World Fantasy Award Nominees

The ballot for this year’s World Fantasy Award has been announced. The winners will be announced at a banquet at the World Fantasy Con held in Saratoga Springs, NY the weekend of November 5-8, 2015.

Novel:

  • The Goblin Emperor, by Katherine Addison
  • City of Stairs, by Robert Jackson Bennett
  • The Bone Clocks, by David Mitchell
  • Area X: The Southern Reach Trilogy, by Jeff VanderMeer
  • My Real Children, by Jo Walton

Novella:

  • We Are All Completely Fine, by Daryl Gregory
  • “Where the Trains Turn,” by Pasi Ilmari Jääskeläinen
  • “Hollywood North,” by Michael Libling
  • “The Mothers of Voorhisville,” by Mary Rickert
  • “Grand Jeté (The Great Leap),” by Rachel Swirsky
  • “The Devil in America,” by Kai Ashante Wilson

Short Fiction:

  • “I Can See Right Through You,” by Kelly Link
  • Do You Like to Look at Monsters?, by Scott Nicolay
  • “Jackalope Wives,” by Ursula Vernon
  • “Death’s Door Café,” by Kaaron Warren

  • “The Devil in America,” by Kai Ashante Wilson
  • “The Fisher Queen,” by Alyssa Wong

Anthology:

  • Fearful Symmetries, edited by Ellen Datlow
  • Long Hidden: Speculative Fiction from the Margins of History, edited by Rose Fox & Daniel José Older
  • Shadows & Tall Trees 2014, edited by Michael Kelly
  • Monstrous Affections, edited by Kelly Link & Gavin J. Grant
  • Rogues, edited by George R.R. Martin & Gardner Dozois

Collection:

  • Mercy and Other Stories, by Rebecca Lloyd
  • Gifts for the One Who Comes After, by Helen Marshall
  • They Do the Same Things Different There, by Robert Shearman
  • The Bitterwood Bible and Other Recountings, by Angela Slatter
  • Death at the Blue Elephant, by Janeen Webb

Artist:

  • Samuel Araya
  • Galen Dara
  • Jeffrey Alan Love
  • Erik Mohr
  • John Picacio

Special Award – Professional:

  • John Joseph Adams, for editing anthologies and Nightmare and Fantasy magazines
  • Jeanne Cavelos, for Odyssey writing workshops
  • Sandra Kasturi & Brett Alexander Savory, for ChiZine Publications
  • Gordon Van Gelder, for F&SF
  • Jerad Walters, for Centipede Press

Special Award – Nonprofessional:

  • Scott H. Andrews, for Beneath Ceaseless Skies
  • Matt Cardin, for Born to Fear: Interviews with Thomas Ligotti
  • Stefan Fergus, for Civilian Reader
  • Ray B. Russell & Rosalie Parker, for Tartarus Press
  • Patrick Swenson, for Fairwood Press

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ETA: Updated with revisions in Novella and Short Fiction categories.

World Fantasy Life Achievement

Two authors have been named as recipients of the World Fantasy Life Achievement Award for 2015. The Awards will be presented on November 8 in Saratoga Springs, NY at the World Fantasy Con Banquet. The winners are Ramsey Campbell and Sheri S. Tepper.

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World Fantasy Judges

The judges for the 2015 World Fantasy Awards, for work published in 2014, have been announced. Works should be sent to them prior to June 1, the earlier the better. The judges are Gemma Files, Nina Kiriki Hoffman, Bénédicte Lombardo, Bruce McAllister, and Robert Shearman. Copies should also be sent to Administrator Peter Dennis Pautz. The awards will be presented at this year’s World Fantasy Con in Saratoga Springs, NY the weekend of November 5-8.

World Fantasy Awards

Two World Fantasy Awards were presented at the annual banquet at the World Fantasy Con held in Arlington, VA on November 9. In introducing the awards, Gordon van Gelder addressed the controversy regarding the award’s physical appearance and noted that the administrators are listening to arguments from all sides and held a poll at the event, but have not yet made any decisions about the trophy. This year’s judges are Andy Duncan, Kij Johnson, Oliver Johnson, John Klima, and Liz Williams.

  • Novel: A Stranger in Olondria, by Sofia Samatar
  • Novella: “Wakulla Springs,” by Andy Duncan & Ellen Klages
  • Short Story: “The Prayer of Ninety Cats,” by Caitlín R. Kiernan
  • Anthology: Dangerous Women, edited by George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois
  • Collection: The Ape’s Wife and Other Stories, by Caitlín R. Kiernan
  • Artist: Charles Vess
  • Special Award—Professional: (tie) Irene Gallo, for art direction of Tor.com; William K. Schafer, for Subterranean Press
  • Special Award—Non-professional: Kate Baker, Neil Clarke, and Sean Wallace, for Clarkesworld
  • Lifetime Achievement Awards: Ellen Datlow; Chelsea Quinn Yarbro

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World Fantasy Nomination Declined

Amanda Foubister, Stephen Jones, and Michael Marshal Smith have announced the withdrawal of Flotsam Fantastique: The Souvenir Book of World Fantasy Convention 2013 as a nominee in the Best anthology category for the World Fantasy Awards. The editors informed the World Fantasy Awards Board that the publication was not an anthology and requested that it be considered and placed in the Special Award—Non-professional category, but their request was not followed. The board similarly did not honor their request to have all three editors (and the convention) credited.

