FINALISTS: 2011 BFS Fantasy Awards

The British Fantasy Society has announced the shortlist for the 2011 BFS Fantasy Awards:

BEST NOVEL (AUGUST DERLETH FANTASY AWARD)
  • Apartment 16 – Adam Nevill – Pan McMillan
  • Demon Dance – Sam Stone – The House Of Murky Depths
  • The Leaping – Tom Fletcher – Quercus
  • Pretty Little Dead Things – Gary McMahon – Angry Robot
  • The Silent Land – Graham Joyce – Gollancz

BEST NOVELLA
  • “1922” – Stephen King – Hodder & Stoughton
  • “Humpty’s Bones” – Simon Clark – Telos
  • “Ponthe Oldenguine” – Andrew Hook – Atomic Fez
  • “Sparrowhawk” – Paul Finch – Pendragon
  • “The Thief of Broken Toys” – Tim Lebbon – ChiZine
BEST SHORT STORY
  • “The Beautiful Room” – R B Russell – Nightjar
  • “Fool’s Gold” – Sam Stone – NewCon
  • “The Lure” – Nicholas Royle – Solaris
  • “Otterburn” – Jan Edwards – Estronomicon
  • “Something For Nothing” – Joe Essid – PS Publishing
BEST COLLECTION
  • Full Dark, No Stars – Stephen King – Hodder & Stoughton
  • The Gravedigger’s Tale: Fables of Fear – Simon Clark – Robert Hale
  • Last Exit for the Lost – Tim Lebbon – Cemetery Dance
  • One Monster Is Not Enough – Paul Finch – Gray Friar
  • Walkers in the Dark – Paul Finch – Ash Tree
BEST ANTHOLOGY
  • Back From the Dead: The Legacy of the Pan Book of Horror Stories – Johnny Mains – Noose & Gibbet
  • The End of the Line – Jonathan Oliver – Solaris
  • The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror Volume 21 – Stephen Jones – Robinson & Constable
  • Never Again – Allyson Bird & Joel Lane – Gray Friar
  • Zombie Apocalypse! – Stephen Jones – Robinson & Constable
BEST NON-FICTION
  • Altered Visions: The Art of Vincent Chong – Telos
  • Cinema Futura – Ed. Mark Morris – PS Publishing
  • Fantastic TV: 50 Years of Cult Fantasy and Science Fiction – Steven Savile – Plexus
  • M P Shiel: The Middle Years 1897-1923 – Harold Billings – Roger Beacham
  • The Shrieking Sixties – Darrel Buxton – Midnight Marquee
BEST ARTIST
  • Ben Baldwin
  • Daniele Serra
  • Les Edwards
  • Paul Mudie
  • Vincent Chong
BEST SMALL PRESS
  • Atomic Fez – Ian Alexander Martin
  • Gray Friar Press – Gary Fry
  • Pendragon Press – Christopher Teague
  • Telos Publishing – David J Howe and Stephen James Walker
  • TTA Press – Andy Cox
BEST MAGAZINE/PERIODICAL
  • Black Static – Andy Cox – TTA
  • Cemetery Dance – Rich Chizmar
  • Murky Depths – Terry Martin – The House Of Murky Depths
  • Shadows and Tall Trees – Michael Kelly – Undertow Publications
  • Strange Horizons – Susan Marie Groppi
BEST GRAPHIC NOVEL
  • Clint – Mark Millar – Titan
  • Grandville Mon Amour – Bryan Talbot – Jonathan Cape
  • Neonomicon – Alan Moore & Jacen Burrows – Avatar
  • The Mountains of Madness – Ian Culbard – Self Made Hero
  • The Unwritten Vols 1 & 2 – Mike Carey & Peter Gross – Titan Books
BEST FILM
  • Alice in Wonderland – Tim Burton – Walt Disney
  • Inception – Christopher Nolan – Syncopy Films
  • Kick-Ass – Matthew Vaughn – Lionsgate
  • Monsters – Gareth Edwards – Vertigo Films
  • Scott Pilgrim vs The World – Edgar Wright – Universal Pictures
BEST TELEVISION
  • A History of Horror With Mark Gatiss – Mark Gatiss – BBC
  • Being Human – Toby Whithouse – BBC
  • Doctor Who – Steven Moffat – BBC
  • Sherlock – Steven Moffat – BBC
  • True Blood – Alan Ball – HBO

2 thoughts on “FINALISTS: 2011 BFS Fantasy Awards”

  1. How disappointing, yet again, that the British Fantasy Awards have only picked horror books, stories and novellas. This useless farce continues year in, year out, as membership of the BFS hits ever new lows, and the Fantasycon at which these awards are presented sees less and less support. The absolute nadir was a couple of years ago, when the audience at the awards actually booed the choice of Joe Abercrombie for Best Newcomer, for the temerity of the judges to dare pick a fantasy author amidst all the horror in-crowd.

    It’s long past time when these awards and their associated convention are renamed the British Horror Awards, and we can leave the ever-more-cliquey in-crowd to celebrate each other to their hearts’ content. My fear, too, is that the committee organising the 2013 World Fantasy COn in the UK are the same horror people, and we’ll see their stranglehold ruin that convention too.

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