British Fantasy Award

The British Fantasy Awards were established in 1971 by the British Fantasy Society to honor the best fantasy works of the year.

The award for Best Novel was established in memory of United States writer/editor/publisher August Derleth, with the physical award consisting of a statuette of the god Cthulhu (from the works of H. P. Lovecraft), made of white ivory and supported upon a wooden base. The first winner of this award was The Knight of the Swords by Michael Moorcock.

See also the Icarus Award.


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