My picks for the 2013 Bram Stoker Awards®

ZF2 features the Stoker®-nominated shorts "Primal Tongue" by Michael Bailey and "The Hunger Artist" by Lisa Mannett.

ZF2 features the Stoker®-nominated shorts “Primal Tongue” by Michael Bailey and “The Hunger Artist” by Lisa Mannetti.

Bram Stoker Award® is among the most coveted accolades in dark fantasy and horror writing. The 27th annual Stokers will be presented tomorrow night at the DoubleTree Hilton in Portland, Oregon, and I’m publishing my picks, submitted without comment based not just on what I’ve read, but the general buzz.

In other words, these aren’t necessarily the picks that I would make. It’s my somewhat unscientific prediction based on anecdotal evidence and gut feeling, so take them for what their worth, and remember, the awards are for “superior achievement”, not “best of the year”, and ties are totally acceptable. In fact, the voting system promotes them.

Without further ado, here’s how I think it might unfold tomorrow night at the awards banquet:

There. Now my picks are public, and if I say: “I called that”, no one can say “bullshit”. Good luck to all the nominees. If you haven’t read them all, add them to your reading queue. They wouldn’t have made it this far if they weren’t excellent reads.

Christian A. Larsen is the author of LOSING TOUCH, featuring a foreword by New York Times bestselling author Piers Anthony, now available in paperback and ebook formats from Post Mortem Press.
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One Response to “My picks for the 2013 Bram Stoker Awards®”

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