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2012 British Fantasy Awards shortlist
« on: May 07, 2012, 07:59:19 PM »
The British Fantasy Society is pleased to announce the shortlist for the 2012 British Fantasy Awards. Determined by the 952 recommendations from BFS members and FantasyCon attendees and overseen by the British Fantasy Awards Jury, the shortlist is:

Novel:
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.

Novella:
Terra Damnata; James Cooper (PS Publishing)
Ghosts with Teeth; Peter Crowther (A Book of Horrors, Jo Fletcher Books)
King Death; Paul Finch (Spectral Press) (moved to Short Story category)
Near Zennor; Elizabeth Hand (A Book of Horrors, Jo Fletcher Books)
The Music of Bengt Karlsson, Murderer; John Ajvide Lindqvist (A Book of Horrors, Jo Fletcher Books)
Gorel and the Pot Bellied God; Lavie Tidhar (PS Publishing)
Alice Through the Plastic Sheet; Robert Shearman (A Book of Horrors)

Short Fiction:
Dermot; Simon Bestwick (Black Static)
Sad, Dark Thing; Michael Marshall Smith (A Book of Horrors)
Florrie; Adam Nevill (House of Fear)
Alice Through the Plastic Sheet; Robert Shearman (A Book of Horrors) (moved to novella category)
The Coffin-Maker’s Daughter; Angela Slatter (A Book of Horrors)
King Death; Paul Finch (Spectral Press)

Anthology:
A Book of Horrors; editor Stephen Jones (Jo Fletcher Books)
House of Fear; editor Jonathan Oliver (Solaris Books)
The Weird; editors Jeff and Ann Vandermeer (Corvus Books)
Gutshot; editor Conrad Williams (PS Publishing)

Collection:
Rumours of the Marvellous; Peter Atkins (Alchemy Press)
Mrs Midnight; Reggie Oliver (Tartarus Press)
Everyone’s Just So So Special; Robert Shearman (Big Finish)
A Glass of Shadow; Liz Williams (NewCon Press)

Screenplay:
Midnight in Paris by Woody Allen
Attack the Block by Joe Cornish
The Awakening by Stephen Volk and Nick Murphy
Melancholia by Lars Von Trier
Kill List by Ben Wheatley and Amy Jump

Magazine/Periodical:
Black Static; ed. Andy Cox  TTA Press
Interzone; ed. Andy Cox   TTA Press
SFX, ed. Dave Bradley    Future Publishing
The Horror Zine, ed. Jeani Rector

Comic/Graphic Novel:
Animal Man; Jeff Lemire and Travel Foreman (DC Comics)
Batwoman; JH Williams III and W Haden Blackman (DC Comics)
Locke and Key; Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez (IDW Publishing)
The Unwritten; Mike Carey and Peter Gross (Vertigo)
The Walking Dead; Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard (Image)

As stated in the new rules of the BFAwards, the Judges can add a title they feel was an egregious omission from the initial recommendations. This year they added 2 titles to the novel category, 2 titles to the novella category, and 1 title to short fiction. If a category has 5 titles listed, this is due to a tie on number of votes and points.

The BFAwards Judges, James Barclay, Hal Duncan, Maura McHugh, Esther Sherman, and Damien G. Walter, will now review the shortlist and enter into deliberations. The winners will be announced at FantasyCon in Brighton on 30 September 2012.

The Special Juries and shortlists for the following awards have also been announced:

The PS Publishing Independent Press Award:

Jurors:                            
Sandy Auden
Peter Crowther
Nicholas Royle
Peter Tennant
Darren Turpin

Shortlist:
Chomu Press; Quentin S Crisp
Gray Friar Press; Gary Fry
NewCon Press; Ian Whates
Spectral Press; Simon Marshall-Jones

The Artist Award:

Jurors:
Guy Adams
Anne Sudworth
Christopher Teague

Shortlist:
Ben Baldwin
Vincent Chong
Les Edwards
Daniele Serra

The Non-Fiction Award :

Jurors:
Djibril al-Ayad
Roz Kaveney
Adam Roberts

Shortlist:
Lest You Should Suffer Nightmares: A biography of Herbert Van Thal; Johnny Mains (Screaming Dreams)
Supergods: Our World in the Age of the Superhero; Grant Morrison (Jonathan Cape)
Nightmare Movies: Horror on Screen since the 1960s; Kim Newman (Bloomsbury Publishing)
Studies in Terror: Landmarks of Horror Cinema; Jonathan Rigby (Signum Books)
Case Notes; Peter Tennant (Black Static)

British Fantasy Society Chair Lee Harris says, “Our members have been consistent in recommending the best in horror and fantasy published in 2011, and we think we have an incredibly strong shortlist. Our judges have a hard job ahead of them and we’re sure the 2012 BFS Awards will get people debating for the rest of the year.”

