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 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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