Here Are The Winners Of The 2015 British Fantasy Awards

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The British Fantasy Awards were handed out earlier today at FantasyCon 2015, celebrating excellence in fantasy literature.

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The awards have been handed out since 1972 (first known as the The August Derleth Fantasy Awards, then the British Fantasy Award after 1976) by the British Fantasy Society.

Here’s the official list of winners:

Best anthology: Lightspeed: Women Destroy Science Fiction Special Issue, ed. Christie Yant (Lightspeed Magazine)

Best artist: Karla Ortiz

Best collection: Nick Nightmare Investigates, Adrian Cole (The Alchemy Press and Airgedlámh Publications)

Best comic/graphic novel: Through the Woods, Emily Carroll (Margaret K. McElderry Books)

Best fantasy novel (the Robert Holdstock Award): Cuckoo Song, Frances Hardinge (Macmillan Children’s Books)

Best film/television episode: Guardians of the Galaxy, James Gunn and Nicole Perlman (Marvel Studios)

Best horror novel (the August Derleth Award): No One Gets Out Alive, Adam Nevill (Macmillan)

Best independent press: Fox Spirit Books (Adele Wearing)

Best magazine/periodical: Holdfast Magazine, ed. Laurel Sills and Lucy Smee (Laurel Sills and Lucy Smee)

Best newcomer (the Sydney J. Bounds Award): Sarah Lotz, for The Three (Hodder & Stoughton)

Best non-fiction: Letters to Arkham: The Letters of Ramsey Campbell and August Derleth, 1961–1971, ed. S.T. Joshi (PS Publishing)

Best novella: Newspaper Heart, Stephen Volk (The Spectral Book of Horror Stories)

Best short story: A Woman’s Place, Emma Newman (Two Hundred and Twenty-One Baker Streets)

The Special Award (the Karl Edward Wagner Award): Juliet E. McKenna

[British Fantasy Society]

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DISCUSSION

Frances Hardinge is a terrific writer who seems to be virtually unknown in the U.S. Even if you don’t usually read books marketed to children, you should give her a try.

Ironically, Cuckoo Song is the one novel of hers that I had trouble getting into, though I ended up liking it very much. So my advice is that if you don’t immediately love Cuckoo Song, try A Face Like Glass.