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  • All Hallow’s Read Deals

    October 20th, 2012

    In celebration of Neil Gaiman’s All Hallow’s Read, we’re offering our scariest books at a discount. What is All Hallow’s Read? It’s a new Halloween tradition! On the week of Halloween, you give a scary book to someone.

    In celebration of the season, we’re offering combo deals featuring Cloaked in Shadow: Dark Tales of Elves, Modern Magic: Tales of Fantasy and Horror, and the Bram Stoker Award-nominated Voices: Tales of Horror.

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    Voices & Cloaked in Shadow & Modern Magic Combo Deal

    Tiny VOICES Cover plus Tiny MODERN MAGIC Cover plus

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    2012 World Fantasy Awards

    August 8th, 2012
    SAILS & SORCERY Cover

    We are pleased to announce that two members of the FE family, artist Julie Dillon (Sails & Sorcery) and author Catherynne M. Valente (“Proverbs of Hell” in The Stories in Between) have both been nominated for World Fantasy Awards.

    Ms. Valente has been nominated for her novella, “Silently and Very Fast,” while Ms. Dillon is being recognized for her work as an illustrator. Both are fabulous artists in their fields, and both nominations are well deserved.

    The entire nomination list is below, along with a couple of sample illustrations from Ms. Dillon’s work in Sails & Sorcery.

    Art from SAILS & SORCERY

    Illustration for
    “Beneath the Sea of Tears”
    by Patrick Thomas

    Art from SAILS & SORCERY

    Illustration for
    “Sea of Madness”
    by Jon Sprunk

    Art from SAILS & SORCERY

    Illustration for
    “Hostage”
    by Renee Stern



    World Fantasy Award Ballot


    Novel

    Those Across the River, Christopher Buehlman (Ace)
    11/22/63, Stephen King (Scribner; Hodder & Stoughton as 11.22.63)
    A Dance with Dragons, George R.R. Martin (Bantam; Harper Voyager UK)
    Osama, Lavie Tidhar (PS Publishing)
    Among Others, Jo Walton (Tor)

    Novella

    • “Near Zennor”, Elizabeth Hand (A Book of Horrors)
    • “A Small Price to Pay for Birdsong”, K.J. Parker (Subterranean Winter 2011)
    • “Alice Through the Plastic Sheet”, Robert Shearman (A Book of Horrors)
    • “Rose Street Attractors”, Lucius Shepard (Ghosts by Gaslight)
    • “Silently and Very Fast”, Catherynne M. Valente (WSFA Press; Clarkesworld)

    Short Fiction

    • “X for Demetrious”, Steve Duffy (Blood and Other Cravings)
    • “Younger Women”, Karen Joy Fowler (Subterranean Summer 2011)
    • “The Paper Menagerie”, Ken Liu (F&SF 3-4/11)
    • “A Journey of Only Two Paces”, Tim Powers (The Bible Repairman and Other Stories)
    • “The Cartographer Wasps and the Anarchist Bees”, E. Lily Yu (Clarkesworld 4/11)

    Anthology

    Blood and Other Cravings, Ellen Datlow, ed. (Tor)
    A Book of Horrors, Stephen Jones, ed. (Jo Fletcher Books)
    The Thackery T. Lambshead Cabinet of Curiosities, Ann & Jeff VanderMeer, eds. (Harper Voyager US)
    The Weird, Ann & Jeff VanderMeer, eds. (Corvus; Tor, published May 2012)
    Gutshot, Conrad Williams, ed. (PS Publishing)

    Collection

    Bluegrass Symphony, Lisa L. Hannett (Ticonderoga)
    Two Worlds and In Between, Caitlín R. Kiernan (Subterranean Press)
    After the Apocalypse, Maureen F. McHugh (Small Beer)
    Mrs Midnight and Other Stories, Reggie Oliver (Tartarus)
    The Bible Repairman and Other Stories, Tim Powers (Tachyon)

    Artist

    • John Coulthart
    • Julie Dillon
    • Jon Foster
    • Kathleen Jennings
    • John Picacio

    Special Award Professional

    • John Joseph Adams, for editing – anthology and magazine
    • Jo Fletcher, for editing – Jo Fletcher Books
    • Eric Lane, for publishing in translation – Dedalus books
    • Brett Alexander Savory & Sandra Kasturi, for ChiZine Publications
    • Jeff VanderMeer & S.J. Chambers, for The Steampunk Bible

    Special Award Non-Professional

    • Kate Baker, Neil Clarke, Cheryl Morgan & Sean Wallace, for Clarkesworld
    • Cat Rambo, for Fantasy
    • Raymond Russell & Rosalie Parker, for Tartarus Press
    • Charles Tan, for Bibliophile Stalker blog
    • Mark Valentine, for Wormwood

    2012 World Fantasy Lifetime Achievement Awards

    • Alan Garner
    • George R.R. Martin

    I Hear Voices Sale Extended

    February 18th, 2012
    In celebration of the fact that Lawrence C. Connolly’s Voices: Tales of Horror is now an official Bram-Stoker-Award-nominated collection (see our previous post), we are extending the I Hear Voices Sale for another month.

