Daryl Gregory’s Pandemonium (Del Rey) is the winner of the 2009 Crawford Award for best first fantasy. Other titles on this year’s shortlist are Alive in Necropolis, Doug Dorst (Riverhead); Superpowers, David Schwartz (Three Rivers); Thunderer, Felix Gilman (Bantam Spectra); and Last Dragon, J.M. McDermott (Wizards of the Coast). The award will be presented at the International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts, March 18-22, in Orlando, Florida. Details of the conference are at http://www.iafa.org/.
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