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The British Fantasy Awards are awarded annually by the British Fantasy Society (BFS), first in 1976. Prior to that they were known as The August Derleth Fantasy Awards (see August Derleth Award). First awarded in 1972 (The Knight of Swords by Michael Moorcock) only for novels, the number of award categories increased and in 1976 the BFS renamed them collectively the British Fantasy Awards. The current award categories are Best Fantasy Novel (the Robert Holdstock Award), Best Horror Novel (the August Derleth Award), Best Novella, Best Short Story, Best Independent Press, Best Artist, Best Anthology, Best Collection, Best Comic/Graphic Novel, Best Non-Fiction, and Best Newcomer (the Sydney J. Bounds Award), while the Karl Edward Wagner Award for "important contribution to the genre or the Society" is given at the discretion of the BFS committee.[1] The membership of the BFS vote to determine the shortlists of the awards, the winners being decided by juries.

Contents

Nominees and winnersEdit

1999Edit

August Derleth Award (Best Novel)Edit

AnthologyEdit

ArtistEdit

  • Bob Covington

CollectionEdit

Short StoryEdit

Small PressEdit

  • Andy Cox, The Third Alternative

Special AwardEdit

2000Edit

August Derleth Award (Best Novel)Edit

AnthologyEdit

ArtistEdit

CollectionEdit

Short StoryEdit

Small PressEdit

Special AwardEdit

2004Edit

The 2004 awards were presented at FantasyCon XXVIII held in 2004 at the Quality Hotel, Bentley, Walsall.[3]

August Derleth Award (Best Novel)Edit

Short FictionEdit

CollectionEdit

AnthologyEdit

Small PressEdit

ArtistEdit

Special AwardEdit

2005Edit

The 2005 awards were presented at FantasyCon 2005, held 30 September–2 October 2005 at the Quality Hotel, Bentley Walsall.[3]

August Derleth Fantasy Award (Best Novel)Edit

Best NovellaEdit

Best Short StoryEdit

Best CollectionEdit

  • Out of His Mind, Stephen Gallagher (PS Publishing) (winner)
  • Somnambulists, Allen Ashley (Elastic Press)
  • Darker Ages, Paul Finch (Sarob Press)
  • Things That Never Happen, M. John Harrison (Gollancz)
  • Trujillo and Other Stories, Lucius Shepard (PS Publishing)

Best AnthologyEdit

Best Small PressEdit

Best ArtistEdit

  • Les Edwards / Edward Miller (winner)
  • John Coulthart
  • Allen Koszowski
  • Richard Marchand
  • David Magitis
  • Ian Simmons

Special AwardEdit

2006Edit

The 2006 awards were presented at FantasyCon 2006 held 22–24 September 2006 at Britannia Hotel, Nottingham.[3]

August Derleth Fantasy Award (Best Novel)Edit

Best NovellaEdit

Best Short StoryEdit

Best CollectionEdit

Best AnthologyEdit

Best Small PressEdit

  • PS Publishing, Peter Crowther

Best ArtistEdit

Special AwardEdit

2007Edit

The 2007 awards were presented at FantasyCon XXXI held 21–23 September 2007 at Britannia Hotel, Nottingham.[3][4]

August Derleth Fantasy Award (Best Novel)Edit

  • Dusk, Tim Lebbon (Spectra) (winner)
  • Breeding Ground, Sarah Pinborough, (Leisure Books)
  • Bridge of Dreams, Chaz Brenchley, (Ace Books)
  • Jack of Ravens: Kingdom of the Serpent, Book 1, Mark Chadbourn, (Gollancz)
  • Nova Swing, M. John Harrison, (Gollancz)
  • The Devil You Know, Mike Carey, (Orbit Books)
  • The Face of Twilight, Mark Samuels, (PS Publishing)
  • The Lies of Locke Lamora, Scott Lynch, (Gollancz)
  • The Unblemished, Conrad Williams, (Earthling Publications)

