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Via File 770 & Tor (British Fantasy Society award details ) Novel Winner (Fantasy): Among Others; Jo Walton (Tor Books) Winner (Horror): The Ritual; Adam Nevill (Pan) Novella Winner: Gorel and the Pot Bellied God; Lavie Tidhar (PS Publishing) Short Fiction: Winner: The Coffin-Maker’s Daughter; Angela Slatter (A Book of Horrors, Jo Fletcher Books) nthology: Winner: The Weird; editors […]

Information herein contains some items that were obtained via SFSignal (currently nominated for a Hugo Award for both its publication and its podcast) Nominations for the 2012 Parsec Awards for podcasting are now viewable on the web here.  (Too many categories and nominees to post here, please go take a look – this is a […]

The 2011 British Fantasy Awards were announced at a ceremony at FantasyCon 2011 in Brighton on October 2. Best Novel: the August Derleth Fantasy Award: Demon Dance, Sam Stone (House of Murky Depths) Best Novella: Humpty’s Bones, Simon Clark (Telos) Best Short Story: “Fool’s Gold”, Sam Stone, from The Bitten Word, ed. Ian Whates (NewCon […]

British Fantasy Awards Shortlists

The British Fantasy Society has released the short lists for their annual awards. The novel list is as follows: Apartment 16, Adam Nevill (Pan McMillan) Demon Dance, Sam Stone (The House Of Murky Depths) The Leaping, Tom Fletcher (Quercus) Pretty Little Dead Things, Gary McMahon (Angry Robot) The Silent Land, Graham Joyce (Gollancz) The full […]

The British Fantasy Society announced the results of their annual awards at FantasyCon in Nottingham last night. The list of winners is available on their website, but to save you the trouble of clicking through here they all are: Best Novel: the August Derleth Fantasy Award: One, Conrad Williams (Virgin Horror) Best Novella: The Language […]

Clarke Award Long List

In contrast to the British Fantasy Awards, the Arthur C. Clarke Award requires publishers to submit books before they can be considered. Their long list has also just been made available, over at Torque Control. Those of you who enjoy trying to define the difference between science fiction and fantasy may like to amuse yourselves […]

British Fantasy Society Long Lists

The British Fantasy Society Awards use a recommendation list system as the basis for their nominating ballot. That is, members start by sending in lists of works/people that they believe are eligible for the awards and ought to be considered. Those lists are then voted on to produce the short list of nominees. The full […]

British Fantasy Awards – Official Results

For those of you who don’t want to wade through last night’s live coverage, the full results of the British Fantasy Awards can be found here.

Assuming all goes well with the technology, live coverage of the 2009 British Fantasy Awards ceremony will appear here from around 9:00pm UK time (4:00pm Eastern, 1:00pm Pacific in the USA). British Fantasy Awards

British Fantasy Award Rules Changes

The British Fantasy Society has adopted some changes to the procedures by which their awards are administered. As their blog post says, “The four new amendments should help with the administration of the awards and ensure consistency from one awards team to the next.” Further details are available here.

The British Fantasy Society has issued the short lists for their awards. Here are the nominees for the Best Novel category (a.k.a. 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 […]

British Fantasy Awards Long List

The British Fantasy Society has issued the long lists for their 2009 awards. You can find the lists, and details of how to get involved in the voting, on their web site.

PS Publishing Retires to Sponsor

The British Fantasy Awards have a category for Best Small Press Publisher. In the last eight years, PS Publishing has won seven times. Now company founder Peter Crowther has decided that it is time to retire from competition. Furthermore he has announced that his company will be sponsoring the award to the tune of £250 […]

FantasyCon is taking place this weekend, and the British Fantasy Society has been very efficient in getting its press release to us before anyone we know could post the results online. Here are the winners of the 2008 British Fantasy Awards:

British Fantasy Awards Nominees

We have a press release from the British Fantasy Society listing the nominees for this year’s British Fantasy Awards.

BFS Long List Posted

The British Fantasy Society has posted their Long Lists for the 2008 BFS Awards. Note that while the web site calls these “nominees” the lists are just recommendations. We believe that only one recommendation is required to get a work on a list.

Endeavour Award

Orycon is currently in progress, and that means that this year’s Endeavour Award winner has been announced. The winning book is Forest Mage by Robin Hobb, who was unable to attend the convention. Many thanks to Petrea Mitchell who brings us this report: Ursula K. Le Guin was the presenter. She explained that the trophy […]

There appears to be plenty of happiness going on around the blogosphere about these results. We have comment from Jeff VanderMeer and Joe Gordon. And a well-earned bit of celebration from PS Publishing, Ellen Datlow and Tim Lebbon. And yes, we have the interesting spectacle of a British writer winning a major British award but […]

British Fantasy Awards

FantasyCon is now over, and the winners of the British Fantasy Awards have been announced. As we expected, Ariel has the details. More on this tomorrow, when Cheryl gets back to the UK.

Things may go a little quiet for a few days, especially over the weekend. Kevin is on his way home from Japan, and Cheryl is off to Copenhagen for the Eurocon. However, interesting things will be happening over the weekend. Eurocon has its own, rather unique awards (see here for details). We may report on […]