Вручение 6 сентября 2021 г.

Премия за 2020 год.

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Издательство года - Undertow Publications
Подкаст года (художественная литература) - The Other Stories
Подкаст года (нехудожественная литература) - Ink Heist
Книжная обложка года - Тодд Кейслинг (Мерседес М. Ярдли "Arterial Bloom")

Страна: Великобритания Дата проведения: 6 сентября 2021 г.

Роман года

Лауреат
2.6
Четыре друга детства встречаются каждый год. Они устраивают охоту на оленя, чтобы забыть об этом до следующего года. Обычное дело, обычный трофей — так было всегда. До этого раза.

Прошло десять лет. Что-то начинает преследовать этих забывших свое наследие людей. Свирепый мстительный дух приходит к каждому, к одному за другим.

Природа мстит потерянному поколению, у которого и так нет ни шанса.
Сильвия Морено-Гарсия 3.7

Второе место.

«Он пытается отравить меня. Ты должна приехать за мной, Ноэми. Спаси меня». Получив отчаянное письмо от своей сестры с просьбой о спасении от загадочной гибели, Ноэми направляется в Высокое Место, отдаленный дом в мексиканской деревне. Она — гламурная дебютантка, и ее шикарные платья и идеальная красная помада больше подходят для коктейльных вечеринок, чем для любительского расследования. Но она также хитрая, умная и обладает неукротимой волей.

Некогда колоссально богатая семья и угасшая горнодобывающая империя прятали все свои секреты от любопытных глаз, но Ноэми обнаружит правду о насилии и безумии.
Чак Паланик 3.8
Искусство требует жертв.

Это заезженное выражение как нельзя лучше подходит к работе Митци, профессионального звукомонтажера-шумовика, которая снабжает Голливуд эксклюзивным товаром – пленками с записями душераздирающих криков и стонов, умоляющих всхлипываний и предсмертных хрипов. У этой хрупкой женщины тяжелая работа, и полным-полно скелетов в шкафу, и потому ей хочется, чтобы ее хотя бы на время оставили в покое.

Но в покое ее не оставят.

Ни алчные голливудские продюсеры.

Ни свихнувшийся от горя отец, чья дочь бесследно исчезла несколько лет назад.

Ни правительственные агенты, убежденные в существовании той самой, единственной и смертельно опасной, пленки…
Грейди Хендрикс 3.9
Патриция Кэмпбелл — образцовая жена и мать. Ее жизнь — бесконечная рутина домашних дел и забот. И только книжный клуб матерей Чарлстона, в котором они обсуждают истории о реальных преступлениях и триллеры о маньяках, заставляет Патрицию чувствовать себя живой. Но однажды на нее совершенно неожиданно нападает соседка, и на выручку приходит обаятельный племянник нападавшей. Его зовут Джеймс Харрис. Вскоре он становится любимцем всего квартала. Его обожают дети, многие взрослые считают лучшим другом. Но саму Патрицию чтото тревожит. Когда же в городе начинают пропадать подростки, а пожилую даму заживо съедают крысы, становится ясно, что в Чарлстон пришло что-то злое. Оно не остановится, обязательно прольется кровь, и многие в ней утонут.
Simone St. James 3.8
The secrets lurking in a rundown roadside motel ensnare a young woman, just as they did her aunt thirty-five years before, in this new atmospheric suspense novel from the national bestselling and award-winning author of The Broken Girls.

Upstate NY, 1982. Every small town like Fell, New York, has a place like the Sun Down Motel. Some customers are from out of town, passing through on their way to someplace better. Some are locals, trying to hide their secrets. Viv Delaney works as the night clerk to pay for her move to New York City. But something isn't right at the Sun Down, and before long she's determined to uncover all of the secrets hidden…

Повесть года

Лауреат
Laurel Hightower 3.0
How far would you go to bring back someone you love?

When Chris's son dies in a tragic car crash, her world is devastated. The walls of grief close in on Chris's life until, one day, a small cut on her finger changes everything.

A drop of blood falls from Chris's hand onto her son's roadside memorial and, later that night, Chris thinks she sees his ghost outside her window. Only, is it really her son's ghost, or is it something else—something evil?

Soon Chris is playing a dangerous game with forces beyond her control in a bid to see her son, Trey, alive once again.
P. Djèlí Clark 4.1

Второе место.

Nebula, Locus, and Alex Award-winner P. Djèlí Clark returns with "Ring Shout", a dark fantasy historical novella that gives a supernatural twist to the Ku Klux Klan's reign of terror

IN AMERICA, DEMONS WEAR WHITE HOODS.

