Cloaked Creators

Exploring Science-Fiction & Fantasy Creators From Marginalised Genders

By: cloakedcreators | August 17, 2018

And so we come to the end. A fun adventure in reading and debating our favourite books of the year. After a lot of discussion here are our winners:



Best Fantasy Novel:

Under the Pendulum Sun – Jeannette Ng

Fantasy Novel 

This ended up being a really varied category, showing how strong and diverse the field is. From romance to grimdark, from urban fantasy to experimental southern gothic, we had to weigh how they worked in their various subgenres as well as against each other. But in the end Pendulum Sun was one that was generally beloved and we could get behind. Combining the gothic literary tradition, explorations of colonialism, surrealism and fairytale it had so much we were able to discuss and explore.



Best Science Fiction Novel:

An Unki...

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By: cloakedcreators | July 08, 2018

Nicola Barker

Happy Nicola Barker

Category: Novel 

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By: cloakedcreators | July 07, 2018

We are now coming to the finalists in the SCKA. Following much judicial discussion here are the works that made it to the final round, along with quotes from the discussions:


Best Fantasy Novel

Metronome by Oliver Langmead
"...on the level of pure enjoyment and delight, Metronome was miles ahead for me"
"Metronome is so much fun and bizarre"

Under The Pendulum Sun by Jeanette Ng

"I loved the writing and the atmosphere, and I enjoy books that make the Fae creepy af"
"...creating that most unique eerie feel in a world"


Best Science Fiction Novel


Places in the Darkness by Christopher Brookmyre

"I really loved the characters and it was very old school but told in a modern fashion"
"I love a cynical, h...

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By: cloakedcreators | April 17, 2018

Jeannette Ng

Under The Pendulum Sun

Category: Novel 

Tags: Woman Writer, Fantasy 

By: cloakedcreators | April 12, 2018

I wanted drop a note to explain what we have been doing recently. We have been pausing to regroup and consider some changes to the site. Firstly, we will be retiring the “Journey Through The Meowtiverse” feature. This may be continued at some point in the future but for now it will be paused.

Secondly, we have been taking stock of evolving nomenclature and considering how we phrase the work we are doing. Following discussion and consultation with various people we will be trialling changing our terminology from “women and non-binary” to “marginalised genders” and shall be including reviews of works written by anyone who does not identify as a cisgender male. This will also affect are #200WNBSF feed, which will be updated to #200MGSF. This m...

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