Pornokitsch gleefully chatted away from 2008 to 2018 - with a focus on books, movies, comics, games, television and music. Our mission was to treat geeky pop culture seriously and examine it thoroughly, for better or for worse - and to have fun doing so.
It is a silly name, but there's a long story. An elaborate (and largely fictitious) explanation is available here.
Pornokitsch was a finalist for the 2011 BSFA Awards for Non-Fiction, the winner of the 2013 British Fantasy Awards for Non-Fiction, a finalist for the r/fantasy Stabby in 2016, and a finalist for the 2014 Hugo Award for Best Fanzine. We were even selected for the Guardian's h.club100 (as "innovators and pioneers in the creative industries", which sounds very glamorous).
This site is collected as part of the British Library's UK Web Archive project.
Who we are
Pornokitsch was edited by Anne C. Perry and Jared Shurin.
Our features and reviews were written by a rotating team of regular contributors, including Stark Holborn, Kuzhali Manickavel, Jamie Beeching, Mahvesh Murad, Erin Lindsey, Becky Chambers, Jesse Bullington, Joey Hi-Fi, Jon Morgan, Molly Tanzer, David Bryher, Rebecca Levene, and many more.
We had a policy of buying our own books. Learn more about our review policy - and find a handy list of other reviewers - here.
Things we aren't
From 2011 - 2016, we operated Jurassic London, a non-profit press that published original fiction and non-fiction. For more information about those titles, please visit www.jurassic-london.com.
We founded The Kitschies in 2009, with the purpose of rewarding intelligent, progressive and entertaining fiction. Although we remain avid fans of the prize, we are no longer involved, nor have been since February 2014. For more information, please see www.thekitschies.com.
Caveats & Fine Print
Pornokitsch was an ad-free, sponsor-free, affiliate-free site.
All content rights belong to the creators (authors and artists), and still do.
Our opinions and comments are and were our own, and do not (and did not) reflect those of our employers or any other organisation.