Tuesday, October 04, 2011

British Fantasy Awards

I should type up a real post tonight, but first we had couches delivered and then The Wife and I ran out to shoot some pool, so there's no time left. Instead, here are the winners of the coveted British Fantasy Awards, announced this past weekend at FantasyCon 2011 in Brighton:

  • Best Novel: the August Derleth Fantasy Award: Demon Dance, Sam Stone (House of Murky Depths)
  • Best Novella: Humpty’s Bones, Simon Clark (Telos)
  • Best Short Story: “Fool’s Gold”, Sam Stone, from The Bitten Word, ed. Ian Whates (NewCon Press)
  • Best Anthology: Back from the Dead: The Legacy of the Pan Book of Horror Stories, Johnny Mains (ed.) (Noose & Gibbet)
  • Best Collection: Full Dark, No Stars, Stephen King (Hodder & Stoughton)
  • Best Non-Fiction: Altered Visions: The Art of Vincent Chong (Telos)
  • Best Artist: Vincent Chong
  • Best Comic/Graphic Novel: At the Mountains of Madness: a Graphic Novel, Ian Culbard (Selfmadehero)
  • Best Magazine/Periodical: Black Static, Andy Cox (ed.) (TTA Press)
  • Best Small Press: Telos Publishing
  • Best Film: Inception
  • Best Television: Sherlock
  • Best Newcomer – the Sydney J. Bounds Award: Robert Jackson Bennet, for Mr Shivers (Orbit)
  • The Karl Edward Wagner Special Award: Terry Pratchett
Congratulations to all of the winners, particularly those lucky enough to be published by a company with the incredibly apropos name "House of Murky Depths." (Noose & Gibbet's not bad, either.)

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