British Fantasy Awards 2009

The Short-list for the 2009 British Fantasy Awards has been announced, with nominations including Neil Gaiman's "The Graveyard Book" which is being nominated for the the august derleth fantasy award and Tim Lebbon's "The Reach of Children" for best novella.

Also nominated are Stephen King for both the short fiction story "N" and also Best Collection with "Just After Sunset" and Doctor Who producer / writer Russell T Davies for his non fiction book "Doctor Who: The Writer's Tale".

finally, Doctor Who has been nominated for best television (we hope it wins), the winners will be revealed at FantasyCon 2009 which is being help at the Britannia Hotel, Nottingham between the 18th and 20th of September.

Fantasycon, organised by the British Fantasy Society has been running for more than 30 years and was originally held in birmingham. This years master of ceremony is none other than Ian Watson and includes guests of honour Jasper Fforde, Brian Clemens and Gail Z Martin.

You can see the full list below:

Best Novel (The August Derleth fantasy award)

  • Memoirs of a Master Forger - William Heaney/Graham Joyce
  • Rain Dogs - Gary McMahon
  • The Graveyard Book - Neil Gaiman
  • The Victoria Vanishes - Christopher Fowler
  • Midnight Man - Simon Clark
  • Thieving Fear - Ramsey Campbell

Best Novella

  • Gunpowder - Joe Hill
  • The Narrows - Simon Bestwick
  • Cold Stone Calling - Simon Clark
  • The Reach of Children - Tim Lebbon
  • Heads - Gary McMahon

Best Short Fiction

  • All Mouth - Paul Meloy
  • The Caul Bearer - Allyson Bird
  • Do You See - Sarah Pinborough
  • The Tobacconist's Concession - John Travis
  • The Vague - Paul Meloy
  • Pinholes in Black Muslin - Simon Strantzas
  • Winter Journey - Joel Lane
  • N - Stephen King

Best Graphic Novel / Comic

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  • 30 Days of Night: Beyond Barrow - Steve Niles/Bill Sienkiewicz
  • Hellblazer: The Laughing Magician - Andy Diggle/Leonardo Manco & Daniel Zezelj
  • All-Star Superman - Grant Morrison/Frank Quitely
  • Locke and Key - Joe Hill/Gabriel Rodriguez
  • Comic Book Tattoo Tales Inspired by Tori Amos - Ed, Rantz A. Hoseley & Tori Amos/ Various
  • The Girly Comic Book 1 - Ed, Selina Lock
  • The New Avengers: Illuminati - Brian Bendis & Brian Reed/Jim Cheung
  • Buffy Season Eight Vol. 3: Wolves at the Gate - Joss Whedon & Drew Goddard/ Georges Jeanty
  • Hellblazer: Fear Machine - Jamie Delano

Best Anthology

  • Myth-Understandings - Ian Whates
  • Subtle Edens - Allen Ashley
  • The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 19 - Stephen Jones
  • The Second Humdrumming Book of Horror - Ian Alexander Martin
  • We Fade To Grey - Gary McMahon
  • Cone Zero - DF Lewis

The PS Best small press award

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  • Elastic Press - Andrew Hook
  • Newcon Press - Ian Whates
  • TTA Press - Andy Cox
  • Pendragon Press - Chris Teague
  • Screaming Dreams - Steve Upham

Best Collection

  • Bull Running for Girls - Allyson Bird
  • Just After Sunset - Stephen King
  • Islington Crocodiles - Paul Meloy
  • Glyphotech - Mark Samuels
  • How To Make Monsters - Gary McMahon

Best Artist

  • Lee Thompson - The Land at the End of the Working Day
  • Les Edwards - Various
  • Edward Miller - Vault of Deeds
  • Vincent Chong - Various
  • Dave McKean - The Graveyard Book

Best Non-fiction

  • Basil Copper: A Life in Books - Ed, Stephen Jones
  • Mutant Popcorn - Nick Lowe
  • Doctor Who: The Writer's Tale - Russell T. Davies and Benjamin Cook
  • journal.neilgaiman.com - Neil Gaiman
  • What Is It We Do When We Read Science Fiction - Paul Kincaid

Best Magazine

  • Black Static
  • Midnight Street
  • Interzone
  • Postscripts
  • SFX

Best Television

  • Battlestar Galactica
  • Supernatural
  • Dead Set
  • Dexter
  • Doctor Who

Best Film

  • Cloverfield
  • The Mist
  • Iron Man
  • The Dark Knight
  • The Orphanage