British Fantasy Awards

The British Fantasy Society announced the winners of the 2013 British Fantasy Awards at World Fantasy Con in Brighton, UK on November 3, 2013. The winners are:

  • Best Novel (the August Derleth Fantasy Award): Some Kind of Fairy Tale, by Graham Joyce
  • Best Horror Novel (the August Derleth Award): Last Days, by Adam Nevill
  • Best Novella: The Nine Deaths of Dr Valentine, by John Llewellyn Probert
  • Best Short Story: “Shark! Shark!” by Ray Cluley
  • Best Collection: Remember Why You Fear Me, Robert Shearman
  • Best Anthology: Magic: An Anthology of the Esoteric and Arcane, edited by Jonathan Oliver
  • Best Small Press (the PS Publishing Independent Press Award): ChiZine Publications, Brett Alexander Savory & Sandra Kasturi
  • Best Non-Fiction: Pornokitsch, edited by Anne C. Perry & Jared Shurin
  • Best Magazine/Periodical: Interzone, edited by Andy Cox
  • Best Artist: Sean Phillips
  • Best Comic/Graphic Novel: Saga, by Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples
  • Best Screenplay: The Cabin in the Woods, Joss Whedon & Drew Goddard
  • Best Newcomer (the Sydney J. Bounds Award): Helen Marshall, for
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British Fantasy Award Nominations

The nominations for the British Fantasy Awards have been announced. The winners will be announced at World Fantasy Con in Brighton on 3 November 2013.

Best Fantasy Novel (the Robert Holdstock Award)

  • Blood and Feathers, by Lou Morgan
  • The Brides of Rollrock Island, by Margo Lanagan
  • Railsea, by China Miéville
  • Red Country, by Joe Abercrombie
  • Some Kind of Fairy Tale, by Graham Joyce

Best Horror Novel (the August Derleth Award)

  • The Drowning Girl, by Caitlin R. Kiernan
  • The Kind Folk, by Ramsey Campbell
  • Last Days, by Adam Nevill
  • Silent Voices, by Gary McMahon
  • Some Kind of Fairy Tale, by Graham Joyce

Best Novella

  • Curaré, by Michael Moorcock
  • Eyepennies, by Mike O’Driscoll
  • The Nine Deaths of Dr Valentine, by John Llewellyn Probert
  • The Respectable Face of Tyranny, by Gary Fry

Best Short Story

  • “Our Island,” by Ralph Robert Moore
  • “Shark! Shark!” by Ray Cluley
  • “Sunshine,” by Nina Allan
  • “Wish for a Gun,” by Sam Sykes

Best Collection

  • From Hell to Eternity, by Thana Niveau
  • Remember Why You Fear Me, by Robert Shearman
  • Where Furnaces Burn, by Joel Lane
  • The Woman Who Married a Cloud, by Jonathan Carroll

Best Anthology

  • A Town Called Pandemonium, edited by Anne C. Perry and Jared Shurin
  • Magic: an Anthology of the Esoteric and Arcane, edited by Jonathan Oliver
  • The Mammoth Book of Ghost Stories by Women, edited by Marie O’Regan
  • Terror Tales of the Cotswolds, edited by Paul Finch

Best Small Press (the PS Publishing Independent Press Award)

  • ChiZine Publications
  • Gray Friar Press
  • Spectral Press
  • TTA Press

Best Non-Fiction

  • Ansible, by David Langford
  • The Cambridge Companion to Fantasy Literature, edited by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
  • Coffinmaker’s Blues, by Stephen Volk
  • Fantasy Faction, edited by Marc Aplin
  • Pornokitsch, edited by Anne C. Perry and Jared Shurin
  • Reflections: On the Magic of Writing, by Diana Wynne Jones

Best Magazine/Periodical

  • Black Static, edited by Andy Cox
  • Interzone, edited by Andy Cox
  • SFX, edited by David Bradley
  • Shadows and Tall Trees, edited by Michael Kelly