Find out more about our judges here (http://www.britishfantasysociety.co.uk/news/judges-announced-for-2012-british-fantasy-awards/). The full longlist of members' recommendations will be available to view on the BFS website from next week.
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Re: 2012 British Fantasy Awards shortlist
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2012, 09:41:50 PM »
Good to see Midnight in Paris on there!

I'd be interested to hear how the best novel shortlist was decided - was it the top two from the horror category on the voting form and the top two from the fantasy category?

In the novella category, I don't think King Death is anywhere near 15,000 words - doing a rough count from a review pdf, I only make it about 6100, even including the glossary.

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Re: 2012 British Fantasy Awards shortlist
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2012, 07:46:55 AM »
British Fantasy Award Chair Lee Harris says...

Is this just a typo for British Fantasy Society Chair, or is Lee running the awards now?

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Re: 2012 British Fantasy Awards shortlist
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2012, 08:15:18 AM »
Typo.  ;D

In fact, I didn't see the shortlist until the very last moment.  (and now amended)
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Re: 2012 British Fantasy Awards shortlist
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2012, 08:45:51 AM »
In the novella category, I don't think King Death is anywhere near 15,000 words - doing a rough count from a review pdf, I only make it about 6100, even including the glossary.

If this is right it needs sorting immediately

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Re: 2012 British Fantasy Awards shortlist
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2012, 11:56:27 AM »
It being the first time I've ever been involved in suggesting titles for the awards, I have to admit I'm feeling very disappointed that one particular book I recommended didn't make the best novel short-list.
Then again, that shortlist consists of 6 books I haven't read.

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Re: 2012 British Fantasy Awards shortlist
« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2012, 12:06:31 PM »
My best ever year in that regard, David - I voted for seven items that made the shortlists, versus only six that didn't! I was disappointed that Cat Valente's Ventriloquism didn't make the best collection list, but it was a long shot.

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Re: 2012 British Fantasy Awards shortlist
« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2012, 12:12:55 PM »
Typo.  ;D

In fact, I didn't see the shortlist until the very last moment.  (and now amended)

Whoops! I'd better change it on the site too, then. I didn't spot that one.
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Re: 2012 British Fantasy Awards shortlist
« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2012, 12:13:41 PM »
In the novella category, I don't think King Death is anywhere near 15,000 words - doing a rough count from a review pdf, I only make it about 6100, even including the glossary.

If this is right it needs sorting immediately

I'll bring this to Sarah's attention.
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Re: 2012 British Fantasy Awards shortlist
« Reply #9 on: May 08, 2012, 12:14:14 PM »
Whoops! I'd better change it on the site too, then. I didn't spot that one.

While you're at it, change Daniel (Serra) to Daniele!

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« Reply #10 on: May 08, 2012, 12:18:43 PM »
Ruddy 'eck! I've changed loads of things already since I got the press release last night.  ::)
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Re: 2012 British Fantasy Awards shortlist
« Reply #11 on: May 08, 2012, 12:20:53 PM »
Ruddy 'eck! I've changed loads of things already since I got the press release last night.  ::)

Also, Theaker's Quarterly is unaccountably missing from the best magazine category, but I'm sure that's just a typo - you can go ahead and correct it.

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« Reply #12 on: May 08, 2012, 12:22:59 PM »
* Caroline smacks Mr Theaker firmly around the head and body till he can't stand any more *
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Re: 2012 British Fantasy Awards shortlist
« Reply #13 on: May 08, 2012, 12:39:23 PM »
Ruddy 'eck! I've changed loads of things already since I got the press release last night.  ::)

Also, Theaker's Quarterly is unaccountably missing from the best magazine category, but I'm sure that's just a typo - you can go ahead and correct it.

;D :-* ;D

And, likewise,  'The Horror Anthology of Horror Anthologies' from the best anthology category - self-evidently!
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Re: 2012 British Fantasy Awards shortlist
« Reply #14 on: May 08, 2012, 01:15:40 PM »
* Caroline smacks Mr Theaker firmly around the head and body till he can't stand any more *
 ;D

By 'eck, 'e likes it 'ard, I 'eard  :D