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Title: British Fantasy Awards 2010: the Nominees
Post by: Rolnikov on June 12, 2010, 01:53:29 am
Here are the nominees for the 2010 British Fantasy Awards. The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony at FantasyCon in September.

Best Novel

BEST SERVED COLD, Joe Abercrombie (Gollancz)
FUTILE FLAME, Sam Stone (House of Murky Depths)
ONE, Conrad Williams (Virgin)
THE NAMING OF THE BEASTS, Mike Carey (Orbit)
UNDER THE DOME, Stephen King (Hodder & Stoughton)

Best Novella

OLD MAN SCRATCH, Rio Youers (PS)
ROADKILL, Rob Shearman, from Roadkill/Siren Beat (Twelfth Planet) and Love Songs for the Shy and Cynical (Big Finish)
THE LANGUAGE OF DYING, Sarah Pinborough (PS)
THE WITNESSES ARE GONE, Joel Lane (PS)
VARDOGER, Stephen Volk (Gray Friar)

Best Short Story

CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR, Justin Carroll, in Dragontales: Short Stories of Flame, Tooth and Scale, ed. Holly Stacey (Wyvern)
GEORGE CLOONEYíS MOUSTACHE, Rob Shearman, in The BFS Yearbook 2009, ed. Guy Adams (BFS)
MY BROTHERíS KEEPER, Nina Allan, Black Static #12
THE CONFESSORíS TALE, Sarah Pinborough, in Hellbound Hearts, ed. Marie OíRegan and Paul Kane (Pocket)
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU WAKE UP IN THE NIGHT, Michael Marshall Smith (Nightjar)

Best Anthology

CERN ZOO: NEMONYMOUS 9, ed. D.F. Lewis (Megazanthus)
DRAGONTALES: SHORT STORIES OF FLAME, TOOTH AND SCALE, ed. Holly Stacey (Wyvern)
HELLBOUND HEARTS, ed. Marie OíRegan and Paul Kane (Pocket)
SONGS OF THE DYING EARTH: STORIES IN HONOUR OF JACK VANCE, ed. George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois (HarperVoyager)
THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF BEST NEW HORROR 20, ed. Stephen Jones (Constable and Robinson)

Best Collection

CYBERABAD DAYS, Ian McDonald (Gollancz)
JUST BEHIND YOU, Ramsey Campbell (PS)
LOVE SONGS FOR THE SHY AND CYNICAL, Robert Shearman (Big Finish)
ONCE & FUTURE CITIES, Allen Ashley (Eibonvale)
THE TERRIBLE CHANGES, Joel Lane (Ex Occidente)

PS Publishing Award for Best Small Press

NEWCON PRESS (Ian Whates)
SCREAMING DREAMS (Steve Upham)
SUBTERRANEAN PRESS (William Schafer)
TELOS PUBLISHING (David Howe)
TTA PRESS (Andy Cox)

Best Comic/Graphic Novel

FABLES, Bill Willingham and Mark Buckingham (Vertigo)
FREAKANGELS, Warren Ellis and Paul Duffield (Avatar & warrenellis.com)
LOCKE AND KEY, Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez (IDW)
THE GIRLY COMIC, ed. Selina Lock (Factor Fiction)
WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THE CAPED CRUSADER? Neil Gaiman and Andy Kubert (DC)

Best Artist

CHARLES VESS, for work including Neil Gaimanís Blueberry Girl
LES EDWARDS, for work including the cover of Cemetery Dance #62
SHAUN TAN
STEVE UPHAM, for work including the Estronomicon Sketchbook Special
VINCENT CHONG, for work including covers for The Witnesses are Gone (PS) and Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 20 (Constable and Robinson)

Best Non-Fiction

ANSIBLE LINK, David Langford (http://news.ansible.co.uk)
CASE NOTES, Peter Tennant, Black Static
IT LIVES AGAIN! HORROR MOVIES IN THE NEW MILLENNIUM, Axelle Carolyn (Telos)
JOHN SCALZI, WHATEVER (http://scalzi.com/whatever)
KNOWING DARKNESS: ARTISTS INSPIRED BY STEPHEN KING, George Beahm and various artists (Centipede Press)