For an updated nominee list

World Fantasy Award Nominations

The ballot for this year’s World Fantasy Award has been announced. The winners will be announced at a banquet at the World Fantasy Con held in Arlington, VA the weekend of November 6-9, 2014. This year’s judges are Andy Duncan, Kij Johnson, Oliver Johnson, John Klima, and Liz Williams.

Novel

  • Dust Devil on a Quiet Street, by Richard Bowes
  • A Natural History of Dragons: A Memoir by Lady Trent, by Marie Brennan
  • The Ocean at the End of the Lane, by Neil Gaiman
  • A Stranger in Olondria, by Sofia Samatar
  • The Golem and the Jinni, by Helene Wecker
  • The Land Across, by Gene Wolfe

Novella

  • “Wakulla Springs,” by Andy Duncan & Ellen Klages
  • Black Helicopters, by Caitlín R. Kiernan
  • “The Sun and I,” by KJ Parker
  • “Burning Girls,” by Veronica Schanoes
  • Six-Gun Snow White, by Catherynne M. Valente

Short Story

  • “The Ink Readers of Doi Saket,” by Thomas Olde Heuvelt
  • “The Prayer of Ninety Cats,” by Caitlín R. Kiernan
  • “Effigy Nights,” by Yoon Ha Lee
  • “Selkie Stories Are for Losers,” by Sofia Samatar
  • “If You Were a Dinosaur, My Love,” by Rachel Swirsky

Anthology

  • xo Orpheus: Fifty New Myths, edited by Kate Bernheimer
  • Queen Victoria’s Book of Spells: An Anthology of Gaslamp Fantasy, edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling
  • Flotsam Fantastique: The Souvenir Book of World Fantasy Convention 2013, edited by Stephen Jones
  • Dangerous Women, edited by George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois
  • End of the Road: An Anthology of Original Short Stories, edited by Jonathan Oliver
  • Fearsome Journeys: The New Solaris Book of Fantasy, edited by Jonathan Strahan

Collection

  • North American Lake Monsters: Stories, by Nathan Ballingrud
  • The Beautiful Thing That Awaits Us All and Other Stories, by Laird Barron
  • The Ape’s Wife and Other Stories, by Caitlín R. Kiernan
  • Flowers of the Sea, by Reggie Oliver
  • How the World Became Quiet: Myths of the Past, Present, and Future, by Rachel Swirsky

Artist

  • Galen Dara
  • Zelda Devon
  • Julie Dillon
  • John Picacio
  • Charles Vess

Special Award—Professional

  • John Joseph Adams, for magazine and anthology editing
  • Ginjer Buchanan, for editing at Ace Books
  • Irene Gallo, for art direction of Tor.com
  • William K. Schafer, for Subterranean Press
  • Jeff VanderMeer & Jeremy Zerfoss, for Wonderbook: The Illustrated Guide to Creating Imaginative Fiction
  • Jerad Walters, for Centipede Press

Special Award—Non-professional

  • Scott H. Andrews, for Beneath Ceaseless Skies
  • Marc Aplin, for Fantasy-Faction
  • Kate Baker, Neil Clarke, and Sean Wallace, for Clarkesworld
  • Leslie Howle, for Clarion West administration
  • Jerad Walters, for Centipede Press
  • Mieneke van der Salm, for A Fantastical Librarian

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Edited to add Mieneke van der Salm and to move Jerard Walters from Non-Professional to Professional category.

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 Brighton, UK on November 3. The winners are listed below.

  • Novel: Alif the Unseen, by G. Willow Wilson
  • Novella: “Let Maps to Others,” by K.J. Parker
  • Short Story: “The Telling,” by Gregory Norman Bossert
  • Anthology: Postscripts #28/#29: Exotic Gothic 4, edited by Danel Olson
  • Collection: Where Furnaces Burn, by Joel Lane
  • Artist: Vincent Chong
  • Special Award—Professional: Lucia Graves for the translation of The Prisoner of Heaven, by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
  • Special Award—Non-professional: S.T. Joshi for Unutterable Horror: A History of Supernatural Fiction, Volumes 1 & 2
  • LIfetime Achievement: Susan Cooper & Tanith Lee

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Obituary: Bob Booth

Fan Bob Booth (b.1957) died on September 6. Booth founded Necon and published The Big Book of Necon in 2009. In 1975, he was one of the founders of World Fantasy Con ans sat on the board of directors until 1990. Booth also published some short fiction, including the stories “Still Life,” “The Play’s the Thing,” and “Old Friends Never Die.”