The finalists for the The 2012 Kitschies (awarded to the year’s most progressive, intelligent and entertaining works that contain elements of the speculative or fantastic) have been announced:

The 2012 finalists for the Red Tentacle:

  • Jesse Bullington’s The Folly of the World (Orbit)
  • Frances Hardinge’s A Face Like Glass (Macmillan)
  • Nick Harkaway’s Angelmaker (William Heinemann)
  • Adam Roberts’ Jack Glass (Gollancz)
  • Juli Zeh’s The Method (Translated by Sally-Ann Spencer)

The 2012 finalists for the Golden Tentacle:

  • Madeline Ashby’s vN (Angry Robot)
  • Jenni Fagan’s The Panopticon (William Heinemann)
  • Rachel Hartman’s Seraphina (Doubleday)
  • Karen Lord’s Redemption in Indigo (Jo Fletcher Books)
  • Tom Pollock’s The City’s Son (Jo Fletcher Books)

The 2012 finalists for the Inky Tentacle:

  • La Boca for Ned Beauman’s The Teleportation Accident (Sceptre)
  • Oliver Jeffers for John Boyne’s The Terrible Thing that Happened to Barnaby Brocket (Doubleday)
  • Tom Gauld for Matthew Hughes’ Costume Not Included (Angry Robot)
  • Peter Mendelsund for Ben Marcus’ Flame Alphabet (Granta)
  • Dave Shelton for his own A Boy and a Bear in a Boat (David Fickling Books)

Congratulations to all the finalists!

The 2012 winners will be announced on Tuesday, 26 February at the Free Word Centre, London.

Winners receive a total of £2,000 in prize money, an iconic Tentacle trophy and a bottle of The Kraken’s fine black rum.

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