2019 World Fantasy Awards Judges Announced

The judges for the 2019 World Fantasy Awards have been empaneled. All forms of fantasy qualify. Only living authors and editors are eligible. All books must have a 2018 publication date, and all magazines a 2018 cover date.

The judges will read and consider eligible materials between now and June 1, 2019 (the earlier, the better). To be considered for awards, all materials must be received by all five judges

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2018 World Fantasy Awards Winners

The World Fantasy Awards winners for works published in 2017 were announced November 4, 2018 during the 2018 World Fantasy Convention (WFC), held at the Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel in Baltimore MD.

The Lifetime Achievement Awards, presented annually to individuals who have demonstrated outstanding service to the fantasy field, went to Charles de Lint and Elizabeth Wollheim.

The World Fantasy Awards winners are:

Best Novel (tie)

  • WINNER: The Changeling,
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2018 World Fantasy Award Finalists

The World Fantasy Awards ballot for works published in 2017 has been announced. The awards will be presented November 4, 2018 during the 2018 World Fantasy Convention (WFC) to be held at the Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel in Baltimore MD.

The Lifetime Achievement Awards, presented annually to individuals who have demonstrated outstanding service to the fantasy field, will go to Charles de Lint and Elizabeth Wollheim.

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2018 World Fantasy Awards Judges Announced

The judges for the 2018 World Fantasy Awards have been empaneled. All forms of fantasy qualify. Only living authors and editors are eligible. All books must have a 2017 publication date, and all magazines, a 2017 cover date.

The judges will read and consider eligible materials between now and June 1, 2018 (the earlier, the better). To be considered for awards, all materials must be received by all five judges

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2017 World Fantasy Awards Winners

The World Fantasy Awards winners for works published in 2016 were announced during the World Fantasy Convention, held November 2-5, 2017 at the Wyndham Riverwalk in San Antonio TX. The Lifetime Achievement Awards, presented annually to individuals who have demonstrated outstanding service to the fantasy field, went to Terry Brooks and Marina Warner.

The World Fantasy Awards winners are:

Best Novel

  • WINNER: The Sudden Appearance of Hope, Claire North
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2017 World Fantasy Award Finalists

The World Fantasy Awards ballot for works published in 2016 has been announced. The awards will be presented during the World Fantasy Convention, held November 2-5, 2017 at the Wyndham Riverwalk in San Antonio TX.

The Lifetime Achievement Awards, presented annually to individuals who have demonstrated outstanding service to the fantasy field, will go to Terry Brooks and Marina Warner.

The World Fantasy Awards Finalists are:

Best Novel

  • Borderline,
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New World Fantasy Awards Trophy

The World Fantasy Awards Administration and the Board of the World Fantasy Convention announced a new design for the World Fantasy Awards trophy after a year-long public competition. The winning design was created by artist Vincent Villafranca, and replaces the bust of Lovecraft trophy designed by Gahan Wilson.

In an announcement, the administrators said:

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2017 World Fantasy Awards Judges Announced

The judges for the 2017 World Fantasy Awards have been empaneled. All forms of fantasy qualify. Only living authors and editors are eligible. All books must have a 2016 publication date, and all magazines, a 2016 cover date.

The judges will read and consider eligible materials between now and June 1, 2017 (the earlier, the better). To be considered for awards, all materials must be received by all five judges

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2016 World Fantasy Awards Winners

The World Fantasy Awards winners for works published in 2015 were announced during the World Fantasy Convention, held October 27-30, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency in Columbus OH. The Lifetime Achievement Awards, presented annually to individuals who have demonstrated outstanding service to the fantasy field, will go to David G. Hartwell and Andrzej Sapkowski.

The World Fantasy Awards winners are:

Novels

  • The Chimes, Anna Smaill (Sceptre)
  • The Buried Giant,
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2016 World Fantasy Awards Finalists

The World Fantasy Awards Ballot for works published in 2015 has been announced. The awards will be presented during the World Fantasy Convention, held October 27-30, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency in Columbus OH. The Lifetime Achievement Awards, presented annually to individuals who have demonstrated outstanding service to the fantasy field, will go to David G. Hartwell and Andrzej Sapkowski.

The World Fantasy Awards finalists are:

Novels

  • The Buried Giant
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World Fantasy Award Trophy Submissions Update

The World Fantasy Awards administration has updated their call for new trophy designs, which was originally announced in November 2015, adding compensation for the winning design: two complimentary memberships to World Fantasy Conventions for ten years; two banquet tickets for the 2016 World Fantasy Convention and complimentary space in the Columbus art room; and discounted art space for ten years after 2016.

