The 2011 Shirley Jackson Award Nominations for Best Novella

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This entry is part 2 in the series The 2011 Shirley Jackson Awards

This year the 2011 Shirley Jackson Awards will be presented at ReaderCon 23 which will be held on July 12-15, 2011 at the Burlington Marriott Hotel in Burlington, Massachusetts.

The Award Ceremony will be Sunday morning, July 15, 2011. The host for this year’s awards are Peter Straub and Caitlin R. Kiernan.

Best Novella

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And the Dead Shall Outnumber the Living is a horror novella by Deborah Biancotti and nominated for the 2011 Shirley Jackson Award for Best Novella

“And the Dead Shall Outnumber the Living”

Author: Biancotti, Deborah
Type: Horror Novella
Available in: Ishtar
Editors: Amanda Pillar and K. V. Taylor
Cover Art: Amanda Pillar
Format: Trade Paperback
Type: Horror Novella Collection
Page Count: 260pp.
Pub. Date: February 20, 2012
Publisher: Gilgamesh Press
Original Pub: November 2011 (Digital eBook — Gilgamesh Press)

Nominated for the 2007 Shirley Jackson Award for Best Novella

This novella collection is powerful, sexy and very, very deadly.

The Five Loves of Ishtar by Kaaron Warren

Follow the path that the goddess Ishtar takes through the eyes of her most devoted worshippers, her washerwomen. Sharokin, Atur, Ninlil, Shamiran, Ninevah and Ashurina share in their goddess’ loves, losses and triumphs, as kingdoms rise and fall in the Land of Rivers.

And the Dead Shall Outnumber the Living by Deborah Biancotti

In modern-day Sydney, male prostitutes are dying. Their bones have turned to paste and their bodies are jelly. As Detective Adrienne Garner investigates the deaths, she finds rumours of strange cults and old gods whose powers threaten her city and, ultimately, her world.

The Sleeping and the Dead by Cat Sparks

Dr. Anna remembers little of her life before the war, merely traces of the man she used to love. When three desperate travellers rekindle slumbering memories, she begins a search that takes her to Hell and beyond. A search for love and, ultimately, enlightenment.

Table of Contents:

  • Introduction by Mark S. Deniz
  • The Five Loves of Ishtar by Kaaron Warren
  • And the Dead Shall Outnumber the Living by Deborah Biancotti
  • The Sleeping and the Dead by Cat Sparks
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A Child's Problem is a horror novella by Reggie Oliver and nominated for the 2011 Shirley Jackson Award for Best Novella

“A Child’s Problem”

Author: Oliver, Reggie
Type: Horror Novella
Available in: A Book of Horrors
Editor: Jones, Stephen
Artist: Les Edwards
Format: Hardcover
Type: Horror Anthology
Page Count: 400pp.
Pub. Date: September 29, 2011
Publisher: Quercus

Nominated for the 2011 Shirley Jackson Award for Best Novella

Open this book at your own peril!

That is because this volume is exactly what it says on the cover — A Book of Horrors contains all-original stories by some of the most successful and exciting names in modern horror fiction.

For the first time in many years, here is an original anthology of horror and dark fantasy in all its many and magnificent guises — from classic pulp-style tales of Dark and Stormy Nights, through more contemporary and psychological terrors, to the type of cutting-edge fiction that only the very best horror fiction can deliver.

Brought together from around the world by World Fantasy Award-winning editor Stephen Jones, one of Britain’s most acclaimed and experienced anthologists of horror fiction, here are many of the authors who have helped shaped the genre in all of its forms, along with terrifying tales of unease by a new generation of storytellers devoted to the Dark Side.

But be warned: once you begin to delve within these pages, your imagination and senses will be assaulted by terrors both grim and gruesome, literary and lethal, that will stay with you long after you have closed its covers and tried to put aside the images and situations which have wormed their way deep within your mind.

Don’t blame us for the bad dreams or cold sweats that these tales will induce. We did tell you — this is A Book of Horrors, and once you open it there is no way that these scarifying stories will ever be forgotten . . . no matter how much you wish that the nightmares will just go away!