Best NovellaEdit

  • Kid, Paul Finch (Choices, Pendragon Press) (winner)
  • The Memory of Joy, Eric Brown, (Choices, Pendragon Press)
  • She Loves Monsters, Simon Clark, (Necessary Evil Press)
  • The Wife's Djinn, Ian McDonald (Asimov's Science Fiction, July 2006)
  • Rough Cut, Gary McMahon (Pendragon Press)

Best Short StoryEdit

  • "Whisper Lane", Mark Chadbourn (BFS: A Celebration, the British Fantasy Society) (winner)
  • "The Little Drummer Boy", Marion Arnott (Extended Play: The Elastic Book of Music, Elastic Press)
  • "Puca Muc", Steve Lockley & Paul Lewis (Shrouded by Darkness, Telos Publishing)
  • "The Disappeared", Sarah Singleton, (Time Pieces, NewCon Press)
  • "31/10", Stephen Volk (Dark Corners, Gray Friar Press)
  • "The Veteran", Conrad Williams (Postscripts #6, PS Publishing)

Best CollectionEdit

  • Fragile Things, Neil Gaiman (Headline) (winner)
  • Lost, The District, and Other Stories, Joel Lane (Night Shade Books)
  • The Man From the Club Diogenes, Kim Newman (Monkeybrain)
  • And Other Tales Unbecoming of Horror, Mike O'Driscoll (Elastic Press)
  • The Ephémère, Neil Williamson (Elastic Press)

Best AnthologyEdit

  • Extended Play: The Elastic Book of Music, Gary Couzens (Elastic Press) (winner)
  • The Year's Best Fantasy & Horror: 19th Annual Collection, Ellen Datlow, Kelly Link & Gavin J. Grant (Wed Martin's Press)
  • Shrouded by Darkness: Tales of Terror, Alison LR Davies (Telos Publishing)
  • The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 17, Stephen Jones (Robinson Publishing)
  • Choices, Christopher Teague, (Pendragon Press)

Best Small PressEdit

  • PS Publishing, Peter Crowther (winner)
  • TTA Press, Andy Cox
  • Elastic Press, Andrew Hook
  • Telos Publishing, David J. Howe & Stephen James Walker
  • Pendragon Press, Christopher Teague

Best ArtistEdit

  • Vincent Chong (winner)
  • Les Edwards / Edward Miller
  • Dean Harkness
  • John Picacio

Best Non-FictionEdit

  • The Days of the Dodo, Allen Ashley (Dodo Press)
  • Films and the Hellraiser: Their Legacy, Paul Kane (Macfarland & Co.)
  • Cinema Macabre, Mark Morris (PS Publishing)
  • Into the Unknown: The Life of Fantastic Nigel Kneale, Andy Murray (Headpress)
  • James Tiptree Jr.: The Double Life of Alice B. Sheldon, Julie Phillips (Wed Martin's Press)

Best NewcomerEdit

Special AwardEdit

2008Edit

The 2008 awards were presented at FantasyCon 2008 held at Britannia Hotel, Nottingham.[3]

August Derleth Fantasy Award (Best Novel)Edit

Best NovellaEdit

Best Short StoryEdit

  • "My Stone Desire", Joel Lane (Black Static #1, TTA Press)

Best AnthologyEdit

Best CollectionEdit

Best NewcomerEdit

Special AwardEdit

Best Non-FictionEdit

Best ArtistEdit

Best Small PressEdit

  • PS Publishing, Peter Crowther

2009Edit

The 2009 awards were presented at FantasyCon 2009 held at Britannia Hotel, Nottingham.[3]

August Derleth Fantasy Award (Best Novel)Edit

Best NovellaEdit

Best Short FictionEdit

  • "Do You See", Sarah Pinborough from Myth-Understandings, ed. by Ian Whates (Newcon Press)