They said:

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2016 World Fantasy Awards Judges Announced

The judges for the 2016 World Fantasy Awards have been empaneled. All forms of fantasy qualify; only living authors and editors are eligible; all books must have a 2015 publication date and all magazines a 2015 cover date.

To be considered for awards, all materials must be received by all five judges and Peter Dennis Pautz by June 1, 2016:

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World Fantasy Award Trophy Submissions

The World Fantasy Awards administration is accepting submissions for a new trophy design. In an announcement they said,

The Administration has decided that it is time to change the trophy for the World Fantasy Awards. We appreciate Gahan Wilson’s design in use for more than four decades and his contributions to the World Fantasy Convention and the Awards.

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World Fantasy Awards Winners 2015

The World Fantasy Awards winners for works published in 2014 were announced at a ceremony held on November 8, 2015. The awards were presented in Saratoga Springs NY during the World Fantasy Convention, November 5-8, 2015.

The Lifetime Achievement Awards, presented annually to individuals who have demonstrated outstanding service to the fantasy field, went to Ramsey Campbell and Sheri S. Tepper, and were announced earlier this month.

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2015 World Fantasy Awards Ballot – Revised

The World Fantasy Awards Ballot for works published in 2014 has been announced. The awards will be presented during the World Fantasy Convention, November 5-8, 2015 in Saratoga Springs NY. The Lifetime Achievement Awards, presented annually to individuals who have demonstrated outstanding service to the fantasy field, will go to Ramsey Campbell and Sheri S. Tepper, and were announced earlier this month.

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World Fantasy Awards Art Submissions

Peter Dennis Pautz, president of the World Fantasy Awards Association, notes that the WF judges “are seeking materials to consider in the Artist category. As always, this seems to be the category with the fewest submissions from either publishers or artists.”

All forms of fantasy qualify;  this category like the others is for work published in 2014.

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World Fantasy Awards Winners 2014

The World Fantasy Awards winners for works published in 2013 were announced at a ceremony held on November 9, 2014. The awards were presented in Washington DC during the World Fantasy Convention, November 6-9, 2014.

The World Fantasy Award winners are:

Life Achievement:

  • Ellen Datlow
  • Chelsea Quinn Yarbro

Novel:

  • A Stranger in Olondria, Sofia Samatar (Small Beer)
  • Dust Devil on a Quiet Street, Richard Bowes (Lethe)
  • A Natural
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World Fantasy Awards Ballot

The World Fantasy Awards Ballot for works published in 2013 has been announced. The awards will be presented during the World Fantasy Convention, November 6-9, 2014 in Washington DC.  The Lifetime Achievement Awards, presented annually to individuals who have demonstrated outstanding service to the fantasy field, will go to Ellen Datlow and Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, and were announced earlier this month.

The World Fantasy Awards finalists are:

Novel:

  • Dust Devil
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World Fantasy Awards Winners 2013

The World Fantasy Awards winners for works published in 2012 were announced at a ceremony held on November 3, 2013. The awards were presented in Brighton, UK during the World Fantasy Convention, October 31-November 3, 2013.

The World Fantasy Award winners are:

Life Achievement:

  • Susan Cooper
  • Tanith Lee

Novel:

  • Alif the UnseenG. Willow Wilson (Grove; Corvus)
  • The Killing Moon, N.K. Jemisin (Orbit US; Orbit UK)
  • Some
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World Fantasy Awards Ballot

The World Fantasy Awards Ballot for works published in 2012 has been announced. The awards will be presented in Brighton, UK during the World Fantasy Convention, October 31-November 3, 2013.

The World Fantasy Awards finalists are:

Life Achievement:

  • Susan Cooper
  • Tanith Lee

Novel:

  • The Killing Moon, N.K. Jemisin (Orbit US; Orbit UK)
  • Some Kind of Fairy Tale, Graham Joyce (Gollancz; Doubleday)
  • The Drowning Girl, Caitlín R.
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World Fantasy Awards Winners

The World Fantasy Awards winners were announced at this year’s World Fantasy Convention, held November 1-4, 2012 in Toronto, Canada. (Lifetime Achievement winners are announced in advance of the event).

The winners are:

Novel:

  • Osama, Lavie Tidhar (PS Publishing)
  • Those Across the River, Christopher Buehlman (Ace)
  • 11/22/63, Stephen King (Scribner; Hodder & Stoughton as 11.22.63)
  • A Dance with Dragons, George R.R. Martin (Bantam; Harper
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World Fantasy Awards Ballot

The World Fantasy Awards ballot for works in 2011 has been announced. The awards will be presented in Toronto, Canada during the World Fantasy Convention, November 1-4, 2012. The Lifetime Achievement Awards, presented annually to individuals who have demonstrated outstanding service to the fantasy field, will go this year to Alan Garner and George R.R. Martin, and were announced earlier this month.

