2004 Bram Stoker Award Winners & Nominees

2004 Bram Stoker Award Nominees & Winners

[presented in 2005]


The Wind Caller by P. D Cacek
The Dark Tower VII: The Dark Tower by Stephen King
Deep in the Darkness by Michael Laimo
In the Night Room by Peter Straub, Winner

First Novel

Covenant by John Everson, Winner (Tie)
Black Fire by James Kidman
Move Under Ground by Nick Mamatas
Stained by Lee Thomas, Winner (Tie)

Long Fiction

“The Turtle Boy” by Kealan Patrick Burke, Winner
“Zora and the Zombie” by Andy Duncan
“Lisey and the Madman” by Stephen King
Dead Man’s Hand by Tim Lebbon
“Northwest Passage” by Barbara Roden

Short Fiction

“Just Out of Reach” by Gary Braunbeck
“A Madness of Starlings” by Douglas Clegg
“Nimitseahpah” by Nancy Etchemendy, Winner
“Hunting Meth Zombies in the Great Nebraskan Wasteland” by John Farris
“Singing My Sister Down” by Margo Lanagan
“Guts” by Chuck Palahniuk

Fiction Collection

100 Jolts: Shockingly Short Stories by Michael Arnzen
The Machinery of Night by Douglas Clegg
Demonized by Christopher Fowler
Fears Unnamed by Tim Lebbon
Fearful Symmetries by Thomas F. Monteleone, Winner


Quietly Now edited by Kealan Patrick Burke
The Many Faces of Van Helsing edited by Jeanne Cavelos
Shivers III edited by Richard Chizmar
The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror, 17th Annual edited by Ellen Datlow, Kelly Link and Gavin Grant, Winner
Acquainted with the Night edited by Barbara and Christopher Roden


Ralan’s SpecFic & Humor Webstravaganza by Ralan Conley
Hanging Out with the Dream King by Joseph McCabe
The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Writing a Novel by Thomas F. Monteleone
Hellnotes edited by Judi Rohrig, Winner
The Road to the Dark Tower by Bev Vincent

Illustrated Narrative

Lost Loves by James Lowder
Aleister Arcane by Steve Niles
Heaven’s Devils by Jai Nitz, Winner
Graphic Classics: Robert Louis Stevenson by Tom Pomplun


Hellboy by Guillermo Del Toro
Dawn of the Dead by James Gunn
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind by Charlie Kaufman, Michel Gondry and Pierre Bismuth, Winner (Tie)
Shaun of the Dead by Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright, Winner (Tie)

Work for Young Readers

Abarat: Days of Magic, Nights of War by Clive Barker, Winner (Tie)
Oddest Yet by Steve Burt, Winner (Tie)
Robot Santa: The Further Adventures of Santa’s Twin by Dean Koontz
Fall (Witch Season series) by Jeff Mariotte

Poetry Collection

The Women at the Funeral by Corrine De Winter, Winner
The Desert by Charlee Jacob
Men Are From Hell, Women Are From The Galaxy Of Death by Mark McLaughlin
Waiting my Turn to go Under the Knife by Tom Piccirilli

Alternative Forms

The Goreletter by Michael Arnzen
Flesh & Blood Magazine edited by Jack Fisher
The Devil’s Wine edited by Tom Piccirilli, Winner
ChiZine edited by Brett Savory