In 1915, The Birth of a Nation cast a spell across America, swelling the Klan's ranks and drinking deep from the darkest thoughts of white folk. All across the nation they ride, spreading fear and violence among the vulnerable. They plan to bring Hell to Earth. But even Ku Kluxes can die.

Standing in their way is Maryse Boudreaux and her fellow resistance fighters, a foul-mouthed sharpshooter and a Harlem Hellfighter. Armed with blade, bullet, and bomb, they hunt their hunters and send the Klan's demons straight to Hell. But something awful's brewing in Macon, and the war on Hell is about to heat up.

Can Maryse stop the Klan before it ends the world?
Hailey Piper 0.0
New York City, 1990: When you slip through the cracks, no one is there to catch you. Monique learns that the hard way after her girlfriend Donna vanishes without a trace.

Only after the disappearances of several other impoverished women does Monique hear the rumors. A taloned monster stalks the city’s underground and snatches victims into the dark.

Donna isn’t missing. She was taken.

To save the woman she loves, Monique must descend deeper than the known underground, into a subterranean world of enigmatic cultists and shadowy creatures. But what she finds looms beyond her wildest fears—a darkness that stretches from the dawn of time and across the stars.
Samantha Kolesnik 4.0
Suzy and her brother, Lim, live with their abusive mother in a town where the stars don’t shine at night. Once the abuse becomes too much to handle, the two siblings embark on a sordid cross-country murder spree beginning with their mom. As the murder tally rises, Suzy’s mental state spirals into irredeemable madness.
Max Booth III 4.0
NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE FROM IFC MIDNIGHT, STARRING SIERRA MCCORMICK, VINESSA SHAW, AND PAT HEALY.

A family on the verge of self-destruction finds themselves isolated in their bathroom during a tornado warning.

Includes an introduction from Sean King O'Grady (director of the film adaptation) and a brand-new afterword from Max Booth III.

“Don't look now but Max Booth III is one of the best in horror, and he's only getting started.”
—Josh Malerman, author of BIRD BOX and MALORIE

“A confident and singular descent into domestic nihilism that’s as wildly fun as it is deeply disturbing.”
—Matt Barone, Tribeca Film Festival

“Works like a Pandora’s box of horror.”
—Meagan Navarro, Bloody Disgusting

“Unhinged, chaotic, and abounding with occult chills.”
—Chad Collins, Dread Central

Сборник рассказов года

Лауреат
Джон Лэнган 4.0
John Langan, author of the Bram Stoker Award-winning novel The Fisherman, returns with a new book of stories.

An aspiring actress goes to an audition with a mysterious director. An editor receives the last manuscript of his murdered friend. A young lawyer learns the terrible connection between her grandfather and an ancient race of creatures. A bodyguard drives her employer across a frozen road toward an immense hole in the earth. In these stories and others, John Langan maps the branches of his literary family tree, tracing his connections to the writers whose dark fictions have inspired his own.
Kathe Koja 0.0

Второе место.

From the award-winning author of The Cipher and Buddha Boy, comes Velocities, Kathe Koja’s second electrifying collection of short fiction. Thirteen stories, two never before published, all flying at the speed of strange.
Кристофер Слацкий 0.0
From the author of Alectryomancer and Other Weird Tales comes this devastating collection of fifteen stories and essays. A father's desperate search for his missing child leads to a cosmic haunted realm. A woman returns to her childhood home to find a past preserved in a semblance of life. A young man and his canine companion find themselves in the heart of an occult government exercise deep within a Pacific Northwest forest. An elderly man is subject to mysterious experiments as he descends into dementia. And, in the title novella, a forensic anthropologist is called to the site of the mass suicide of an anti-natalist cult intent on communicating with Nature.
Kay Chronister 0.0
Kay Chronister’s remarkable debut collection of modern horror tales, Thin Places, echoes with the ghosts of Shirley Jackson and Charlotte Perkins Gilman, while forging its own unique gothic sensibility. Here there be monsters! And witches!

These are tales of monstrous mothers and dark desires. Love, grief, death; and the exquisite pain and joy of life. With transcendent prose, Chronister chronicles the lives of powerful women and children; wicked witches and demons. These are the traumatic ghosts we all carry, and Chronister knows what it means to be human and humane. Powerful and hypnotic, these are tales you won’t forget, from a vibrant new voice.
Адам Нэвилл 0.0
Derelictions are horror stories told in ways you may not have encountered before.

Something is missing from the silent places and worlds inside these stories. Something has been removed, taken flight, or been destroyed. Us.

Derelictions are weird tales that tell of aftermaths and of new and liminal places. Each location has witnessed catastrophe, infernal visitations, or unearthly transformations. But across these landscapes of murder, genocide and invasion, crucial evidence remains. And it is the task of the reader to sift through ruin and ponder the residual enigma, to behold and wonder at the full horror that was visited upon mankind.

