Monthly Archives: July 2017

Arthur Rackham’s 150th Birthday Celebration

This 150th birthday celebration of Arthur Rackham, including a concert and panels, is led by V.H. Leslie.
Victoria’s wonderful novella, “Bodies of Water”, has been nominated for a British Fantasy Award.

V.H. Leslie

19 September 2017 marks the 150th anniversary of Arthur Rackham’s birth. Rackham (1867- 1939) was one of the leading illustrators in Britain’s ‘Golden Age’ of book illustration, and his works are still hugely popular today. He is linked to Bateman’s, Rudyard Kipling’s home in Burwash, East Sussex, through his illustrations of Puck of Pook’s Hill, a tale Kipling based on the house and gardens, and to Sussex in general through a number of locations. I am very excited to be involved in a series of events run by the Sussex Centre for Folklore, Fairy Tales and Fantasy and the University of Chichester.

Arthur Rackham in Sussex: A 150th Birthday Celebration

  • Exhibition, 8 September – 29 October 2017, Bateman’s, East Sussex

With thanks to the National Trust, the Victoria & Albert Museum, the Chris Beetles Gallery, Brighton Royal Pavilion and Museums, the East Sussex Arts Partnership, the Arthur Rackham…

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British Fantasy Awards 2017

The British Fantasy Award nominees have been announced- hearty congratulations to everyone on the list!

Winners will be announced at FantasyCon 2017, at the BFA Banquet at the Bull Hotel, Peterborough, 29th September – 1st October.

 

Best Newcomer
James Bennett, for Chasing Embers
Daniel Godfrey, for New Pompeii
Erika L Satifka, for Stay Crazy
Phil Sloman, for Becoming David
Martin Owton, for Exile

Best Magazine / Periodical
Black Static
Ginger Nuts of Horror
Interzone
Tor.com
Uncanny Magazine

Best Non-fiction
Blood Spectrum – Gary Couzens
The Geek Feminist Revolution – Kameron Hurley
Ginger Nuts of Horror ed. Jim McLeod
This Spectacular Darkness – Joel Lane, ed. Mark Valentine
The Women of Harry Potter series – Sarah Gailey
Words are my Matter: Writings about Life and Books, 2000-2016 – Ursula K Le Guin

Best Comic / Graphic Novel
2000AD (progs 1963-2011) ed. Matt Smith
Monstress, Vol 1: Awakening – Marjorie Liu & Sana Takeda
Patsy Walker, A.K.A. Hellcat! (#2-13) – Kate Leth & Brittney Williams
Saga (#33-40) – Brian K Vaughan & Fiona Staples
Sixpack and Dogwelder: Hard Travelin’ Heroz (#1-5) – Garth Ennis & Russ Braun
Skal (Chapter 3, pages 1-19) – Jennie Gyllblad

Best Independent Press
Alchemy Press
Fox Spirit Books
Grimbold Press
NewCon Press
TTA Press

Best Artist
Ben Baldwin
Evelinn Enoksen
Sarah Anne Langton
Daniele Serra

Best Anthology
Asian Monsters ed. Margrét Helgadóttir
Dead Letters ed. Conrad Williams
Fight Like a Girl ed. Joanne Hall & Roz Clarke
People of Colour Destroy Science Fiction ed. Lightspeed Magazine
The Starlit Wood: New Fairy Tales ed. Dominik Parisien & Navah Wolfe
Something Remains ed. Peter Coleborn and Pauline E Dungate

Best Collection
The Parts We Play – Stephen Volk
Secret Language – Neil Williamson
Sharp Ends – Joe Abercrombie
Some Will Not Sleep – Adam Nevill
A Tiding of Magpies – Pete Sutton
The Unheimlich Menoeuvre – Tracy Fahey

Best Film / Television Production
Arrival
Black Mirror series 3
Captain America: Civil War
Deadpool
High Rise

Best Novella
Arrival of Missives – Aliya Whiteley
The Ballad of Black Tom – Victor LaValle
Bodies of Water – VH Leslie
Every Heart a Doorway – Seanan McGuire
The Grieving Stones – Gary McMahon
Hammers on Bone – Cassandra Khaw

Best Short Fiction
Charmed Life – Simon Avery
Greenteeth – Gary Budden
The Watcher – Sammy HK Smith
Waxy – Camilla Grudova
White Rabbit – Georgina Bruce
The Women’s Song – Nadine West

Best Horror Novel
13 Minutes – Sarah Pinborough
Disappearance at Devil’s Rock – Paul Tremblay
The Hidden People – Alison Littlewood
The Searching Dead – Ramsey Campbell

Best Fantasy Novel
The High King’s Vengeance – Steven Poore
The Silver Tide – Jen Williams
The Summer Goddess – Joanne Hall
The Tiger and the Wolf – Adrian Tchaikovsky