Friday, June 09, 2006

IHG Award nominees announced

The International Horror Guild just announced the list of nominations for its 2005 awards. The IHG's picks have been useful in the past for finding me new stuff to read. For example, this year's pick for the Living Legend award, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, wrote the Count Saint-Germain series of books about a heroic vampire. Vampires-as-heroes don't usually interest me (they make much better bad guys), but I'd like to give the concept another shot after failing several times to get past page 50 of Interview with the Vampire.

The IHG's Illustrated Narrative (i.e. comic book) nominations always make an interesting list. Nice to see that Dark Horse's Book of the Dead, from their always-good series of horror anthologies, made the cut.

• Brett Easton Ellis. Lunar Park (US: Knopf, UK: Macmillan/Picador)
• Elizabeth Kostova. The Historian (US, UK: Little, Brown)
• Hilary Mantel. Beyond Black (UK: Fourth Estate, US: Henry Holt)
• Peter Raftos. The Stone Ship (Australia: Padanus Books, US: University of Hawaii Press)
• Carl-Johan Vallgren (Translated by Paul Britten-Austin). The Horrific Sufferings of the Mind-Reading Monster Hercules Barefoot, His Wonderful Love and His Terrible Hatred [UK: Random House/Harvill Press (US 2006: HarperCollins)

• Rick Bowes. "There's a Hole in the City" (SciFiction 06.15.05)
• Brian Evenson. "The Third Factor" (Quarterly West #60)
• China Mieville. "Go Between" (Looking for Jake)
• Steve Rasnic Tem. "Invisible" (SciFiction 03.02.05)

• Laird Barron. "Proboscis" (Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Feb 05)
• Jeffrey Ford. "Boatman's Holiday" (Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Oct 05)
• Joe Hill. "My Father's Mask" (20th Century Ghosts)
• Caitlin Kiernan. "La Peau Verte" (To Charles Fort, with Love)

• Laird Barron. The Imago Sequence (Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, May 05)
• Gary Braunbeck. Kiss of the Mudman (Home Before Dark)
• Joe Hill. Voluntary Committal (20th Century Ghosts)
• Kim Newman. The Serial Murders (SciFiction 10.05.05)

COLLECTION (Single Author)
• Michael Cunningham. Specimen Days (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
• Joe Hill. 20th Century Ghosts (PS Publishing)
• Caitlin Kiernan. To Charles Fort, with Love (Subterranean Press)
• Kelly Link. Magic for Beginners (Small Beer Press)

• No Award

The Book of Dark Wisdom (William Jones, Editor/Publisher: Elder Signs Press)
The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction (Gordon van Gelder, Publisher/Editor: Spilogale, Inc.)
Postscripts (Peter Crowther, Editor/Publisher, PS Publishing)
SciFiction (Ellen Datlow, Editor:
Subterranean (Bill Schafer, Editor/Publisher: Subterranean Press)

The Black Forest 2 by Todd Livingston, Robert Tinnell, Neil Vokes (Image Comics)
The Dark Horse Book of The Dead edited by Scott Allie (Dark Horse Books)
Memories by Enki Bilal (Humanoid/DC)
The Plot: The Secret Story of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion by Will Eisner (Norton)
Plucker by Brom (Harry N. Abrams)

• Christopher Frayling. Mad, Bad and Dangerous? The Scientists and The Cinema (UK: Reaktion Books, distributed in US by University of Chicago)
• Stephen Jones and Kim Newman, editors. Horror: Another 100 Best Books (Carroll & Graf)
• S.T. Joshi and Stefan Dziemianowicz, editors. Supernatural Literature of the World: An Encyclopedia (Three Volumes) (Greenwood Press)
• Denis Meikle. The Ring Companion (Titan Books)
• Norman Partridge. Mr. Fox and Other Feral Tales (Subterranean Press)

• Clive Barker for Exhibition: Visions of Heaven and Hell (and Then Some), Bert Green Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA
• Tim Bradstreet for 2005 Hellblazer covers (Vertigo/DC)
• Caniglia for Exhibition: World Horror Convention 2005, New York City, NY
• Alex McDowell for Production Design of Tim Burton's Corpse Bride
• Elizabeth McGrath for Exhibition: Altarwise by Owl-Light, Billy Shire Fine Arts, Culver City, CA)

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