British Fantasy Award
The award for Best Novel was established in memory of United States writer/editor/publisher August Derleth, with the physical award consisting of a statuette of the god Cthulhu (from the works of H. P. Lovecraft), made of white ivory and supported upon a wooden base. The first winner of this award was The Knight of the Swords by Michael Moorcock.
The Sydney J. Bounds Award for Best Newcomer was created in 2007, replacing the Icarus Award which was given out between the years 1988 and 1995, and the Best Newcomer Award, which was given out in 2007 and 2008.
The Society's Special Award, which has been given out most years since 1973, was renamed the Karl Edward Wagner Award in 1997.
__Current Award Categories:__
|Novel||The August Derleth Award for Best Horror Novel||1972||changed from Best Novel to Best Horror Novel in 2012|
|Novel||The Robert Holdstock Award for Best Fantasy Novel||2012||fantasy and science fiction were together from 1972-2011|
|Novella||Best Novella||2005||novellas were included under Best Short Fiction from 1973-2004|
|Short Story||Best Short Story||1973|
|Anthology / Collection||Best Anthology||1991||was Best Anthology / Collection from 1991-1998|
|Anthology / Collection||Best Collection||1991||was Best Anthology / Collection from 1991-1998|
|Magazine / Periodical||Best Magazine / Periodical||2009|
|Comic / Graphic Novel||Best Comic / Graphic Novel||1973|
|Film / Television||Best Film / Television Production||1973|
|Audio||Best Audio||2018||for audio productions and podcasts|
|Artist||Best Artist||1977||was Best Artwork from 1977-1979|
|Independent Press||Best Independent Press||1977|
|Newcomer||Sydney J. Bounds Award for Best Newcomer||1988||named for Bounds in 2007; was Icarus Award from 1988-1995 and Best Newcomer from 2007-2008|
|Special Award||Karl Edward Wagner Award||1973||named for Wagner in 1997|
|Award||Website(IA) Reasonator Search 1971—|
|Also involved: Angela Slatter - Ann VanderMeer - Ash-Tree Press - August Derleth Award - Australia - Boris Vallejo - Brian Lumley|
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