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2013 British Fantasy Award Nominees

The British Fantasy Society has announced the finalists for the 2013 British Fantasy Awards. The nominees are:

Best Novel (the August Derleth Fantasy Award)

  • Red Country, Joe Abercrombie (Gollancz)
  • Some Kind of Fairy Tale, Graham Joyce (Gollancz)
  • The Brides of Rollrock Island, Margo Lanagan (David Fickling)
  • Railsea, China Miéville (Macmillan)
  • Blood and Feathers, Lou Morgan (Solaris)

Best Horror Novel (the August Derleth Award)

  • The Kind Folk, Ramsey Campbell (PS)
  • Some Kind of Fairy Tale, Graham Joyce (Gollancz)
  • The Drowning Girl, Caitlín R. Kiernan (Roc)
  • Silent Voices, Gary McMahon (Solaris)
  • Last Days, Adam Nevill (Macmillan)

Best Novella

  • The Respectable Face of Tyranny, Gary Fry (Spectral)
  • “Curaré”, Michael Moorcock (Zenith Lives!)
  • Eyepennies, Mike O’Driscoll (TTA)
  • The Nine Deaths of Dr Valentine, John Llewellyn Probert (Spectral)

Best Short Story

  • “Sunshine”, Nina Allan (Black Static #29)
  • “Shark! Shark!” Ray Cluley (Black Static #29)
  • “Our Island”, Ralph Robert Moore (Where Are We Going?)
  • “Wish for a Gun”, Sam Sykes (A Town Called Pandemonium)

Best Collection

  • The Woman Who Married a Cloud, Jonathan Carroll (Subterannean)
  • Where Furnaces Burn, Joel Lane (PS)
  • From Hell to Eternity, Thana Niveau (Gray Friar)
  • Remember Why You Fear Me, Robert Shearman (ChiZine)

Best Anthology:

  • Terror Tales of the Cotswolds, Paul Finch, ed. (Gray Friar)
  • Magic: An Anthology of the Esoteric and Arcane, Jonathan Oliver, ed. (Solaris)
  • The Mammoth Book of Ghost Stories by Women, Marie O’Regan, ed. (Robinson)
  • A Town Called Pandemonium, Anne C. Perry & Jared Shurin, eds. (Jurassic London)

Best Small Press (the PS Publishing Independent Press Award)

  • ChiZine Publications (Brett Alexander Savory and Sandra Kasturi)
  • Gray Friar Press (Gary Fry)
  • Spectral Press (Simon Marshall-Jones)
  • TTA Press (Andy Cox)

Best Non-Fiction

  • Ansible, David Langford
  • The Cambridge Companion to Fantasy Literature, Edward James & Farah Mendlesohn, eds. (Cambridge University Press)
  • Coffinmaker’s Blues (column), Stephen Volk (Black Static)
  • Fantasy Faction, Marc Aplin, ed.
  • Pornokitsch, Anne C. Perry & Jared Shurin, eds.
  • Reflections: On the Magic of Writing, Diana Wynne Jones (David Fickling)

Best Magazine/Periodical

  • Black Static, Andy Cox, ed. (TTA)
  • Interzone, Andy Cox, ed. (TTA)
  • SFX, David Bradley, ed. (Future)
  • Shadows and Tall Trees, Michael Kelly, ed. (Undertow)

Best Artist

  •  Ben Baldwin
  • Vincent Chong
  • Les Edwards
  • Sean Phillips
  • David Rix

Best Comic/Graphic Novel

  • The Unwritten, Mike Carey, Peter Gross, Gary Erskine, Gabriel Hernández Walta, M.K. Perker, Vince Locke, and Rufus Dayglo (Vertigo)
  • The Walking Dead, Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard (Skybound/Image)
  • Dial H, China Miéville, Mateus Santolouco, David Lapham, and Riccardo Burchielli (DC)
  • Saga, Brian K. Vaughan, and Fiona Staples (Image)

Best Screenplay

  • Sightseers, Alice Lowe, Steve Oram, and Amy Jump
  • The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson, and Guillermo del Toro
  • Avengers Assemble, Joss Whedon
  • The Cabin in the Woods, Joss Whedon, and Drew Goddard

Best Newcomer (the Sydney J. Bounds Award)

  • Saladin Ahmed, for Throne of the Crescent Moon (Gollancz)
  • Stephen Bacon, for Peel Back the Sky (Gray Friar)
  • Stephen Blackmoore, for City of the Lost (DAW)
  • Kim Curran, for Shift (Strange Chemistry)
  • Anne Lyle, for The Alchemist of Souls (Angry Robot)
  • Helen Marshall, for Hair Side, Flesh Side (ChiZine)
  • Alison Moore, for The Lighthouse (Salt Publishing)
  • Lou Morgan, for Blood and Feathers (Solaris)
  • E.C. Myers, for Fair Coin (Pyr)
  • Molly Tanzer, for A Pretty Mouth (Lazy Fascist)

Winners will be chosen by juries, and announced November 3, 2013 at the Fantasy Awards banquet during the World Fantasy Convention in Brighton, England.

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