Wyrd contains seven derelictions, original tales of mystery and horror from the author of Hasty for the Dark and Some Will Not Sleep (winner of The British Fantasy Award for Best Collection).

Антология года

Лауреат
0.0
What happens when we make monsters? What happens when we make monsters of ourselves? Grotesque beings lurch from our darkest dreams. Vicious beasts stalk our twisted pasts. Lost souls haunt our deepest regrets. They are the blood on our hands. They are the obsessions in our heads. They are the vengeance in our hearts. They are Miscreations: Gods, Monstrosities & Other Horrors.

Edited by Bram Stoker Award-winning editors Doug Murano and Michael Bailey. Featuring a foreword by Alma Katsu, and illustrations throughout by HagCult
3.5

Второе место.

A fateful family trip to an amusement park. An island movie theater that takes more than the patrons' cash. A cross-country drive with an unexpected encounter. A family man hellbent on making great time, no matter the cost.

Fourteen horror authors share terrifying and twisted tales of summer vacation gone wrong in Worst Laid Plans: an Anthology of Vacation Horror.

This anthology includes stories by V. Castro, Hailey Piper, Patrick Lacey, Scott Cole, Laura Keating, Malcolm Mills, Jeremy Herbert, S. E. Howard, Chad Stroup, Kenzie Jennings, Waylon Jordan, Greg Sisco, Asher Ellis, and Mark Wheaton, as well as a special introduction by Sadie Hartmann.
0.0
Dominion is the first anthology of speculative fiction and poetry by Africans and the African Diaspora. An old god rises up each fall to test his subjects. Once an old woman’s pet, a robot sent to mine an asteroid faces an existential crisis. A magician and his son time-travel to Ngoni country and try to change the course of history. A dead child returns to haunt his grieving mother with terrifying consequences. Candace, an ambitious middle manager, is handed a project that will force her to confront the ethical ramifications of her company’s latest project—the monetization of human memory. Osupa, a newborn village in pre-colonial Yorubaland populated by refugees of war, is recovering after a great storm when a young man and woman are struck by lightning, causing three priests to divine the coming intrusion of a titanic object from beyond the sky.

A magician teams up with a disgruntled civil servant to find his missing wand. A taboo error in a black market trade brings a man face-to-face with his deceased father—literally. The death of a King sets off a chain of events that ensnare a trickster, an insane killing machine, and a princess, threatening to upend their post-apocalyptic world. Africa is caught in the tug-of-war between two warring Chinas, and for Ibrahim torn between the lashings of his soul and the pain of the world around him, what will emerge? When the Goddess of Vengeance locates the souls of her stolen believers, she comes to a midwestern town with a terrible past, seeking the darkest reparations. In a post-apocalyptic world devastated by nuclear war, survivors gather in Ife-Iyoku, the spiritual capital of the ancient Oyo Empire, where they are altered in fantastic ways by its magic and power.
Эллен Датлоу 0.0
Legendary genre editor Ellen Datlow brings together eighteen dark and terrifying original stories inspired by cinema and television. A BLUMHOUSE BOOKS HORROR ORIGINAL.

From the secret reels of a notoriously cursed cinematic masterpiece to the debauched livestreams of modern movie junkies who will do anything for clicks, Final Cuts brings together new and terrifying stories inspired by the many screens we can't peel our eyes away from. Inspired by the rich golden age of the film and television industries as well as the new media present, this new anthology reveals what evils hide behind the scenes and between the frames of our favorite medium. With original stories from a diverse list of some of the best-known names in horror, Final Cuts will haunt you long after the credits roll.

NEW STORIES FROM: Josh Malerman, Chris Golden, Stephen Graham Jones, Garth Nix, Laird Barron, Kelley Armstrong, John Langan, Richard Kadrey, Paul Cornell, Lisa Morton, AC Wise, Dale Bailey, Jeffrey Ford, Cassandra Khaw, Nathan Ballingrud, Gemma Files, Usman T. Malik, and Brian Hodge.
0.0
Addiction starts like a sweet lullaby sung by a trusted loved one. It washes away the pains of the day and wraps you in the warmness of the womb where nothing hurts and every dream is possible. Yet soon enough, this warm state of bliss becomes a cold shiver, the ecstasy and dreams become nightmares, yet we can't stop listening to the lullaby. We crave to hear the siren song as it rips us apart.

Six stories: three novellas, three novelettes, written by a powerful list of talent, all featuring the insidious nature of addiction--damaged humans craving for highs and wholeness but finding something more tragic and horrific on the other side.