Best Magazine

BLACK STATIC, ed. Andy Cox (TTA)
CEMETERY DANCE, ed. Richard Chizmar (Cemetery Dance)
INTERZONE, ed. Andy Cox (TTA)
MIDNIGHT STREET, ed. Trevor Denyer (Immediate Direction)
MURKY DEPTHS, ed. Terry Martin (The House of Murky Depths)
THEAKERíS QUARTERLY FICTION, ed. Stephen Theaker and John Greenwood (Silver Age)

Best Television

BATTLESTAR GALACTICA (Sci Fi/Sky 1)
BEING HUMAN (BBC3)
DOCTOR WHO (BBC1)
LOST (ABC/Sky 1)
TORCHWOOD: CHILDREN OF EARTH (BBC1)

Best Film

AVATAR, dir. James Cameron (Twentieth Century Fox)
CORALINE, dir. Henry Selick (Focus)
DISTRICT 9, dir. Neill Blomkamp (Tristar)
LET THE RIGHT ONE IN, dir. Tomas Alfredson (EFTI)
WATCHMEN, dir. Zack Snyder (Warner)

Members of the BFS, FantasyCon 2009 and FantasyCon 2010 can vote via the online voting form at www.tinyurl.com/bfashortlist2010 or by emailing your choices to bfsawards@britishfantasysociety.org . A voting form will also be included in the June mailing to BFS members for postal voting. The deadline for voting is 31 July 2010.

FAQs

Q. How does something get onto the shortlist?
A. Each shortlist collects the five items that scored most highly in each category. Ties for fifth place were decided by discounting third and then second place votes, per the BFA constitution. In the Best Magazine category the tied items could not be separated in this way, and so six items went forward to the shortlist.

Q. How is each shortlist ordered?
A. Alphabetically.

Q. How are the winners decided?
A. BFS and FantasyCon 2009 and 2010 members will vote for one item in each category. The item that gets the most votes will win. Any ties will be decided by referring back to voting on the longlist.

Q. Are write-in votes allowed at this stage?
A. No.

Q. Did you know that X is in the wrong category, or that itís ineligible?
A. No, please let us know: bfsawards@britishfantasysociety.org

Q. Why is X on the list, when itís horror, not fantasy?
A. The British Fantasy Society covers horror, science fiction and other fantastical genres in addition to traditional, heroic and epic fantasy.

Q. Why is X on the list, when it isnít fantasy, horror or science fiction?
A. There are no rules in the BFA constitution on the content of eligible works. In some cases, a work may not be a fantasy work itself, but be of interest to fantasy fans.

Q. My work is on the shortlist. Are there any rules on making it available to your members?
A. We are entirely in favour of people giving free things to our members. Please make such offers here in the British Fantasy Awards section of the BFS forums.
Title: Re: British Fantasy Awards 2010: the Nominees
Post by: Samstone on June 12, 2010, 11:57:51 am
Very proud and delighted to have made the short list. Thank you to everyone that voted. :)
Title: Re: British Fantasy Awards 2010: the Nominees
Post by: Rolnikov on June 13, 2010, 08:04:28 am
Congratulations to everyone on the list. Very chuffed to be on there myself, though obviously a bit embarrassed.
Title: Re: British Fantasy Awards 2010: the Nominees
Post by: Jay Eales on June 13, 2010, 10:52:33 am
Yes, thanks to everyone who voted for The Girly Comic too. It's gratifying to be the only small press comic on the longlist, and to make it through to the shortlist two years running.

Jay
http://www.factorfictionpress.co.uk (http://www.factorfictionpress.co.uk)
Title: Re: British Fantasy Awards 2010: the Nominees
Post by: Screaming Dreams on June 13, 2010, 01:59:35 pm
Congrats to everyone and thanks to all those who supported Screaming Dreams again this year!
Title: Re: British Fantasy Awards 2010: the Nominees
Post by: Justin Carroll on June 13, 2010, 10:38:27 pm
Huge congratulations to all who made the shortlist, and massive thanks to everyone who voted for me.

For anyone who would like to read 'Careful what you wish for', the link is: http://docs.google.com/View?id=dcjs6287_4fh7gq7gd (http://docs.google.com/View?id=dcjs6287_4fh7gq7gd) - I hope anyway!

