The Subjective Chaos Kind of Awards 2022: Shortlists

It’s been a lot of reading and quite a bit of agonising decision-making, and that’s just on my end – but your friendly neighbourhood jurors have finally whittled down this year’s longlists into shortlists! For your consideration: the 2022 SCKA finalists…

 

 

BEST FANTASY NOVEL

The Inheritance of Orquídea Divina by Zoraida Córdova (Atria Books)

The Unbroken by C.L. Clark (Orbit Books)

She Who Became The Sun by Shelley Parker-Chan (Tor Books)

 

BEST SCIENCE FICTION NOVEL

Shards of Earth by Adrian Tchaikovsky (Orbit Books)

A Desolation Called Peace by Arkady Martine (Tor Books)

 

BEST BLURRED BOUNDARIES NOVEL (CROSS-GENRE)

Light From Uncommon Stars by Ryka Aoki (St Martin’s Press)

The Library of the Dead by T.L. Huchu (Tor Books)

 

BEST YOUNG ADULT NOVEL

The Mirror Season by Anna-Marie McLemore (Feiwel and Friends)

The Gilded Ones by Namina Forna (Usborne Publishing)

 

BEST GRAPHIC NOVEL

The Girl From The Sea by Molly Knox Ostertag (Graphix Books)

Shadow Life by Hiromi Goto and Ann Xu (First Second Books)

 

BEST DEBUT NOVEL

This Is Our Undoing by Lorraine Wilson (Luna Press)

Iron Widow by Xiran Jay Zhao (Penguin Teen)

 

BEST SERIES

The Kingston Cycle by C.L. Polk (Tor.com)

The Expanse by James S.A. Corey (Orbit Books)

 

BEST NOVELLA

These Lifeless Things by Premee Mohamed (Rebellion Publishing)

Fireheart Tiger by Aliette de Bodard (Tor.com)

& This Is How To Stay Alive by Shingai Njeri Kagunda (Neon Hemlock Press)

The Annual Migration of Clouds by Premee Mohamed (ECW Press)

 

BEST SHORT FICTION

Homecoming Is Just Another Word For The Sublimation Of The Self by Isabel J. Kim (Clarkesworld)

The Amazing Exploding Women Of The Twentieth Century by A.C. Wise (Apex Magazine)

 

So there you have it! An excellent collection of finalists, and I can already feel the agony of decision-making renewing itself… Better get to reading!

In the meantime, you can see the full details of our 2022 nominees over at the SCKA website.

 

 

 

 

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