This is a blog with spoiler free reviews. Most will be Fantasy, Science Fiction, and Horror, but there will be some books in other genres, including the occasional Non-Fiction review. There is an ongoing series of Cover Reveal Round-Ups, and sometimes I'll write an article on something that interests me.

13 May, 2014

JURY DUTY: I AM ON A BRITISH FANTASY AWARDS JURY

   The list of jurors for this years British Fantasy Awards is out, and my name is on it. I will be one of three people on the jury for the Best Collection Award. That means that I will have to read for the award, specifically the collections that have been voted to be on the awards shortlist. (This should not affect my blogging. But I will refrain from reviewing anything that is on the shortlist, at least in the foreseeable future.)
   
   I see some familiar names on the juries of the other categories, among them Jo Thomas - who is my girlfriend. (We do not talk about the awards. I have no idea who is nominated for best novella, and I haven't told her who is nominated for best collection.)  Below is the full list of jurors, as presented here:

Best Fantasy Novel (the Robert Holdstock Award)
Gary Couzens
Laurel Sills
Matthew Hughes
Neil Williamson
Selina Lock

Best Horror Novel (the August Derleth Award)
Cate Gardner
Jim McLeod
Mark West
Pauline Morgan
Thana Niveau

Best Novella
Aleksandra Kesek
Jo Thomas
Paul Holmes

Best Short Story
David Tallerman
Matthew Hughes
Pauline Morgan

Best Anthology
Carole Johnstone
Gary Couzens
Matthew Hughes

Best Collection
Matthew Hughes
Ole Andreas Imsen
Pauline Morgan

Best Small Press
Dave Brzeski
Elaine Hillson
Elloise Hopkins
Rachel Kendall
Rhian Bowley

Best Comic/Graphic Novel
Jay Eales
Jennie Gyllblad
P.M. Buchan

Best Artist
Jennie Gyllblad
P.M. Buchan
Rachel Kendall

Best Non-Fiction
Djibril al-Ayad
Emma Newman
Jason Arnopp

Best Magazine/Periodical
Aleksandra Kesek
Donna Bond
Jim McLeod

Best Film/Television Episode
Adrian Faulkner
Catherine Hill
Gary Couzens

Best Newcomer (the Sydney J. Bounds Award)
Douglas Thompson
Ian Hunter
Lizzie Barrett

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