The Subjective Chaos Kind of Awards 2021 Nominees and an Update



I know we have been more absent than usual. This is due to a combination of mental health, a new baby in the family and the complexities of the pandemic getting on top of us. Let us see if 2021 will allow us to do more.


On a happier note, it is time for the 2021 Subjective Chaos Kind of Awards, nominees:


Fantasy Novel:

Fantasy Novel



The Once and Future Witches by Alix E Harrow
The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune
The Midnight Bargain by CL Polk
Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse
The Wolf of Oren-Yaro by KS Villoso
Comet Weather by Liz Williams


Science Fiction Novel:

Scifi Novel



Nophek Gloss by Essa Hansen
The Vanished Birds by Simon Jimenez
The Space Between Worlds by Micaiah Johnson
Goldilocks by Laura Lam
Deal With The Devil by Kit Rocha
Repo Virtual by Corey S White


Blurred Boundaries:

Blurred Boundaries



The City We Became by NK Jemisin
Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Harrow the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir
The Bone Shard Daughter by Andrea Stewart
Interior Chinatown by Charles Yu






Ring Shout by P Djèlí Clark
Upright Women Wanted by Sarah Gailey
The Four Profound Weaves by RB Lemberg
Sweet Harmony by Claire North
Riot Baby by Tochi Onyebuchi
The Empress of Salt and Fortune by Nghi Vo






Dominion of the Fallen by Aliette de Bodard
Islands of Blood and Storm by Kacen Callender
Daevabad by SA Chakraborty
Witches of Lychford by Paul Cornell
The Poppy War by RF Kuang
Sweet Black Waves by Kristina Pérez


Short Fiction:


You Perfect, Broken Thing by CL Clark (Uncanny Magazine #32)
Volumes by Laura Duerr (Cast of Wonders 435)
Convergence in Chorus Architecture by Dare Segun Falowo (Dominion: An Anthology of Speculative Fiction From Africa and the African Diaspora)
Tiger Lawyer Gets It Right by Sarah Gailey (Escape Pod: The Science Fiction Anthology)
Juice Like Wounds by Seanan McGuire (
Yellow and the Perception of Reality by Maureen McHugh (
In Kind by Kayla Whaley (Vampires Never Get Old: Tales with Fresh Bite)


and a new category for 2021, Debut:

A Song of Wraiths and Ruin by Roseanne A Brown
The Scapegracers by Hannah Abigail Clarke
Legendborn by Tracey Deonn
Year of the Witching by Alexis Henderson
Raybearer by Jordan Ifueko
Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas


Keep watching for further updates

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