Finalists for the 2009 British Fantasy Awards have been announced.
Best Novel (The August Derleth Fantasy Award)
- Memoirs of a Master Forger, William Heaney/Graham Joyce (Gollancz)
- Midnight Man, Simon Clark (Severn House)
- Rain Dogs, Gary McMahon (Humdrumming)
- The Graveyard Book, Neil Gaiman (Bloomsbury)
- The Victoria Vanishes, Christopher Fowler (Little, Brown)
- Thieving Fear, Ramsey Campbell (PS Publishing).
- Cold Stone Calling, Simon Clark (Tasmaniac Publications)
- Gunpowder, Joe Hill (PS Publishing)
- “Heads”, Gary McMahon (We Fade To Grey)
- “The Narrows”, Simon Bestwick (We Fade To Grey)
- The Reach of Children, Tim Lebbon (Humdrumming)
Best Short Fiction
- “All Mouth”, Paul Meloy (Black Static 6)
- “Do You See”, Sarah Pinborough (Myth-Understandings)
- “N”, Stephen King (Just After Sunset)
- “Pinholes in Black Muslin”, Simon Strantzas (The Second Humdrumming Book of Horror)
- “The Caul Bearer”, Allyson Bird (Bull Running For Girls)
- “The Tobacconist’s Concession”, John Travis (The Second Humdrumming Book of Horror)
- “The Vague”, Paul Meloy (Islington Crocodiles)
- “Winter Journey”, Joel Lane (Black Static 5)
- Bull Running for Girls, Allyson Bird (Screaming Dreams)
- Glyphotech, Mark Samuels (PS Publishing)
- How To Make Monsters, Gary McMahon (Morrigan Books)
- Islington Crocodiles, Paul Meloy (TTA Press)
- Just After Sunset, Stephen King (Hodder & Stoughton)
- Cone Zero, DF Lewis, ed. (Megazanthus Press)
- Myth-Understandings, Ian Whates, ed. (Newcon Press)
- Subtle Edens, Allen Ashley, ed. (Elastic Press)
- The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 19, Stephen Jones, ed. (Constable & Robinson)
- The Second Humdrumming Book of Horror, Ian Alexander Martin, ed. (Humdrumming)
- We Fade To Grey, Gary McMahon (Pendragon Press)
- Dave McKean for The Graveyard Book (Bloomsbury)
- Edward Miller for Vault of Deeds (PS Publishing)
- Lee Thompson for The Land at the End of the Working Day (Humdrumming)
- Les Edwards for various
- Vincent Chong for various
Best Small Press
- Elastic Press (Andrew Hook)
- Newcon Press (Ian Whates)
- Pendragon Press (Chris Teague)
- Screaming Dreams (Steve Upham)
- TTA Press (Andy Cox)
- Basil Copper: A Life in Books, Stephen Jones, ed. (PS Publishing)
- Doctor Who: The Writer’s Tale, Russell T. Davies & Benjamin Cook (BBC Books)
- journal.neilgaiman.com, Neil Gaiman
- “Mutant Popcorn” column, Nick Lowe (Interzone)
- What Is It We Do When We Read Science Fiction, Paul Kincaid (Beccon Publications)
- Black Static, Andy Cox, ed.
- Interzone, Andy Cox, et. al., eds.
- Midnight Street, Trevor Denyer, ed.
- Postscripts, Peter Crowther & Nick Gevers, eds.
- SFX, Dave Bradley, ed.
Best Comic/Graphic Novel
- 30 Days of Night: Beyond Barrow, Steve Niles & Bill Sienkiewicz (IDW Publishing);
- All-Star Superman, Grant Morrison & Frank Quitely (DC Comics);
- Buffy, Season Eight, Vol. 3: Wolves at the Gate, Joss Whedon & Drew Goddard and Georges Jeanty (Dark Horse Comics);
- Comic Book Tattoo: Tales Inspired by Tori Amos, Rantz A. Hoseley & Tori Amos, eds. (Image Comics);
- Hellblazer: Fear Machine, Jamie Delano (Vertigo);
- Hellblazer: The Laughing Magician, Andy Diggle & Leonardo Manco and Daniel Zezelj(Vertigo);
- Locke and Key, Joe Hill & Gabriel Rodriguez (IDW Publishing);
- The Girly Comic Book 1, Selina Lock, ed. (Factor Fiction);
- The New Avengers: Illuminati, Brian Bendis & Brian Reed and Jim Cheung (Marvel Comics).
There are also nominees in film and television categories. Winners will be chosen by members of the British Fantasy Society, and will be announced at FantasyCon, September 18-20, 2009 at the Brittania Hotel in Nottingham. For complete details: www.britishfantasysociety.org.uk