The Kitschies

The prize for progressive, intelligent & entertaining fiction that contains elements of the speculative or fantastic -- www.thekitschies.com

“We enthusiastically embrace their desire to reward work which is progressive… now more than ever, this is vital. Gaming and SF/F are both in an exciting place – we’re re-examining decades of unthinking prejudice.”

—   Failbetter Games, on sponsoring The Kitschies

(Source: failbettergames.com)

The Invisible Tentacle

As part of the new Fallen London sponsorship, The Kitschies are also proud to announce a new category – the Invisible Tentacle, for progressive, intelligent and entertaining fiction that is natively digital.

The Kitschies’ Director, Glen Mehn, explains:

“We don’t know what it looks like, to be quite honest. But we think that it needs to be ergodic, pushing the boundaries of story and exploring what the medium can offer – more than a simple ebook. It’ll be different, new and use digital in new ways, but it’ll still tell stories. Good ones.” 

The Invisible Tentacle will be judged by a panel of five experts selected from design, technology, video, gaming and events. The winner will receive £500 and an iconic Tentacle trophy.

Submissions are open now for this and the other Tentacle categories.

“The values of The Kitschies are exactly our values – they stand for everything we appreciate and everything we want to promote. Particularly tentacles.”

—   Alexis Kennedy, Chief Narrative Officer, Fallen London

Introducing our new sponsor: Fallen London

We are proud to announce that we have a new sponsor – Fallen London, the browser game which drags you to a dark and mysterious alternate London where nothing is as it seems.

Alexis Kennedy, the Chief Narrative Office of Failbetter Games, the creators of Fallen London says: “The values of The Kitschies are exactly our values – they stand for everything we appreciate and everything we want to promote. Particularly tentacles.”

Fallen London takes place in a Gothic, post-apocalyptic London under, lit by gas-lamps and powered by fermented mushroom juice. The Escapist Awards’ Browser Game of the Year, Fallen London has been praised by the New Yorker as “Far and away the best browser game of today”.

Start exploring at www.fallenlondon.com

More about The Kitschies at www.thekitschies.com

(Source: peterquill, via chimericaloutlier)

Thomas Pynchon explained in GIF form

With Russell Clarke, Tim Richardson, Alex Willumsend, Bobbie Cummines and YolanDa Brown, Robert Elms - BBC London 94.9

All sorts of excitement about THE NIGHT OF THE TRIFFIDS (at the 1 hour, 15 minute mark!) - we can’t wait!

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Hmmm… Petco Park? or Jurassic Park?

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“On the steps of the old mission house, the Sergeant sat with the boy who called himself Robin, and watched a pigeon being swallowed by a pelican.”… an extract of Nick Harkaway’s TIGERMAN now available online!

The Night of the Triffids

Explaining a bit about the evening, The Kitschies and how the two combine…