    Through March 15th, everything on the FE site is an extra 10% off—including combo deals such as Visions & Voices, Veins & Vipers, or various Fantastical Visions deals.

    Just type “IHearVoices” in the promotions box in the shopping cart, or copy it from the announcement bar above.

    Voices is a 2011 Bram Stoker Award™ Nominee

    February 18th, 2012
    VOICES Cover

    Lawrence C. Connolly’s Voices: Tales of Horror has been nominated for a Bram Stoker Award for superior achievement in a fiction collection.

    Here’s the official release. Congratulations to everyone!


    For immediate release: February 18, 2012

    Contact Lisa Morton, HWA Bram Stoker Awards Event Organizer
    lisa@lisamorton.com

    Horror Writers Association announces
    2011 Bram Stoker Award™ Nominees

    Each year, the Horror Writers Association presents the Bram Stoker Awards™ for Superior Achievement in the field of horror writing, named in honor of Bram Stoker, author of the seminal horror work Dracula. Since 1987, the approximately 700 members of the HWA have recommended, nominated and voted on the greatest works of horror and dark fantasy of the previous calendar year, making the Bram Stoker Awards the most prestigious award in the field of horror literature. For the first time in 2011, half the nominees were chosen by juries.

    The awards are presented in eleven categories: Novel, First Novel, Young Adult Novel, Graphic Novel, Long Fiction, Short Fiction, Screenplay, Fiction Collection, Anthology, Non-fiction, and Poetry Collection. The organization’s Active and Lifetime members will select the winners from this list of nominees; and the Awards will be presented at a gala banquet on Saturday evening, March 31, at the World Horror Convention in Salt Lake City, Utah.

    SUPERIOR ACHIEVEMENT IN A NOVEL

    A Matrix Of Angels by Christopher Conlon (Creative Guy Publishing)
    Cosmic Forces by Greg Lamberson (Medallion Press)
    Floating Staircase by Ronald Malfi (Medallion Press / Thunderstorm Books)
    Flesh Eaters by Joe McKinney (Pinnacle Books)
    Not Fade Away by Gene O’Neill (Bad Moon Books)
    The German by Lee Thomas (Lethe Press)

    SUPERIOR ACHIEVEMENT IN A FIRST NOVEL

    Isis Unbound by Allyson Bird (Dark Regions Press)
    Southern Gods by John Hornor Jacobs (Night Shade Books)
    The Lamplighters by Frazer Lee (Samhain Horror)
    The Panama Laugh by Thomas Roche (Night Shade Books)
    That Which Should Not Be by Brett J. Talley (JournalStone)

    SUPERIOR ACHIEVEMENT IN A YOUNG ADULT NOVEL

    Ghosts of Coronado Bay, A Maya Blair Mystery by J. G. Faherty (JournalStone)
    The Screaming Season by Nancy Holder (Razorbill)
    Rotters by Daniel Kraus (Delacorte Books for Young Readers)
    Dust and Decay by Jonathan Maberry (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers)
    A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness (Candlewick / Walker)
    This Dark Endeavor: The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein by Kenneth Oppel (Simon & Schuster / David Fickling Books)

    SUPERIOR ACHIEVEMENT IN A GRAPHIC NOVEL

    Anya’s Ghost by Vera Brosgol (First Second)
    Locke & Key Volume 4 by Joe Hill (IDW Publishing)
    Green River Killer by Jeff Jensen (Dark Horse)
    Marvel Universe vs. Wolverine by Jonathan Maberry (Marvel)
    Baltimore Volume I: The Plague Ships by Mike Mignola and Christopher Golden (Dark Horse)
    Neonomicon by Alan Moore (Avatar Press)

