British Fantasy Awards 2017 – Shortlists

The British Fantasy Society has announced the finalists for the British Fantasy Awards 2017.

Four nominees in each category were decided by the votes of BFS members, attendees of FantasyCon 2016, and attendees of FantasyCon 2017. Up to two further nominees in each category were added by the juries as “egregious omissions” under the rules.

The winners will be decided by the juries, and announced during FantasyCon 2017 in Scarborough, September 29-October 1.

Best Newcomer

  • 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

Best Magazine / Periodical

  • Black Static
  • Ginger Nuts of Horror
  • Interzone
  • Tor.com
  • Uncanny Magazine

Best Non-fiction

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

Best Comic / Graphic Novel

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

Best Independent Press

  • Alchemy Press
  • Fox Spirit Books
  • Grimbold Press
  • NewCon Press
  • TTA Press

Best Artist

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

Best Anthology

  • Asian Monsters ed. Margrét Helgadóttir
  • Dead Letters ed. Conrad Williams
  • Fight Like a Girl ed. Joanne Hall & Roz Clarke
  • People of Colour Destroy Science Fiction ed. Lightspeed Magazine
  • The Starlit Wood: New Fairy Tales ed. Dominik Larisien & Navah Wolfe
  • Something Remains ed. Peter Coleborn and Pauline E Dungate

Best Collection

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

Best Film / Television Production

  • Arrival
  • Black Mirror series 3
  • Captain America: Civil War
  • Deadpool
  • High Rise

Best Novella

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

Best Short Fiction

  • “Charmed Life” – Simon Avery
  • “Greenteeth” – Gary Budden
  • “The Watcher” – Sammy HK Smith
  • “Waxy” – Camilla Grudova
  • “White Rabbit” – Georgina Bruce
  • “The Women’s Song” – Nadine West

Best Horror Novel

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

Best Fantasy Novel

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

The Juries

  • Fiction: Elloise Hopkins, Susan Oke, Christian Cameron
  • Horror: Mark West, Laura Mauro, Gareth Spark
  • Novella: Penny Jones, Sarah Ann Watts, Pete Sutton
  • Short Story: Andrew Hook, Richard Webb, Stephen Bacon
  • Collection: Gillian Redfearn, Gary Couzens, Colleen Anderson
  • Anthology: Lea Fletcher, Richard Webb, Stephen Bacon
  • Film/TV: Marcus Gipps, Rob Malan, Alasdair Stuart
  • Comics: Alasdair Stuart, Stephen Theaker, Marcus Gipps
  • Indie: Terry Jackman, Ross Warren, Lea Fletcher
  • Magazine: Neil Williamson, Margret Helgadottir, Ross Warren
  • Nonfiction: Lea Fletcher, Ruth Booth, Alasdair Stuart
  • Artist: Gillian Redfearn, Robin Carter, Rob Malan
  • Newcomer: Robin Carter, Pauline Morgan, Shona Kinsella

[Thanks to Mark-kitteh, king of scoops, for the story.]

2016 British Fantasy Awards

BFS_Logo_red_SMALLThe winners of the British Fantasy Awards 2016 were announced on Sunday, September 25, at the awards banquet at FantasyCon 2016 in Scarborough, UK.

Best Anthology

  • The Doll Collection, ed. Ellen Datlow (Tor Books)

Best Artist

  • Julie Dillon

Best Collection

  • Ghost Summer: Stories, Tananarive Due (Prime Books)

Best Comic/Graphic Novel

  • Bitch Planet, Kelly Sue DeConnick, Valentine De Landro, Robert Wilson IV and Cris Peter (Image Comics) (#2–5)

Best Fantasy Novel (the Robert Holdstock Award)

  • Uprooted, Naomi Novik (Macmillan)

Best Film/Television Production

  • Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, Peter Harness (BBC One)

Best Horror Novel (the August Derleth Award)

  • Rawblood, Catriona Ward (Weidenfeld & Nicolson)

Best Independent Press

  • Angry Robot (Marc Gascoigne)

Best Magazine/Periodical

  • Beneath Ceaseless Skies, ed. Scott H. Andrews (Firkin Press)

Best Newcomer (the Sydney J. Bounds Award)

  • Zen Cho, for Sorcerer to the Crown (Macmillan)

Best Non-fiction

  • Letters to Tiptree, ed. Alexandra Pierce and Alisa Krasnostein (Twelfth Planet Press)

Best Novella

  • The Pauper Prince and the Eucalyptus Jinn, Usman T. Malik (Tor.com)

Best Short Fiction

  • Fabulous Beasts, Priya Sharma (Tor.com)

The Special Award (the Karl Edward Wagner Award)

  • The FantasyCon redshirts, past and present

The nominees in each category were decided by the voters of the British Fantasy Society, FantasyCon 2015 and FantasyCon 2016, with the juries having a discretion to add up to two further egregious omissions in each category. The full list of nominees is here.