The World Fantasy Awards finalists are:

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World Fantasy Awards Winners

The World Fantasy Awards winners for works in 2009 were announced at an awards banquet on Sunday, October 31, 2010 at 1 p.m.

Novel

  • The City & The City, China Miéville (Macmillan UK/ Del Rey)
  • Blood of Ambrose, James Enge (Pyr)
  • The Red Tree, Caitlín R. Kiernan (Roc)
  • Finch, Jeff VanderMeer (Underland)
  • In Great Waters, Kit Whitfield (Jonathan Cape UK/Del Rey)

Novella

  • “Sea-Hearts”, Margo Lanagan
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2009 World Fantasy Awards Nominees

The World Fantasy Awards ballot for works in 2009 has been announced. The awards will be presented in Columbus OH, October 28-31, 2010.  Nominees are:

Novel

  • Blood of Ambrose, James Enge (Pyr)
  • The Red Tree, Caitlín R. Kiernan (Roc)
  • The City & The City, China Miéville (Macmillan UK/ Del Rey)
  • Finch, Jeff VanderMeer (Underland)
  • In Great Waters, Kit Whitfield (Jonathan Cape UK/Del Rey)

Novella

  • The
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World Fantasy Award Judges Announced

The judges for the 2010 World Fantasy Awards have been empanelled. All kinds of fantasy qualify; only living authors and editors are eligible; all books must have a 2009 publication date and all magazines a 2009 cover date.

To be considered for awards, all materials must be received by all five judges by June 1, 2010:

Greg Ketter
c/o Dreamhaven Books
2301 38th Street
Minneapolis MN 55406

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World Fantasy Awards Winners

The 2009 World Fantasy Award winners were announced today at the World Fantasy Convention held October 29 – November 1, 2009, in San José, California.

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Ellen Asher
  • Jane Yolen

NOVEL (tie)

  • The Shadow Year, Jeffrey Ford (Morrow)
  • Tender Morsels, Margo Lanagan (Allen & Unwin; Knopf)
  • The House of the Stag, Kage Baker (Tor)
  • The Graveyard Book, Neil Gaiman (HarperCollins; Bloomsbury)
  • Pandemonium, Daryl Gregory
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World Fantasy Awards Nominations

Nominations for this year’s World Fantasy Awards have been announced. Winners will be announced at the World Fantasy Convention to be held October 29 – November 1, 2009, in San José, California.

NOVEL
  • 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 &
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    Gary K. Wolfe Reviews Black Leopard, Red Wolf by Marlon James

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    Gene Wolfe (1931-2019)

    Grand Master Gene Wolfe, 87, died April 14, 2019 after a long struggle with heart disease. Wolfe was famed for his ambitious, challenging, and enthralling novels and stories, most famously the Book of the New Sun series.

    Gene Rodman Wolfe was born May 7, 1931 in Brooklyn NY and grew up in Texas, where he attended Texas A&M and the University of Houston, graduating from the latter in 1956 with ...Read More

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    Gary K. Wolfe Reviews Rewrite: Loops in the Timescape by Gregory Benford

    Rewrite: Loops in the Timescape, Gregory Benford (Saga 978-1-5344-1127-2, $27.99, 368pp, hc), January 2019.

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    Gary K. Wolfe Reviews How to Fracture a Fairy Tale by Jane Yolen

    How to Fracture a Fairy Tale, Jane Yolen (Tachyon 978-1-61696-306-4, $16.95, 320pp, tp) November 2018.

    Chances are that not every reader of Jane Yo­len’s collection How to Fracture a Fairy Tale – which follows close upon her World Fantasy Award winning The Emerald Circus – will remember the classic Rocky and Bullwinkle segments from nearly 60 years ago, narrated by Edward Everett Horton, which as far as I know ...Read More

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    Ken Liu Guest Post–“Is It Possible to Learn About China by Reading Chinese Science Fiction?”

    As a child, I was first exposed to life in the West through Chinese translations of American science fiction. While I couldn’t see E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (because back then Hollywood films weren’t shown in China), I did get to read the Chinese translation of Kotzwinkle’s novelization. To this day, I have fond memories of the nigh-incomprehensible footnote explaining Dungeons & Dragons to the reader—just try imagining accomplishing this feat in ...Read More

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