2010 British Fantasy Awards Winners

The British Fantasy Society has announced the winners of the 2010 British Fantasy Awards:

Best Novel (The August Derleth Fantasy Award):

  • One, Conrad Williams (Virgin)
  • Best Served Cold, Joe Abercrombie (Gollancz)
  • The Naming of the Beasts, Mike Carey (Orbit)
  • Under the Dome, Stephen King (Hodder & Stoughton)
  • Futile Flame, Sam Stone (House of Murky Depths)

Best Novella:

  • The Language of Dying, Sarah Pinborough (PS)
  • The Witnesses are Gone, Joel Lane (PS)
  • “Roadkill”, Rob Shearman (Roadkill/Siren Beat and Love Songs for the Shy and Cynical)
  • Vardoger, Stephen Volk (Gray Friar)
  • Old Man Scratch, Rio Youers (PS)

Best Short Story:

  • What Happens When You Wake up in the Night, Michael Marshall Smith (Nightjar)
  • “My Brother’s Keeper”, Nina Allan (Black Static #12)
  • “Careful What You Wish for”, Justin Carroll (Dragontales: Short Stories of Flame, Tooth and Scale)
  • “The Confessor’s Tale”, Sarah Pinborough (Hellbound Hearts)
  • “George Clooney’s Moustache”, Rob Shearman (The BFS Yearbook 2009)

Best Anthology:

  • The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 20, Stephen Jones, ed. (Constable & Robinson)
  • Cern Zoo: Nemonymous 9, D.F. Lewis, ed. (Megazanthus)
  • Songs of the Dying Earth: Stories in Honour of Jack Vance, George R.R. Martin & Gardner Dozois, ed. (HarperVoyager)
  • Hellbound Hearts, Marie O’Regan & Paul Kane (Pocket)
  • Dragontales: Short Stories of Flame, Tooth and Scale, Holly Stacey, ed. (Wyvern)

Best Collection:

  • Love Songs for the Shy and Cynical, Robert Shearman (Big Finish)
  • Once & Future Cities, Allen Ashley (Eibonvale)
  • Just Behind You, Ramsey Campbell (PS)
  • The Terrible Changes, Joel Lane (Ex Occidente)
  • Cyberabad Days, Ian McDonald (Gollancz)

PS Publishing Award for Best Small Press:

  • Telos Publishing (David Howe)
  • Newcon Press (Ian Whates)
  • Screaming Dreams (Steve Upham)
  • Subterranean Press (William Schafer)
  • TTA Press (Andy Cox)

Best Comic/Graphic Novel:

  • Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader?, Neil Gaiman & Andy Kubert (DC)
  • Freakangels, Warren Ellis & Paul Duffield (Avatar & www.freakangels.com)
  • Locke and Key, Joe Hill & Gabriel Rodriguez (IDW)
  • The Girly Comic, Selina Lock, ed. (Factor Fiction)
  • Fables, Bill Willingham & Mark Buckingham (Vertigo)

Best Artist:

  • Vincent Chong (for work including covers for The Witnesses are Gone and Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 20)
  • Les Edwards (for work including the cover of Cemetery Dance #62)
  • Shaun Tan
  • Steve Upham (for work including the Estronomicon Sketchbook Special)
  • Charles Vess (for work including Neil Gaiman’s Blueberry Girl)

Best Non-Fiction:

  • Ansible Link, David Langford (news.ansible.co.uk)
  • Knowing Darkness: Artists Inspired by Stephen King, George Beahm & various artists (Centipede Press)
  • It Lives Again! Horror Movies in the New Millennium, Axelle Carolyn (Telos)
  • Whatever, John Scalzi (scalzi.com/whatever)
  • “Case Notes”, Peter Tennant (Black Static)

Best Magazine:

  • Murky Depths, Terry Martin, ed. (The House of Murky Depths)
  • Black Static, Andy Cox, ed. (TTA)
  • Cemetery Dance, Richard Chizmar, ed. (Cemetery Dance)
  • Interzone, Andy Cox, ed. (TTA)
  • Midnight Street, Trevor Denyer, ed. (Immediate Direction)
  • Theaker’s Quarterly Fiction,  Stephen Theaker & John Greenwood, eds. (Silver Age)

The winner of the Karl Edward Wagner Special Award, presented to someone who has made an outstanding contribution to the genre, is Robert Holdstock.  The winner of the Sydney J. Bounds Best Newcomer Award is Kari Sperring, for Living With Ghosts (DAW). There are also winners in the film and television categories. Winners were announced at this year’s British Fantasy Convention, Fantasycon 2010,  held September 17-19 in Nottingham, UK.

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