The 2012 Kitschies “annual awards for the most progressive, intelligent & entertaining fiction containing elements of the speculative or fantastic” (presented by The Kraken Rum) were announced on Tuesday, 26 February at the Free Word Centre, London and had rewarded the following :
Red Tentacle (Novel): Nick Harkaway’s “Angelmaker” (William Heinemann)
Golden Tentacle (Debut): Karen Lord’s “Redemption in Indigo” (Jo Fletcher Books)
Inky Tentacle (Cover Art): Dave Shelton’s “A Boy and a Bear in a Boat”, illustrated by the author (David Fickling Books)
The Black Tentacle, the discretionary prize for an outstanding contribution to the conversation surrounding genre literature, was awarded to The World SF Blog.
The 2012 winners received a total of £2,000 in prize money and iconic Tentacle trophies. All the finalists received bottles of The Kraken Rum.
In 2012, The Kitschies received a record 211 books from over 40 publishers and imprints.