2011 British Fantasy Award nominees announced
The British Fantasy Society has announced the nominees for the 2011 British Fantasy Awards.
The nominees for the August Derlith Fantasy Award, for best novel, are Apartment 16 (Pan Macmillan), by Adam Nevill; Demon Dance (The House of Murky Depths), by Sam Stone; The Leaping (Quercus), by Tom Fletcher; Pretty Little Dead Things (Angry Robot), by Gary McMahon; and The Silent Land (Gollancz), by Graham Joyce.
Best Novella nominees include “1922″ (Full Dark, No Stars), by Stephen King; Humpty’s Bones (Telos), by Simon Clark; Ponthe Oldenguine (Atomic Fez), by Andrew Hook; Sparrowhawk (Pendragon), by Paul Finch; and The Thief of Broken Toys (ChiZine), by Tim Lebbon.
Among the short stories nominated are The Beautiful Room (Nightjar), by R. B. Russell; “Fool’s Gold” (The Bitten Word), by Sam Stone; “The Lure” (The End of the Line), by Nicholas Royle; “Otterburn” (Estronomicon Dec 2010), by Jan Edwards; and “Something for Nothing” (Catastrophia), by Joe Essid.
The nominees for Best Collection include Full Dark, No Stars (Hodder & Stoughton), by Stephen King; The Gravedigger’s Tale: Fables of Fear (Robert Hale), by Simon Clark; Last Exit for the Lost (Cemetery Dance), by Tim Lebbon; One Monster Is Not Enough (Gray Friar), by Paul Finch; and Walkers in the Dark (Ash-Tree), by Paul Finch.
The anthologies nominated include Back From the Dead: The Legacy of the Pan Book of Horror Stories (Noose & Gibbet), edited by Johnny Mains; The End of the Line (Solaris), edited by Jonathan Olliver; The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror Volume 21 (Robinson), edited by Stephen Jones; Never Again (Gray Friar), edited by Allyson Bird & Joel Lane; and Zombie Apocalypse! (Robinson), edited by Stephen Jones.
Nominees for Best Non-Fiction are Altered Visions: The Art of Vincent Chong (Telos), by Vincent Chong; Cinema Futura (PS Publishing), edited by Mark Morris; Fantastic TV: 50 Years of Cult Fantasy and Science Fiction (Plexus), by Steven Savile; M. P. Shiel: The Middle Years 1897 – 1923 (Roger Beacham), by Harold Billings; and The Shrieking Sixties (Midnight Marquee), by Darrel Buxton.
Best Artist nominees include Ben Baldwin, Daniele Serra, Les Edwards, Paul Mudie and Vincent Chong.
The nominees for Best Small Press include Atomic Fez, Ian Alexander Martin; Gray Friar Press, Gary Fry; Pendragon Press, Christopher Teague; Telos Publishing, David J. Howe and Stephen James Walker; and TTA Press, Andy Cox. The Best Small Press award is sponsored by PS Publishing, which withdrew from competition in the category in 2009.
Best Magazine nominees include Black Static, Cemetery Dance, Murky Depths, Shadows & Tall Trees, and Strange Horizons.
Nominees for Best Graphic Novel include CLiNT (Titan), by Mark Millar; Grandville Mon Amour (Jonathan Cape), by Bryan Talbot; Neonomicon (Avatar), by Alan Moore and Jacen Burrows; At the Mountains of Madness (Self Made Hero), by I. N. J. Culbard; and The Unwritten, Volumes 1 and 2 (Titan), by Mike Carey and Peter Gross.
The movies nominated for best film are Alice in Wonderland (Walt Disney), directed by Tim Burton; Inception (Syncopy Films), directed by Christopher Nolan; Kick-Ass (Lionsgate), directed by Matthew Vaughn; Monsters (Vertigo Films), directed by Gareth Edwards; and Scott Pilgrim vs The World (Universal Pictures), directed by Edgar Wright.
Nominated in the Best Television category are A History of Horror With Mark Gatiss (BBC), Mark Gatiss; Being Human (BBC), Toby Whitehouse; Doctor Who (BBC), Steven Moffat; Sherlock (BBC), Steven Moffat; and True Blood (HBO), Alan Ball.
Voting for the British Fantasy Awards is open to current members of the British Fantasy Society and to members of FantasyCon 2010 and FantasyCon 2011.
Winners will be announced during FantasyCon 2011, to be held at Brighton, UK, from 30 September to 2 October 2011.
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