2018 British Fantasy Awards Shortlist

The British Fantasy Society has announced the shortlist for the 2018 British Fantasy Awards. The nominees are:

Best Fantasy Novel (the Robert Holdstock Award)

Best Horror Novel (the August Derleth Award)

Best Novella

Best Short Story

  • “Four Abstracts”, Nina Allan (New Fears)
  • “The Anniversary”, Ruth EJ Booth (Black Static 11-12/17)
  • “Shepherd’s Business”, Stephen Gallagher (New Fears)
  • “Illumination”, Joanne Hall (Book of Dragons)
  • “Looking for Laika”, Laura Mauro (Interzone 11-12/17)
  • The Little Gift, Stephen Volk (PS)

Best Collection

Best Anthology

Best Independent Press

  • Fox Spirit
  • Grimbold
  • Newcon
  • Salt
  • Unsung Stories

Best Non-Fiction

Best Magazine / Periodical

  • Black Static
  • Ginger Nuts of Horror
  • Grimdark
  • Interzone
  • Shoreline of Infinity

Best Artist

  • Ben Baldwin
  • Jeffrey Alan Love
  • Victo Ngai
  • Daniele Sera
  • Sana Takeda
  • Sophie E Tallis

Best Comic / Graphic Novel

Best Audio

  • Anansi Boys, Neil Gaiman, adapted by Dirk Maggs
  • Brave New Words Podcast
  • Breaking the Glass Slipper Podcast
  • Ivory Towers, Richard H Brooks
  • PseudoPod Podcast
  • Tea & Jeopardy Podcast

Best Film / Television Production

  • Black Mirror: Series 4
  • Get Out
  • The Good Place: Season 1
  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi
  • Stranger Things: Season 2
  • Twin Peaks: the Return
  • Wonder Woman

Best Newcomer (the Sydney J Bounds Award)

Winners will be chosen by jury, except for the special award (the Karl Edward Wagner Award), which is chosen by the BFS committee. Winners will be announced during an awards ceremony at FantasyCon 2018, held October 19-21, 2018 at the Queen Hotel in Chester, England.

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2 thoughts on “2018 British Fantasy Awards Shortlist

  • August 9, 2018 at 6:18 am

    Looks like you have accidentally left Under the Pendulum Sun by Jeannette Ng (Angry Robot) off the best fantasy novel shortlist.

    • August 13, 2018 at 9:55 am

      thanks, fixed!


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