In which I mention some deserving folks on the 2013 Bram Stoker Awards® Preliminary Ballot

I’m sure most of you know my good friend, author Joseph S. Pulver, Sr., from his work, and from the Lovecraft eZine video chats.  Joe edited a Thomas Ligotti tribute anthology recently titled The Grimscribe’s Puppets.  I’m proud to announce that The Grimscribe’s Puppets is on the 2013 Bram Stoker Awards® Preliminary Ballot!

I hope it goes all the way, because this book deserves it.  Joe deserves it, the authors deserve it, and Thomas Ligotti sure as hell deserves it.

By the way: We will be discussing The Grimscribe’s Puppets on The Lovecraft eZine Book Club on February 22.  You can buy it here, if you wish.

Voting for nominations to the final ballot runs until FEB 15th.

Table of Contents:

  • Livia Llewellyn “Furnace”
  • Daniel Mills “The Lord Came at Twilight”
  • Michael Cisco “The Secrets of the Universe”
  • Kaaron Warren “The Human Moth”
  • Joel Lane “Basement Angels”
  • Darrell Schweitzer “No Signal”
  • Robin Spriggs “THE XENAMBULIST: A Fable in Four Acts”
  • Nicole Cushing “The Company Town”
  • Cody Goodfellow “The Man Who Escaped This Story”
  • Michael Kelly “Pieces of Blackness”
  • Eddie M. Angerhuber “The Blue Star”
  • Mike Griffin “Diamond Dust”
  • Richard Gavin “After the Final”
  • Scott Nicolay “Eyes Exchange Bank”
  • Simon Strantzas “BY INVISIBLE HANDS”
  • Paul Tremblay “Where We Will All Be”
  • Ally Bird “Gailestis”
  • Jeff Thomas “The Prosthesis”
  • John Langan “Into the Darkness, Fearlessly”
  • Gemma Files “OUBLIETTE”

Joseph S. Pulver, Sr. has done it again! After A Season in Carcosa, last year’s excellent anthology inspired by Robert W. Chambers’s horror stories, he’s back with another tribute: this time to a contemporary cult figure, Thomas Ligotti.”— Dejan Ognjanovic “RUE MORGUE MAGAZINE”

By the way, if you’re a fan of the new HBO show True Detective, you really ought to read A Season in Carcosa.

I’d also like to congratulate a few other friends who are on other Preliminary Ballots this year:

Congratulations, and best of luck to everyone!

6 responses to “In which I mention some deserving folks on the 2013 Bram Stoker Awards® Preliminary Ballot

  1. Thanks for giving Jack a shout-out, Mike! There’s some great stuff on the ballot this year, and I’d encourage the HWA members out there to vote and vote often! And for those on the fence, thinking about joining HWA, what’s keeping you?


  2. Mike;
    You’ve sparked my interest in S.P. Miskowski. I actually own all of the other books on your list of preliminary nominees. I can’t find her book “In The Light” anywhere, even on her publishers web site. Is it in an anthology? It is part of the “Skillute Cycle”.


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