World Fantasy Lifetime Achievement

An author and an editor have been named as recipients of the World Fantasy Lifetime Achievement Award for 2014. The Awards will be presented on November 9 in Washington, DC at the World Fantasy Con Banquet. The winners are Chelsea Quinn Yarbro and Ellen Datlow.

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World Fantasy Award Judges

The judges for the 2014 World Fantasy Awards, for work published in 2013, have been announced. Works should be sent to them prior to June 1, the earlier the better. The judges are Andy Duncan, Kij Johnson, Oliver Johnson, John Klima, and Liz Williams. The Awards will be presented at this year’s World Fantasy Con in Crystal City, VA the weekend of November 6-9.

World Fantasy Awards

The World Fantasy Awards were presented at a banquet at the World Fantasy Con in Toronto, Canada on November 4. The winners are listed below.

  • Novel: Osama, by Lavie Tidhar
  • Novella: “A Small Price to Pay for Birdsong,” by K.J. Parker
  • Short Story: “The Paper Menagerie,” by Ken Liu
  • Anthology: The Weird, edited by Ann & Jeff VanderMeer
  • Collection: The Bible Repairman and Other Stories, by Tim Powers
  • Artist: John Coulthart
  • Special Award—Professional: Eric Lane, for publishing in translation – Dedalus books
  • Special Award—Non-professional: Raymond Russell & Rosalie Parker, for Tartarus Press

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World Fantasy Award Nominations

The nominations for this year’s World Fantasy Awards have been announced. The World Fantasy Awards will be presented at the World Fantasy Con, to be held the weekend of October 27-30 in San Diego, CA.

Best Novel

  • Zoo City, by Lauren Beukes
  • The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, by N.K. Jemisin
  • The Silent Land, by Graham Joyce
  • Under Heaven, by Guy Gavriel Kay
  • Redemption In Indigo, by Karen Lord
  • Who Fears Death, by Nnedi Okorafor

Best Novella

  • Bone and Jewel Creatures, by Elizabeth Bear
  • The Broken Man, by Michael Byers
  • “The Maiden Flight of McCauley’s Bellerophon,” by Elizabeth Hand
  • The Thief of Broken Toys, by Tim Lebbon
  • “The Mystery Knight,” by George R.R. Martin
  • “The Lady Who Plucked Red Flowers beneath the Queen’s Window,” by Rachel Swirsky

Best Short Fiction

  • “Beautiful Men,” by Christopher Fowler
  • “Booth’s Ghost,” by Karen Joy Fowler
  • “Ponies,” by Kij Johnson
  • “Fossil-Figures,” by Joyce Carol Oates
  • “Tu Sufrimiento Shall Protect Us,” by Mercurio D. Rivera

Best Anthology

  • The Way of the Wizard, edited by John Joseph Adams
  • My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me, edited by Kate Bernheimer
  • Haunted Legends, edited by Ellen Datlow & Nick Mamatas
  • Stories: All-New Tales, edited by Neil Gaiman & Al Sarrantonio
  • Black Wings: New Tales of Lovecraftian Horror, edited by S.T. Joshi
  • Swords & Dark Magic, edited by Jonathan Strahan & Lou Anders

Best Collection

  • What I Didn’t See and Other Stories, by Karen Joy Fowler
  • The Ammonite Violin & Others, by Caitlín R. Kiernan
  • Holiday, by M. Rickert
  • Sourdough and Other Stories, by Angela Slatter
  • The Third Bear, by Jeff VanderMeer

Best Artist

  • Vincent Chong
  • Kinuko Y. Craft
  • Richard A. Kirk
  • John Picacio
  • Shaun Tan

Special Award, Professional

  • John Joseph Adams, for editing and anthologies
  • Lou Anders, for editing at Pyr
  • Marc Gascoigne, for Angry Robot
  • Stéphane Marsan & Alain Névant, for Bragelonne
  • Brett Alexander Savory & Sandra Kasturi, for ChiZine Publications

Special Award, Non-Professional

  • Stephen Jones, Michael Marshall Smith, & Amanda Foubister, for Brighton Shock!: The Souvenir Book of the World Horror Convention 2010
  • Alisa Krasnostein, for Twelfth Planet Press
  • Matthew Kressel, for Sybil’s Garage and Senses Five Press
  • Charles Tan, for Bibliophile Stalker
  • Lavie Tidhar, for The World SF Blog

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World Fantasy in Brighton

The 2013 World Fantasy Con will be held in Brighton, UK from October 31-November 3, 2013. This is only the third time World Fantasy Con has been held outside North America, and the first time since 1997. Guests of Honour have not yet been announced, but the committee, which is headed by Amanda Foubister, Stephen Jones, and Michael Marshall Smith, has announced two themes for the convention, “World Fantasy Convention: The Next Generation”and “Arthur Machen @ 150.”

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Huff Added as WFC 2012 Special Guest

World Fantasy Con 2012 has announced the addition of Canadian fantasy author Tanya Huff as a Special Guest. Huff has published the Blood Ties series, the Wizard of the Grove series, the Confederation series, the Quarters series, and more. The 2012 convention will be held in Toronto, Canada from November 1 through 4. Huff will join Guests of Honor Elizabeth Hand, John Clute, Richard A. Kirk, and Gary Wolfe.

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World Fantasy Lifetime Achievement

Three authors have been named as recipients of the World Fantasy Lifetime Achievement Award for 2010. The Awards will be presented on October 31 in Columbus, Ohio at the World Fantasy Con Banquet. The three winners are Brian Lumley, Terry Pratchett, and Peter Straub.

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