Announcement: The Subjective Chaos Kind Of Awards

The Subjective Chaos Kind of Awards

Apologies for our silence of late, real life has been getting on top of us. We plan to try to be a lot more active in 2018. Opening this is our participation in The Subjective Chaos Kind of Awards.

As book bloggers we all love to discuss and shout about our favourite books of the year. But yet we can never read them all. So a group of us thought why not try to read each other’s and debate which ones we like best.

Thus Subjective Chaos is born!

This is not a real award in the way most people would use the term. There is no fancy ceremony or prize money. We are even each crafting our own announcements. Just a few SFF fans having some fun and reading some great books.

I will attempt to read all the entries and review on here all those written by authors who do not identify as male. (Links below). The others involved will also be sharing their thoughts:

The Middle Shelf





Bethan May

The Shortlist:

So who is on the shortlist? After much wrangling, debate and a few fireballs thrown here is the shortlist:


Best Fantasy Novel
Chalk by Paul Cornell

White Tears by Hari Kunzru

Metronome by Oliver Langmead

Beautiful Ones by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Under The Pendulum Sun by Jeanette Ng

Strange Practice by Vivian Shaw

Court of Broken Knives by Anna Smith Spark

Godblind by Anna Stephens


Best Science Fiction Novel

The Rift by Nina Allan

H(A)PPY by Nicola Barker

Places in the Darkness by Christopher Brookmyre

Raven Stratagem by Yoon Ha Lee

An Unkindness of Ghosts by Rivers Solomon

Dogs of War by Adrian Tchaikovsky


Best Series

Divine Cities by Robert Jackson Bennett

The Memoirs of Lady Trent by Marie Brennan

The Broken Earth by N. K. Jemisin

Rupert Wong by Cassandra Khaw

Split Worlds by Emma Newman

Binit by Nnedi Okorafor


Best Novella

Buffalo Soldier by Maurice Broaddus

The Winter Fayre by Christian Ellingsen

A Song For Quiet by Cassandra Khaw

Passing Strange by Ellen Klages

The Murders of Molly Southbourne by Tade Thompson

The Tensorate Duology by JY Yang


Best Blurred Boundaries

Rotherweird by Andrew Caldecott

The Prey of Gods by Nicky Drayden

Winter Tide by Ruthanna Emrys

Gnomon by Nick Harkaway

Jade City by Fonda Lee

Hannah Green and Her Unfeasibly Mundane Existence by Michael Marshall Smith

The Ninth Rain by Jen Williams


We hope you enjoy reading these

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