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FINALISTS: The 2013 Kitschies

Finalists for the The Kitschies, rewarding “the year’s most progressive, intelligent and entertaining works that contain elements of the speculative or fantastic”, have been announced!


(Selected by Kate Griffin, Nick Harkaway, Will Hill, Anab Jain and Annabel Wright)

  • Red Doc by Anne Carson (Jonathan Cape)
  • A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki (Canongate)
  • Bleeding Edge by Thomas Pynchon (Jonathan Cape)
  • More Than This by Patrick Ness (Walker)
  • The Machine by James Smythe (HarperCollins / Blue Door)


(Selected by the above panel)

  • Stray by Monica Hesse (Hot Key)
  • A Calculated Life by Anne Charnock (47 North)
  • Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie (Orbit)
  • Nexus by Ramez Naam (Angry Robot)
  • Mr Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan


(Selected by Craig Kennedy, Sarah Anne Langton, Hazel Thompson and Emma Vieceli)

  • Dreams and Shadows by C. Robert Cargill (Gollancz) / Design and illustration by Sinem Erkas
  • The Age Atomic by Adam Christopher (Angry Robot) / Art by Will Staehle
  • Homeland and Pirate Cinema by Cory Doctorow (Titan) / Design by Amazing15
  • Stray by Monica Hesse (Hot Key) / Art by Gianmarco Magnani
  • Apocalypse Now Now by Charlie Human (Century) / Art by Joey Hi-Fi
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2 Comments on FINALISTS: The 2013 Kitschies

  1. The Machine! Powerful retelling of Frankenstein.

  2. Joshua Corning // January 26, 2014 at 2:48 am //

    “most progressive”

    What does that mean?

    They are British so maybe they think it means something different then Eugenics, Jim Crow and prohibition.

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