It gives us great pleasure to announce the following list of Finalists for the 2019 Darrell Awards in their respective categories.
Best Midsouth Novel
John E. Siers — In the Service of Luna
Frank Tuttle — Every Wind of Change
Best Midsouth Novella
Kevin Andrew Murphy – Find the Lady (appearing in Mississippi Roll, a Wild Cards shared-world novel)
William Alan Webb – The Hairy Man (set in his post-apocalypse series)
Best Midsouth Other Media
Matthew Maala — Amazing Grace (Season 3, Episode 14, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow tv series)
Mark Powers — Jim Butcher’s The Dresden Files: Dog Men (the first 6 issues in this comic book series set in Jim Butcher’s The Dresden Files universe)
Best Midsouth Short Story
Lee Ann Story — Family Circle (appearing in End of the World Potluck)
Sheree Renee Thomas — Teddy Bump (appearing in Fiyah Lit Mag, issue 7)
Frank Tuttle — Knob Hill Haunt (a free-standing Mama Hogg story in the Markhat universe)
The 2019 Darrell Awards will be presented at the Banquet at MidSouthCon here in Memphis on Saturday, March 16, 2019. Each of the Finalists will be invited to attend the convention as free guests of the Jury on that Saturday and will receive a free pass to the Banquet if they do attend. Each Finalist will also be invited to participate in the annual Darrell Awards panel, which takes place at the convention earlier in the afternoon on that Saturday. (Invitations will go out in the next few days — or as soon as possible for any Finalist for whom we do not already have a way to contact them).
Congratulations to each of the Finalists. We encourage all those who love good Science Fiction, Fantasy, or Horror to partake of their works (both those mentioned above and others by them). You will be pleased if you do.