The winners were decided by the following jury members. Best anthology: Gary Couzens and Zean Fairbanks-Gilbert. Best artist: Caroline Callaghan, Howard Watts and Jay Eales. Best collection: Carole Johnstone, E.G. Cosh and Simon Bestwick. Best comic/graphic novel: Ian Hunter, Jo Thomas and P M Buchan. Best fantasy novel (the Robert Holdstock Award): Elaine Hillson, Rhian Bowley and Ross Warren. Best film/television production: Catherine Hill, Jim Steel and Johnny Mains. Best horror novel (the August Derleth Award): Aleksandra Kesek, Nina Allan and Sarah Carter. Best independent press: El Ashfield, Ole Andreas Imsen and Richard Webb. Best magazine/periodical: Kate Coe, Marcus Gipps and Sean Wallace. Best newcomer (the Sydney J. Bounds Award): Elloise Hopkins, Lizzie Barrett and Robin Lupton. Best non-fiction: Kevin McVeigh, Martin Petto and Ruth EJ Booth. Best novella: Jo Thomas, Laura Mauro and Mark West. Best short story: Stephen Bacon, Penny Jones and Phil Sloman. The Karl Edward Wagner Award was decided by a vote of the British Fantasy Society committee.

The awards administrator was Stephen Theaker. The physical award is a handmade wooden bookend featuring Lee Thompson’s BFS logo design, commissioned from Sarah Goss, who works in traditional woodcarving and restoration: http://www.sarahgoss.co.uk.

British Fantasy Awards 2016 Nominees

BFS_Logo_red_SMALLThe shortlist for the British Fantasy Awards 2016 has been released.

Four nominees in each category were decided by the votes of BFS members, attendees of FantasyCon 2015, and attendees of FantasyCon 2016. Up to two further nominees in each category were added by the juries as “egregious omissions” under the rules.

The winners will be decided by the juries, and announced September 25 at FantasyCon 2016 in Scarborough.

Best Anthology

  • African Monsters, ed. Margrét Helgadóttir and Jo Thomas (Fox Spirit Books)
  • Aickman’s Heirs, ed. Simon Strantzas (Undertow Publications)
  • Best British Horror 2015, ed. Johnny Mains (Salt Publishing)
  • The Doll Collection, ed. Ellen Datlow (Tor Books)
  • The 2nd Spectral Book of Horror Stories, ed. Mark Morris (Spectral Press)

Best Artist

  • Ben Baldwin
  • Vincent Chong
  • Julie Dillon
  • Evelinn Enoksen
  • Sarah Anne Langton
  • Jeffrey Alan Love

Best Collection

  • Ghost Summer: Stories, Tananarive Due (Prime Books)
  • Monsters, Paul Kane (The Alchemy Press)
  • Probably Monsters, Ray Cluley (ChiZine Publications)
  • Scar City, Joel Lane (Eibonvale Press)
  • Skein and Bone, V.H. Leslie (Undertow Publications)
  • The Stars Seem So Far Away, Margrét Helgadóttir (Fox Spirit Books)

Best Comic/Graphic Novel

  • Bitch Planet, Kelly Sue DeConnick, Valentine De Landro, Robert Wilson IV and Cris Peter (Image Comics) (#2–5)
  • Ms. Marvel, Vol. 2: Generation Why, G. Willow Wilson, Jacob Wyatt and Adrian Alphona (Marvel)
  • Nimona, Noelle Stevenson (HarperTeen)
  • Red Sonja, Gail Simone and Walter Geovani (Dynamite Entertainment) (#14–18)
  • Saga, Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples (Image Comics) (#25–32)
  • The Sandman: Overture, Neil Gaiman, J.H. Williams III and Dave Stewart (Vertigo)

Best Fantasy Novel (the Robert Holdstock Award)

  • Guns of the Dawn, Adrian Tchaikovsky (Tor)
  • Half a War, Joe Abercrombie (HarperVoyager)
  • The Iron Ghost, Jen Williams (Headline)
  • Signal to Noise, Silvia Moreno-Garcia (Solaris)
  • Sorcerer to the Crown, Zen Cho (Macmillan)
  • Uprooted, Naomi Novik (Macmillan)

Best Film/Television Production

  • Inside No. 9: The Trial of Elizabeth Gadge, Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton (BBC Two)
  • Jessica Jones: AKA WWJD?, Scott Reynolds (Netflix)
  • Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, Peter Harness (BBC One)
  • Mad Max: Fury Road, George Miller, Brendan McCarthy and Nico Lathouris (Warner Bros. Pictures et al.)
  • Midwinter of the Spirit, Stephen Volk (ITV Studios)
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens, by Lawrence Kasdan, J.J. Abrams and Michael Arndt (Lucasfilm et al.)

