Câștigătorii Premiilor British Fantasy 2022

Câștigătorii ediției 2022 a British Fantasy Awards au fost anunțați în weekend în cadrul FantasyCon, întâlnirea anuală a Societății Britanice de Fantasy, care a avut loc anul acesta la Heathrow.

Listele scurte pentru premii sunt votate de membrii societății și FantasyCon, care pot nominaliza fiecare până la șase finaliști în fiecare categorie. Câștigătorii sunt aleși de un juriu alcătuit din scriitori, librari și angajați ai editurilor. Anul acesta, 2022, câștigătorii la categoriile literare au fost:

Roman Fantasy

Câștigător: She Who Became the Sun, Shelley Parker-Chan (Tor)

In a famine-stricken village on a dusty yellow plain, two children are given two fates. A boy, greatness. A girl, nothingness… In 1345, China lies under harsh Mongol rule. For the starving peasants of the Central Plains, greatness is something found only in stories. When the Zhu family’s eighth-born son, Zhu Chongba, is given a fate of greatness, everyone is mystified as to how it will come to pass. The fate of nothingness received by the family’s clever and capable second daughter, on the other hand, is only as expected. When a bandit attack orphans the two children, though, it is Zhu Chongba who succumbs to despair and dies. Desperate to escape her own fated death, the girl uses her brother’s identity to enter a monastery as a young male novice. There, propelled by her burning desire to survive, Zhu learns she is capable of doing whatever it takes, no matter how callous, to stay hidden from her fate. After her sanctuary is destroyed for supporting the rebellion against Mongol rule, Zhu uses takes the chance to claim another future altogether: her brother’s abandoned greatness.

Ceilalți finaliști: The Black Coast, Mike Brooks (Orbit)
The Unbroken, C.L. Clark (Orbit)
Sistersong, Lucy Holland (Tor)
The Jasmine Throne, Tasha Suri (Orbit)
This is Our Undoing, Lorraine Wilson (Luna)

Roman Horror

Câștigător: The Last House on Needless Street, Catriona Ward (Viper)

This is the story of a serial killer. A stolen child. Revenge. Death. And an ordinary house at the end of an ordinary street. All these things are true. And yet they are all lies… You think you know what’s inside the last house on Needless Street. You think you’ve read this story before. That’s where you’re wrong. In the dark forest at the end of Needless Street, lies something buried. But it’s not what you think…

Ceilalți finaliști: A Dowry of Blood, S.T. Gibson (Nyx Publishing / Orbit)
My Heart is a Chainsaw, Stephen Graham Jones (Titan)
Nothing but Blackened Teeth, Cassandra Khaw (Titan)
A Broken Darkness, Premee Mohamed (Solaris)
The Book of Accidents, Chuck Wendig (Penguin)


Câștigător: Defekt, Nino Cipri (Tordotcom)

Derek is LitenVärld’s most loyal employee. He lives and breathes the job, from the moment he wakes up in a converted shipping container at the edge of the parking lot to the second he clocks out of work 18 hours later. But after taking his first ever sick day, his manager calls that loyalty into question. An excellent employee like Derek, an employee made to work at LitenVärld, shouldn’t need time off. To test his commitment to the job, Derek is assigned to a special inventory shift, hunting through the store to find defective products. Toy chests with pincers and eye stalks, ambulatory sleeper sofas, killer mutant toilets, that kind of thing. Helping him is the inventory team — four strangers who look and sound almost exactly like him. Are five Dereks better than one?

Ceilalți finaliști: Treacle Walker, Alan Garner (4th Estate)
A Spindle Splintered, Alix E. Harrow (Tordotcom)
Matryoshka, Penny Jones (Hersham Horror)
& This is How to Stay Alive, Shingai Njeri Kagunda (Neon Hemlock)
These Lifeless Things, Premee Mohamed (Solaris)


Câștigător: “Bathymetry”, Lorraine Wilson (Strange Horizons 3/21)

Ceilalți finaliști: “Henrietta”, T.H. Dray (BFS Horizons)
“O2 Arena”, Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki (Galaxy’s Edge 11/21)
“A Flight of Birds”, E.M. Faulds (Shoreline of Infinity 8/21)
“Sky Eyes”, Julie Travis (Dreamland: Other Stories)
“Fill the Thickened Lung with Breath”, C.A. Yates (Dreamland: Other Stories)

(alt număr, nu l-am găsit pe cel premiat)

Volum de povestiri (colecție)

Câștigător: Never Have I Ever, Isabel Yap (Small Beer)

Ceilalți finaliști: I Spit Myself Out, Tracy Fahey (Sinister Horror Company)
The Museum for Forgetting, Pete W. Sutton (Grimbold)
The Ghost Sequences, A.C. Wise (Undertow)
We All Have Teeth, C.A. Yates (Fox Spirit)


Câștigător: Sinopticon: A Celebration of Chinese Science Fiction, Xueting Christine Ni, ed. (Solaris)

Ceilalți finaliști: Out of the Darkness, Dan Coxon, ed. (Unsung Stories)
When Things Get Dark, Ellen Datlow, ed. (Titan)
The Year’s Best African Speculative Fiction, Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki, ed. (Jembefola)
Dreamland: Other Stories, Sophie Essex, ed. (Black Shuck)
There Is No Death, There Are No Dead, Aaron J. French & Jess Landry, eds. (Crystal Lake)


Câștigător: Apex

Ceilalți finaliști: Anathema
Black Static
Ginger Nuts of Horror
Shoreline of Infinity

Roman grafic

Câștigător: The Girl from the Sea, Molly Knox Ostertag (Graphix)

Ceilalți finaliști: 2000AD (Rebellion)
Djeliya, Juni Ba (TKO)
ExtraOrdinary, V.E. Schwab, art by Enid Balam (Titan)
DIE, Volume 4: Bleed, Kieron Gillen, art by Stephanie Hans, lettering by Clayton Cowles (Image)
Usagi Yojimbo: Homecoming, Stan Sakai (IDW)

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