Best CollectionEdit

Best AnthologyEdit

PS Publishing Best Small PressEdit

  • Elastic Press (Andrew Hook)

Best Non-FictionEdit

Best Magazine/PeriodicalEdit

  • Postscripts, ed. Peter Crowther and Nick Gevers (PS Publishing)

Best ArtistEdit

Best Comic/Graphic NovelEdit

Best TelevisionEdit

Best FilmEdit

Sydney J. Bounds Award (Best Newcomer)Edit

Karl Edward Wagner Award (Special Award)Edit

2010Edit

The 2010 awards were presented at FantasyCon 2010 held 17–19 September 2010.[3]

August Derleth Fantasy Award (Best Novel)Edit

Best NovellaEdit

Best Short FictionEdit

Best CollectionEdit

Best AnthologyEdit

PS Publishing Best Small PressEdit

Best Non-FictionEdit

Best Magazine/PeriodicalEdit

  • Murky Depths, edited and published by Terry Martin

Best ArtistEdit

  • Vincent Chong, for work including covers for The Witnesses Are Gone (PS Publishing) and The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 20 (Constable & Robinson)

Best Comic/Graphic NovelEdit

Best TelevisionEdit

Best FilmEdit

Sydney J. Bounds Award (Best Newcomer)Edit

Karl Edward Wagner Award (Special Award)Edit

2011Edit

Karl Edward Wagner Special AwardEdit

Best NovelEdit

  • No award. (Winner announced as Demon Dance by Sam Stone (House Of Murky Depths), but Stone returned the award.)[5]

Best NovellaEdit

Best Short StoryEdit

  • "Fool's Gold" by Sam Stone, from The Bitten Word, Ed. Ian Whates (Newcon Press)

Best AnthologyEdit

  • Back From The Dead: The Legacy of the Pan Book Of Horror Stories, Johnny Mains (Ed.) (Noose & Gibbet)

Best CollectionEdit

Best Non-FictionEdit

Best ArtistEdit

Best Comic/Graphic NovelEdit

Best Magazine/PeriodicalEdit

  • Black Static, Andy Cox (Ed.) (TTA Press)

Best Small PressEdit

Best FilmEdit

  • Inception

Best TelevisionEdit

  • Sherlock

Sydney J. Bounds Award For Best NewcomerEdit

  • Robert Jackson Bennet, for Mr Shivers (Orbit)

2012Edit

August Derleth Award for best horror novelEdit

Robert Holdstock Award for best fantasy novelEdit

Best novellaEdit

Best short fictionEdit

Best anthologyEdit

Best collectionEdit

Best screenplayEdit

Best magazine/periodicalEdit

  • Black Static edited by Andy Cox and TTA Press

Best comic/graphic novelEdit

PS Publishing Independent Press AwardEdit

Best artistEdit

  • Daniele Serra

Best non-fictionEdit

2013Edit

August Derleth Award for best horror novelEdit

Robert Holdstock Award for best fantasy novelEdit

Best novellaEdit

Best short storyEdit

Best anthologyEdit

Best collectionEdit

  • Remember Why You Fear Me: The Best Dark Fiction of Robert Shearman by Robert Shearman

Best screenplayEdit

Best magazine/periodicalEdit

Best comic/graphic novelEdit

PS Publishing Independent Press AwardEdit

Best artistEdit

  • Sean Phillips

Best non-fictionEdit

The Karl Edward Wagner AwardEdit

The Sydney J. Bounds Award for Best NewcomerEdit

2014Edit

August Derleth Award for best horror novelEdit

Robert Holdstock Award for best fantasy novelEdit

Best novellaEdit

Best short storyEdit

Best anthologyEdit

Best collectionEdit

Best film/television episodeEdit

Best magazine/periodicalEdit

  • Clarkesworld edited by Neil Clarke, Sean Wallace and Kate Baker

Best comic/graphic novelEdit

PS Publishing Independent Press AwardEdit

Best artistEdit

  • Joey Hi-Fi

Best non-fictionEdit

The Karl Edward Wagner AwardEdit

The Sydney J. Bounds Award for Best NewcomerEdit

2015Edit

The 2015 winners were presented on Oct 25, 2015 at FantasyCon 2015 in Nottingham.[6]

