I can also now announce that Helen Marshall has won the British Fantasy Award 2013 for Best Newcomer (the Sydney J. Bounds Award). Helen is a ferociously-talented writer who will have a massive impact on the field in coming years. And, yes, I am very happy with the decision that the jury reached. It was a strong field too, and several others on the shortlist would have made worthy winners.
Here are the final lists of nominees. One from each of these lists will win.
Hey, I rate a mention in the introduction because of a story I had in the British Fantasy Society Journal last year. Neat.
Ellen Datlow’s annual anthology represents the best in horror fiction and you should buy it if you’ve got any interest at all in the genre. And I’m not just saying that because I’m biased in any way. Look at the contributors to this volume if you don’t believe me.
You’ve seen the shortlists. Now read the longlists. It’s a bit like time travel with the possibility of alternate universes thrown into the mix. A little bit.
Al Robertson’s Of Dawn was in Interzone 235 and Mercurio D. Rivera’s Tethered was in Interzone 236.
The shortlists for the 2012 British Fantasy Society Awards can be found here. Good luck to the jurors; there are some pretty hefty titles in there.
It’s a stunning piece of cinema that still shocks even after almost half a century.
The latest Escape Pod podcast is Marc-Anthony Taylor’s Boxed In which was first published in the British Fantasy Journal Winter 2010/2011. The podcast is free.
You can find out more about the British Fantasy Society here.