Tuesday, August 04, 2009

World Fantasy Award Nominations

The nominees for the 2009 World Fantasy Awards -- winners to be revealed at the traditional banquet at the World Fantasy Convention the weekend of October 29th -- have just been released into the world. And it looks like a great list, proving only that my taste (as a former judge) continues to parallel the tastes selected for in World Fantasy judges:
  • The House of the Stag, Kage Baker (Tor)
  • The Shadow Year, Jeffrey Ford (Morrow)
  • The Graveyard Book, Neil Gaiman (HarperCollins; Bloomsbury)
  • Pandemonium, Daryl Gregory (Del Rey)
  • Tender Morsels, Margo Lanagan (Allen & Unwin; Knopf)
  • "Uncle Chaim and Aunt Rifke and the Angel", Peter S. Beagle (Strange Roads)
  • "If Angels Fight", Richard Bowes (F&SF 2/08)
  • "The Overseer", Albert Cowdrey (F&SF 3/08)
  • "Odd and the Frost Giants", Neil Gaiman (Bloomsbury; HarperCollins)
  • "Good Boy", Nisi Shawl (Filter House)
  • "Caverns of Mystery", Kage Baker (Subterranean: Tales of Dark Fantasy)
  • "26 Monkeys, Also the Abyss", Kij Johnson (Asimov's 7/08)
  • "Pride and Prometheus", John Kessel (F&SF 1/08)
  • "Our Man in the Sudan", Sarah Pinborough (The Second Humdrumming Book of Horror Stories)
  • "A Buyer's Guide to Maps of Antarctica", Catherynne M. Valente (Clarkesworld 5/08)
  • The Living Dead, John Joseph Adams, ed. (Night Shade Books)
  • The Del Rey Book of Science Fiction and Fantasy, Ellen Datlow, ed. (Del Rey)
  • The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror 2008: 21st Annual Collection, Ellen Datlow, Kelly Link, & Gavin J. Grant, eds. (St. Martin's)
  • Logorrhea, John Klima, ed. (Bantam Spectra)
  • Paper Cities: An Anthology of Urban Fantasy, Ekaterina Sedia, ed. (Senses Five Press)
  • Steampunk, Ann & Jeff VanderMeer, eds. (Tachyon Publications)
  • Strange Roads, Peter S. Beagle (DreamHaven Books)
  • The Drowned Life, Jeffrey Ford (HarperPerennial)
  • Pretty Monsters, Kelly Link (Viking)
  • Filter House, Nisi Shawl (Aqueduct Press)
  • Tales From Outer Suburbia, Shaun Tan (Allen & Unwin; Scholastic '09)
  • Kinuko Y. Craft
  • Janet Chui
  • Stephan Martinière
  • John Picacio
  • Shaun Tan
  • Kelly Link & Gavin J. Grant (for Small Beer Press and Big Mouth House)
  • Farah Mendlesohn (for The Rhetorics of Fantasy)
  • Stephen H. Segal & Ann VanderMeer (for Weird Tales)
  • Jerad Walters (for A Lovecraft Retrospective: Artists Inspired by H.P. Lovecraft)
  • Jacob Weisman (for Tachyon Publications)
  • Edith L. Crowe (for her work with The Mythopoeic Society)
  • John Klima (for Electric Velocipede)
  • Elise Matthesen (for setting out to inspire and for serving as inspiration for works of poetry, fantasy, and SF over the last decade through her jewelry-making and her "artist's challenges.")
  • Sean Wallace, Neil Clarke, & Nick Mamatas (for Clarksworld)
  • Michael Walsh (for Howard Waldrop collections from Old Earth Books)
  • Good luck to all the nominees...though, if this year is like most years, the winner has already been selected.

    [via Locus Online]

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