The British Fantasy Society has had its annual convention, and that means that the winners of the British Fantasy Awards have been announced. The ceremony was held at The Bull Hotel in Peterborough on the first of October. Next year’s Fantasycon will be at The Chester Queen in Chester, October 19-21. This winners of the 2017 awards are presented below.
- Best Fantasy Novel is The Tiger and The Wolf by Adrian Tchaikovsky from Pan MacMillan
- Best Magazine/periodical went to tor.com
- Best Nonfiction goes to The Geek Feminist Revolution by Kameron Hurley
- Best anthology is People of Colour Destroy Science Fiction, a Lightspeed publication edited by Nalo Hopkinson and Kristine Ong Muslim
- The award for Best Indie Press was presented to Grimbold Press
- Best Collection goes to Some Will Not Sleep by Adam Nevill published by Ritual Limited
- Best Novella was given to The Ballad of Black Tom by Victor LaValle from StMartin’s Press
- Best Short Fiction is White Rabbit by Georgina Bruce from Black Static 50
- The August Derleth Award for Best Horror novel went to Disappearance At Devil's Rock by Paul Tremblay from Titan Books
- Daniele Serra was Best Artist
- Best film/TV is Arrival, directed by Denis Villeneuve and distributed by Paramount
- The Karl Edward Wagner Award, presented for service to British fandom goes to Jan Edwards
- In addition, a Fantasycon specific award, The Legend of Fantasycon Award, was presented to David and Sandra Sutton for their work in organising past Fantasycons. It is not part of the BFAs and was presented just before the main ceremony. Next year’s BFAs will also feature an audio award.
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