Best Horror Novel (the August Derleth Award)

  • A Cold Silence, Alison Littlewood (Jo Fletcher Books)
  • The Death House, Sarah Pinborough (Gollancz)
  • Lost Girl, Adam Nevill (Pan Books)
  • Rawblood, Catriona Ward (Weidenfeld & Nicholson)
  • The Silence, Tim Lebbon (Titan Books)
  • Welcome to Night Vale, Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor (Orbit)

Best Independent Press

  • The Alchemy Press (Peter Coleborn and Jan Edwards)
  • Angry Robot (Marc Gascoigne)
  • Fox Spirit Books (Adele Wearing)
  • Newcon Press (Ian Whates)

Best Magazine/Periodical

  • Beneath Ceaseless Skies, ed. Scott H. Andrews (Firkin Press)
  • Black Static, ed. Andy Cox (TTA Press)
  • Holdfast Magazine, ed. Laurel Sills and Lucy Smee (Laurel Sills and Lucy Smee)
  • Interzone, ed. Andy Cox (TTA Press)
  • Strange Horizons, ed. Niall Harrison (Strange Horizons)

Best Newcomer (the Sydney J. Bounds Award)

  • Becky Chambers, for The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet (Hodder & Stoughton)
  • Zen Cho, for Sorcerer to the Crown (Macmillan)
  • Peter Newman, for The Vagrant (HarperVoyager)
  • Steven Poore, for The Heir to the North (Kristell Ink)
  • Marc Turner, for When the Heavens Fall (Titan Books)

Best Non-fiction

  • The Art of Horror: An Illustrated History, ed. Stephen Jones (Applause Theatre & Cinema Books)
  • Fantasy-Faction, ed. Marc Aplin and Jennie Ivins (Fantasy-Faction)
  • Ginger Nuts of Horror, ed. Jim Mcleod (Jim McLeod)
  • King for a Year, ed. Mark West (Mark West)
  • Letters to Tiptree, ed. Alexandra Pierce and Alisa Krasnostein (Twelfth Planet Press)
  • Matrilines, Kari Sperring (Strange Horizons)

Best Novella

  • Albion Fay, Mark Morris (Spectral Press)
  • Binti, Nnedi Okorafor (Tor.com)
  • The Bureau of Them, Cate Gardner (Spectral Press)
  • The Pauper Prince and the Eucalyptus Jinn, Usman T. Malik (Tor.com)
  • Witches of Lytchford, Paul Cornell (Tor.com)

Best Short Fiction

  • “The Blue Room,” V.H. Leslie (Skein and Bone)
  • “Dirt Land,” Ralph Robert Moore (Black Static #49)
  • “Fabulous Beasts,” Priya Sharma (Tor.com)
  • “Hippocampus,” Adam Nevill (Terror Tales of the Ocean)
  • “Strange Creation,” Frances Kay (Tenebris Nyxies)
  • “When The Moon Man Knocks,” Cate Gardner (Black Static #48)

The British Fantasy Society committee will decide the winner of the Karl Edward Wagner Award, and the other winners will be decided by the British Fantasy Awards 2016 jurors:

Best Anthology: Gary Couzens, Louie Reynolds, Zean Fairbanks-Gilbert

Best Artist: Caroline Callaghan, Howard Watts, Jay Eales

Best Collection: Carole Johnstone, E.G. Cosh, Simon Bestwick

Best Comic/Graphic Novel: Ian Hunter, Jo Thomas, P M Buchan

Best Fantasy Novel (the Robert Holdstock Award): Elaine Hillson, Rhian Bowley, Ross Warren

Best Film/Television Production: Catherine Hill,  Jim Steel, Johnny Mains

Best Horror Novel (the August Derleth Award): Aleksandra Kesek, Nina Allan, Sarah Carter

Best Independent Press: El Ashfield, Ole Andreas Imsen, Richard Webb

Best Magazine/Periodical: Kate Coe, Marcus Gipps, Sean Wallace

Best Newcomer (the Sydney J. Bounds Award): Elloise Hopkins, Lizzie Barrett, Robin Lupton

Best Non-Fiction: Kevin McVeigh, Martin Petto, Ruth EJ Booth

Best Novella: Jo Tomas, Laura Mauro, Mark West

Best Short Story: Stephen Bacon, Penny Jones, Phil Sloman

The jurors were appointed by the awards administrator, Stephen Theaker, under the supervision of the British Fantasy Society committee. The BFS committee itself is the jury for the Special Award (the Karl Edward Wagner Award).

2015 British Fantasy Awards

BFS_Logo_red_SMALLThe winners of the 2015 British Fantasy Awards were announced October 25 at FantasyCon.

