British Fantasy Award Nominations

The British Fantasy Away nominees have been announced. The winners be selected by the previously announced juries, while the British Fantasy Society committee will pick the winner of the special award (the Karl Edward Wagner Award). The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony at FantasyCon 2015 in Nottingham on 25 October 2015.

Best Anthology

  • The Alchemy Press Book of Urban Mythic 2, edited by Jan Edwards and Jenny Barber
  • Horror Uncut: Tales of Social Insecurity and Economic Unease, edited by by Joel Lane and Tom Johnstone
  • Lightspeed: Women Destroy Science Fiction Special Issue, edited by Christie Yant
  • The Spectral Book of Horror Stories, edited by Mark Morris
  • Terror Tales of Wales, edited by Paul Finch

Best Artist

  • Ben Baldwin
  • Vincent Chong
  • Les Edwards
  • Sarah Anne Langton
  • Karla Ortiz
  • Daniele Serra

Best Collection

  • Black Gods Kiss, by Lavie Tidhar
  • The Bright Day Is Done, by Carole Johnstone
  • Gifts for the One Who Comes After, by Helen Marshall
  • Nick Nightmare Investigates, by Adrian Cole
  • Scruffians! Stories of Better Sodomites, by Hal Duncan

Best Comic/Graphic Novel

  • Cemetery Girl, by Charlaine Harris, Christopher Golden and Don Kramer
  • Grandville Noël, by Bryan Talbot
  • Saga, by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples
  • Seconds, by Bryan Lee O’Malley
  • Through the Woods, by Emily Carroll
  • The Wicked + The Divine, by Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie

Best Fantasy Novel (The Robert Holdstock Award)

  • Breed, by KT Davies
  • City of Stairs, by Robert Jackson Bennett
  • Cuckoo Song, by Frances Hardinge
  • A Man Lies Dreaming, by Lavie Tidhar
  • The Moon King, by Neil Williamson
  • The Relic Guild, by Edward Cox

Best Film/Television Episode

  • Birdman: Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), by Alejandro González Iñárritu
  • Black Mirror: White Christmas, by Charlie Brooker
  • Guardians of the Galaxy, by James Gunn and Nicole Perlman
  • Interstellar, by Christopher Nolan and Jonathan Nolan
  • Under the Skin, by Walter Campbell and Jonathan Glazer

Best Horror Novel (the August Derleth Award)

  • The End, by Gary McMahon
  • The Girl With All the Gifts, by M.R. Carey
  • The Last Plague, by Rich Hawkins
  • No One Gets Out Alive, by Adam Nevill
  • Station Eleven, by Emily St John Mandel
  • The Unquiet House, by Alison Littlewood

Best Independent Press

  • The Alchemy Press (Peter Coleborn)
  • Fox Spirit Books (Adele Wearing)
  • NewCon Press (Ian Whates)
  • Spectral Press (Simon Marshall-Jones)

Best Magazine/Periodical

  • Black Static, edited by Andy Cox
  • Holdfast Magazine, edited by Laurel Sills and Lucy Smee
  • Interzone, edited by Andy Cox
  • Lightspeed, edited by John Joseph Adams
  • Sein und Werden, edited by Rachel Kendall

Best Newcomer (The Sydney J. Bounds Award)

  • Edward Cox, for The Relic Guild
  • Sarah Lotz, for The Three
  • Laura Mauro, for “Ptichka”
  • Den Patrick, for The Boy with the Porcelain Blade
  • Jen Williams, for The Copper Promise

Best Non-Fiction

  • D.F. Lewis Dreamcatcher Real-Time Reviews, by D.F. Lewis
  • Ginger Nuts of Horror, edited by Jim McLeod
  • Letters to Arkham: The Letters of Ramsey Campbell and August Derleth, 1961–1971, edited by S.T. Joshi
  • Rhapsody: Notes on Strange Fictions, by Hal Duncan
  • Sibilant Fricative: Essays & Reviews, by Adam Roberts
  • Touchstones: Essays on the Fantastic, by John Howard
  • You Are the Hero: A History of Fighting Fantasy Gamebooks, by Jonathan Green

Best Novella

  • Cold Turkey, by Carole Johnstone
  • Drive, by Mark West
  • Newspaper Heart, by Stephen Volk
  • Water For Drowning, by Ray Cluley

Best Short Story

  • “A Change of Heart,” by Gaie Sebold
  • “The Girl on the Suicide Bridge,” by J.A. Mains
  • “Ptichka,” by Laura Mauro
  • “A Woman’s Place,” by Emma Newman

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Clarke Award Winner

The winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award was announced during Sci-Fi-London. This year, the award included a prize of £2015. The winner is Emily St. John Mandel for the novel Station Eleven.

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Arthur C. Clarke Nominations

The shortlist for the Arthur C. Clarke Award has been released. The judges this year include Duncan Lawie, Nicholas Whyte, Sarah Brown, Lesley Hall, and Leila Abu El Hawa. The winner, who will receive £2015.00 and the award, will be announced on May 6 at Foyles Bookshop, as part of the activities leading up to the SCI-FI-LONDON Film Festival.

  • The Girl With All The Gifts, by M.R. Carey
  • The Book Of Strange New Things, by Michel Faber
  • Europe In Autumn, by Dave Hutchinson
  • Memory Of Water, by Emmi Itäranta
  • The First Fifteen Lives Of Harry August, by Claire North
  • Station Eleven, by Emily St John Mandel

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GUFF Winner Announced

Gillian Polack was named the GUFF winner in a field that included a total of five competitors. Polack will travel to the United Kingdom to participate in Loncon 3 later this year.

Clarke Award Winner

The winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award was announced during Sci-Fi-London 10: The Tenth Annual International Festival of Science Fiction and Fantastic Film. This year, the award included a prize of £2014. The winner is Ann Leckie for the novel Ancillary Justice.

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Specsaver Awards

The Specsaver Award for Book of the year was awarded to Neil Gaiman for his novel The Ocean at the End of the Lane. Gaiman’s novel also won the award for best Audiobook of the year. The Specsaver Award is a publicly selected award open to all readers in the United Kingdom. Gaiman was also shortlisted for Author of the Year and his novel Fortunately The Milk was shortlisted for Children’s book of the year. He lost in those categories to Kate Atkinson and Demon Dentist, by David Walliams, respectively.

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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 Robert Holdstock 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

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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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Matheson Skips WFC

Richard Matheson has announced that he will regretfully have to miss World Fantasy Convention
2013 because of ongoing health concerns. Matheson was named Honourary Guest of Honour for this year’s convention, which is scheduled to be held in Brighton, UK over the weekend of October 31-November 3. Matheson will remain a Honorary Guest of Honour at this year’s convention, and there will still be programming to celebrate his work.

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Clarke Award Winner

The winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award was announced during Sci-Fi-London 9: The Ninth Annual International Festival of Science Fiction and Fantastic Film. This year, the award included a prize of £2013. The winner is Chris Beckett for the novel Dark Eden.

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