Wednesday, August 06, 2008

World Fantasy Award Nominees 2008

From Niall Harrison via Lucius Shepard (with side props to Emma Bull for making me aware of the whole thing), the 2008 World Fantasy Award Nominees have been announced.

Territory, by Emma Bull [Tor]
Ysabel, by Guy Gavriel Kay [Viking Canada/Penguin Roc]
Fangland, by John Marks [Penguin Press]
Gospel of the Knife, by Will Shetterly [Tor]
The Servants,by Michael Marshall Smith [Earthling Publications]

The Mermaids, Robert Edric [PS Publishing]
Illyria, Elizabeth Hand [PS Publishing]
“The Master Miller’s Tale”, Ian R. MacLeod [F&SF May 2007]
“Cold Snap”, Kim Newman [The Secret Files of the Diogenes Club, MonkeyBrain Books]
“Stars Seen through Stone”, Lucius Shepard [F&SF July 2007]

Short Fiction
“The Cambist and Lord Iron: A Fairy Tale of Economics”, Daniel Abraham [Logorrhea, Bantam Spectra]
“Singing of Mount Abora”, Theodora Goss [Logorrhea, Bantam Spectra]
“The Evolution of Trickster Stories Among the Dogs of North Park After the Change”, Kij Johnson [The Coyote Road: Trickster Tales, Viking]
“Damned if you Don’t”, Robert Shearman” [Tiny Deaths, Comma Press]
“The Church on the Island”, Simon Kurt Unsworth [At Ease with the Dead, Ash-Tree Press]

Five Strokes to Midnight, Gary A. Braunbeck & Hank Schwaeble, Eds. [Haunted Pelican Press]
Wizards: Magical Tales From The Masters of Modern Fantasy, Jack Dann & Gardner Dozois, Eds. [Berkley]
Inferno: New Tales of Terror and the Supernatural, Ellen Datlow, Editor [Tor]
The Coyote Road: Trickster Tales Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling, Eds.[Viking]
Logorrhea: Good Words Make Good Stories John Klima, Editor [Bantam Spectra]

Plots and Misadventures, Stephen Gallagher [Subterranean Press]
Portable Childhoods, Ellen Klages [Tachyon Publications]
The Secret Files of the Diogenes Club Kim Newman [MonkeyBrain Books]
Hart & Boot & Other Stories, Tim Pratt [Night Shade Books]
Tiny Deaths, Robert Shearman [Comma Press]
Dagger Key and Other Stories Lucius Shepard [PS Publishing]

I love major award nomination lists. It's a great place to find some excellent books and stories to read. As the days, weeks, and months go by and I read some more of this work I'll post up my thoughts. There's a bit from PS Publishing on the list, which is cool, but my problem is that as a British publisher I might have difficulty getting a hold of those books. Bah!

Big congrats to Emma Bull and Will Shetterly for their dual novel nominations.

1 comment:

Joe said...

Post Script: I know I dropped the artist and special award categories from my list...I'm really focusing directly on the fiction here.