2012 British Fantasy Award Shortlist

The British Fantasy Society has announced the finalists for the 2012 British Fantasy Awards:

Best Novel (There will be two awards in the best Novel category: The August Derleth Fantasy Award for best horror novel and The Robert Holdstock Award for best fantasy novel):

  • The Heroes, Joe Abercrombie (Gollancz)
  • 11.22.63, Stephen King (Hodder & Stoughton)
  • Cyber Circus, Kim Lakin-Smith (NewCon)
  • A Dance With Dragons, George R.R. Martin (Harper Voyager)
  • The Ritual, Adam Nevill (Pan)
  • Among Others, Jo Walton (Tor)

Best Novella

Best Short Story

  • “Dermot”, Simon Bestwick (Black Static 8-9/11)
  • “Sad, Dark Thing”, Michael Marshall Smith (A Book of Horrors)
  • “Florrie”, Adam Nevill (House of Fear)
  • “Alice Through the Plastic Sheet”, Robert Shearman (A Book of Horrors)
  • “The Coffin-Maker’s Daughter”, Angela Slatter (A Book of Horrors)

Best Anthology

  • A Book of Horrors, Stephen Jones, ed. (Jo Fletcher)
  • House of Fear, Jonathan Oliver, ed. (Solaris)
  • The Weird, Jeff & Ann VandeMeer, eds. (Corvus)
  • Gutshot, Conrad Williams, ed. (PS Publishing)

Best Collection

Best Non-Fiction

Best Artist

  • Ben Baldwin
  • Vincent Chong
  • Les Edwards
  • Daniel Serra

Best Small Press (The PS Publishing Independent Press Award)

  • Chomu Press; Quentin S. Crisp
  • Gray Friar Press; Gary Fry
  • NewCon Press; Ian Whates
  • Spectral Press; Simon Marshall-Jones

Best Magazine

  • Black Static
  • Interzone
  • SFX
  • The Horror Zine

Best Graphic Novel

  • Animal Man, Jeff Lemire & Travel Foreman (DC)
  • Batwoman, J.H. Williams III & W. Haden Blackman (DC)
  • Locke and Key, Joe Hill & Gabriel Rodriguez (IDW)
  • The Unwritten, Mike Carey & Peter Gross (Vertigo)
  • The Walking Dead, Robert Kirkman & Charlie Adlard (Image)

There are also nominees  in the screenplay category. Voting is open to all current members of the BFS, plus members of FantasyCon 2011 and FantasyCon 2012 who registered before March 31, 2012. Winners will be announced at this year’s British Fantasy Convention, FantasyCon 2012, held September 27 – 30, 2012 at the Royal Albion Hotel in Brighton, UK.