Best anthology

  • Lightspeed: Women Destroy Science Fiction Special Issue, ed. Christie Yant (Lightspeed Magazine)

Best artist

  • Karla Ortiz

Best collection

  • Nick Nightmare Investigates, Adrian Cole (The Alchemy Press and Airgedlámh Publications)

Best comic/graphic novel

  • Through the Woods, Emily Carroll (Margaret K. McElderry Books)

Best fantasy novel: The Robert Holdstock Award

  • Cuckoo Song, Frances Hardinge (Macmillan Children’s Books)

Best film/television episode

  • Guardians of the Galaxy, James Gunn and Nicole Perlman (Marvel Studios)

Best horror novel: The August Derleth Award

  • No One Gets Out Alive, Adam Nevill (Macmillan)

Best independent press

  • Fox Spirit Books (Adele Wearing)

Best magazine/periodical

  • Holdfast Magazine, ed. Laurel Sills and Lucy Smee (Laurel Sills and Lucy Smee)

Best newcomer: The Sydney J. Bounds Award

  • Sarah Lotz, for The Three (Hodder & Stoughton)

Best non-fiction

  • Letters to Arkham: The Letters of Ramsey Campbell and August Derleth, 1961–1971, ed. S.T. Joshi (PS Publishing)

Best novella

  • Newspaper Heart, Stephen Volk (The Spectral Book of Horror Stories)

Best short story

  • “A Woman’s Place,” Emma Newman (Two Hundred and Twenty-One Baker Streets)

The Special Award: The Karl Edward Wagner Award

  • Juliet E. McKenna

The winners were decided by the following jury members: Best anthology: Carole Johnstone, Elaine Hillson and Rhian Bowley. Best artist: Donna Scott, Jared Shurin and P.M. Buchan. Best collection: Dave Brzeski, Ole A. Imsen and Thana Niveau. Best comic/graphic novel: Jared Shurin, Jay Eales and Laurel Sills. Best fantasy novel (the Robert Holdstock Award): Aleksandra Kesek, Gary Couzens and Lucy Smee. Best film/television episode: Adrian Faulkner, Catherine Mann and Gary Couzens. Best horror novel (the August Derleth Award): Cate Gardner, Jim Mcleod and Laura Mauro. Best independent press: Bill Thompson, Elloise Hopkins, Robin K Hickson, Robin Lupton and Sarah Carter. Best magazine/periodical: Donna Scott, Mark West and Phil Sloman. Best newcomer (the Sydney J. Bounds Award): Ian Hunter, Lizzie Barrett and Simon Bestwick. Best non-fiction: Jason Arnopp, Johnny Mains and Laura Mauro. Best novella: Jo Thomas, Paul Holmes and Stephen Bacon. Best short story: Catherine Mann, Allen Stroud and David Tallerman. The Karl Edward Wagner Award was decided by a vote of the British Fantasy Society committee.

The physical award is a handmade wooden bookend featuring Lee Thompson’s BFS logo, commissioned from Sarah Goss, who works in traditional woodcarving and restoration.

2015 British Fantasy Awards Shortlist

BFS_Logo_red_SMALLThe nominees for the 2015 British Fantasy Awards have been announced. The winners will be revealed at the awards ceremony at FantasyCon on October 25.

Best anthology

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

Best artist

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

Best collection

  • Black Gods Kiss, Lavie Tidhar (PS Publishing)
  • The Bright Day Is Done, Carole Johnstone (Gray Friar Press)
  • Gifts for the One Who Comes After, Helen Marshall (ChiZine Publications)
  • Nick Nightmare Investigates, Adrian Cole (The Alchemy Press and Airgedlámh Publications)
  • Scruffians! Stories of Better Sodomites, Hal Duncan (Lethe Press)

Best comic/graphic novel

  • Cemetery Girl, Charlaine Harris, Christopher Golden and Don Kramer (Jo Fletcher Books)
  • Grandville Noël, Bryan Talbot (Jonathan Cape)
  • Saga, Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples (Image Comics)
  • Seconds, Bryan Lee O’Malley (SelfMadeHero)
  • Through the Woods, Emily Carroll (Margaret K. McElderry Books)
  • The Wicked + The Divine, Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie (Image Comics)

Best fantasy novel (the Robert Holdstock Award)

  • Breed, KT Davies (Fox Spirit Books)
  • City of Stairs, Robert Jackson Bennett (Jo Fletcher Books)
  • Cuckoo Song, Frances Hardinge (Macmillan Children’s Books)
  • A Man Lies Dreaming, Lavie Tidhar (Hodder & Stoughton)
  • The Moon King, Neil Williamson (NewCon Press)
  • The Relic Guild, Edward Cox (Gollancz)