Table of Contents:

  • Introduction: Whatever Happened To Horror? by Stephen Jones
  • The Little Green God of Agony by Stephen King
  • Charcloth, Firesteel and Flint by Caitlin R. Kiernan
  • Ghosts With Teeth by Peter Crowther
  • The Coffin-Maker’s Daughter by Angela Slatter
  • Roots and All by Brian Hodge
  • Tell Me I’ll See You Again by Dennis Etchison
  • The Music Of Bengt Karlsson, Murderer by John Ajvide Lindqvist
  • Getting It Wrong by Ramsey Campbell
  • Alice Through The Plastic Sheet by Robert Shearman
  • The Man In The Ditch by Lisa Tuttle
  • A Child’s Problem by Reggie Oliver
  • Sad, Dark Thing by Michael Marshall Smith
  • Near Zennor by Elizabeth Hand
  • Last Words by Richard Christian Matheson
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Displacement is a horror novella by Michael Marano and nominated for the 2011 Shirley Jackson Award for Best Novella

“Displacement”

Author: Marano, Michael
Type: Horror Novella
Available in: Stories from the Plague Years
Author: Marano, Michael
Artist: Gabrielle Faust
Format: Limited Hardcover Edition
Type: Horror Anthology
Page Count: 400pp.
Pub. Date: January 14, 2011
Publisher: Cemetery Dance Publications

Nominated for the 2011 Shirley Jackson Award for Best Novella

Stories from the Plague Years is the first fiction collection from award-winning fantasy author Michael Marano.

Nine tales are arranged in a haunting symphony that guides readers through a tour of the darkest landscapes of human existence. Here, fury and hate grow so strong, they cannot be held within one man’s body, and manifest themselves to devastating effect. Cities contain second, unseen cities populated by the vengeful ghosts of those who died too soon. Countries fall to famine and war.

But these are also the tales of love lasting beyond death, love existing beyond all hope, and friendships never forgotten. Included are the widely praised stories “Winter Requiem,” “The Siege,” and the controversial “Burden,” as well as two original novellas.

Marano, acclaimed for his evocative voice, paints lush portraits both terrifying and tender, injecting even the darkest of fantasies with a punk rock sensibility and a touch of the humane. With Stories from the Plague Years, he presents snapshots of a time when our world collided with evil, sickness, and self-destruction and left behind lasting scars on those who dared to survive.

Table of Contents:

  • Introduction: Michael Marano and the Forbidden by John Shirley

Days of Rage

  • Displacement
  • Little Round Head
  • Changeling

Prayers for Dead Cities

  • Siege
  • Burden

Two for Marian

  • And the Damage Done
  • Exit Wound

Winter Tales

  • Winter Requiem
  • Shibboleth
  • Afterword and Story Notes
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The Men Upstairs is a horror novella by Tim Waggoner and nominated for the 2011 Shirley Jackson Award for Best Novella

The Men Upstairs (2012 Delirium Book Club #3)

Author: Waggoner, Tim
Artist: Daniele Serra
Format: Mini-Hardcover
Type: Horror Novella
Page Count: 204pp.
Pub. Date: February 2012
Publisher: Delirium Books
Original Pub: December 2011 (Digital eBook — Delirium Books)

He finds her crying in the lobby of a movie theater and takes her home to his apartment. She’s a strange, beautiful woman with no last name, a mysterious past, and a powerful sexual allure.

He wants her, and she wants him.

There’s only one problem: the Men Upstairs.

She used to belong to them — and they’ll do anything to get her back.

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Near Zennor is a horror novella by Elizabeth Hand and nominated for the 2011 Shirley Jackson Award for Best Novella

“Near Zennor”

Author: Hand, Elizabeth
Type: Horror Novella
Available in: A Book of Horrors
Editor: Jones, Stephen
Artist: Les Edwards
Format: Hardcover
Type: Horror Anthology
Page Count: 400pp.
Pub. Date: September 29, 2011
Publisher: Quercus

Nominated for the 2011 Shirley Jackson Award for Best Novella

Open this book at your own peril!

That is because this volume is exactly what it says on the cover — A Book of Horrors contains all-original stories by some of the most successful and exciting names in modern horror fiction.

For the first time in many years, here is an original anthology of horror and dark fantasy in all its many and magnificent guises — from classic pulp-style tales of Dark and Stormy Nights, through more contemporary and psychological terrors, to the type of cutting-edge fiction that only the very best horror fiction can deliver.