Best Artist

  • Ben Baldwin
  • David Rix
  • Les Edwards
  • Sean Phillips
  • Vincent Chong

Best Comic/Graphic Novel

  • Dial H, China Miéville, Mateus Santolouco, David Lapham, and Riccardo Burchielli
  • Saga, Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples
  • The Unwritten, by Mike Carey, Peter Gross, Gary Erskine, Gabriel Hernández Walta, M.K. Perker, Vince Locke, and Rufus Dayglo
  • The Walking Dead, by Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard

Best Screenplay

  • Avengers Assemble, by Joss Whedon
  • Sightseers, by Alice Lowe, Steve Oram and Amy Jump
  • The Cabin in the Woods, by Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard
  • The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson, and Guillermo del Toro

Best Newcomer (the Sydney J. Bounds Award)

  • Alison Moore, for The Lighthouse
  • Anne Lyle, for The Alchemist of Souls
  • E.C. Myers, for Fair Coin
  • Helen Marshall, for Hair Side, Flesh Side
  • Kim Curran, for Shift
  • Lou Morgan, for Blood and Feathers
  • Molly Tanzer, for A Pretty Mouth
  • Saladin Ahmed, for Throne of the Crescent Moon
  • Stephen Bacon, for Peel Back the Sky
  • Stephen Blackmoore, for City of the Lost

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British Fantasy Awards

The winners of the 2011 British Fantasy Awards, presented by the British Fantasy Society, were announced on September 30 at Fantasycon in Brighton.

  • Best Novel (Robert Holdstock Fantasy Award): Among Others, by Jo Walton
  • Best Novel (August Derleth Horror Award): The Ritual, by Adam Nevill
  • Best Novella: “Gorel and the Pot-Bellied,” God by Lavie Tidhar
  • Best Short Fiction: “The Coffin-Maker’s Daughter,” by Angela Slatter
  • Best Anthology: The Weird, edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer
  • Best Collection: Everyone’s Just So, So Special, by Robert Shearman
  • Best Screenplay: Midnight in Paris, by Woody Allen
  • Best Magazine/Periodical: Black Static, edited by Andy Cox
  • Best Comic/Graphic Novel: Locke and Key, by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez
  • Best Non-Fiction: Supergods, by Grant Morrison
  • Best Independent Press: Chomu Press
  • Best Newcomer: Kameron Hurley

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BFA Special Awards Nominations Announced

The British Fantasy Society has appointed three special juries to give out awards for artist, non-fiction, and the PS Publishing Independent Press Awards at FantasyCon in Brighton on 30 September 2012. Tee jurors and nominees are listed below.

The PS Publishing Independent Press Award:

Jurors: Sandy Auden, Peter Crowther, Nicholas Royle, Peter Tennant, Darren Turpin

  • Chomu Press, publisher Quentin S Crisp
  • Gray Friar Press, publisher Gary Fry
  • NewCon Press, publisher Ian Whates
  • Spectral Press, publisher Simon Marshall-Jones

The Artist Award:

Jurors: Guy Adams, Anne Sudworth, Christopher Teague

  • Ben Baldwin
  • Vincent Chong
  • Les Edwards
  • Daniel Serra

The Non-Fiction Award

Jurors: Djibril al-Ayad, Roz Kaveney, Adam Roberts

  • Lest You Should Suffer Nightmares: A Biography of Herbert Van Thal, by Johnny Mains
  • Supergods: Our World in the Age of the Superhero, by Grant Morrison
  • Nightmare Movies: Horror on Screen since the 1960s, by Kim Newman
  • Studies in Terror: Landmarks of Horror Cinema, by Jonathan Rigby
  • Case Notes, by Peter Tennant

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BFA Judges Announced

The British Fantasy Society has announced that the 2012 British Fantasy Awards will be selected by a panel of five judges in a break with tradition. The panel will be presented with a shortlist of four nominees determined by BFS members and may add an additional work to the ballot. The judges include James Barclay, Hal Duncan, Maura McHugh, Esther Sherman, and Damien G. Walter.

