1998 Bram Stoker Award Winners & Nominees

1998 Bram Stoker Award Nominees & Winners

[presented in 1999]


Bag of Bones by Stephen King, Winner
Fear Nothing by Dean Koontz
Darker Angels by S.P. Somtow
Fog Heart by Thomas Tessier

First Novel

Night Prayers by P.D. Cacek
This Symbiotic Fascination by Charlee Jacob
Silk by Caitlin R. Kiernan
Dawn Song by Michael Marano, Winner

Long Fiction

“Leavings” by P.D. Cacek
“As Above, So Below” by Brian Hodge
“What Would You Do for Love?” by John Shirley
“Mr. Clubb and Mr. Cuff” by Peter Straub, Winner

Short Fiction

“Blues-Born” by Tina L. Jens
“Autopsy Room Four” by Stephen King
“The Dead Boy at Your Window” by Bruce Holland Rogers, Winner
“The Rug” by Edo van Belkom

Fiction Collection

Leavings by P.D. Cacek
Smoke and Mirrors by Neil Gaiman
Black Butterflies by John Shirley, Winner
The Cleft and Other Odd Tales by Gahan Wilson


Robert Bloch’s Psychos by Robert Bloch, ed.
Best of Cemetery Dance by Richard Chizmar, ed.
The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror (11th Annual Collection) by Ellen Datlow, ed. & Terri Windling, ed.
Horrors!: 365 Scary Stories by Stefan Dziemianowicz, ed., Martin H. Greenberg, ed. & Robert Weinberg, ed., Winner


Gothic Horror: A Reader’s Guide from Poe to King and Beyond by Clive Bloom, ed.
The Science of the X-Files by Jeanne Cavelos
DarkEcho Newsletter, Vol. 5, #1-50 by Paula Guran, ed., Winner
A Writer’s Tale by Richard Laymon

Illustrated Narrative

Sergio Aragones’ Dia de las Muertos (Day of the Dead) by Sergio Aragones & Mark Evanier
Preacher by Garth Ennis
The Son of Man (Hellblazer #129 — 133) by Garth Ennis
The Dreaming: Trial and Error by Len Wein
No Award, Winner


Gods and Monsters by Bill Condon, Winner (Tie)
Fallen by Nicholas Kazan
Millennium: “Somehow Satan Got Behind Me” by Darin Morgan
Dark City by Alex Proyas, David Goyer, & Lem Dobbs, Winner (Tie)

Work for Young Readers

“Bigger than Death” by Nancy Etchemendy, Winner
The Dollhouse that Time Forgot (Eerie Indiana #11) by Mike Ford
The Angel Chronicles: A Novelization (Buffy the Vampire Slayer Vol. 1) by Nancy Holder
Hungry Ghosts: A Novelization (The X-Files No. 9) by Ellen Steiber

Other Media

Universal Horror (TV documentary) by Kevin Brownlow
The Misfits: American Psycho (music video) by John Cafiero
John Carpenter’s Vampires (original motion picture soundtrack) by John Carpenter
Gothic at Midnight: A Tribute to the Masters of the Macabre (audio anthology) by Joshua Kane
No Award, Winner