Thursday, February 4, 2010

2009 Bram Stoker Preliminary Ballot

The preliminary ballot for the 2009 Bram Stoker Awards has been announced, the nominees will be chosen from this list. This year, for the first time, the awards will be presented outside of North America. The Stoker Awards banquet will be held in Brighton, England, at the 2010 World Horror Convention on March 27. Also, since it's Women in Horror Recognition Month, I think I should note that a lot of women authors appear on the list, which is great. Here's the list:

Superior Achievement in a Novel

Quarantined by Joe McKinney
As Fate Would Have It by Michael Louis Calvillo
Patient Zero by Jonathan Maberry
Cursed by Jeremy Shipp
Sacrifice by John Everson
Audrey's Door by Sarah Langan
Eternal Vigilance II: Death of Illusions by Gabrielle Faust
A Twisted Ladder by Rhodi Hawk
Voracious by Alice Henderson
The Bone Factory by Nate Kenyon

Superior Achievement in a First Novel

Damnable by Hank Schwaeble
The Black Act by Louise Bohmer
Slaughter by Marcus Griffin
Breathers by S. G. Browne
The Little Sleep by Paul Tremblay
Solomon's Grave by Daniel G. Keohane
Dismember by Daniel Pyle
Slights by Kaaron Warren
The Dead Path by Stephen M. Irwin
The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan

Superior Achievement in Long Fiction

Mama Fish by Rio Youers
Hunger of Empty Vessels by Scott Edelman
Diana and the Goong-si by Lisa Morton
Doc Good's Traveling Show by Gene O’Neill
The Gray Zone by John R. Little
The Lucid Dreaming by Lisa Morton
Dreaming Robot Monster by Mort Castle
Little Graveyard on the Prairie by Steven E. Wedel
Rot by Michele Lee
Black Butterflies by Kurt Newton

Superior Achievement in a Short Fiction

In the Porches of My Ears by Norman Prentiss
Blanket of White by Amy Grech
Keeping Watch by Nate Kenyon
One More Day by Brian Freeman
The Crossing of Aldo Ray by Weston Ochse
Where Sunlight Sleeps by Brian Freeman
The Night Nurse by Harry Shannon
Plague Dogs by Joe McKinney
The Outlaws of Hill County by John Palisano
Nub Hut by Kurt Dinan

Superior Achievement in an Anthology

Midnight Walk edited by Lisa Morton
Poe edited by Ellen Datlow
Harlan County Horrors edited by Mari Adkins
He Is Legend: An Anthology Celebrating Richard Matheson edited by Christopher Conlon
Lovecraft Unbound edited by Ellen Datlow
Dark Delicacies 3: Haunted edited by Del Howison and Jeff Gelb
Butcher Shop Quartet 2 edited by Frank J. Hutton
Grants Pass edited by Amanda Pillar and Jennifer Brozek
Mighty Unclean edited by Bill Breedlove
British Invasion by Chris Golden, Tim Lebbon and James Moore

Superior Achievement in a Collection

A Taste of Tenderloin by Gene O'Neill
Shades of Blood and Shadow by Angeline Hawkes
Martyrs and Monsters by Robert Dunbar
In the Closet, Under the Bed by Lee Thomas
A Little Help From My Fiends by Michael McCarty
Got to Kill Them All and Other Stories by Dennis Etchison
Dark Entities by David Dunwoody
Shards by Shane Jiraiya Cummings
Unhappy Endings by Brian Keene
You Might Sleep… by Nick Mamatas

Superior Achievement in a Nonfiction

Writers Workshop of Horror by Michael Knost
Stephen King: The Non-Fiction by Rocky Wood and Justin Brook
Cinema Knife Fight by L. L. Soares and Michael Arruda
Esoteria-Land by Michael McCarty
Morbid Curiosity Cures the Blues edited by Loren Rhoads
The Stephen King Illustrated Companion by Bev Vincent

Superior Achievement in a Poetry Collection

Chimeric Machines by Lucy A. Snyder
Mortician's Tea by G. O. Clark
Double Visions by Bruce Boston
Voices From the Dark by Gary William Crawford
Barfodder by Rain Graves
Starkweather Dreams by Christopher Conlon
Toward Absolute Zero by Karen L. Newman
North Left of Earth by Bruce Boston
Grave Bits by Todd Hanks

1 comment:

Datlow said...

These are not the nominees. This is merely the preliminary ballot. The nominees will be chosen by the members from this list.