Annal: 2006 Bram Stoker Award for Nonfiction

Results of the Bram Stoker Award in the year 2006. There was a tie for first place.

Book:Final Exits: The Illustrated Encyclopedia of How We Die

Final Exits: The Illustrated Encyclopedia of How We Die

Michael Largo

We’re all going to die—it’s in the contract—but how will it happen? Today, although we live longer, people are killed by everything—bad words, bloodletting, flying cows, frozen toilets, hiccups, laughing, and spontaneous combustion are some of the unexpected causes. According to death certificates, in 1700 there were less than one hundred causes of death. Now there are more than three thousand. In the eye-opening and addictive Final Exits, causes of death—bizarre or common—are alphabetically arranged and include actual accounts of people, both famous and ordinary, who died in their own particular way.

Thoroughly researched, with uncanny historical detail covering burial customs, famous last words, and more than four hundred medical and historical illustrations from throughout the ages, Final Exits is more than just a trivia book. It is a portrait in words and numbers of human fate.

Book:Gospel of the Living Dead

Gospel of the Living Dead: George Romero's Visions of Hell on Earth

Kim Paffenroth

This volume connects American social and religious views with the classic American movie genre of the zombie horror film. For nearly forty years, the films of George A. Romero have presented viewers with hellish visions of our world overrun by flesh-eating ghouls. This study proves that Romero’s films, like apocalyptic literature or Dante’s Commedia, go beyond the surface experience of repulsion to probe deeper questions of human nature and purpose, often giving a chilling and darkly humorous critique of modern, secular America.

Book:Cinema Macabre

Cinema Macabre

Mark Morris

A collection of essays on horror cinema from Nosferatu (1922) to The Sixth Sense (1999).

Book:Stephen King: Uncollected, Unpublished

Stephen King: Uncollected, Unpublished

Rocky Wood

Stephen King: Uncollected, Unpublished is the most comprehensive review of the Stephen King works you’ve never read, including coverage of nearly one hundred unpublished and uncollected works of fiction—novels, short stories, screenplays, and poems!

Best of all, it features the first book publication of two lost works written by King, including an entire chapter from King’s unpublished 1970 novel Sword in the Darkness that has never been published anywhere in the world!

Stephen King: Uncollected, Unpublished also gives in-depth coverage to the nearly one hundred variations and versions of King’s published stories—edits, updates, and changes King made between reprintings of his work. Similar in size and scope to our edition of The Stephen King Universe, this is a must-have for both collectors and casual readers of Stephen King! |Stephen…[more]

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