WINNERS: The 2013 Kitschies

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

  • RED TENTACLE (NOVEL): Ruth Ozeki’s A Tale for the Time Being
  • GOLDEN TENTACLE (DEBUT): Ann Leckie’s Ancillary Justice
  • INKY TENTACLE (COVER): Will Staehle for Adam Christopher’s The Age Atomic
  • BLACK TENTACLE (DISCRETIONARY): Malorie Blackman

2 thoughts on “WINNERS: The 2013 Kitschies”

  1. I still would like to know what they mean by progressive.

    “GOLDEN TENTACLE (DEBUT): Ann Leckie’s Ancillary Justice”

    I am glad this novel won. I read it recently and I found the build up to the motivations of Breq’s story to be well paced and kept me reading.

    I didn’t find the gender bending aspects of the novel particularly interesting. In relation to the main character Breq I found it unbelievable. A dog can tell the difference between a man and a woman and dogs are not even of our same species. I think The Left Hand of Darkness also did it better but perhaps if one had not read that novel Ancillary Justice might be more interesting in this regard. If not there is plenty other things going on in the novel that one can safely ignore the gender narrative tricks which are ultimately unimportant to the plot.

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