August Derleth Award for best horror novelEdit

Robert Holdstock Award for best fantasy novelEdit

Best novellaEdit

  • "Newspaper Heart" by Stephen Volk (in The Spectral Book of Horror Stories)

Best short storyEdit

  • "A Woman’s Place" by Emma Newman (in Two Hundred and Twenty-One Baker Streets)

Best anthologyEdit

  • Lightspeed: Women Destroy Science Fiction Special Issue, edited by Christie Yant

Best collectionEdit

Best film/television episodeEdit

Best magazine/periodicalEdit

  • Holdfast Magazine, edited by Laurel Sills & Lucy Smee

Best comic/graphic novelEdit

Best Independent PressEdit

  • Fox Spirit Books

Best artistEdit

  • Karla Ortiz

Best non-fictionEdit

  • Letters to Arkham: The Letters of Ramsey Campbell and August Derleth, 1961-1971, edited by S. T. Joshi

The Karl Edward Wagner AwardEdit

The Sydney J. Bounds Award for Best NewcomerEdit

2016Edit

The 2016 BFAs were awarded on 25 September 2016, at the FantasyCon 2016, "FantasyCon by the Sea", in the Grand Hotel, Scarborough.

Best anthologyEdit

Best artistEdit

  • Julie Dillon (winner)
  • Ben Baldwin
  • Vincent Chong
  • Evelinn Enoksen
  • Sarah Anne Langton
  • Jeffrey Alan Love

Best collectionEdit

  • Ghost Summer: Stories, Tananarive Due (winner)
  • Monsters, Paul Kane
  • Probably Monsters, Ray Cluley
  • Scar City, Joel Lane
  • Skein and Bone, V.H. Leslie
  • The Stars Seem So Far Away, Margrét Helgadóttir

Best comic/graphic novelEdit

Best fantasy novel (the Robert Holdstock Award)Edit

Best film/television productionEdit

Best horror novel (the August Derleth Award)Edit

Best independent pressEdit

  • Angry Robot (Marc Gascoigne) (winner)
  • The Alchemy Press (Peter Coleborn and Jan Edwards)
  • Fox Spirit Books (Adele Wearing)
  • Newcon Press (Ian Whates)

Best magazine/periodicalEdit

Best newcomer (the Sydney J. Bounds Award)Edit

Best non-fictionEdit

  • Letters to Tiptree, ed. Alexandra Pierce and Alisa Krasnostein (winner)
  • The Art of Horror: An Illustrated History, ed. Stephen Jones
  • Fantasy-Faction, ed. Marc Aplin and Jennie Ivins
  • Ginger Nuts of Horror, ed. Jim Mcleod
  • King for a Year, ed. Mark West
  • Matrilines, Kari Sperring

Best novellaEdit

Best short fictionEdit

  • Fabulous Beasts, Priya Sharma (winner)
  • The Blue Room, V.H. Leslie
  • Dirt Land, Ralph Robert Moore
  • Hippocampus, Adam Nevill
  • Strange Creation, Frances Kay
  • When The Moon Man Knocks, Cate Gardner

BFS Special Award (the Karl Edward Wagner Award)Edit

  • the FantasyCon Redcloaks, Past and Present

2017Edit

Anthology: People of Colour Destroy Science Fiction ed. (Lightspeed Magazine), Nalo Hopkinson & Kristine Ong Muslim

Artist: Daniele Serra

Collection: Some Will Not Sleep (Ritual Limited), Adam L G Nevill

Comic/graphic novel: Monstress, Vol 1: Awakening (Image Comics), Marjorie Liu & Sana Takeda

