Вручение 26 февраля 2013 г.

За премии боролись более 200 произведений, предоставленных более 40 издательствами или импринтами.
Литературное жюри: Патрик Несс (Patrick Ness), Ребекка Левин (Rebecca Levene) и Джаред Шурин (Jared Shurin).
Жюри в номинации книжных иллюстраций: Лорен О'Фаррелл (Lauren O'Farrell), Гэри Нортфельд (Gary Northfield) и Эд Уоррен (Ed Warren).

Премию "Чёрное щупальце" получил портал The World SF Blog "за выдающийся вклад в обсуждение жанровой литературы".

Страна: Великобритания Место проведения: "Центр свободного слова" (Free Word Centre), Лондон Дата проведения: 26 февраля 2013 г.

Красное щупальце (роман)

Nick Harkaway 4.5
From the acclaimed author of The Gone-Away World, blistering gangster noir meets howling absurdist comedy as the forces of good square off against the forces of evil, and only an unassuming clockwork repairman and an octogenarian former superspy can save the world from total destruction.
Joe Spork spends his days fixing antique clocks. The son of infamous London criminal Mathew “Tommy Gun” Spork, he has turned his back on his family’s mobster history and aims to live a quiet life. That orderly existence is suddenly upended when Joe activates a particularly unusual clockwork mechanism. His client, Edie Banister, is more than the kindly old lady she appears to be—she’s a retired international secret agent. And the device? It’s a 1950s doomsday machine. Having triggered it, Joe now faces the wrath of both the British government and a diabolical South Asian dictator who is also Edie’s old arch-nemesis. On the upside, Joe’s got a girl: a bold receptionist named Polly whose smarts, savvy and sex appeal may be just what he needs. With Joe’s once-quiet world suddenly overrun by mad monks, psychopathic serial killers, scientific geniuses and threats to the future of conscious life in the universe, he realizes that the only way to survive is to muster the courage to fight, help Edie complete a mission she abandoned years ago and pick up his father’s old gun . . .
Jesse Bullington 0.0
On a stormy night in 1421, the North Sea delivers a devastating blow to Holland: the Saint Elizabeth Flood, a deluge of biblical proportions that drowns hundreds of towns, thousands of people, and forever alters the geography of the Low Countries. Where the factions of the noble Hooks and the merchant Cods waged a literal class war but weeks before, there is now only a nigh-endless expanse of grey water, a desolate inland sea with moldering church spires jutting up like sunken tombstones. For a land already beleaguered by generations of civil war, a worse disaster could scarce be imagined.

Yet even disaster can be profitable, for the right sort of individual, and into this flooded realm sail three conspirators: a deranged thug at the edge of madness, a ruthless conman on the cusp of fortune, and a half-feral girl balanced between them.

With The Folly of the World, Jesse Bullington has woven an extraordinary new tale of the depraved and the desperate.
Frances Hardinge 4.1
In Caverna, lies are an art - and everyone's an artist...In the underground city of Caverna the world's most skilled craftsmen toil in the darkness to create delicacies beyond compare - wines that can remove memories, cheeses that can make you hallucinate and perfumes that convince you to trust the wearer, even as they slit your throat. The people of Caverna are more ordinary, but for one thing: their faces are as blank as untouched snow. Expressions must be learned, and only the famous Facesmiths can teach a person to show (or fake) joy, despair or fear - at a price. Into this dark and distrustful world comes Neverfell, a little girl with no memory of her past and a face so terrifying to those around her that she must wear a mask at all times. For Neverfell's emotions are as obvious on her face as those of the most skilled Facesmiths, though entirely genuine. And that makes her very dangerous indeed...
Адам Робертс 3.7
Что бы ни случилось, читатель, запомни: убийца — Стеклянный Джек, даже если преступление невозможно, даже если все улики указывают на другого. И в аристократических орбитальных особняках, и в трущобных пузырях пояса астероидов знают, что для Стеклянного Джека нет ничего невозможного. Его не остановят ни стражи порядка, ни вакуум, ни абсолютный холод, ни правительство, ни всемогущие, генетически модифицированные, корпоративные семейства, ни Закон, регулирующий каждый вздох любого гражданина. И потому не стоит удивляться, что когда Солнечную систему потрясли слухи о технологии, позволяющей перемещаться быстрее скорости света, в них тоже оказался замешан Стеклянный Джек. Разве мог самый опасный, жестокий и умный преступник XXVI века пройти мимо того, чего по законам физики просто не может быть?
Juli Zeh 0.0

Перевод с немецкого Салли-Энн Спенсер.

