Annal: 2003 Bram Stoker Award for Nonfiction

Results of the Bram Stoker Award in the year 2003.

Book:The Mothers and Fathers Italian Association

The Mothers and Fathers Italian Association

Thomas F. Monteleone

The most irreverent, entertaining, and longest-running column in the history of horror and dark fantasy, dealing with all things publishing—Monteleone has written about breaking in, breaking out, being successful, and being a failure. He tells it like it is in the book biz, television, film, and popular culture. If you want the inside scoop on the genres you love, this is the book for you!

Book:Alan Moore: Portrait of an Extraordinary Gentleman

Alan Moore: Portrait of an Extraordinary Gentleman

Gary Spencer Millidge, Smoky Man

Alan Moore: Portrait of an Extraordinary Gentleman contains comic strips, illustrations, essays, articles, anecdotes and other pieces contributed by top American, English, and international comics creators paying tribute to the master of comic book writing, Alan Moore (creator of Watchmen and From Hell), as he celebrates his 50th year.

Over a hundred contributors include Neil Gaiman, Will Eisner, Bill Sienkiewicz, Dave Gibbons, Denis Kitchen, David Lloyd, Jim Valentino, Sergio Toppi, Bryan Talbot, Steve Parkhouse, Mark Millar, Howard Cruse, James Kochalka, José Villarrubia, Sam Kieth, Dave Sim, Oscar Zarate, DJ Paul Gambaccini, and novelist Darren Shan, to name just a few. The book jacket will feature a new photgraph by Piet Corr and other features will include interviews, biographies, and new and rare photographs.

Book:Fear in a Handful of Dust

Fear in a Handful of Dust: Horror As a Way of Life

Gary A. Braunbeck

Fear in a Handful of Dust both is and isn’t a book of film and fiction writing commentaries; yes, you’ll find several reviews and (hopefully intelligent) analyses in here, but a format like that can quickly grow wearisome and repetitive . . . so I’ve decided to take it a couple of steps . . . well, let’s say sideways: one’s reaction to horror movies and literature is a highly subjective and personal thing, emphasis on the latter term. Consider this to be a thinly-disguised autobiography by means of reflections about movies, books, and writing. It’s not enough for someone to simply say, ‘I liked it,’ or ‘I really hated it’; those are not opinions in and of themselves, they are prefaces to opinions. To qualify as actual opinions, they must be followed by reasons why, and in order for you to understand the reasons why, you have to understand something about the person giving the opinion.” — Gary A. Braunbeck

Work:Hellnotes (Judi Rohrig)


Judi Rohrig

Hellnotes is an electronic newsletter edited and published by Judi Rohrig.

Ralan Conley is a website.

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