These are the winners of the British Fantasy Awards 2017, as announced on Sunday, 1 October 2017, at the awards banquet and ceremony held at Fantasycon 2017 in Peterborough:
The Karl Edward Wagner Award
Best Newcomer (the Sydney J. Bounds Award)
Erica L Satifka, Stay Crazy (Apex Book Company)
Best Magazine / Periodical
The Geek Feminist Revolution (Tor Books), Kameron Huxley
Best Comic / Graphic Novel
Monstress, Vol 1: Awakening (Image Comics), Marjorie Liu & Sana Takeda
Best Independent Press
People of Colour Destroy Science Fiction ed. (Lightspeed Magazine), Nalo Hopkinson & Kristine Ong Muslim
Some Will Not Sleep (Ritual Limited), Adam L G Nevill
Best Film / Television Production
Arrival (Paramount Pictures), Denis Villeneuve, Eric Heisserer & Ted Chiang
The Ballad of Black Tom (Tor.com Publishing), Victor LaValle
Best Short Fiction
“White Rabbit” (Black Static 50 – Jan/Feb 2016), Georgina Bruce
Best Horror Novel (the August Derleth Award)
Disappearance at Devil’s Rock (Titan Books), Paul Tremblay
Best Fantasy Novel (the Robert Holdstock Award)
The Tiger and the Wolf (Pan Macmillan), Adrian Tchaikovsky
The Karl Edward Wagner Award is also known as the British Fantasy Special Award. This is an award that may be presented to individuals or organisations. The award is typically given to someone who has made an important contribution to the genre or the Society throughout his/her lifetime, to the organisers of a special event or a significant publication that took place in the relevant year.
If you would like to know more about how winners are selected, please take a look at our page about the awards, including past winners, it’s history and the constitution. For a full list of the nominees for each category, please see our 2017 Nominee Shortlists.
Image: Awards crafted by the talented Sarah Goss.