Friday, February 5, 2010

[News] 2009 Bram Stoker Awards: Preliminary Ballot

I love horror. I support horror, but I need to read more horror. Seriously. And everything from this list seems a tasty morsel... Anyway, congratulations to everybody, who made it. Apparently, you rock. Oh and be sure to win Kaaron Warren.

Superior Achievement in a Novel:

- "Quarantined" by Joe McKinney (Lachesis Publishing)
- "As Fate Would Have It" by Michael Louis Calvillo (Bad Moon Books)
- "Patient Zero" by Jonathan Maberry (St. Martin's Griffin)
- "Cursed" by Jeremy Shipp (Raw Dog Screaming Press)
- "Sacrifice" by John Everson (Leisure)
- "Audrey's Door" by Sarah Langan (Harper)
- "Eternal Vigilance II: Death of Illusions" by Gabrielle Faust (Immanion Press)
- "Twisted Ladder" by Rhodi Hawk (Tor/Forge)
- "Voracious" by Alice Henderson (Jove)
- "The Bone Factory" by Nate Kenyon (Leisure)

Superior Achievement in a First Novel:

- "Damnable" by Hank Schwaeble (Jove)
- "The Black Act" by Louise Bohmer (Library of Horror)
- "Slaughter" by Marcus Griffin (Alexandrian Archives Publishing)
- "Breathers" by S. G. Browne (Broadway Books)
- "The Little Sleep" by Paul Tremblay (Henry Holt)
- "Solomon's Grave" by Daniel G. Keohane (Dragon Moon Press)
- "Dismember" by Daniel Pyle (Wild Child)
- "Slights" by Kaaron Warren (Angry Robot)
- "The Dead Path" by Stephen M. Irwin (Hachette Australia)
- "The Forest of Hands and Teeth" by Carrie Ryan (Delacorte Press/Random House)

Superior Achievement in Long Fiction:

- "Mama Fish" by Rio Youers (Shroud Publishing)
- "Hunger of Empty Vessels" by Scott Edelman (Bad Moon Books)
- "Diana and the Goong-Si" by Lisa Morton (Midnight Walk)
- "Doc Good's Traveling Show" by Gene O’Neill (Bad Moon Books)
- "The Gray Zone" by John R. Little (Bad Moon Books)
- "The Lucid Dreaming" by Lisa Morton (Bad Moon Books)
- "Dreaming Robot Monster" by Mort Castle (Mighty Unclean)
- "Little Graveyard on the Prairie" by Steven E. Wedel (Bad Moon Books)
- "Rot" by Michelle Lee (Skullvines Press)
- "Black Butterflies" by Kurt Newton (Sideshow Press)

Superior Achievement in a Short Fiction:

- "In the Porches of My Ears" by Norman Prentiss (PS Publishing)
- "Blanket of White" by Amy Grech (Blanket of White)
- "Keeping Watch" by Nate Kenyon (Monstrous: 20 Tales of Giant Creature Terror)
- "One More Day" by Brian Freeman (Shivers V)
- "The Crossing of Aldo Ray" by Weston Ochse (The Dead that Walk)
- "Where Sunlight Sleeps" by Brian Freeman (Horror Drive-in)
- "The Night Nurse" by Harry Shannon (Horror Drive-in)
- "Plague Dogs" by Joe McKinney (Potters Field 3)
- "The Outlaws of Hill County" by John Palisano (Harvest Hill)
- "Nub Hut" by Kurt Dinan (Chizine)

Superior Achievement in a Anthology:

- "Midnight Walk" edited by Lisa Morton (Dark House)
- "Poe" edited by Ellen Datlow (Solaris)
- "Harlan County Horrors" edited by Mari Adkins (Apex Publications)
- "He is Legend: An Anthology Celebrating Richard Matheson" edited by Christopher Conlon (Gauntlet Press)
- "Lovecraft Unbound" edited by Ellen Datlow (Dark Horse Books)
- "Dark Delicacies 3: Haunted" edited by Del Howison and Jeff Gelb (Running Press)
- "Butcher Shop Quartet 2" edited by Frank J. Hutton (Cutting Block Press)
- "Grants Pass" edited by Amanda Pillar and Jennifer Brozek (Morrigan Books)
- "Mighty Unclean" edited by Bill Breedlove (Dark Arts Books)
- "British Invasion" by Chris Golden, Tim Lebbon and James Moore (Cemetery Dance Publications)

Superior Achievement in a Collection:

- "A Taste of Tenderloin" by Gene O'Neill (Apex Book Company)
- "Shades of Blood and Shadow" by Angeline Hawkes (Dark Regions Press)
- "Martyrs and Monsters" by Robert Dunbar (DarkHart Press)
- "In the Closet, Under the Bed" by Lee Thomas (Dark Scribe Press)
- "A Little Help from My Friends" by Michael McCarty (Sam's Dot)
- "Got to Kill Them All and Other Stories" by Dennis Etchison (Cemetery Dance)
- "Dark Entities" by David Dunwoody (Dark Regions)
- "Shards" by Shane Jiraiya Cummings (Brimstone Press)
- "Unhappy Endings" by Brian Keene (Delirium Books)
- "You Might Sleep..." by Nick Mamatas (Prime)

Superior Achievement in a Nonfiction:

- "Writers Workshop of Horror" by Michael Knost (Woodland Press)
- "Stephen King: The Non-Fiction" by Rocky Wood and Justin Brook (Cemetery Dance)
- "Cinema Knife Fight" by L. L. Soares and Michael Arruda (Fearzone)
- "Esoteria-Land" by Michael McCarty (BearManor Media)
- "Morbid Curiosity Cures the Blues" edited by Loren Rhoads (Simon & Schuster)
- "The Stephen King Illustrated Companion" by Bev Vincent (Fall River Press)

Superior Achievement in a Poetry Collection:

- "Chimeric Machines" by Lucy A. Snyder (Creative Guy Publishing)
- "Mortician's Tea" by G. O. Clark (Sam's Dot)
- "Double Visions" by Bruce Boston (Dark Regions)
- "Voices from the Dark" by Gary William Crawford (Dark Regions)
- "Barfodder" by Rain Graves (Cemetery Dance)
- "Starkweather Dreams" by Christopher Conlon (Creative Guy Publishing)
- "Toward Absolute Zero" by Karen L. Newman (Sam's Dot)
- "North Left of Earth" by Bruce Boston (Sam's Dot)
- "Grave Bits" by Todd Hanks (Skullvines Press)

3 comments:

Book Chick City said...

All these look fab. I have a few on my shelves. I really should read more horror too and it's one of my favourite genres.

rachelhestondavis said...

Thanks for the list..this is a genre I need to become more familiar with.

I keep hearing about "The Forest of Hands and Teeth" everywhere. I am so curious now, I will have to go out and procure a copy from Borders.

Rachel Heston Davis
Up and Writing

Harry Markov said...

@ Book Chick City: Your entire house must be made from books. I can't all fit it in my house and I have got only a few titles.

@ Rachel: I love the genre, but for a reason unknown to me, I seldom get to read it. I am just puzzles as to why.

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