Monday, June 14, 2010

2010 British Fantasy Awards nominees

The British Fantasy Socitey has announced the nominees for the 2010 British Fantasy Awards. The awards will be presented at FantasyCon 2010 that will be held between 17th and 19th of September at the Britannia Hotel in Nottingham.

BEST NOVEL
- "Best Served Cold" by Joe Abercrombie (Gollancz)
- "Futile Flame" by Sam Stone (House of Murky Depths)
- "One" by Conrad Williams (Virgin)
- "The Naming of the Beasts" by Mike Carey (Orbit)
- "Under the Dome" by Stephen King (Hodder & Stoughton)

BEST NOVELLA
- "Old Man Scratch" by Rio Youers (PS)
- "Roadkill" by Rob Shearman, from "Roadkill/Siren Beat" (Twelfth Planet) and "Love Songs for the Shy and Cynical" (Big Finish)
- "The Language of Dying" by Sarah Pinborough (PS)
- "The Witnesses are Gone" by Joel Lane (PS)
- "Vardoger" by Stephen Volk (Gray Friar)

BEST SHORT STORY
- "Careful What You Wish For" by Justin Carroll, in "Dragontales: Short Stories of Flame, Tooth and Scale" edited by Holly Stacey (Wyvern)
- "George Clooney's Moustache" by Rob Shearman, in "The BFS Yearbook 2009" edited by Guy Adams (BFS)
- "My Brother's Keeper" by Nina Allan, "Black Static #12"
- "The Confessor's Tale" by Sarah Pinborough, in "Hellbound Hearts" edited by Marie O’Regan and Paul Kane (Pocket)
- "What Happens When You Wake Up in the Night" by Michael Marshall Smith (Nightjar)

BEST ANTHOLOGY
- "Cern Zoo: Nemonymous 9" edited by D.F. Lewis (Megazanthus)
- "Dragontales: Short Stories of Flame, Tooth and Scale" edited by Holly Stacey (Wyvern)
- "Hellbound Hearts" edited by Marie O’Regan and Paul Kane (Pocket)
- "Songs of the Dying Earth: Stories in Honour of Jack Vance" edited by George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois (HarperVoyager)
- "The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 20" edited by Stephen Jones (Constable and Robinson)

BEST COLLECTION
- "Cyberabad Days" by Ian McDonald (Gollancz)
- "Just Behind You" by Ramsey Campbell (PS)
- "Love Songs for the Shy and Cynical" by Robert Shearman (Big Finish)
- "Once & Future Cities" by Allen Ashley (Eibonvale)
- "The Terrible Changes" by Joel Lane (Ex Occidente)

PS PUBLISHING AWARD FOR BEST SMALL PRESS
- Newcon Press (Ian Whates)
- Screaming Dreams (Steve Upham)
- Subterranean Press (William Schafer)
- Telos Publishing (David Howe)
- TTA Press (Andy Cox)

BEST COMIC/GRAPHIC NOVEL
- "Fables" by Bill Willingham and Mark Buckingham (Vertigo)
- "Freakangels" by Warren Ellis and Paul Duffield (Avatar & warrenellis.com)
- "Locke and Key" by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez (IDW)
- "The Girly Comic" edited by Selina Lock (Factor Fiction)
- "Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader?" by Neil Gaiman and Andy Kubert (DC)

BEST ARTIST
- Charles Vess, for work including Neil Gaiman’s "Blueberry Girl"
- Les Edwards, for work including the cover of "Cemetery Dance #62"
- Shaun Tan
- Steve Upham, for work including the Estronomicon Sketchbook Special
- Vincent Chong, for work including covers for "The Witnesses are Gone" (PS) and "The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 20" (Constable and Robinson)

BEST NON-FICTION
- "Ansible Link" by David Langford (http://news.ansible.co.uk)
- "Case Notes" by Peter Tennant, Black Static
- "It Lives Again! Horror Movies in the New Millennium" by Axelle Carolyn (Telos)
- John Scalzi, Whatever (http://scalzi.com/whatever)
- "Knowing Darkness: Artists Inspired by Stephen King" by George Beahm and various artists (Centipede Press)

BEST MAGAZINE
- "Black Static" edited by Andy Cox (TTA)
- "Cemetery Dance" edited by Richard Chizmar (Cemetery Dance)
- "Interzone" edited by Andy Cox (TTA)
- "Midnight Street" edited by Trevor Denyer (Immediate Direction)
- "Murky Depths" edited by Terry Martin (The House of Murky Depths)
- "Theaker's Quarterly Fiction" edited by Stephen Theaker and John Greenwood (Silver Age)

BEST TELEVISION
- "Battlestar Galactica" (Sci Fi/Sky 1)
- "Being Human" (BBC3)
- "Doctor Who" (BBC1)
- "Lost" (ABC/Sky 1)
- "Torchwood: Children of Earth" (BBC1)

BEST FILM
- "Avatar" directed by James Cameron (Twentieth Century Fox)
- "Coraline" directed by Henry Selick (Focus)
- "District 9" directed by Neill Blomkamp (Tristar)
- "Let the Right One In" directed by Tomas Alfredson (EFTI)
- "Watchmen" directed by Zack Snyder (Warner)

Congratulations and good luck to all the nominees!

2 comments:

Rabid Fox said...

Oh, I didn't know they had a film category too. Is it wrong I have my fingers crossed against Avatar?

Hellbound Hearts is on my wish list, as that looks like a great anthology.

Mihai (Dark Wolf) said...

No problem with me, I personally didn't see "Avatar" :)
"Hellbound Hearts" looks like a very interestig anthology indeed.