The British Fantasy Society has announced the nominees for the 2008 British Fantasy Awards. The overall winner in each category will be announced at the Sunday banquet of this year’s British Fantasy Convention, Fantasycon 2008. The convention will be held on 19 – 21 September 2008 at the Britannia Hotel, Nottingham, UK.

In addition to the categories below, which are by a ballot of the society and Fantasycon memberships, there will be the announcement of the Karl Edward Wagner Special Award (selected by the BFS committee), presented to someone who has made an outstanding contribution to the genre, and the Sydney J. Bounds Best Newcomer Award, selected by a panel of judges. (Note: Where the list has more than 5 nominations, this is due to voting ties for one or more runner-up places)

Novel: The August Derleth Award
Ramsey Campbell, The Grin Of The Dark, PS Publishing
Joe Hill, Heart Shaped Box, Gollancz
Michael Marshall, The Intruders, HarperCollins Publishers
Sarah Pinborough, The Taken, Dorchester Publishing Co
Dan Simmons, The Terror, Little Brown & Co
Michael Marshall Smith, The Servants, Earthling Publications

Eric Brown, Starship Summer, PS Publishing
Tim Lebbon, After The War (Double Novella), Subterranean Press
Gary McMahon, All Your Gods Are Dead, Humdrumming
Del Stone Jr., Black Tide, Telos Publishing
Conrad Williams, Rain, Gray Friar Press
Conrad Williams, The Scalding Rooms, PS Publishing

Short Fiction
Ramsey Campbell, “Digging Deep,” Phobic: Modern Horror Stories, Comma Press
Christopher Fowler, “The Spider Kiss,” The Mammoth Book of Monsters, Robinson
Joe Hill, “Thumbprint,” Post Scripts # 10, PS Publishing
Joel Lane, “My Stone Desire,” Black Static # 1, TTA Press
Tim Lebbon, “Discovering Ghosts,” Post Scripts # 10 Spring 2007, PS Publishing

Simon Clark, Midnight Bazaar: A Secret Arcade Of Strange And Eerie Tales, Robert Hale
Paul Finch, Stains, Gray Friar Press
Christopher Fowler, Old Devil Moon, Serpent’s Tail
Stephen Gallagher, Plots And Misadventures, Subterranean Press
Gary McMahon, Dirty Prayers, Gray Friar Press
Tony Richards, Going Back, Elastic Press

Charles Black, The Black Book Of Horror, Mortbury Press
John Grant, New Writings In The Fantastic, Pendragon
Stephen Jones, The Mammoth Book Of Best New Horror 18, Robinson
D. F. Lewis, Zencore!, Meganthus
Ian Alexander Martin, The First Humdrumming Book Of Horror Stories, Humdrumming

Small Press
Andy Cox, Black Static
Peter Crowther, PS Publishing
Peter Crowther, Postscripts
Andrew Hook, Elastic Press
Steve Upham, Screaming Dreams

Vincent Chong
Les Edwards (Edward Miller)
Dave McKean
Bryan Talbot
Steve Upham

Allen Ashley, Planet Dodo Column, Midnight Street
Peter Tennant, Whispers Of Wickedness Website Reviews
Stephen Thrower, Nightmare USA: The Untold Story Of The Exploitation Independents, FAB Press
Darren Turpin, UKSF Booknews
Mark Valentine, Wormwood, Tartarus Press

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