sugar by Curdella Forbes (Canongate)

The City We Became by N.K. Jemisin (Orbit)

The Lost Future Of Pepperharrow by Natasha Pulley (Bloomsbury)

The Ministry For The Future by Kim Stanley Robinson (Orbit)

The Gold Tentacle Winner:

The Space Between Worlds by Michaiah Johnson (Hodder & Stoughton)

The rest of the shortlist:

Raybearer by Jordan Ifueko (Hot Key Books)

Djinn Patrol On The Purple Line by Deepa Anappara (Chatto & Windus)

The Animals In That Country by Laura Jean McKay (Scribe)

Sharks In The Time Of Saviours by Kawai Strong Washburn (Canongate)

The Inky Tentacle (Cover Art) Winner:

The Arrest by Jonathan Letham designed by Allison Saltzman and illustrated by Dexter Maurer (Atlantic Books)

The rest of the shortlist:

The Harpy by Megan Hunter, designed by Lucy Scholes and illustrated by Amy Judd (Picador)

The City We Became by N.K. Jemisin, designed by Lauren Panepinto (Orbit)

Monstrous Heart by Claire McKenna, designed by Andrew Davis (Harper Voyager)

Little Eyes by Samanta Schweblin, designed by Ben Summers (Oneworld)

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

Simon Key of the Big Green Bookshop