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The British Fantasy Awards
The British Fantasy Society via the British Fantasy Newsletter and its sister journal, Dark Horizons, have served as a bastion for fantasy and horror fandom in the UK. In 1975, the BFS held its first convention, Fantasycon, and before that started the British Fantasy Award, a suggestion from president Ramsey Campbell. The society continues to publish a remarkable series of publications including numbered chapbooks by William Hope Hodgson, Michael Moorcock, Ramsey Campbell, Peter Tremayne, August Derleth and M.R. James. Magzines include Winter Chills, now named Chills, and Mystique, Tales Of Wonder. Both these magazines are independent publications but linked to the BFS. Paperback titles include Clive Barker, Mythmaker for The Millennium written by Suzanne J. Barbieri and Annabel Says, a modern ghost story by Simon Clark and Stephen Laws.

Annual membership to the British Fantasy Society is £17.00 (UK), £20.00 (Europe), $35.00 (USA) and £25.00 (elsewhere) to

The BFS Secretary,
c/o 2 Harwood Street,
Stockport SK4 1JJ, UK

Listed here are the nominations for all categories. The Special Award (the Karl Edward Wagner Award) will be decided by the Committee and announced at the Awards Ceremony. The Awards will be announced at the BFS' 30th Birthday Bash in London on September 23, 2001.

Best Novel (The August Derleth Fantasy Award)

Ramsey Campbell, SILENT CHILDREN (Forge)
Tim Lebbon & Gavin Williams, HUSH (Razorblade Press)
Steve Lockley & Paul Lewis, THE RAGCHILD (Razorblade Press)
China Miéville, PERDIDO STREET STATION (Macmillan)
Peter Straub, MR X (HarperCollins)

Best Short Fiction

Ramsey Campbell, "No Story in It" (DARK TERRORS 5)
Tim Lebbon, NAMING OF PARTS (PS Publishing)
Steve Lockley & Paul Lewis, "The Winter Hunt" (F20)
Stan Nicholls, "The Taking" (SWORDS AGAINST THE MILLENNIUM)
Michael Marshall Smith, "The Handover" (DARK TERRORS 5)

Best Artist

Jim Burns
Les Edwards
Chris Nurse
J.K. Potter
Anne Sudworth

Best Anthology

Mike Chinn, ed., SWORDS AGAINST THE MILLENNIUM (Alchemy Press)
Stephen Jones, ed., BEST NEW HORROR 11 (Robinson)
Stephen Jones & David Sutton, eds., DARK TERRORS 5 (Gollancz)
M.P.N. Sims, L.H. Maynard & David Howe, eds., F20 (BFS/Enigmatic Press)
Brian Willis, ed., HIDEOUS PROGENY (Razorblade Press)

Best Collection

R. Chetwynd-Hayes, PHANTOM & FIENDS (Robert Hale)
Robert E. Howard, THE CONAN CHRONICLES (Gollancz)
Terry Lamsley, DARK MATTERS (Ash Tree Press)
Stephen Laws, MIDNIGHT MAN (Silver Salamander)
Kim Newman, WHERE THE BODIES ARE BURIED (Alchemy Press/Airgedlámh Publications)

Best Small Press

The Alchemy Press
AT THE WORLD'S END (ed. Mark Chadbourn et al)
PS Publishing
Razorblade Press
The 3rd Alternative (ed. Andy Cox)


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