    SUPERIOR ACHIEVEMENT IN LONG FICTION

    7 Brains by Michael Louis Calvillo (Burning Effigy Press) “Roots and All” by Brian Hodge (A Book of Horrors)
    “The Colliers’ Venus (1893)” by Caitlin R. Kiernan (Naked City: New Tales of Urban Fantasy)
    Ursa Major by John R. Little (Bad Moon Books)
    Rusting Chickens by Gene O’Neill (Dark Regions Press)
    “The Ballad of Ballard and Sandrine” by Peter Straub (Conjunctions: 56)

    SUPERIOR ACHIEVEMENT IN SHORT FICTION

    “Her Husband’s Hands” by Adam-Troy Castro (Lightspeed Magazine, October 2011)
    “Herman Wouk Is Still Alive” by Stephen King (The Atlantic Magazine, May 2011)
    “Graffiti Sonata” by Gene O’Neill (Dark Discoveries #18)
    “X is for Xyx” by John Palisano (M is for Monster)
    “Home” by George Saunders (The New Yorker Magazine, June 13, 2011)
    “All You Can Do Is Breathe” by Kaaron Warren (Blood and Other Cravings)

    SUPERIOR ACHIEVEMENT IN A SCREENPLAY

    True Blood, episode #44: “Spellbound” by Alan Ball (HBO)
    The Walking Dead, episode #13: “Pretty Much Dead Already” by Scott M. Gimple (AMC)
    The Walking Dead, episode #9: “Save the Last One” by Scott M. Gimple (AMC)
    Priest by Cory Goodman (Screen Gems)
    The Adjustment Bureau by George Nolfi (Universal Pictures)
    American Horror Story, episode #12: “Afterbirth” by Jessica Sharzer (20th Century Fox Television)

    SUPERIOR ACHIEVEMENT IN A FICTION COLLECTION

    Voices: Tales of Horror by Lawrence C. Connolly (Fantasist Enterprises)
    Red Gloves by Christopher Fowler (PS Publishing)
    Two Worlds and In Between: The Best of Caitlin R. Kiernan (Volume One) by Caitlin R. Kiernan (Subterranean)
    Monsters of L.A. by Lisa Morton (Bad Moon Books)
    The Corn Maiden and Other Nightmares by Joyce Carol Oates (Mysterious Press)
    Multiplex Fandango by Weston Ochse (Dark Regions Press)

    SUPERIOR ACHIEVEMENT IN AN ANTHOLOGY (EDITING)

    NEHW Presents: Epitaphs edited by Tracy L. Carbone (NEHW)
    Ghosts By Gaslight edited by Jack Dann and Nick Gevers (Harper Voyager)
    Blood And Other Cravings edited by Ellen Datlow (Tor Books)
    Supernatural Noir edited by Ellen Datlow (Dark Horse)
    Tattered Souls 2 edited by Frank J. Hutton (Cutting Block Press)
    Demons: Encounters with the Devil and his Minions, Fallen Angels and the Possessed edited by John Skipp (Black Dog and Leventhal)

    SUPERIOR ACHIEVEMENT IN NON-FICTION

    Halloween Nation: Behind the Scenes of America’s Fright Night by Lesley Pratt Bannatyne (Pelican Publishing)
    Reflections in a Glass Darkly: Essays on J. Sheridan Le Fanu edited by Gary William Crawford, Jim Rockhill and Brian J. Showers (Hippocampus Press)
    Starve Better by Nick Mamatas (Apex Publications)
    Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Zombies by Matt Mogk (Gallery Books)
    The Gothic Imagination by John C. Tibbetts (Palgrave Macmillan)
    Stephen King: A Literary Companion by Rocky Wood (McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers)

    SUPERIOR ACHIEVEMENT IN A POETRY COLLECTION

    How to Recognize a Demon Has Become Your Friend by Linda Addison (Necon Ebooks)
    At Louche Ends: Poetry for the Decadent, the Damned & the Absinthe-Minded by Maria Alexander (Burning Effigy Press)
    Surrealities by Bruce Boston (Dark Regions Press)
    Shroud of Night by G. O. Clark (Dark Regions Press)
    The Mad Hattery by Marge Simon (Elektrik Milk Bath Press)
    Unearthly Delights by Marge Simon (Sam’s Dot)

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    More information on the Horror Writers Association is at www.horror.org.
    More information on the 25th Anniversary presentation of the Bram Stoker Awards is at http://www.stokers2012.org.

    Voices Book Trailer

    January 7th, 2012

    Check out this awesome book trailer for Lawrence C. Connolly’s Voices: Tales of Horror.