Monday, 27 June 2011

British Fantasy Society Award Finalists

Today the British Fantasy Society announced the 2011 Awards finalists.  And I'm pleased to say that my novel 'Demon Dance' is a finalist for Best Novel and my story 'Fool's Gold' is also finalist for Best Short Fiction.

Congratulations to all the finalists. This year had very steep competition and I'm delighted to have made the lists in these two categories.

Here's the full list:

A History Of Horror With Mark Gatiss – Mark Gatiss – BBC
Being Human – Toby Whithouse – BBC
Doctor Who – Steven Moffat – BBC
Sherlock – Steven Moffat – BBC
True Blood – Alan Ball – HBO

Alice In Wonderland – Tim Burton – Walt Disney
Inception – Christopher Nolan – Syncopy Films
Kick-Ass – Matthew Vaughn – Lionsgate
Monsters – Gareth Edwards – Vertigo Films
Scott Pilgrim vs The World – Edgar Wright – Universal Pictures

Black Static – Andy Cox – TTA
Cemetery Dance – Rich Chizmar
Murky Depths – Terry Martin – The House Of Murky Depths
Shadows And Tall Trees – Michael Kelly – Undertow Publications
Strange Horizons – Susan Marie Groppi

Atomic Fez – Ian Alexander Martin
Gray Friar Press – Gary Fry
Pendragon Press – Christopher Teague
Telos Publishing – David J Howe and Stephen James Walker
TTA Press – Andy Cox

Clint – Mark Millar – Titan
Grandville Mon Amour - Bryan Talbot - Jonathan Cape
Neonomicon – Alan Moore & Jacen Burrows – Avatar
The Mountains Of Madness – Ian Culbard – Self Made Hero
Unwritten Vols 1 & 2, The – Mike Carey & Peter Gross – Titan Books

‘Beautiful Room, The’ – R B Russell – Nightjar
‘Fool’s Gold’ – Sam Stone – NewCon Press
‘Lure, The’ – Nicholas Royle – Solaris
‘Otterburn’ – Jan Edwards – Estronomicon
‘Something For Nothing’ – Joe Essid – PS Publishing

Altered Visions: The Art Of Vincent Chong – Telos
Cinema Futura – Ed. Mark Morris – PS Publishing
Fantastic TV: 50 Years Of Cult Fantasy And Science Fiction – Steven Savile – Plexus
M P Shiel: The Middle Years 1897-1923 – Harold Billings – Roger Beacham
Shrieking Sixties, The – Darrel Buxton – Midnight Marquee

Full Dark, No Stars – Stephen King – Hodder & Stoughton
Gravedigger’s Tale: Fables of Fear, The – Simon Clark – Robert Hale
Last Exit For The Lost – Tim Lebbon – Cemetery Dance
One Monster Is Not Enough – Paul Finch – Gray Friar
Walkers In The Dark – Paul Finch – Ash Tree

Back From The Dead: The Legacy Of The Pan Book Of Horror Stories – Johnny Mains – Noose & Gibbet
End of the Line, The – Jonathan Oliver – Solaris
Mammoth Book of Best New Horror Volume 21, The – Stephen Jones – Robinson & Constable
Never Again – Allyson Bird & Joel Lane – Gray Friar
Zombie Apocalypse! – Stephen Jones – Robinson & Constable

1922 – Stephen King – Hodder & Stoughton
Humpty’s Bones – Simon Clark – Telos
Ponthe Oldenguine – Andrew Hook – Atomic Fez
Sparrowhawk – Paul Finch – Pendragon
Thief Of Broken Toys, The – Tim Lebbon – ChiZine

Ben Baldwin
Daniele Serra
Les Edwards
Paul Mudie
Vincent Chong

Apartment 16 – Adam Nevill – Pan McMillan
Demon Dance – Sam Stone – The House Of Murky Depths
Leaping, The – Tom Fletcher – Quercus
Pretty Little Dead Things – Gary McMahon – Angry Robot
Silent Land, The – Graham Joyce – Gollancz

All members joint or single can vote on the awards. Also if you attended FantasyCon last year or have registered to attend this year - then you and anyone also attending with you, are also eligible to vote.

Here is the voting page link British Fantasy Awards

Sunday, 5 June 2011

GalaxyFest 2012

Very pleased to announce that I will be an International Author Guest of Honor at GalaxyFest 2012 in Colorado Springs, USA next February with David J Howe and Kevin J Anderson.

Media guests will be announced shortly.

Tickets are already on sale for this fantastic convention which will be in aid of Colorado Literacy Foundation as well as some sister charities yet to be announced. BUY HERE!

There will be cosplay, maskerade, panels, and lots of opportunities to get signed autographs/photos from your favourite celebrities.

David and I will be there with copies of our work and some new items in the Sam Stone Merchandise (TM) Range. So if you're in the Colorado Springs area, or want to have a brilliant weekend meeting all your fav stars or authors then come along and say hello.

Hope to see you there!

Sam x