November 8th, 2006


International Horror Guild Awards

Another thing that happened at the World Fantasy Convention was the International Horror Guild Awards presentation. I missed the ceremony because dinner went late (curse you, P.F. Chang's - your shrimp dumplings are delicious, but you made us wait too long for a table), though I heard later from Laird Barron that I wasn't the only one to miss it. In fact, Laird might have been the only nominee present. (You don't see that kind of thing happening with the World Fantasy Awards. Come on, horror people, shape up!)

You've probably already seen the list, but in case you haven't, here it is, winners in bold. What's embarrassing about this list is how few of the works I've read!



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)

(That last one should get an award for longest title! Also, why does it feel like Kostova's Historian has been out for longer than a year? - NK)


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)


Caitlin Kiernan. "La Peau Verte" (To Charles Fort, with Love)
• 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)


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

(Yay! Go Gary! - NK)

COLLECTION (Single Author)

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

(It's nice to finally see Joe Hill winning an award. - NK)


Postscripts (Peter Crowther, Editor/Publisher, PS Publishing)
• 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.)
• SciFiction (Ellen Datlow, Editor:
• Subterranean (Bill Schafer, Editor/Publisher: Subterranean Press)


Memories by Enki Bilal (Humanoid/DC)
• 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)
• The Plot: The Secret Story of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion by Will Eisner (Norton)
• Plucker by Brom (Harry N. Abrams)


S.T. Joshi and Stefan Dziemianowicz, editors. Supernatural Literature of the World: An Encyclopedia (Three Volumes) (Greenwood Press)
• 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)
• 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 Fantasy Convention 2005
• 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)