Charts showing British award finalists and their rating counts on Goodreads

Arthur C. Clarke Award - Best Science Fiction Novel

British Fantasy Award

August Derleth Award for Best Horror Novel

August Derleth Fantasy Award (Best Novel) / Robert Holdstock Award for Best Fantasy Novel


British Science Fiction Award - Best Novel


  • I'm not sure what happened to the finalists for 1987 and 1988. Wikipedia does list some runners-up for 1988, but there's no corroboration on SFADB, so I'm personally loathe to add them to ISFDB. Ansible seems to have been on hiatus around this time. It wouldn't surprise me if there's a record somewhere on eFanzines, but I wouldn't know where to start looking.

The Kitschies

Golden Tentacle (Best Debut Novel)


  • It's slightly strange that the Golden Tentacle/Debut Novel award frequently goes to one of the least rated books on Goodreads, whereas the Red Tentacle/Best Novel frequently goes to one of the top two most rated books. For a public-vote award, you might rationalize this as an author's established fandom voting them up, whereas there'd be less of that in a debut novel category, but that shouldn't really apply to a panel-judged award. The Kitschies don't strike me as an award influenced by public popularity or a desire to be contrarian - and I believe the panel membership changes every year - so I can't think of any explanation for this state of affairs.

Red Tentacle (Best Novel)