Annal: 2002 Bram Stoker Award for Nonfiction

Results of the Bram Stoker Award in the year 2002.

Book:Ramsey Campbell, Probably

Ramsey Campbell, Probably: On Horror and Sundry Fantasies

Ramsey Campbell

Ramsey Campbell, Probably collects 140,000 words of Campbell’s non-fiction from the last three decades.

The subjects range from the perils of authorship to the delights of amateur fiction and film, from drugs to nightmares, from the Highgate Vampire to the Dracula Society’s marching song. Friends are remembered, and so is Mary Whitehouse. A seminal study of English schoolgirl spanking on video is brought up to date. Many thoughts on the history of horror fiction are included. At last it is revealed why Harlan Ellison is responsible.

May the reader variously laugh, weep, ponder, disagree and turn uneasily in bed.

Work:Hellnotes (David B. Silva)

Hellnotes

David B. Silva, Paul F. Olson, Garrett Peck

Hellnotes is an electronic newsletter.

Work:Jobs in Hell

Jobs in Hell

Brian Keene

A newsletter.

Work:Ralan.com

Ralan.com

Ralan Conley

Ralan.com is a website.

Book:Supernatural Fiction Writers

Supernatural Fiction Writers: Contemporary Fantasy and Horror

Richard Bleiler

This two-volume set for high school students, college undergraduates, and teachers and other nonspecialists contains essays on 116 contemporary supernatural fiction writers whose prose the editor considers equal to, if not superior to, that of writers who have been granted mainstream acceptance. Entries are approximately seven to 12 pages in length and cover all aspects of each writer’s career. They also address questions such as the literary value of these genres of fiction, and whether the science fiction or horror label discourages taking such work seriously. Each essay is followed by a bibliography of primary works, a critical and biographical bibliography citing books and articles, and lists of interviews and book reviews.

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