2009 Stoker Final Ballot

The 2009 Stoker Awards Final Ballot has been released:

Superior Achievement in a Novel

  • Audrey’s Door, Sarah Langan (Harper)
  • Patient Zero, Jonathan Maberry (St. Martin’s Griffin)
  • Quarantined, Joe McKinney (Lachesis)
  • Cursed, Jeremy Shipp (Raw Dog Screaming Press)

Superior Achievement in a First Novel

  • Breathers, S. G. Browne (Broadway Books)
  • Solomon’s Grave, Daniel G. Keohane (Dragon Moon Press)
  • Damnable, Hank Schwaeble (Jove)
  • The Little Sleep, Paul Tremblay (Henry Holt)

Superior Achievement in Long Fiction

  • Dreaming Robot Monster, Mort Castle (Mighty Unclean)
  • The Hunger of Empty Vessels, Scott Edelman (Bad Moon)
  • The Lucid Dreaming, Lisa Morton (Bad Moon)
  • Doc Good’s Traveling Show, Gene O’Neill (Bad Moon)

Superior Achievement in Short Fiction

  • “Keeping Watch”, Nate Kenyon (Monstrous: 20 Tales of Giant Creature Terror)
  • “The Crossing of Aldo Ray”, Weston Ochse (The Dead That Walk)
  • “In the Porches of My Ears”, Norman Prentiss (Postscripts 18)
  • “The Night Nurse”, Harry Shannon (Horror Drive-In 7/09)

Superior Achievement in an Anthology

  • He Is Legend: An Anthology Celebrating Richard Matheson, Christopher Conlon, ed. (Gauntlet)
  • Lovecraft Unbound, Ellen Datlow, ed. (Dark Horse)
  • Poe, Ellen Datlow, ed. (Solaris)
  • Midnight Walk, Lisa Morton, ed. (Dark House)

Superior Achievement in a Fiction Collection

  • Martyrs and Monsters, Robert Dunbar (DarkHart)
  • Got to Kill Them All and Other Stories, Dennis Etchison (Cemetery Dance)
  • A Taste of Tenderloin, Gene O’Neill (Apex)
  • In the Closet, Under the Bed, Lee Thomas (Dark Scribe)

Superior Achievement in Non-fiction

  • Writers Workshop of Horror, Michael Knost (Woodland)
  • Cinema Knife Fight, L.L. Soares & Michael Arruda (Fearzone)
  • The Stephen King Illustrated Companion, Bev Vincent (Fall River)
  • Stephen King: The Non-Fiction, Rocky Wood & Justin Brook (Cemetery Dance)

Superior Achievement in a Poetry Collection

  • Double Visions, Bruce Boston (Dark Regions)
  • North Left of Earth, Bruce Boston (Sam’s Dot)
  • Barfodder, Rain Graves (Cemetery Dance)
  • Chimeric Machines, Lucy A. Snyder (Creative Guy)

Horror Writers Association members will vote to determine winners. Winning titles will be announced at the World Horror Convention, March 25-28 2010, in Brighton, England.

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