British Fantasy Award Nominations

The nominations for the British Fantasy Awards have been announced. The nominations are based on 952 recommendations from BFS members and FantasyCon attendees. There will be two awards in the best Novel category: The August Derleth Award for best horror novel and The Robert Holdstock Award for best fantasy novel. The BFAward Judges this year include James Barclay, Hal Duncan, Maura McHugh, Esther Sherman, and Damien G. Walter. The winners will be announced at FantasyCon in Brighton on 30 September 2012.


  • The Heroes, by Joe Abercrombie
  • 11.22.63, by Stephen King
  • Cyber Circus, by Kim Lakin-Smith
  • A Dance with Dragons, by George R. R. Martin
  • The Ritual, by Adam Nevill
  • Among Others, by Jo Walton


  • Terra Damnata, by James Cooper
  • “Ghosts with Teeth,” by Peter Crowther
  • King Death, by Paul Finch
  • “Near Zennor,” by Elizabeth Hand
  • “The Music of Bengt Karlsson, Murderer,” by John Ajvide Lindqvist
  • Gorel and the Pot Bellied God, by Lavie Tidhar

Short Fiction

  • “Dermot,” by Simon Bestwick
  • “Sad, Dark Thing,” by Michael Marshall Smith
  • “Florrie,” by Adam Nevill
  • “Alice Through the Plastic Sheet,” by Robert Shearman
  • “The Coffin-Maker’s Daughter,” by Angela Slatter


  • A Book of Horrors, edited by Stephen Jones
  • House of Fear, edited by Jonathan Oliver
  • The Weird, edited by Jeff and Ann Vandermeer
  • Gutshot, edited by Conrad Williams


  • Rumours of the Marvellous, by Peter Atkins
  • Mrs Midnight, by Reggie Oliver
  • Everyone’s Just So So Special, by Robert Shearman
  • A Glass of Shadow, by Liz Williams


  • Midnight in Paris, by Woody Allen
  • Attack the Block, by Joe Cornish
  • The Awakening, by Stephen Volk and Nick Murphy
  • Melancholia, by Lars Von Trier
  • Kill List, by Ben Wheatley and Amy Jump


  • Black Static, edited by Andy Cox
  • Interzone, edited by Andy Cox
  • SFX, edited by Dave Bradley
  • The Horror Zine, edited by Jeani Rector

Comic/Graphic Novel

  • Animal Man, by Jeff Lemire and Travel Foreman
  • Batwoman, by J. H. Williams III and W. Haden Blackman
  • Locke and Key, by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez
  • The Unwritten, by Mike Carey and Peter Gross
  • The Walking Dead, by Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard

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