British Fantasy Awards Shortlist

The 2017 British Fantasy Award short list has been announced. The winners of these awards will now be decided by the previously announced juries. The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on Sunday October 1, 2017, at FantasyCon 2017 in Peterborough, England.

Best Fantasy Novel (the Robert Holdstock Award)

  • The Summer Goddess, by Joanne Hall
  • The High King’s Vengeance, by Steven Poore
  • The Tiger and the Wolf, by Adrian Tchaikovsky
  • The Silver Tide, by Jen Williams

Best Horror Novel (the August Derleth Award)

  • The Searching Dead, by Ramsey Campbell
  • The Hidden People, by Alison Littlewood
  • 13 Minutes, by Sarah Pinborough
  • Disappearance at Devil’s Rock, by Paul Tremblay

Best Novella

  • Hammers on Bone, by Cassandra Khaw
  • The Ballad of Black Tom, by Victor LaValle
  • Bodies of Water, by V.H. Leslie
  • Every Heart a Doorway, by Seanan McGuire
  • The Grieving Stones, by Gary McMahon
  • Arrival of Missives, by Aliya Whiteley

Best Short Fiction

  • “Charmed Life,” by Simon Avery
  • “White Rabbit,” by Georgina Bruce
  • “Greenteeth,” by Gary Budden
  • “Waxy,” by Camilla Grudova
  • “The Watcher,” by Sammy H.K. Smith
  • “The Women’s Song,” by Nadine West

Best Collection

  • Sharp Ends, by Joe Abercrombie
  • The Unheimlich Manoeuvre, by Tracy Fahey
  • Some Will Not Sleep, by Adam Nevill
  • A Tiding of Magpies, by Peter Sutton
  • The Parts We Play, by Stephen Volk
  • Secret Language, by Neil Williamson

Best Anthology

  • Something Remains, edited by Peter Coleborn & Pauline E. Dungate,
  • Fight Like a Girl, edited by Joanne Hall & Roz Clarke
  • Asian Monsters, edited by Margrét Helgadóttir
  • People of Colo(u)r Destroy Science Fiction, edited by Nalo Hopkinson & Kristine Ong Muslim
  • The Starlit Wood, edited by Dominik Parisien & Navah Wolfe
  • Dead Letters, edited by Conrad Williams

Best Independent Press

  • Alchemy
  • Fox Spirit
  • Grimbold
  • NewCon
  • TTA

Best Non-Fiction

  • Blood Spectrum column, by Gary Couzens
  • The Geek Feminist Revolution, by Kameron Hurley
  • Ginger Nuts of Horror, by Jim McLeod
  • This Spectacular Darkness, by Joel Lane
  • The Women of Harry Potter series, by Sarah Gailey
  • Words Are My Matter: Writings about Life and Books, 2000-2016, by Ursula K. Le Guin

Best Magazine / Periodical

  • Black Static
  • Ginger Nuts of Horror
  • Interzone
  • Uncanny Magazine

Best Artist

  • Ben Baldwin
  • Evelinn Enoksen
  • Sarah Anne Langton
  • Daniele Serra

Best Comic / Graphic Novel

  • 2000AD (progs 1963-2011), edited by Matt Smith
  • Sixpack and Dogwelder: Hard Travelin’ Heroz (#1-5), by Garth Ennis & Russ Braun
  • Skal (Chapter 3, pages 1-19), by Jennie Gyllblad
  • Patsy Walker, A.K.A. Hellcat! (#2-13), by Kate Leth & Brittney Williams
  • Monstress, Volume 1: Awakening, by Marjorie Liu & Sana Takeda
  • Saga (#33-40), by Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples

Best Film/Television Production

  • Arrival
  • Series three of Black Mirror
  • Captain America: Civil War
  • Deadpool
  • High Rise

Best Newcomer (the Sydney J. Bounds Award)

  • James Bennett, for Chasing Embers
  • Daniel Godfrey, for New Pompeii
  • Erika L Satifka, for Stay Crazy
  • Phil Sloman, for Becoming David
  • Martin Owton, for Exile

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