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Subjective Kind of Chaos Awards 2021 – The Finalists

We’ve been reading. We’ve been deliberating. And we have made some tough but necessary decisions – whittling it down to the finalists in all the categories. Without further ado, here are the 2021 SKCA finalists!

Best Fantasy

The Midnight Bargain, C.L. Polk

The Once and Future Witches, Alix E. Harrow

Best Science Fiction

The Space Between Worlds, Micaiah Johnson

Goldilocks, Laura Lam

Best Debut

Legendborn, Tracy Deonn

Cemetery Boys, Aiden Thomas

The Year of the Witching, Alexis Henderson

Best Blurred Boundaries

The Bone Shard Daughter, Andrea Stewart

Mexican Gothic, Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Interior Chinatown, Charles Yu

Best Novella

The Empress of Salt and Fortune, Nghi Vo

Ring Shout, P. Djeli Clark

Best Short Fiction

“You Perfect, Broken Thing”, C.L. Clark, Uncanny Magazine 32, available here

“Yellow and the Perception of Reality”, Maureen McHugh,, available here

Best Series

The Poppy War, R.F. Kuang

Dominion of the Fallen, Aliette de Bodard

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