SFX and Doctor Who nominated in British Fantasy Awards

The short-list of nominees for the 2009 British Fantasy Awards has been announced and SFX is in there! Hurrah! But this isn’t a free-for-all vote, so you you can’t vote for us – we have to hope the BFA members who can vote have exquisite taste. Doctor Who battles it with Dead Set, Dexter, Supernatural and Battlestar Galactica in a new TV category, though we can’t quite fathom what Dexter’s doing in there.

The winners will be announced at FantasyCon 2009 in September. Here's the full list.

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)

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)

THE PS BEST SMALL PRESS AWARD


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 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 COMIC - GRAPHIC NOVEL

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 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 (Andy Cox)
Midnight Street (Trevor Denyer)
Interzone (Andy Cox et al)
Postscripts (Peter Crowther & Nick Gevers)
SFX (Dave Bradley)

BEST TELEVISON
Battlestar Galactica (NBC)
Supernatural (Warner Bros TV)
Dead Set (Zeppotron/Channel 4)
Dexter (Clyde Phillips Productions)
Doctor Who (BBC Wales)

BEST FILM
Cloverfield (Matt Reeves)
The Mist (Frank Darabont)
Iron Man (Jon Favreau)
The Dark Knight (Christopher Nolan)
The Orphanage (Juan Antonio Bayona)