The finalists for the 2014 British Fantasy Awards have been announced!
Four nominees in each category were decided by the votes of BFS members and the attendees of FantasyCon 2012 and FantasyCon 2014. The exception is the Best Short Story category, in which two stories drawing for fourth place could not be separated and both were put through to the shortlist. Up to two further nominees in each category were added by the juries as “egregious omissions” under the rules.
And now, the finalists!
The winners of the 2013 British Fantasy Awards have been announced at the awards banquet at the World Fantasy Convention in Brighton.
- BEST FANTASY NOVEL (the Robert Holdstock Award): Some Kind of Fairy Tale, Graham Joyce (Gollancz)
- BEST HORROR NOVEL (the August Derleth Award): Last Days, Adam Nevill (Macmillan)
- BEST NOVELLA: The Nine Deaths of Dr Valentine, John Llewellyn Probert (Spectral Press)
- BEST SHORT STORY: Shark! Shark!, Ray Cluley (Black Static #29) (TTA Press)
- BEST COLLECTION: Remember Why You Fear Me, Robert Shearman (ChiZine Publications)
- BEST ANTHOLOGY: Magic: an Anthology of the Esoteric and Arcane, Jonathan Oliver (ed.) (Solaris)
- BEST SMALL PRESS (the PS Publishing Independent Press Award): ChiZine Publications (Brett Alexander Savory and Sandra Kasturi)
- BEST NON-FICTION: Pornokitsch, Anne C. Perry and Jared Shurin (eds)
- BEST MAGAZINE/PERIODICAL: Interzone, Andy Cox (ed.) (TTA Press)
- BEST ARTIST: Sean Phillips
- BEST COMIC/GRAPHIC NOVEL: Saga, Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples (Image Comics)
- BEST SCREENPLAYN: The Cabin in the Woods, Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard
- BEST NEWCOMER (the Sydney J. Bounds Award): Helen Marshall, for Hair Side, Flesh Side (ChiZine Publications)
- SPECIAL AWARD (the Karl Edward Wagner Award): Iain Banks / Iain M. Banks
Congratulations to the winners!
The finalists for the 2013 British Fantasy Awards have been announced:
- Blood and Feathers, Lou Morgan (Solaris)
- The Brides of Rollrock Island, Margo Lanagan (David Fickling Books)
- Railsea, China Miéville (Macmillan)
- Red Country, Joe Abercrombie (Gollancz)
- Some Kind of Fairy Tale, Graham Joyce (Gollancz)
The finalists for the 2012 British Fantasy Awards have been announced:
- The Heroes; Joe Abercrombie (Gollancz)
- 11.22.63; Stephen King (Hodder & Stoughton)
- Cyber Circus; Kim Lakin-Smith (NewCon Press)
- A Dance with Dragons; George RR Martin (Harper Voyager)
- The Ritual; Adam Nevill (Pan)
- Among Others; Jo Walton (Tor Books)
There will be two awards in the best Novel category: The August Derleth Award for best horror novel and The Robert Holdstock Award for best fantasy novel.