2019 World Fantasy Awards Finalists

The World Fantasy Awards ballot for works published in 2018 has been announced. The awards will be presented November 3, 2019 during World Fantasy 2019 (WFC) to be held at the Marriott Los Angeles Airport Hotel in Los Angeles CA.

The Lifetime Achievement Awards, presented annually to individuals who have demonstrated outstanding service to the fantasy field, will go to Hayao Miyazaki and Jack Zipes.

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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 ...Read More

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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)

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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 ...Read More

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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 ...Read More Read more

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, ...Read More Read more

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 ...Read More

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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, ...Read More Read more

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

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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:

Laird Barron 10 Linden LN, Apt 1 Kingston NY 12401-7867 ...Read More

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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 ...Read More Read more

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:

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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 ...Read More Read more

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. ...Read More Read more

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 ...Read More Read more

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.

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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

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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

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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 Ketterc/o Dreamhaven Books2301 38th StreetMinneapolis 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 ...Read More Read more

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 & ...Read More Read more

Gary K. Wolfe Reviews Unraveling by Karen Lord

Unraveling, Karen Lord (DAW 978-0-7544-1520-4, $26.00, 258pp, hc) June 2019.

I don’t think it’s giving anything away to note that the final section of Karen Lord’s Unraveling is titled “Metanoia”, since that term has at least a couple of meanings that are relevant not only to the new novel (her fourth), but to the whole body of her work to date. The more-or-less theological meaning, which has to do ...Read More

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Gary K. Wolfe and Adrienne Martini Review Fall; or, Dodge in Hell by Neal Stephenson

Fall; or, Dodge in Hell, Neal Stephenson (Morrow 978-0-06-245871-1, $35.00, 896pp, hc) June 2019.

Neal Stephenson’s idea of a novel isn’t quite the same as anyone else’s, and for the most part this has served him remarkably well. His Baroque Cycle trilogy was really no more a trilogy than was Asimov’s Foundation series, except that while Asimov’s narrative units were stories and novellas, Ste­phenson’s were entire novels – and ...Read More

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Christopher Brown Guest Post–“Truth and Reconciliation and Science Fiction”

The best science fiction I have read this year came in a series of emails from the future.

The Training Commission is a collaboration between authors Ingrid Burrington and Brendan C. Byrne, produced with sponsorship from Mozilla. It’s an epistolary work, a fragmented narrative in the form of electronic correspondence from a character on the run in a near-future USA that is both familiar and incredibly strange. Rich with worldbuilding ...Read More

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Gary K. Wolfe Reviews The Iron Dragon’s Mother by Michael Swanwick

The Iron Dragon’s Mother, Michael Swanwick (Tor 978-1-250-19825-9, $26.99, 366pp, hc) June 2019.

There are hints of the afterlife in Michael Swanwick’s The Iron Dragon’s Mother, but it’s hard to accuse a fantasy world of pretentiousness when it cheerfully includes living metal dragon jet fighters along with Hello Kitty backpacks, or in which the streets of a magical underwater city are lined with Vuitton and Dolce & Gabbana ...Read More

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