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Jinn, Incorporated, Tékumel, Family, and Other Things

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Becky Chambers talking about her (alien) family at Tor.com

Erin Lindsey talks Incorporated for WIRED's Geek's Guide to the Galaxy

Molly Tanzers's short story "Demure" at Great Jones Street... isn't.

Caspian Whistler's A Profound Waste of Time is available for pre-order.

Lessons learned writing (and editing), over on Terrible Minds, with Mahvesh Murad and Jared (...and Claire North and James Smythe and Saad Hossain and Sami Shah)

Mahvesh and Jared pick djinn-adjacent recommendations for Barnes & Noble

...and full-on-jinn reading for Tor.com.

Jared talks Tékumel over at r/fantasy

We're inescapable.


We're looking for... Small Presses and Book Reviewers

Pornokitsch-800wiWe're restarting our series of small press interviews. The last batch was around 18 months ago, and we're keen to support the UK's amazing small press scene.

If you're a small publisher, please get in touch at editor@pornokitsch.com, we'd love to profile you and hear about your books. Our primary purpose is to showcase British presses, but we're happy to hear about publishers from anywhere in the world. Don't be shy!

On a similar note: if you are a blogger or reviewer, please leave your details in the comments here. We direct all review requests to this page.

Publishers and authors - hint, hint. The above is a great list of reviewers, keen to talk about your work. 


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We're taking a quick break, and will be back next week with all our (ir)regularly scheduled cool stuff.

On the horizon: there's more from Kuzhali, Stark, Selena, Molly, Becky, Silvia, Jamie and the One Comic team, our DGLA reviews, some very special guest posts, some super-nerdy data stuff and the start of a brand new feature series. 

Don't forget, if you're a blogger or reviewer, leave your details in the comments here. And if you're looking for blogs to read, well, look there too.


Review Policy

Our policy is that we buy our books, rather than accepting review copies. Please do not send us review copies. 

1. Bloggers and reviewers, please leave your details in the comments. We direct all review enquiries here, to this post and its comments. 

2. Publishers, authors and artists, keep us informed about your upcoming projects in SF/F, crime, romance, Westerns, YA, etc. We will not request a review copy, but we're nosy, and we like knowing what's going on.

3. Small presses, we can profile you and your work in our weekly interview series

The contact details for anything and everything: editor at pornokitsch.com

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[Updated April 2017]


The 2015 Kitschies Shortlists

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Congratulations to all the finalists for The Kitschies - the most tentacular of all literary prizes. 

The award for novels containing "elements of the speculative and fantastic" has revealed their picks for the most "progressive, intelligent and entertaining" titles of 2015. As always, The Kitschies' broad remit has attracted a ton of books - with the judges reviewing 176 submissions from over 40 different publishers.

Continue reading "The 2015 Kitschies Shortlists" »


(Our) Year in Review

I always wind up writing 3,000+ word versions of these posts, and then delete them: there are few things on the internet more annoying than bloggering (verb. 'to blog about blogging, at the expense of saying anything remotely interesting'). Rather than bore you with sixteen pages of cod philosophising and blithering self-aggrandisement: bullets!

Executive summary

  • This is the year we went from 'a couple of people yelling into the void' to 'a dozen people yelling into the void'
  • By the numbers, our most successful year ever. And growing.
  • We published 260ish articles from a dozen regular contributors and a horde of guests. That includes 175+ reviews of books, comics, films, radio plays, games and stuff.
  • Thank you, thank you, thank you. Being read feels awesome.

Continue reading "(Our) Year in Review" »


Pornokitsch at FantasyCon

Smiler's Fair

We're at FantasyCon!

You can find various Pornokitsch people at various things, including:

  • Friday, 5 pm - Writing in a Franchise - Bex chilling with Paul Kane, Mark Morris, Mark Latham and Brandon Sanderson
  • Friday, 7 pm - The Weird Western - Anne moderating, and Stark Holborn, uh, moderated? alongside Guy Adams, Benedict Jones, Ben Galley and Arianne Thompson
  • Saturday, 5 pm - Publishing in the 21st Century - Anne's hanging out with other friendly publishing types, including Marc Gascoigne, Gillian Redfearn, Natalie Laverick, Meg Davis and Jo Fletcher
  • Saturday, 2.40 pm - Rebecca Levene reading
  • Saturday, 3 pm - Agenting - Anne's wrangling an array of literary gurus, including Meg Davis, John Wordsworth, Ellen Gallagher, Kevin Murphy and Juliet Mushens

Also keep your eyes peeled for events featuring some of our favourite con-goers, writerers and talkerers, including Leila Abu el Hawa, Den Patrick, Jon Oliver, Scott Andrews, Matt Blakstad, John Connolly and Francis Hardinge.

The British Fantasy Awards take place on Sunday. Although we've not got a Pornokitsch/Jurassic horse in the race this year, Jared helped judge two of the categories (Artist and Comics), and swears that the results are awesome.

See you in the bar!