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Final Stoker Ballot 2009

28th Mar, 2009

Superior Achievement in a Novel 

  • COFFIN COUNTY by Gary Braunbeck (Leisure Books) 
  • THE REACH by Nate Kenyon (Leisure Books) 
  • DUMA KEY by Stephen King (Scribner) 
  • JOHNNY GRUESOME by Gregory Lamberson (Bad Moon Books/Medallion Press) 


Superior Achievement in a First Novel 

  • MIDNIGHT ON MOURN STREET by Christopher Conlon (Earthling Publications) 
  • THE GENTLING BOX by Lisa Mannetti (Dark Hart Press) 
  • MONSTER BEHIND THE WHEEL by Michael McCarty and Mark McLaughlin (Delirium Books) 
  • THE SUICIDE COLLECTORS by David Oppegaard (St. Martin's Press) 
  • FROZEN BLOOD by Joel A. Sutherland (Lachesis Publishing) 


Superior Achievement in Long Fiction 

  • THE SHALLOW END OF THE POOL by Adam-Troy Castro (Creeping Hemlock Press) 
  • MIRANDA by John R. Little (Bad Moon Books) 
  • REDEMPTION ROADSHOW by Weston Ochse (Burning Effigy Press) 
  • THE CONFESSIONS OF ST. ZACH by Gene O'Neill (Bad Moon Books) 


Superior Achievement in Short Fiction 

  • PETRIFIED by Scott Edelman (Desolate Souls) 
  • THE LOST by Sarah Langan (Cemetery Dance Publications) 
  • THE DUDE WHO COLLECTED LOVECRAFT by Nick Mamatas, and Tim Pratt (Chizine) 
  • EVIDENCE OF LOVE IN A CASE OF ABANDONMENT by M. Rickert (Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction) 
  • TURTLE by Lee Thomas (Doorways) 


Superior Achievement in an Anthology 

  • LIKE A CHINESE TATTOO edited by Bill Breedlove (Dark Arts Books) 
  • HORROR LIBRARY, VOL. 3 edited by R. J. Cavender (Cutting Block Press) 
  • BENEATH THE SURFACE edited by Tim Deal (Shroud Publishing) 
  • UNSPEAKABLE HORROR edited by Vince A. Liaguno and Chad Helder (Dark Scribe Press) 


Superior Achievement in a Collection 

  • THE NUMBER 121 TO PENNSYLVANIA by Kealan Patrick Burke (Cemetery Dance Publications) 
  • MAMA’S BOY and Other Dark Tales by Fran Friel (Apex Publications) 
  • JUST AFTER SUNSET by Stephen King (Scribner) 
  • MR. GAUNT AND OTHER UNEASY ENCOUNTERS by John Langan (Prime Books) 
  • GLEEFULLY MACABRE TALES by Jeff Strand (Delirium Books) 


Superior Achievement in Nonfiction 

  • CHEAP SCARES by Gregory Lamberson (McFarland) 
  • ZOMBIE CSU by Jonathan Maberry (Citadel Press) 
  • A HALLOWE'EN ANTHOLOGY by Lisa Morton (McFarland) 
  • THE BOOK OF LISTS: HORROR by Amy Wallace, Del Howison, and Scott Bradley (HarperCollins) 


Superior Achievement in a Poetry Collection 

  • THE NIGHTMARE COLLECTION by Bruce Boston (Dark Regions Press) 
  • THE PHANTOM WORLD by Gary William Crawford (Sam's Dot Publishing) 
  • VIRGIN OF THE APOCALYPSE by Corrine De Winter (Sam's Dot Publishing) 
  • ATTACK OF THE TWO-HEADED POETRY MONSTER by Mark McLaughlin and Michael McCarty (Skullvines Press)



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