Best film/television episode

  • Birdman: Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), Alejandro González Iñárritu (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
  • Black Mirror: White Christmas, Charlie Brooker (Channel 4)
  • Guardians of the Galaxy, James Gunn and Nicole Perlman (Marvel Studios)
  • Interstellar, Christopher Nolan and Jonathan Nolan (Paramount Pictures)
  • Under the Skin, Walter Campbell and Jonathan Glazer (Film4 et al)

Best horror novel (the August Derleth Award)

  • The End, Gary McMahon (NewCon Press)
  • The Girl With All the Gifts, M.R. Carey (Orbit)
  • The Last Plague, Rich Hawkins (Crowded Quarantine Publications)
  • No One Gets Out Alive, Adam Nevill (Macmillan)
  • Station Eleven, Emily St John Mandel (Knopf)
  • The Unquiet House, Alison Littlewood (Jo Fletcher Books)

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, ed. Andy Cox (TTA Press)
  • Holdfast Magazine, ed. Laurel Sills and Lucy Smee (Laurel Sills and Lucy Smee)
  • Interzone, ed. by Andy Cox (TTA Press)
  • Lightspeed, ed. John Joseph Adams (Lightspeed Magazine)
  • Sein und Werden, ed. Rachel Kendall (ISMs Press)

Best newcomer (the Sydney J. Bounds Award)

  • Edward Cox, for The Relic Guild (Gollancz)
  • Sarah Lotz, for The Three (Hodder & Stoughton)
  • Laura Mauro, for Ptichka (Horror Uncut: Tales of Social Insecurity and Economic Unease)
  • Den Patrick, for The Boy with the Porcelain Blade (Gollancz)
  • Jen Williams, for The Copper Promise (Headline)

Best non-fiction

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

Best novella

  • Cold Turkey, Carole Johnstone (TTA Press)
  • Drive, Mark West (Pendragon Press)
  • Newspaper Heart, Stephen Volk (The Spectral Book of Horror Stories)
  • Water For Drowning, Ray Cluley (This Is Horror)

Best short story

  • A Change of Heart, Gaie Sebold (Wicked Women)
  • The Girl on the Suicide Bridge, J.A. Mains (Beside the Seaside)
  • Ptichka, Laura Mauro (Horror Uncut: Tales of Social Insecurity and Economic Unease)
  • A Woman’s Place, Emma Newman (Two Hundred and Twenty-One Baker Streets)

Generally, four nominees in each category were decided by the votes of BFS members and the attendees of FantasyCon 2014 and FantasyCon 2015. The category jurors had the option of adding up to two further nominees. The jurors will now pick the winners. The British Fantasy Society committee will select the winner of the Karl Edward Wagner Award.

2014 British Fantasy Award Winners

bfs_logo-128x300The winners of the 2014 British Fantasy Awards were announced September 7 at FantasyCon 2014 in York.

Best Fantasy Novel (The Robert Holdstock Award)
A Stranger in Olondria by Sofia Samatar (Small Beer Press)

Best Horror Novel (The August Derleth Award)
The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes (HarperCollins)

Best Novella
Beauty by Sarah Pinborough (Gollancz)

Best Short Story
“Signs of the Times” by Carole Johnstone (Black Static #33)

Best Anthology
End of the Road, Jonathan Oliver (ed.) (Solaris)

Best Collection
Monsters in the Heart by Stephen Volk (Gray Friar Press)

Best Small Press
The Alchemy Press (Peter Coleborn)

Best Comic/Graphic Novel
Demeter by Becky Cloonan

Best Artist
Joey Hi-Fi

Best Non-fiction:
Speculative Fiction 2012, Justin Landon and Jared Shurin (eds) (Jurassic London)

Best Magazine/Periodical:
Clarkesworld, Neil Clarke, Sean Wallace and Kate Baker (ed.) (Wyrm Publishing)

Best Film/Television Episode
Game of Thrones: The Rains of Castamere, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss (HBO)

Best Newcomer (The Sydney J. Bounds Award)
Ann Leckie, for Ancillary Justice (Orbit)

The British Fantasy Society Special Award (The Karl Edward Wagner Award)
Farah Mendlesohn

The nominees in each category were decided by the voters of the British Fantasy Society, FantasyCon 2012 and FantasyCon 2014, with the juries having a discretion to add up to two further “egregious omissions” in each category.

