Tuesday, February 23, 2010

2009 Bram Stoker Award Nominees

After three weeks from the announcement of the 2009 Bram Stoker Preliminary Ballot the final list of nominees of the Bram Stoker Awards has been announced. The winners will be selected from this ballot and will be announced on March 27th at the World Horror Convention in Brighton, UK.

Superior achievement in a novel

- "Audrey’s Door" by Sarah Langan (Harper)
- "Patient Zero" by Jonathan Maberry (St. Martin’s Griffin)
- "Quarantined" by Joe McKinney (Lachesis Publishing)
- "Cursed" by Jeremy Shipp (Raw Dog Screaming Press)

Superior achievement in a first novel

- "Breathers" by S. G. Browne (Broadway Books)
- "Solomon’s Grave" by Daniel G. Keohane (Dragon Moon Press)
- "Damnable" by Hank Schwaeble (Jove)
- "The Little Sleep" by Paul Tremblay (Henry Holt)

Superior achievement in long fiction

- "Dreaming Robot Monster" by Mort Castle ("Mighty Unclean")
- "The Hunger of Empty Vessels" by Scott Edelman (Bad Moon Books)
- "The Lucid Dreaming" by Lisa Morton (Bad Moon Books)
- "Doc Good’s Traveling Show" by Gene O’Neill (Bad Moon Books)

Superior achievement in short fiction

- "Keeping Watch" by Nate Kenyon (Monstrous: 20 Tales of Giant Creature Terror)
- "The Crossing of Aldo Ray" by Weston Ochse (The Dead That Walk)
- "In the Porches of My Ears" by Norman Prentiss (Postscripts #1)
- "The Night Nurse" by Harry Shannon (Horror Drive-in)

Superior achievement in fiction collection

- "Martyrs and Monsters" by Robert Dunbar (DarkHart Press)
- "Got to Kill Them All and Other Stories" by Dennis Etchison (Cemetery Dance)
- "A Taste of Tenderloin" by Gene O’Neill (Apex Book Company)
- "In the Closet, Under the Bed" by Lee Thomas (Dark Scribe Press)

Superior achievement in anthology

- "He is Legend: An Anthology Celebrating Richard Matheson" edited by Christopher Conlon (Gauntlet Press)
- "Lovecraft Unbound" edited by Ellen Datlow (Dark Horse Books)
- "Poe" edited by Ellen Datlow (Solaris)
- "Midnight Walk" edited by Lisa Morton (Darkhouse Publishing)

Superior achievement in nonfiction

- "Writers Workshop of Horror" by Michael Knost (Woodland Press)
- "Cinema Knife Fight" by L. L. Soares and Michael Arruda (Fearzone)
- "The Stephen King Illustrated Companion" by Bev Vincent (Fall River Press)
- "Stephen King: The Non-fiction" by Rocky Wood and Justin Brook (Cemetery Dance)

Superior achievement in poetry collection

- "Double Visions" by Bruce Boston (Dark Regions)
- "North Left of Earth" by Bruce Boston (Sam’s Dot)
- "Barfodder" by Rain Graves (Cemetery Dance)
- "Chimeric Machines" by Lucy A. Snyder (Creative Guy Publishing)

Congratulations and good luck to all!

2 comments:

Rabid Fox said...

Good to see Sarah Langan made it to the final four for Audrey's Door. I'm gonna have to watch out for the other three. I just finished reading Maberry's Ghost Road Blues last week and really enjoyed it.

Mihai (Dark Wolf) said...

I have to read Sarah Langan's "Audrey's Door", because I read a few interesting things about it.