Sunday 30 September 2012

British Fantasy Awards

Congratulations to all the winners of the British Fantasy Awards 2012.

The full list of winners is as follows:

August Derleth Novel: The Ritual by Adam Nevill (Pan)
Robert Holdstock Award for Best Fantasy Novel: Among Others by Jo Walton
Novella: Gorel and the Pot Bellied God by Lavie Tidhar (PS Publishing)
Short Fiction: The Coffin-Maker’s Daughter by Angela Slatter (A Book of Horrors, Jo Fletcher Books)
Anthology: The Weird; editors Jeff and Ann Vandermeer (Corvus Books)
Collection: Everyone’s Just So So Special by Robert Shearman (Big Finish)

Screenplay: Woody Allen, Midnight in Pari
Comic/Graphic Novel: Locke and Key; Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez (IDW Publishing)
The PS Publishing Independent Press Award:Chomu Press
Best Magazine: Black Static
Artist: Daniele Serra
Nonfiction: Supergods: Our World in the Age of the Superhero by Grant Morrison (Jonathan Cape)
Karl Edward Wagner Award: Nicky and Peter Crowther of PS Publishing
BFS/Sydney J Bounds Best Newcomer award: Kameron Hurley

Friday 28 September 2012

World Fantasy Convention 2013

Booked what we were told was the last available double bedroom at the convention hotel this afternoon for the World Fantasy Convention in Brighton next year. Whew! Would have hated to have to go for one of the overspills.

The convention hotel, The Hilton Brighton Metropole, looks brilliant.

Thursday 27 September 2012

The Poe House in Baltimore

This is Edgar Allan Poe's house on 203 N. Amity Street in Baltimore, which looks amazingly small. 

For more information about Poe click here.

Demons and Nightmares

I have a small group of my longer stories off with a publisher at the moment for a possible collection. Am toying with the title of Demons and Nightmares. I don't know of any other collection with that title and have made a quick search online without success. My thoughts are to aim at a possible series, with the next called, obviously, Demons and Nightmares 2.

Monday 10 September 2012

The Ninth Black Book of Horror edited by Charles Black

Charles has just released images of the cover for The Ninth Black Book of Horror, which will be launched at FantasyCon later this month.

Again it's the work of Paul Mudie, who has done all of the Black Books covers.

Contents are:

The Anatomy Lesson - John Llewellyn Probert
The Mall - Craig Herbertson
Salvaje - Simon Bestwick
Pet - Gary Fry
Ashes to Ashes - David Williamson
The Apprentice - Anna Taborska
Life Expectancy - Sam Dawson
What's Behind You? - Paul Finch
Ben's Best Friend - Gary Power
The Things That Aren't There - Thana Niveau
Bit on the Side - Tom Johnstone
Indecent Behaviour - Marion Pitman
His Family - Kate Farrell
A Song, A Silence - John Forth
The Man Who Hated Waste - Marc Lyth
Swan Song - David A. Riley