The winners were decided by the following jury members. Fantasy novel: Gary Couzens, Laurel Sills, Matthew Hughes, Neil Williamson and Selina Lock. Horror novel: Cate Gardner, Jim McLeod, Mark West, Pauline Morgan and Thana Niveau. Novella: Aleksandra Kesek, Jo Thomas and Paul Holmes. Short story: David Tallerman, Matthew Hughes and Pauline Morgan. Collection: Matthew Hughes, Ole Andreas Imsen and Pauline Morgan. Anthology: Carole Johnstone, Gary Couzens and Matthew Hughes. Small press: Dave Brzeski, Elaine Hillson, Elloise Hopkins, Rachel Kendall and Rhian Bowley. Non-fiction: Djibril al-Ayad, Emma Newman and Jason Arnopp. Magazine/periodical: Aleksandra Kesek, Donna Bond and Jim McLeod. Comic/graphic novel: Jay Eales, Jennie Gyllblad and P.M. Buchan. Artist: Jennie Gyllblad, P.M. Buchan and Rachel Kendall. Film/television episode: Adrian Faulkner, Catherine Hill and Gary Couzens. Newcomer: Douglas Thompson, Ian Hunter and Lizzie Barrett. The Karl Edward Wagner Award was decided by a vote of the British Fantasy Society committee.

The physical award this year, a handmade wooden bookend featuring Lee Thompson’s BFS logo, was commissioned from Sarah Goss,  who works in traditional woodcarving and restoration.

2014 British Fantasy Award Nominees

The 2014 British Fantasy Award nominees are:

Best Fantasy Novel (the Robert Holdstock Award)

  • Between Two Thorns, Emma Newman (Angry Robot)
  • Blood and Feathers: Rebellion, Lou Morgan (Solaris)
  • The Glass Republic, Tom Pollock (Jo Fletcher Books)
  • The Ocean at the End of the Lane, Neil Gaiman (Headline)
  • A Stranger in Olondria, Sofia Samatar (Small Beer Press)

Best Horror Novel (the August Derleth Award)

  • House of Small Shadows, Adam Nevill (Pan)
  • Mayhem, Sarah Pinborough (Jo Fletcher Books)
  • NOS4R2, Joe Hill (Gollancz)
  • Path of Needles, Alison Littlewood (Jo Fletcher Books)
  • The Shining Girls, Lauren Beukes (HarperCollins)
  • The Year of the Ladybird, Graham Joyce (Gollancz)

Best Novella

  • Beauty, Sarah Pinborough (Gollancz)
  • Dogs With Their Eyes Shut, Paul Meloy (PS Publishing)
  • Spin, Nina Allan (TTA Press)
  • Vivian Guppy and the Brighton Belle, Nina Allan (Rustblind and Silverbright)
  • Whitstable, Stephen Volk (Spectral Press)

Best Short Story

  • Chalk, Pat Cadigan (This Is Horror)
  • Death Walks En Pointe, Thana Niveau (The Burning Circus)
  • Family Business, Adrian Tchaikovsky (The Alchemy Press Book of Urban Mythic)
  • The Fox, Conrad Williams (This Is Horror)
  • Golden Apple, Sophia McDougall (The Lowest Heaven)
  • Moonstruck, Karin Tidbeck (Shadows & Tall Trees #5)
  • Signs of the Times, Carole Johnstone (Black Static #33)

Best Collection

  • For Those Who Dream Monsters, Anna Taborska (Mortbury Press)
  • Holes for Faces, Ramsey Campbell (Dark Regions Press)
  • Monsters in the Heart, Stephen Volk (Gray Friar Press)
  • North American Lake Monsters, Nathan Ballingrud (Small Beer Press)

Best Anthology

  • End of the Road, Jonathan Oliver (ed.) (Solaris)
  • Fearie Tales, Stephen Jones (ed.) (Jo Fletcher Books)
  • Rustblind and Silverbright, David Rix (ed.) (Eibonvale Press)
  • Tales of Eve, Mhairi Simpson (ed.) (Fox Spirit Books)
  • The Tenth Black Book of Horror, Charles Black (ed.) (Mortbury Press)

Best Small Press

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

Best Non-Fiction

  • Gestalt Real-Time Reviews, D.F. Lewis
  • Doors to Elsewhere, Mike Barrett (The Alchemy Press)
  • Fantasy Faction, Marc Aplin (ed.)
  • Speculative Fiction 2012, Justin Landon and Jared Shurin (eds) (Jurassic London)
  • “We Have Always Fought”: Challenging the “Women, Cattle and Slaves” Narrative, Kameron Hurley (A Dribble of Ink)

Best Magazine/Periodical

  • Black Static, Andy Cox (ed.) (TTA Press)
  • Clarkesworld, Neil Clarke and Sean Wallace (ed.) (Wyrm Publishing)
  • Interzone, Andy Cox (ed.) (TTA Press)
  • Shadows & Tall Trees, Michael Kelly (ed.) (Undertow Books)

Best Comic/Graphic Novel

  • Demeter, Becky Cloonan (Becky Cloonan)
  • Jennifer Wilde, Maura McHugh, Karen Mahoney and Stephen Downey (Atomic Diner Comics)
  • Porcelain, Benjamin Read and Chris Wildgoose (Improper Books)
  • Rachel Rising, Terry Moore (Abstract Studio)
  • Saga, Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples (Image Comics)
  • The Unwritten, Mike Carey and Peter Gross (Vertigo)

