British Fantasy Awards Nomination

Doctor Who has two nominations for the British Fantasy Awards 2009, reports the BBC’s Official Doctor Who website, for both the TV series and Russell T Davies’ The Writer’s Tale, co-written with DWM writer Benjamin Cook.

Russell T Davies and Benjamin Cook: The Writer's TaleThe British Fantasy Society (BFS) have established a new category – Best Television – for the 2009 awards, with Doctor Who lining up with the following contenders:

* Battlestar Galactica (NBC)
* Dead Set (Zeppotron/Channel 4)
* Dexter (Clyde Phillips Productions)
* Doctor Who (BBC Wales)
* Supernatural (Warner Bros TV)

Meanwhile The Writer’s Tale is nominated in the Non Fiction category against some tough competition that includes Neil Gaiman’s blog:

* Basil Copper: A Life in Books (Basil Copper, Ed, Stephen Jones) PS Publishing
* Doctor Who: The Writer’s Tale (Russell T. Davies and Benjamin Cook) BBC Books
* (Neil Gaiman)
* Mutant Popcorn (Nick Lowe) Interzone – TTA Press
* What Is It We Do When We Read Science Fiction (Paul Kincaid) Beccon Publications

Guy Adams, Chair of the BFS, (as well as author of Torchwood novel The House That Jack Built) says:

‘I think it’s important to have a set of awards that are voted for by the fantasy audience rather than a committee… Awards like these mean a great deal to the recipients because they know they represent a global opinion of what the best of the best is in any given year.

Because of that, the BFAs have a kudos to them that’s hard to beat.’

It’s certainly a must-have award that both the Doctor Who production team and RTD himself will be keen to be recognised with.

Meanwhile, The Writer’s Tale is still available for £15.99 – that’s 50% off – at Amazon.

Christian Cawley

A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

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