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Friday, April 15, 2011

Shirley Jackson Award Finalists

As I have mentioned before here, the Shirley Jackson Awards are among my favorite in the world of dark fiction.  The 2010 nominees were just released, and I was happy to see some of my favorites.  Click here for the list and analysis from Rose Fox at PW's Genreville:


Novel:

  • Dark Matter, Michelle Paver (Orion)
  • A Dark Matter, Peter Straub (Doubleday)
  • Feed, Mira Grant (Orbit)
  • Mr. Shivers, Robert Jackson Bennett (Orbit)
  • The Reapers Are the Angels, Alden Bell (Holt)
  • The Silent Land, Graham Joyce (Gollancz)
Novella:
  • The Broken Man, Michael Byers (PS Publishing)
  • Chasing the Dragon, Nicholas Kaufmann (Chizine Publications)
  • “Mysterium Tremendum”, Laird Barron (Occultation, Night Shade)
  • One Bloody Thing After Another, Joey Comeau (ECW Press)
  • Subtle Bodies, Peter Dubé (Lethe Press)
  • The Thief of Broken Toys, Tim Lebbon (Chizine Publications)
Novelette:
  • “–30–,” Laird Barron (Occultation, Night Shade)
  • “The Broadsword,” Laird Barron, (Black Wings, PS Publishing)
  • “Holderhaven,” Richard Butner, (Crimewave 11: Ghosts)
  • “The Redfield Girls,” Laird Barron (Haunted Legends, Tor)
  • “Truth Is a Cave in the Black Mountains,” Neil Gaiman (Stories: All New Tales, William Morrow)
Short story:
  • “As Red as Red,” by Caitlin R. Kiernan (Haunted Legends, Tor)
  • “Booth’s Ghost,” Karen Joy Fowler (What I Didn’t See, Small Beer Press)
  • “The Foxes,” Lily Hoang (Haunted Legends, Tor)
  • “six six six,” Laird Barron (Occultation, Night Shade)
  • “The Things,” Peter Watts (Clarkesworld, Issue 40)
Single-author collection:
  • Occultation, Laird Barron (Night Shade)
  • The Ones That Got Away, Stephen Graham Jones (Prime Books)
  • The Third Bear, Jeff Vandermeer (Tachyon)
  • What I Didn’t See, Karen Joy Fowler (Small Beer Press)
  • What Will Come After, Scott Edelman (PS Publishing)
Edited anthology:
  • Black Wings: Tales of Lovecraftian Horror, edited by S. T. Joshi (PS Publications)
  • Haunted Legends, edited by Ellen Datlow and Nick Mamatas (Tor)
  • My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me: Forty New Fairy Tales, edited by Kate Bernheimer (Penguin)
  • Stories: All New Tales, edited by Neil Gaiman and Al Sarrantonio (William Morrow)
  • Swords and Dark Magic: The New Sword and Sorcery, edited by Jonathan Strahan and Lou Anders (Harper Voyager)

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