Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Awards round-up

February is the shortest month but this fact didn’t prevent it to offer plenty of action in the speculative fiction awards field. I’ll try to resume a few of them.

2010 Bram Stoker Awards nominees

Horror Writers Association announced the nominations for the 2010 Bram Stoker Awards:

“Horns” by Joe Hill (William Morrow)
“Rot and Ruin” by Jonathan Maberry (Simon & Schuster)
“Dead Love” by Linda Watanabe McFerrin (Stone Bridge Press)
“Apocalypse of the Dead” by Joe McKinney (Pinnacle)
“Dweller” by Jeff Strand (Leisure/Dark Regions Press)
“A Dark Matter” by Peter Straub (DoubleDay)

First Novel:
“Black and Orange” by Benjamin Kane Ethridge (Bad Moon Books)
“A Book of Tongues” by Gemma Files (Chizine Publications)
“Castle of Los Angeles” by Lisa Morton (Gray Friar Press)
“Spellbent” by Lucy Snyder (Del Rey)

Long Fiction:
“The Painted Darkness” Brian James Freeman (Cemetery Dance)
“Dissolution” by Lisa Mannetti (Deathwatch)
“Monsters Among Us” by Kirstyn McDermott (Macabre: A Journey through Australia’s Darkest Fears)
“The Samhanach” by Lisa Morton (Bad Moon Books)
“Invisible Fences” by Norman Prentiss (Cemetery Dance)

Short Fiction:
“Return to Mariabronn” by Gary Braunbeck (Haunted Legends)
“The Folding Man” by Joe R. Lansdale (Haunted Legends)
“1925: A Faall Roiver Halloween” by Lisa Mannetti (Shroud Magazine #10)
“In the Middle of Poplar Street” by Nate Southard (Dead Set: A Zombie Anthology)
“Final Draft” by Mark W. Worthen (Horror Library IV)

“Dark Faith” edited by Maurice Broaddus and Jerry Gordon (Apex Publications)
“Horror Library IV” edited by R.J. Cavender and Boyd E. Harris (Cutting Block Press)
“Macabre: A Journey Through Australia’s Darkest Fears” edited by Angela Challis and Marty Young (Brimstone Press)
“Haunted Legends” edited by Ellen Datlow and Nick Mamatas (Tor)
“The New Dead” edited by Christopher Golden (St. Martin's Griffin)

“Occultation” by Laird Barron (Night Shade Books)
“Blood and Gristle” by Michael Louis Calvillo (Bad Moon Books)
“Full Dark, No Stars” by Stephen King (Simon and Schuster)
“The Ones That Got Away” by Stephen Graham Jones (Prime Books)
“A Host of Shadows” by Harry Shannon (Dark Regions Press)

“To Each Their Darkness” by Gary A. Braunbeck (Apex Publications)
“The Conspiracy Against the Human Race” by Thomas Ligotti (Hippocampus Press)
“Wanted Undead or Alive” by Jonathan Maberry and Janice Gable Bashman (Citadel)
“Listen to the Echoes: The Ray Bradbury Interviews” by Sam Weller (Melville House Publications)

Poetry Collection:
“Dark Matters” by Bruce Boston (Bad Moon Books)
“Wild Hunt of the Stars” by Ann K. Schwader (Sam's Dot)
“Diary of a Gentleman Diabolist” by Robin Spriggs (Anomalous Books)
“Vicious Romantic” by Wrath James White (Needfire Poetry)

The winners will be announced on June 18th at the Stoker Weekend 2001 at Long Island, New York.

2010 Nebula Awards nominees

The Native Star” by M.K. Hobson (Spectra)
The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms” by N.K. Jemisin (Orbit UK; Orbit US)
Shades of Milk and Honey” by Mary Robinette Kowal (Tor)
Echo” by Jack McDevitt (Ace)
Who Fears Death by Nnedi Okorafor (DAW)
Blackout/All Clear” by Connie Willis (Spectra)

Short Story:
‘‘Arvies’’ by Adam-Troy Castro (Lightspeed Magazine 8/10)
‘‘How Interesting: A Tiny Man’’ by Harlan Ellison® (Realms of Fantasy 2/10)
‘‘Ponies’’ by Kij Johnson (Tor.com 1/17/10)
‘‘I’m Alive, I Love You, I’ll See You in Reno’’ by Vylar Kaftan (Lightspeed Magazine 6/10)
‘‘The Green Book’’ by Amal El-Mohtar (Apex Magazine 11/1/10)
‘‘Ghosts of New York’’ by Jennifer Pelland (Dark Faith)
‘‘Conditional Love’’ by Felicity Shoulders (Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine 1/10)

‘‘Map of Seventeen’’ by Christopher Barzak (The Beastly Bride)
‘‘The Jaguar House, in Shadow’’ by Aliette de Bodard (Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine 7/10)
‘‘The Fortuitous Meeting of Gerard van Oost and Oludara’’ by Christopher Kastensmidt (Realms of Fantasy 4/10)
“Plus or Minus’’ by James Patrick Kelly (Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine12/10)
‘‘Pishaach’’ by Shweta Narayan (The Beastly Bride)
‘‘That Leviathan, Whom Thou Hast Made’’ by Eric James Stone (Analog Science Fiction and Fact 9/10)
‘‘Stone Wall Truth’’ by Caroline M. Yoachim (Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine 2/10)