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More Changes for BFS

Following David Howe’s resignation as Chairman of the BFS, Graham Joyce has been appointed acting chair. He has stated that the 2012 Fantasycon will not be held in Corby, as previously announced, and will not be chaired by Howe and Sam Stone. The organisation is searching for a new venue and will announce the location and dates as soon as they are finalised. Joyce will also appoint a committee to overhaul the Awards system and make it more transparent and enfranchise a broader base of readers.

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British Fantasy Award Nominations

The British Fantasy Award nominations have been announced. The winners will be announced at FantasyCon in September. Members of the BFS, FantasyCon 2009 and FantasyCon 2010 can vote via the online voting form or by emailing your choices to bfsawards@britishfantasysociety.org. The deadline for voting is 31 July 2010.

Best Novel

  • Best Served Cold, by Joe Abercrombie
  • Futile Flame, by Sam Stone
  • One, by Conrad Williams
  • The Naming of the Beasts, by Mike Carey
  • Under the Dome, by Stephen King

Best Novella

  • “Old Man Scratch,” by Rio Youers
  • “Roadkill,” by Rob Shearman
  • “The Language of Dying,” by Sarah Pinborough
  • “The Witnesses are Gone,” by Joel Lane
  • “Vardoger,” by Stephen Volk

Best Short Story

  • “Careful What You Wish For,” by Justin Carroll
  • “George Clooney’s Moustache,” by Rob Shearman
  • “My Brother’s Keeper,” by Nina Allan
  • “The Confessor’s Tale,” by Sarah Pinborough
  • “What Happens When You Wake Up in the Night,” by Michael Marshall Smith

Best Anthology

  • Cern Zoo: Nemonymous 9, edited by D.F. Lewis
  • Dragontales: Short Stories of Flame, Tooth and Scale, edited by Holly Stacey
  • Hellbound Hearts, edited by Marie O’Regan and Paul Kane
  • Songs of the Dying Earth: Stories in Honour of Jack Vance, edited by George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois
  • The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 20, edited by Stephen Jones

Best Collection

  • Cyberabad Days, by Ian McDonald
  • Just Behind You, by Ramsey Campbell
  • Love Songs for the Shy and Cynical, by Robert Shearman
  • Once & Future Cities, by Allen Ashley
  • The Terrible Changes, by Joel Lane

PS Publishing Award for Best Small Press

  • Newcon Press, Ian Whates
  • Screaming Dreams, Steve Upham
  • Subterranean Press, William Schafer
  • Telos Publishing, David Howe
  • TTA Press, Andy Cox

Best Comic/Graphic Novel

  • Fables, by Bill Willingham and Mark Buckingham
  • Freakangels, by Warren Ellis and Paul Duffield
  • Locke and Key, by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez
  • The Girly Comic, edited by Selina Lock
  • Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader?, by Neil Gaiman and Andy Kubert

Best Artist

  • Charles Vess, for work including Neil Gaiman’s Blueberry Girl
  • Les Edwards, for work including the cover of Cemetery Dance #62
  • Shaun Tan
  • Steve Upham, for work including the Estronomicon Sketchbook Special
  • Vincent Chong, for work including covers for The Witnesses are Gone and Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 20

Best Non-Fiction

  • Ansible Link, by David Langford
  • Case Notes, by Peter Tennant
  • It Lives Again! Horror Movies in the New Millennium, by Axelle Carolyn
  • Whatever, by John Scalzi
  • Knowing Darkness: Artists Inspired by Stephen King, by George Beahm and various artists

Best Magazine

  • Black Static, edited by Andy Cox
  • Cemetery Dance, edited by Richard Chizmar
  • Interzone, edited by Andy Cox
  • Midnight Street, edited by Trevor Denyer
  • Murky Depths, edited by Terry Martin
  • Theaker’s Quarterly Fiction, edited by Stephen Theaker and John Greenwood

Best Television

  • Battlestar Galactica
  • Being Human
  • Doctor Who
  • Lost
  • Torchwood: Children of Earth

Best Film

  • Avatar, directed by James Cameron
  • Coraline, directed by Henry Selick
  • District 9, directed by Neill Blomkamp
  • Let the Right One in, directed by Tomas Alfredson
  • Watchmen, directed by Zack Snyder

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