Mia Holl lives in a state governed by The Method, where good health is the highest duty of the citizen. Everyone must submit medical data and sleep records to the authorities on a monthly basis, and regular exercise is mandatory. Mia is young and beautiful, a successful scientist who is outwardly obedient but with an intellect that marks her as subversive. Convinced that her brother has been wrongfully convicted of a terrible crime, Mia comes up against the full force of a regime determined to control every aspect of its citizens' lives. The "Method", set in the middle of the twenty-first century, deals with pressing questions: to what extent can the state curtail the rights of the individual? And does the individual have a right to resist? Juli Zeh has written a thrilling and visionary book about our future, and our present.

Золотое щупальце (дебют)

Карен Лорд 0.0
A tale of adventure, magic, and the power of the human spirit. Paama’s husband is a fool and a glutton. Bad enough that he followed her to her parents’ home in the village of Makendha—now he’s disgraced himself by murdering livestock and stealing corn. When Paama leaves him for good, she attracts the attention of the undying ones—the djombi— who present her with a gift: the Chaos Stick, which allows her to manipulate the subtle forces of the world. Unfortunately, a wrathful djombi with indigo skin believes this power should be his and his alone. A contemporary fairy tale that is inspired in part by a Senegalese folk tale.
Мэдлин Эшби 0.0
Amy Peterson is a self-replicating humanoid robot known as a VonNeumann.

For the past five years, she has been grown slowly as part of a mixed organic/synthetic family. She knows very little about her android mother's past, so when her grandmother arrives and attacks her mother, Amy wastes no time: she eats her alive.

Now she carries her malfunctioning granny as a partition on her memory drive, and she's learning impossible things about her clade's history - like the fact that she alone can kill humans without failsafing...
Дженни Фэган 0.0
Pa`nop´ti`con ( noun). A circular prison with cells so constructed that the prisoners can be observed at all times. [Greek panoptos 'seen by all'] Anais Hendricks, fifteen, is in the back of a police car, headed for the Panopticon, a home for chronic young offenders. She can't remember the events that led her here, but across town a policewoman lies in a coma and there is blood on Anais's school uniform. Smart, funny and fierce, Anais is a counter-culture outlaw, a bohemian philosopher in sailor shorts and a pillbox hat. She is also a child who has been let down, or worse, by just about every adult she has ever met. The residents of the Panopticon form intense bonds, heightened by their place on the periphery, and Anais finds herself part of an ad hoc family there. Much more suspicious are the social workers, especially Helen, who is about to leave her job for an elephant sanctuary in India but is determined to force Anais to confront the circumstances of her birth before she goes. Looking up at the watchtower that looms over the residents, Anais knows her fate: she is part of an experiment, she always was, it's a given, a liberty - a fact. And the experiment is closing in. In language dazzling, energetic and pure, The Panopticon introduces us to a heartbreaking young heroine and an incredibly assured and outstanding new voice in fiction.
Рэйчел Хартман 4.1
Однажды люди и драконы решили положить конец многолетним войнам и заключить мир. Драконы получили право жить в человеческом обличье в городках Горедды, а люди обрели покой, хотя не перестали недолюбливать драконов.

16-летняя Серафина — полукровка, обреченная тщательно оберегать от всех тайну своего рождения, и талантливый музыкант, чей дар превосходит воображение. Таких, как она, боятся люди и презирают драконы.