“The Alchemist” by Paolo Bacigalupi (Audible; Subterranean)
‘‘Iron Shoes’’ by J. Kathleen Cheney (Alembical 2)
The Lifecycle of Software Objects” by Ted Chiang (Subterranean)
‘‘The Sultan of the Clouds’’ by Geoffrey A. Landis (Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine 9/10)
‘‘Ghosts Doing the Orange Dance’’ by Paul Park (The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction 1-2/10)
‘‘The Lady Who Plucked Red Flowers beneath the Queen’s Window’’ by Rachel Swirsky (Subterranean Magazine Summer ’10)

Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy:
Ship Breaker” by Paolo Bacigalupi (Little, Brown)
White Cat” by Holly Black (McElderry)
Mockingjay” by Suzanne Collins (Scholastic Press; Scholastic UK)
Hereville: How Mirka Got Her Sword” by Barry Deutsch (Amulet)
The Boy from Ilysies” by Pearl North (Tor Teen)
I Shall Wear Midnight” by Terry Pratchett (Gollancz; Harper)
A Conspiracy of Kings” by Megan Whalen Turner (Greenwillow)
Behemoth” by Scott Westerfeld (Simon Pulse; Simon & Schuster UK)

The Ray Bradbury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation:
“Despicable Me” Pierre Coffin & Chris Renaud (directors), Ken Daurio & Cinco Paul (screenplay), Sergio Pablos (story) (Illumination Entertainment)
“Doctor Who: ‘‘Vincent and the Doctor’’” Richard Curtis (writer), Jonny Campbell (director)
“How to Train Your Dragon” Dean DeBlois & Chris Sanders (directors), William Davies, Dean DeBlois, & Chris Sanders (screenplay) (DreamWorks Animation)
“Inception” Christopher Nolan (director), Christopher Nolan (screenplay) (Warner)
“Scott Pilgrim vs. the World” Edgar Wright (director), Michael Bacall & Edgar Wright (screenplay) (Universal)
“Toy Story 3” Lee Unkrich (director), Michael Arndt (screenplay), John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton, & Lee Unkrich (story) (Pixar/Disney)

The winners will be announced on May 21st at the Nebula Awards Banquet.

2010 Australian Shadows Awards nominees

Long Fiction:
“Madigan Mine” by Kirstyn McDermott (Picador Australia)
“The Girl With No Hands” by Angela Slatter (Ticonderoga Publications)
“Guardian of the Dead” by Karen Healy (Allen & Unwin)
“Under Stones” by Bob Franklin (Affirm Press)
“Bleed” by Peter M. Ball (Twelfth Planet Press)

Edited Publication:
“Macabre: A Journey through Australia's Darkest Fears” edited by Angela Challis & Marty Young (Brimstone Press)
“Scenes From The Second Storey” edited by Amanda Pillar & Pete Kempshall (Morrigan Books)
“Dark Pages 1” edited by Brenton Tomlinson (Blade Red Press)
“Scary Kisses” edited by Liz Grzyb (Ticonderoga Publications)
“Midnight Echo #4” edited by Lee Battersby (AHWA)

Short Fiction:
“Bread and Circuses” by Felicity Dowker (Scary Kisses)
“Brisneyland by Night” by Angela Slatter (Sprawl)
“She Said” by Kirstyn McDermott (Scenes from the Second Storey)
“All The Clowns In Clowntown” by Andrew J. McKiernan (Macabre: A Journey through Australia's Darkest Fears)
“Dream Machine” by David Conyers (Scenes from the Second Storey)

The winners will be announced on April 15th.

4th Annual Black Quill Awards

Last, but not least let’s see also the winners of an award. Dark Scribe Magazine announced the winners of the 4th Annual Black Quill Awards, in both Editors and Readers categories:

Dark Genre Novel of the Year:

Editors’ Choice: “A Dark Matter” by Peter Straub

Readers’ Choice: “Sparrow Rock” by Nate Kenyon

Best Small Press Chill:

Editors’ Choice: “A Book of Tongues” by Gemma Files

Readers’ Choice: “A Book of Tongues” by Gemma Files

Best Dark Genre Collection:

Editors’ Choice: “Occultation” by Laird Barron

Readers’ Choice: “Blood and Gristle” by Michael Louis Calvillo

Best Dark Genre Anthology:

Editors’ Choice: “Haunted Legends” edited by Ellen Datlow and Nick Mamatas

Readers’ Choice: “Horror Library IV” edited by R.J. Cavender and Boyd E. Harris

Best Dark Genre Book of Non-Fiction:

Editors’ Choice: “The Conspiracy Against the Human Race” by Thomas Ligotti

Readers’ Choice: “Thrillers: 100 Must Reads” edited by David Morrell and Hank Wagner

Best Dark Scribble:

Editors’ Choice: “The Things” by Peter Watts (Clarkesworld Magazine, January 2010)

Readers’ Choice: “We” by Bentley Little (Cemetery Dance #64)

Best Dark Genre Book Trailer:

Editors’ Choice: “Neverland” by Douglas Clegg - Video Production by Circle of Seven Productions

Readers’ Choice: “Neverland” by Douglas Clegg - Video Production by Circle of Seven Productions

Congratulations to all and good luck to all the nominees!

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