Fantasy novel (the Robert Holdstock Award): The Tiger and the Wolf (Pan Macmillan), Adrian Tchaikovsky

Film/television production: Arrival (Paramount Pictures), Denis Villeneuve, Eric Heisserer & Ted Chiang

Horror novel (the August Derleth Award): Disappearance at Devil's Rock (Titan Books), Paul Tremblay

Independent press: Grimbold Books

Magazine/periodical: Tor.com

Newcomer (the Sydney J. Bounds Award): Erica L Satifka, Stay Crazy (Apex Book Company)

Non-fiction: The Geek Feminist Revolution (Tor Books), Kameron Huxley

Novella: The Ballad of Black Tom (Tor.com Publishing), Victor LaValle

Short fiction: “White Rabbit” (Black Static 50 – Jan/Feb 2016), Georgina Bruce

The Special Award (the Karl Edward Wagner Award): Jan Edwards

2018Edit

The 2018 awards were presented on 21 October 2018 at FantasyCon 2018, held at the Queen Hotel, Chester.[7][8]

Best AnthologyEdit

  • New Fears, ed. Mark Morris (Titan Books)
  • 2084, ed. George Sandison (Unsung Stories)
  • Dark Satanic Mills: Great British Horror Book 2, ed. Steve Shaw (Black Shuck Books)
  • Imposter Syndrome, ed. James Everington & Dan Howarth (Dark Minds Press)
  • Pacific Monsters, ed. Margret Helgadottir (Fox Spirit)

Best ArtistEdit

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

Best AudioEdit

  • Anansi Boys (by Neil Gaiman, adapted by Dirk Maggs for BBC Radio 4)
  • Brave New Words podcast (Ed Fortune and Starburst Magazine)
  • Breaking the Glass Slipper podcast (Lucy Hounsom, Charlotte Bond & Megan Leigh)
  • Ivory Towers (by Richard H Brooks, directed by Karim Kronfli for 11th Hour Audio Productions)
  • PseudoPod podcast (Alasdair Stuart and Escape Artists)
  • Tea & Jeopardy podcast (Emma & Peter Newman)

Best CollectionEdit

  • Strange Weather, by Joe Hill (Gollancz)
  • Norse Mythology, by Neil Gaiman (Bloomsbury)
  • Tanith by Choice, by Tanith Lee (Newcon Press)
  • Tender: Stories, by Sofia Samatar (Small Beer Press)
  • You Will Grow Into Them, by Malcolm Devlin (Unsung Stories)

Best Comic / Graphic NovelEdit

  • Monstress, Vol. 2, by Marjorie Liu & Sana Takeda (Image)
  • Bitch Planet Vol 2: President Bitch, by Kelly Sue DeConnick, Taki Soma & Valentine de Landro (Image)
  • Grim & Bold, by Joshua Cornah (Kristell Ink)
  • Tomorrow, by Jack Lothian & Garry Mac (BHP Comics)
  • The Wicked + The Divine Vol 5: Imperial Phase Part 1, by Kieron Gillen & Jamie McKelvie (Image)

Best Fantasy Novel (the Robert Holdstock Award)Edit

Best Film / Television ProductionEdit

Best Horror Novel (the August Derleth Award)Edit

  • The Changeling, by Victor LaValle (Canongate)
  • Behind Her Eyes, by Sarah Pinborough (Harper Collins)
  • The Boy on the Bridge, by MR Carey (Orbit)
  • The Crow Garden, by Alison Littlewood (Jo Fletcher Books)
  • Relics, by Tim Lebbon (Titan Books)

Best Independent PressEdit

  • Unsung Stories
  • Fox Spirit
  • Grimbold Books
  • Newcon Press
  • Salt Publishing

