The Kitschies are among my favourite speculative fiction awards for the simple reason that they give awards to very good books. Last year I nailed A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness as the winner. So this year I’m going to take a wild stab at predicting the whole shortlist (!) How will I do?
- Blackbirds by Chuck Wendig
- Railsea by China Mieville
- Among Others by Jo Walton (An outlier as one of the judges keeps saying how much they hate it…)
- The City’s Son by Tom Pollock
- Channel SK1N by Jeff Noon