Good luck to all the nominees =)

Justin

Title: Re: British Fantasy Awards 2010: the Nominees
Post by: The Lurker In The Shadows on June 15, 2010, 07:18:11 pm
Congratulations and good luck to everyone who made it onto the Shortlist.
Title: Re: British Fantasy Awards 2010: the Nominees
Post by: Stephen Palmer on June 16, 2010, 09:41:28 am
Wonder if Mike Carey will win best novel...
Title: Re: British Fantasy Awards 2010: the Nominees
Post by: Paul Woodward on June 17, 2010, 11:09:50 am
My only disappointment is that I haven't read any of the novels on the shortlist.
Any recommendations os to which one to read? (First)
Or shall I wait to see which one wins?
Title: Re: British Fantasy Awards 2010: the Nominees
Post by: Rolnikov on June 17, 2010, 12:26:14 pm
I've read two of the novels, and I'm going to have a go at the others if there's time. I've just bought the Kindle edition of Best Served Cold, though it's a bit spoiled by some ropey formatting.
Title: Re: British Fantasy Awards 2010: the Nominees
Post by: David A. Riley on June 17, 2010, 12:55:45 pm
You've done a lot better than me, Stephen. I haven't read a single item on the short list. I had the same problem with the Stokers earlier this year, though at least my excuse there was that they had all been published in America. :)
Title: Re: British Fantasy Awards 2010: the Nominees
Post by: Rolnikov on June 17, 2010, 01:13:31 pm
My reading's a lot more up to date since I started writing reviews more seriously for TQF. The first year I was a member I don't think I'd read anything published that decade, let alone that year...
Title: Re: British Fantasy Awards 2010: the Nominees
Post by: Rolnikov on June 17, 2010, 01:42:46 pm
Here's something that might interest a few people. Most of the nominees for best novel are available in Kindle editions, which means that if you install Kindle for PC you can download a free preview of them, even if you don't have a Kindle.

Having had a look at them, the preview of Under the Dome is longer than some novels...   ;)
Title: Re: British Fantasy Awards 2010: the Nominees
Post by: Rolnikov on June 17, 2010, 02:13:04 pm
You can also find on there previews of three of the books up for best anthology, and a preview of Cyberabad Days, up for best collection.
Title: Re: British Fantasy Awards 2010: the Nominees
Post by: Samstone on June 17, 2010, 06:12:10 pm
Hi - I'm willing to send a pdf of 'Futile Flame' to anyone who wants to read it. I think it's a really good idea to read all submissions and vote for the one you like best - so please email me sam@sam-stone.com
Title: Re: British Fantasy Awards 2010: the Nominees
Post by: Paul Woodward on June 18, 2010, 06:51:57 pm
Well I've read Cyberabad Days anyway which was very good indeed I thought.

The length of the Stephen King puts me off (most of his seem to be very long anyway).

I had a look at One in a bookshop, it might be a bit bleak for my taste.  Is it similar to Road - which was also too bleak for me to enjoy?

I wouldn't mind a pdf of Futile Flame
Title: Re: British Fantasy Awards 2010: the Nominees
Post by: Rolnikov on June 18, 2010, 07:21:08 pm
I do remember Conrad Williams saying he loved The Road - maybe at FantasyCon last year, on the spectacularly drunken midnight panel on the apocalypse? - but I didn't think One was really a depressing book.
Title: Re: British Fantasy Awards 2010: the Nominees
Post by: Paul Woodward on June 18, 2010, 10:10:55 pm
I might give One a go then. Thanks for that!
Title: Re: British Fantasy Awards 2010: the Nominees
Post by: salavaria on July 25, 2010, 04:48:12 pm
Me? Bleak?

Elsewhere on this forum I've offered BFS members the chance to read a PDF of ONE. It would make sense to post it here too. So if you can't get your hands on a copy of the novel and would like to read it, please email crunchyhumans@gmail.com

Thanks.

Conrad
Title: Re: British Fantasy Awards 2010: the Nominees
Post by: Rolnikov on July 27, 2010, 08:29:50 am
Just a reminder to everyone: this Saturday is your last day for voting. Even if you only vote in a single category, that vote could be the one that decides it...
Title: Re: British Fantasy Awards 2010: the Nominees
Post by: Rolnikov on August 01, 2010, 10:20:52 pm
Voting has now closed on the awards for this year.

A few bits of checking to do, but after some spreadsheet jiggery-pokery I've now got a pretty good idea of who has won.

The results will be announced at the British Fantasy Awards ceremony at FantasyCon, on September 18. Thanks to everyone who voted.

(Edited to fix date of ceremony.)