Tuesday, May 7, 2013

2012 Shirley Jackson Awards nominees

One of the awards I enjoy following each year is the Shirley Jackson Awards. Ever since I discovered these awards I found its lists of nominees always fresh and provocative and every year the awards celebrate some of the most original titles I’ve got the chance to read. This year seems no different. With such interesting titles on the lists of nominees I am looking forward to see who the winners would be when they’ll be announce on 14th July at the Shirley Jackson Awards ceremony held at Readercon 24, Conference of Imaginative Literature, in Burlington, Massachusetts.

“The Drowning Girl” by Caitlín R. Kiernan (ROC)
“The Devil in Silver” by Victor LaValle (Spiegel & Grau)
“Edge” by Koji Suzuki (Vertical, Inc.)
“Gone Girl” by Gillian Flynn (Crown Publishers)
“Immobility” by Brian Evenson (Tor)

“28 Teeth of Rage” by Ennis Drake (Omnium Gatherum Media)
“Delphine Dodd” by S.P. Miskowski (Omnium Gatherum Media)
“I'm Not Sam” by Jack Ketchum and Lucky McKee (Sinister Grin Press/Cemetery Dance Publications)
“The Indifference Engine” by Project Itoh (Haikasoru/VIZ Media LLC)
“Sky” by Kaaron Warren (Through Splintered Walls, Twelfth Planet Press)

“The Crying Child” by Bruce McAllister (originally “The Bleeding Child”, Cemetery Dance #68)
“The House on Ashley Avenue” by Ian Rogers (Every House is Haunted, ChiZine Publications)
“Reeling for the Empire” by Karen Russell (Tin House, Winter 2012)
“Wild Acre” by Nathan Ballingrud (Visions, Fading Fast, Pendragon Press)
“The Wish Head” by Jeffrey Ford (Crackpot Palace, William Morrow)

“Bajazzle” by Margo Lanagan (Cracklescape, Twelfth Planet Press)
“How We Escaped Our Certain Fate” by Dan Chaon (21st Century Dead, St. Martin's)
“Little America” by Dan Chaon (Shadow Show: All New Stories in Celebration of Ray Bradbury, William Morrow)
“The Magician's Apprentice” by Tamsyn Muir (Weird Tales #359)
“A Natural History of Autumn” by Jeffrey Ford (Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, July/August 2012)
“Two Houses” by Kelly Link (Shadow Show: All-New Stories in Celebration of Ray Bradbury, William Morrow)

“Crackpot Palace” by Jeffrey Ford (William Morrow)
“Errantry” by Elizabeth Hand (Small Beer Press)
“The Pottawatomie Giant and Other Stories” by Andy Duncan (PS Publishing)
“Remember Why You Fear Me” by Robert Shearman (ChiZine Publications)
“The Woman Who Married a Cloud” by Jonathan Carroll (Subterranean Press)
“Windeye” by Brian Evenson (Coffee House Press)

“21st Century Dead” edited by Christopher Golden (St. Martin’s)
“Black Wings II” edited by S. T. Joshi (PS Publishing)
“Exotic Gothic 4: Postscripts #28/29” edited by Danel Olson (PS Publishing)
“Night Shadows” edited by Greg Herren and J. M. Redmann (Bold Strokes Books)
“Shadow Show: All-New Stories in Celebration of Ray Bradbury” edited by Sam Weller and Mort Castle (William Morrow)

Congratulations and good luck to all the nominees!

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