Best Magazine / PeriodicalEdit

  • Shoreline of Infinity, ed. Noel Chidwick
  • Black Static, ed. Andy Cox (TTA Press)
  • Gingernuts of Horror, ed. Jim Mcleod
  • Grimdark Magazine, ed. Adrian Collins
  • Interzone, ed. Andy Cox (TTA Press)

Best Newcomer (the Sydney J Bounds Award)Edit

Best Non-FictionEdit

  • Gender Identity and Sexuality in Science Fiction and Fantasy, ed. FT Barbini (Luna Press)
  • Gingernuts of Horror, ed. Jim Mcleod
  • Luminescent Threads, ed. Alexandra Pierce & Mimi Mondal (12th Planet Press)
  • No Time to Spare: Thinking About What Matters, by Ursula K Le Guin (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
  • Paperbacks from Hell: The Twisted History of 70s and 80s Horror Fiction, by Grady Hendrix (Quirk)
  • Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me, by Maura McHugh (Electric Dreamhouse Press)

Best NovellaEdit

  • Passing Strange, by Ellen Klages (Tor.com)
  • Brother's Ruin, by Emma Newman (Tor.com)
  • Cottingley, by Alison Littlewood (Newcon Press)
  • The Murders of Molly Southbourne, by Tade Thompson (Tor.com)
  • Naming the Bones, by Laura Mauro (Dark Minds Press)
  • A Pocketful of Crows, by Joanne Harris (Gollancz)

Best Short StoryEdit

  • Looking for Laika, by Laura Mauro (in Interzone #273) (TTA Press)
  • The Anniversary, by Ruth EJ Booth (in Black Static #61) (TTA Press)
  • Four Abstracts, by Nina Allan (in New Fears) (Titan Books)
  • Illumination, by Joanne Hall (in Book of Dragons) (Kristell Ink)
  • The Little Gift, by Stephen Volk (PS Publishing)
  • Shepherd's Business, by Stephen Gallagher (in New Fears) (Titan Books)

Award controversy of 2011Edit

In 2011, British writer Sam Stone won the British Fantasy Award but returned it three days later after editor and anthologist Stephen Jones posted a blog entry pointing out that three of the winning entries (and many of the shortlisted works) were published by Telos Publishing, a company owned by David Howe. At the time, Howe was also chair of the British Fantasy Society, British Fantasy Award coordinator, and partner of Stone.[5][9][10]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ British Fantasy Awards Constitution, http://www.britishfantasysociety.org/the-british-fantasy-awards-constitution-ii/
  2. ^ "1999 Award Winners & Nominees". Worlds Without End. Retrieved 22 July 2009.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g Edwards, Jan. "The British Fantasy Awards: a Short History". (with additions from) David Sutton. Archived from the original on 10 November 2016. Retrieved 20 June 2011.
  4. ^ Pechanec, Jan (22 August 2007). "CENY: nominace na British Fantasy Awards 2007" (in Czech). Sarden. Retrieved 20 June 2011.
  5. ^ a b Barnett, David (6 October 2011). "British Fantasy Award winner returns prize". The Guardian. Retrieved 6 October 2011.
  6. ^ "Locus Online News » 2015 British Fantasy Awards Winners". www.locusmag.com. Retrieved 2 November 2015.
  7. ^ "British Fantasy Society, British Fantasy Awards 2018". The British Fantasy Society. 6 July 2018. Retrieved 22 October 2018.
  8. ^ British Fantasy Society [@BritFantasySoc] (21 October 2018). "Hello Twitter, members of the BFS and other interested parties!" (Tweet). Retrieved 22 October 2018 – via Twitter.
  9. ^ Jones, Stephen (1 November 2011). "Putting The "Con" Into FantasyCon". Archived from the original on 7 October 2011. Retrieved 7 November 2011.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  10. ^ Paul, David (9 October 2011). "A literary spat turns ugly as the winner of award is... organiser's live-in lover". Daily Express. Retrieved 9 October 2011.

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