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Subjective Chaos Kind of Awards 2022 – The Finalists

Hello all! We’ve been hard at work reading all of the Subjective Chaos nominees for 2022 and we’ve reached consensus on a brilliant shortlist of finalists across categories. It’s been a very hard choice for many categories, but without further ado, this year’s finalists are, in no particular order:

Best Fantasy

The Unbroken by C.L. Clark

The Inheritance of Orquídea Divina by Zoraida Córdova

She Who Became the Sun by Shelley Parker Chan

Best Science Fiction

Shards of Earth by Adrian Tchaikovsky

A Desolation of Peace by Arkady Martine

Blurred Boundaries

A Light from Uncommon Stars by Ryka Aoki

The Library of the Dead by T.L. Huchu

Best Debut

This is Our Undoing by Lorraine Wilson

Iron Widow by Xiran Jay Zhao

Best YA

The Mirror Season by Anna-Marie McLemore

The Gilded Ones by Namina Forna

Best Novella

& This Is How To Stay Alive by Shingai Njeri Kagunda

Fireheart Tiger by Aliette de Bodard

These Lifeless Things by Premee Mohamed

The Annual Migration of Clouds by Premee Mohamed

Best Graphic Novel

The Girl from the Sea by Molly Knox-Ostertag

Shadow Life by Hiromi Goto & Ann Xu

Best Series

The Kingston Cycle by C.L. Polk

The Expanse by James SA Corey

Best Short Fiction

The Amazing Exploding Women of the 20th Century by A.C. Wise

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

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