Но когда мирную жизнь Горедды потрясает известие о смерти принца Руфуса и тайном заговоре драконов, Серафине приходится совсем туго. Единственный, кто способен ее понять, это принц Люциан, рожденный вне закона. Вдвоем они решают распутать заговор и вернуть мир в королевство и в свои сердца.
Том Поллок 3.5
Бэт всего шестнадцать, но она уже познала горечь потерь, отчуждения и предательства. Всё, что у нее осталось, — ночной город, стены которого она покрывает бесчисленными граффити. Но неожиданно Бэт узнает, что есть и другой, тайный Лондон: город призрачных поездов и надлунных отражений, бродячих статуй и танцующего Лампового народа, город Женщин в стенах и юного бога-оборванца. Город, оставленный Богиней Улиц и отчаянно нуждающийся в ней. Город, пожираемый стальным чудовищем, имя которому — Высь. Именно в этом городе Бэт предстоит найти свое место, свою любовь... и свою войну.

Чернильное щупальце (иллюстрация на обложке)

Дейв Шелтон 0.0

Лауреатом стал Дэйв Шелтон за свои иллюстрации к собственной книге.

Ned Beauman 0.0

Ла Бока за обложку к книге.

The fantastically inventive, ingenious and hilarious second novel from Ned Beauman, author of the acclaimed and prizewinning BOXER, BEETLE.
When you haven't had sex in a long time, it feels like the worst thing that could ever happen to anyone. If you're living in Germany in the 1930s, it probably isn't. But that's no consolation to Egon Loeser, whose carnal misfortunes will push him from the experimental theatres of Berlin to the absinthe bars of Paris to the physics laboratories of Los Angeles, trying all the while to solve two mysteries: whether it was really a deal with Satan that claimed the life of his hero, the great Renaissance stage designer Adriano Lavicini; and why a handsome, clever, charming, modest guy like him can't, just once in a while, get himself laid.

From the author of the acclaimed BOXER, BEETLE comes a historical novel that doesn't know what year it is; a noir novel that turns all the lights on; a romance novel that arrives drunk to dinner; a science fiction novel that can't remember what 'isotope' means; a stunningly inventive, exceptionally funny, dangerously unsteady and (largely) coherent novel about sex, violence, space, time, and how the best way to deal with history is to ignore it. LET'S HOPE THE PARTY WAS WORTH IT
John Boyne 4.2

Оливер Джефферс за иллюстрации к книге.

There's nothing unusual about the Brockets. Normal, respectable, and proud of it, they turn up their noses at anyone strange or different. But from the moment Barnaby Brocket comes into the world, it's clear he's anything but ordinary. To his parents' horror, Barnaby defies the laws of gravity - and floats.

Desperate to please his parents, Barnaby does his best to keep both feet on the ground - but he just can't do it. One fateful day, the Brockets decide enough is enough. They never asked for a weird, abnormal, floating child. Barnaby has to go . . .

Betrayed, frightened and alone, Barnaby floats into the path of a very special hot air balloon - and so begins a magical journey around the world, with a cast of extraordinary new friends.
Matthew Hughes 0.0

Том Голд за иллюстрации к книге.

Hughes continues to carve out a unique place for himself in the fantasy-mystery realm. A droll narrative voice, dry humor and an alternative universe that's accessible without exposition make this a winner. - Publishers Weekly.

Chesney's efforts to Save The Day and Win the Girl make slow progress. Meanwhile, Boss Greeley's deal with the Devil makes him ever-stronger, and untouchable, while the Reverend Hardacre digs deeper and finds that not everything in reality is quite what it seems...
Бен Маркус 0.0

Питер Медельсунд за обложку к книге.

In The Flame Alphabet, the most maniacally gifted writer of our generation delivers a novel about how far we will go in order to protect our loved ones.

The sound of children's speech has become lethal. In the park, adults wither beneath the powerful screams of their offspring. For young parents Sam and Claire, it seems their only means of survival is to flee from their daughter, Esther. But they find it isn't so easy to leave someone you love, even as they waste away from her malevolent speech. On the eve of their departure, Claire mysteriously disappears, and Sam, determined to find a cure for this new toxic language, presses on alone into a foreign world to try to save his family.