Brought together from around the world by World Fantasy Award-winning editor Stephen Jones, one of Britain’s most acclaimed and experienced anthologists of horror fiction, here are many of the authors who have helped shaped the genre in all of its forms, along with terrifying tales of unease by a new generation of storytellers devoted to the Dark Side.

But be warned: once you begin to delve within these pages, your imagination and senses will be assaulted by terrors both grim and gruesome, literary and lethal, that will stay with you long after you have closed its covers and tried to put aside the images and situations which have wormed their way deep within your mind.

Don’t blame us for the bad dreams or cold sweats that these tales will induce. We did tell you — this is A Book of Horrors, and once you open it there is no way that these scarifying stories will ever be forgotten . . . no matter how much you wish that the nightmares will just go away!

Table of Contents:

  • Introduction: Whatever Happened To Horror? by Stephen Jones
  • The Little Green God of Agony by Stephen King
  • Charcloth, Firesteel and Flint by Caitlin R. Kiernan
  • Ghosts With Teeth by Peter Crowther
  • The Coffin-Maker’s Daughter by Angela Slatter
  • Roots and All by Brian Hodge
  • Tell Me I’ll See You Again by Dennis Etchison
  • The Music Of Bengt Karlsson, Murderer by John Ajvide Lindqvist
  • Getting It Wrong by Ramsey Campbell
  • Alice Through The Plastic Sheet by Robert Shearman
  • The Man In The Ditch by Lisa Tuttle
  • A Child’s Problem by Reggie Oliver
  • Sad, Dark Thing by Michael Marshall Smith
  • Near Zennor by Elizabeth Hand
  • Last Words by Richard Christian Matheson
Amazon.com online bookstore September 2011 (Hardcover — Quercus)
Amazon.com online bookstore September 2012 (Trade Paperback — St. Martin’s Griffin)
Amazon.com online bookstore September 2011 (Kindle — Jo Fletcher Books)
Barnes and Noble online bookstore September 2011 (Hardcover — Quercus)
Barnes and Noble online bookstore September 2011 (NOOK Book — Jo Fletcher Books)
Cemetery Dance Publications' online bookstore May 2012 (Limited Edition Hardcover — Cemetery Dance/PS Publishing)
Rose Street Attractors is a horror novella by Lucius Shepard and nominated for the 2011 Shirley Jackson Award for Best Novella

“Rose Street Attractors”

Author: Shepard, Lucius
Type: Horror Novella
Available in: Ghosts by Gaslight: Stories of Steampunk and Supernatural Suspense
Editors: Dann, Jack and Nick Gevers
Format: Trade Paperback
Type: Horror Anthology
Page Count: 400pp.
Pub. Date: September 6, 2011
Publisher: Harper Voyager

Nominated for the 2011 Shirley Jackson Award for Best Novella

Seventeen all-new stories illuminate the steampunk world of fog and fear!

Modern masters of the supernatural weave their magic to revitalize the chilling Victorian and Edwardian ghostly tale: here are haunted houses, arcane inventions, spirits reaching across the centuries, ghosts in the machine, fateful revelations, gaslit streets scarcely keeping the dark at bay, and other twisted variations on the immortal classics that frighten us still.

Table of Contents:

  • Introduction by Jack Dann
  • The Iron Shroud by James Morrow
  • Music, When Soft Voices Die by Peter S. Beagle
  • The Shaddowwes Box by Terry Dowling
  • The Curious Case of the Moondawn Daffodils Murder by Garth Nix
  • Why I was Hanged by Gene Wolfe
  • The Proving of Smollett Standforth by Margo Lanagan
  • The Jade Woman of the Luminous Star by Sean Williams
  • Smithers and the Ghosts of the Thar by Robert Silverberg
  • The Unbearable Proximity of Mr. Dunn’s Balloons by John Langan
  • Face to Face by John Harwood
  • Bad Thoughts and the Machanism by Richard Harland
  • The Grave Reflection by Marly Youmans
  • Christopher Raven by Theodora Goss
  • Rose Street Attractors by Lucius Shepard
  • Blackwood’s Baby by Laird Barron
  • Mysteries of the Old Quarter by Paul Park
  • The Summer Palace by Jeffrey Ford
  • About the Editors
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