Best Artist

  • Adam Oehlers
  • Ben Baldwin
  • Daniele Serra
  • Joey Hi-Fi
  • Tula Lotay
  • Vincent Chong

Best Film/Television Episode

  • Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor, Steven Moffat (BBC)
  • Game of Thrones: The Rains of Castamere, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss (HBO)
  • Gravity, Alfonso Cuarón and Jonás Cuarón (Warner Bros)
  • The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson and Guillermo del Toro (Warner Bros)
  • Iron Man 3, Drew Pearce and Shane Black (Marvel Studios)

Best Newcomer (the Sydney J. Bounds Award)

  • Ann Leckie, for Ancillary Justice (Orbit)
  • Emma Newman, for Between Two Thorns (Angry Robot)
  • Francis Knight, for Fade to Black (Orbit)
  • Laura Lam, for Pantomime (Strange Chemistry)
  • Libby McGugan, for The Eidolon (Solaris)
  • Samantha Shannon, for The Bone Season (Bloomsbury)

The winners will be selected by the previously announced juries. The British Fantasy Society committee will decide the winner of the Karl Edward Wagner Award. The awards will be announced at FantasyCon 2014 in September.

2013 British Fantasy Awards

The winners of the 2013 British Fantasy Awards were announced November 3 at the World Fantasy Convention in Brighton:

Best Fantasy Novel (the Robert Holdstock Award): Some Kind of Fairy Tale, Graham Joyce (Gollancz)

Best Horror Novel (the August Derleth Award): Last Days, Adam Nevill (Macmillan)

Best Novella: The Nine Deaths of Dr Valentine, John Llewellyn Probert (Spectral Press)

Best Short Story: “Shark! Shark!” by Ray Cluley (Black Static #29) (TTA Press)

Best Collection: Remember Why You Fear Me, Robert Shearman (ChiZine Publications)

Best Anthology: Magic: an Anthology of the Esoteric and Arcane, Jonathan Oliver (ed.) (Solaris)

Best Small Press (the PS Publishing Independent Press Award): ChiZine Publications (Brett Alexander Savory and Sandra Kasturi)

Best Non-Fiction: Pornokitsch, Anne C. Perry and Jared Shurin (eds)

Best Magazine/Periodical: Interzone, Andy Cox (ed.) (TTA Press)

Best Artist: Sean Phillips

Best Comic/Graphic Novel: Saga, Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples (Image Comics)

Best Screenplay: The Cabin in the Woods, Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard

Best Newcomer (the Sydney J. Bounds Award): Helen Marshall, for Hair Side, Flesh Side (ChiZine Publications)

Special Award (the Karl Edward Wagner Award): Iain Banks / Iain M. Banks

The winners were decided by the following jury members. On the main jury, deciding the categories of fantasy novel, horror novel, novella, short story, collection, anthology, magazine/periodical, comic/graphic novel and screenplay: Esther Sherman, Matthew Hughes, Neil Williamson, Pauline Morgan and Ros Jackson. Non-fiction: Djibril al-Ayad and Jason Arnopp. Artist: Daniele Serra, P.M. Buchan and Rachel Kendall. Small press: Elaine Hillson, Elloise Hopkins, Dave Brzeski, Rachel Kendall and Rhian Bowley. Newcomer: Adele Wearing, Alison Littlewood, Jim Steel, Lizzie Barrett and Peter Tennant. The Karl Edward Wagner Award was decided by a vote of the British Fantasy Society committee.

2013 British Fantasy Award Nominees

The nominees for the 2013 British Fantasy Awards 2013 have been announced. The winners will be revealed at an awards banquet during the World Fantasy Convention in Brighton on Sunday, November 3.

Best Fantasy Novel (the Robert Holdstock Award)
Blood and Feathers, Lou Morgan (Solaris)
The Brides of Rollrock Island, Margo Lanagan (David Fickling Books)
Railsea, China Miéville (Macmillan)
Red Country, Joe Abercrombie (Gollancz)
Some Kind of Fairy Tale, Graham Joyce (Gollancz)

Best Horror Novel (the August Derleth Award)
The Drowning Girl, Caitlin R. Kiernan (Roc)
The Kind Folk, Ramsey Campbell (PS Publishing)
Last Days, Adam Nevill (Macmillan)
Silent Voices, Gary McMahon (Solaris)
Some Kind of Fairy Tale, Graham Joyce (Gollancz)

Best Novella
Curaré, Michael Moorcock (Zenith Lives!) (Obverse Books)
Eyepennies, Mike O’Driscoll (TTA Press)
The Nine Deaths of Dr Valentine, John Llewellyn Probert (Spectral Press)
The Respectable Face of Tyranny, Gary Fry (Spectral Press)

