Subjective Chaos 2019 - The Nominees

So after my fellow bloggers nominated, verified debated categories and then pleaded we came to a consensus and I present the 2019 Subjective Chaos Kind of Awards nominees:-


The Poppy War by RF Kuang
The Loosening Skin by Aliya Whiteley
The City of Brass by SA Chakraborty
Someone Like Me by MR Carey
Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

Science Fiction

I Still Dream by James Smythe
Semiosis by Sue Burke
Embers of War by Gareth L Powell
The Freeze-Frame Revolution by Peter Watts
84k by Claire North
Space Opera by Catherynne M Valente

Blurred Boundary

The Mere Wife by Maria Dahvana Headley
The Pyschology of Time Travel by Kate Mascarenhas
Rosewater by Tade Thompson
Unholy Land by Lavie Tidhar
Trail of Lightening by Rebecca Roanhorse


The Tea Master And the Detective by Aliette de Bodard
Prime Meridian by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
The Black God’s Drums by P Djeli Clark
Beneath The Sugar Sky by Seanan McGuire
Chlorophryll and Gasoline by SJ Fleming


The Wounded Kingdom by RJ Barker
Machineries of Empire by Yoon Ha Lee
Fractured Europe by Dave Hutchinson
Vengeful by VE Schwab
Every Day by David Levithan

Over the next five a bit months the other judges will read and then debate who wins each category. Painted rocks from a far away land will be the prize but more importantly what a load of impressive books to have a read through.

From Runalong the Shelves you can expect a more measured review of each category as work my way through this so join us and feel free to add your thoughts at any of my fellow judge’s blogs or in twitter using #subjectivechaos or #skca

The key thing is this is us having fun, finding new stories and authors and doing that thing we are all here for reading.