Best Short Story
Our Island, Ralph Robert Moore (Where Are We Going?) (Eibonvale Press)
Shark! Shark! Ray Cluley (Black Static #29) (TTA Press)
Sunshine, Nina Allan (Black Static #29) (TTA Press)
Wish for a Gun, Sam Sykes (A Town Called Pandemonium) (Jurassic London)

Best Collection
From Hell to Eternity, Thana Niveau (Gray Friar Press)
Remember Why You Fear Me, Robert Shearman (ChiZine Publications)
Where Furnaces Burn, Joel Lane (PS Publishing)
The Woman Who Married a Cloud, Jonathan Carroll (Subterannean Press)

Best Anthology
A Town Called Pandemonium, Anne C. Perry and Jared Shurin (eds) (Jurassic London)
Magic: an Anthology of the Esoteric and Arcane, Jonathan Oliver (ed.) (Solaris)
The Mammoth Book of Ghost Stories by Women, Marie O’Regan (ed.) (Robinson)
Terror Tales of the Cotswolds, Paul Finch (ed.) (Gray Friar Press)

Best Small Press (the PS Publishing Independent Press Award)
ChiZine Publications (Brett Alexander Savory and Sandra Kasturi)
Gray Friar Press (Gary Fry)
Spectral Press (Simon Marshall-Jones)
TTA Press (Andy Cox)

Best Non-Fiction
Ansible, David Langford
The Cambridge Companion to Fantasy Literature, Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn (eds) (Cambridge University Press)
Coffinmaker’s Blues, Stephen Volk (Black Static) (TTA Press)
Fantasy Faction, Marc Aplin (ed.)
Pornokitsch, Anne C. Perry and Jared Shurin (eds)
Reflections: On the Magic of Writing, Diana Wynne Jones (David Fickling Books)

Best Magazine/Periodical
Black Static, Andy Cox (ed.) (TTA Press)
Interzone, Andy Cox (ed.) (TTA Press)
SFX, David Bradley (ed.) (Future Publishing)
Shadows and Tall Trees, Michael Kelly (ed.) (Undertow Publications)

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 (DC Comics)
Saga, Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples (Image Comics)
The Unwritten, Mike Carey, Peter Gross, Gary Erskine, Gabriel Hernández Walta, M.K. Perker, Vince Locke and Rufus Dayglo (DC Comics/Vertigo)
The Walking Dead, Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard (Skybound Entertainment/Image Comics)

Best Screenplay
Avengers Assemble, Joss Whedon
Sightseers, Alice Lowe, Steve Oram and Amy Jump
The Cabin in the Woods, Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson and Guillermo del Toro

Best Newcomer (the Sydney J. Bounds Award)
Alison Moore, for The Lighthouse (Salt Publishing)
Anne Lyle, for The Alchemist of Souls (Angry Robot)
E.C. Myers, for Fair Coin (Pyr)
Helen Marshall, for Hair Side, Flesh Side (ChiZine Publications)
Kim Curran, for Shift (Strange Chemistry)
Lou Morgan, for Blood and Feathers (Solaris)
Molly Tanzer, for A Pretty Mouth (Lazy Fascist Press)
Saladin Ahmed, for Throne of the Crescent Moon (Gollancz)
Stephen Bacon, for Peel Back the Sky (Gray Friar Press)
Stephen Blackmoore, for City of the Lost (Daw Books)

Four nominees in each category were decided by a vote of the members of the British Fantasy Society and the attendees of FantasyCon 2012, with up to two further nominees in each category being added by the juries as “egregious omissions”. The exception is the Best Newcomer category, in which all authors under consideration were put forward by voters.

The winners will be decided by jury – see details here.

2012 British Fantasy Awards

The 2012 British Fantasy Awards were presented September 30 at Fanatsy Con in Brighton.

Novel

The August Derleth Award (for best horror novel)
The Ritual by Adam Nevill (Pan)

The Robert Holdstock Award (for best fantasy novel)
Among Others by Jo Walton (Tor Books)

Novella
Gorel and the Pot Bellied God by Lavie Tidhar (PS Publishing)

Short Fiction
“The Coffin-Maker’s Daughter” by Angela Slatter (A Book of Horrors, Jo Fletcher Books)

Anthology
The Weird, editors Jeff and Ann Vandermeer (Corvus Books)

Collection
Everyone’s Just So So Special by Robert Shearman (Big Finish)

Screenplay
Midnight in Paris by Woody Allen

Magazine/Periodical
Black Static, Andy Cox, editor; TTA Press

Comic/Graphic Novel
Locke and Key by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez (IDW Publishing)

The BFA judges were James Barclay, Hal Duncan, Maura McHugh, Esther Sherman, and Damien G. Walter.