World Fantasy Award winners announced

The World Fantasy Award winners for works published in 2009 have been announced by Locus online. I’ve copied the list of nominees and bolded the winners.


* The City & The City, China Miéville (Macmillan UK/ Del Rey) A Hugo and WFA this year. Go China!
* 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)


* “Sea-Hearts”, Margo Lanagan (X6 )  Aussie represent! Buy X6 and read this.
* The Women of Nell Gwynne’s, Kage Baker (Subterranean)
* “I Needs Must Part, the Policeman Said”, Richard Bowes (F&SF 12/09)
* “The Lion’s Den”, Steve Duffy (Nemonymous Nine: Cern Zoo)
* The Night Cache, Andy Duncan (PS)
* “Everland”, Paul Witcover (Everland and Other Stories)

Short Story

* “The Pelican Bar”, Karen Joy Fowler (Eclipse Three) 
* “A Journal of Certain Events of Scientific Interest from the First Survey Voyage of the Southern Waters by HMS Ocelot, As Observed by Professor Thaddeus Boswell, DPhil, MSc, or, A Lullaby”, Helen Keeble (Strange Horizons 6/09)
* “Singing on a Star”, Ellen Klages (Firebirds Soaring)
* “The Persistence of Memory, or This Space for Sale”, Paul Park (Postscripts 20/21: Edison’s Frankenstein)
* “In Hiding”, R.B. Russell (Putting the Pieces in Place)
* “Light on the Water”, Genevieve Valentine (Fantasy 10/09)


* American Fantastic Tales: Terror and the Uncanny: From Poe to the Pulps/From the 1940s to Now, Peter Straub, ed. (Library of America)
* Poe, Ellen Datlow, ed. (Solaris)
* Songs of The Dying Earth: Stories in Honor of Jack Vance, George R.R. Martin & Gardner Dozois, eds. (Subterranean/Voyager)
* Exotic Gothic 3: Strange Visitations, Danel Olson, ed. (Ash-Tree)
* Eclipse Three, Jonathan Strahan, ed. (Night Shade)
* The Very Best of Fantasy & Science Fiction: Sixtieth Anniversary Anthology, Gordon Van Gelder, ed. (Tachyon)

Collection (tie)

* There Once Lived a Woman Who Tried To Kill Her Neighbor’s Baby: Scary Fairy Tales, Ludmilla Petrushevskaya (Penguin)
* The Very Best of Gene Wolfe/The Best of Gene Wolfe, Gene Wolfe (PS /Tor)

* We Never Talk About My Brother, Peter S. Beagle (Tachyon)
* Fugue State, Brian Evenson (Coffee House)
* Northwest Passages, Barbara Roden (Prime)
* Everland and Other Stories, Paul Witcover (PS)


* Charles Vess 
* John Jude Palencar
* John Picacio
* Jason Zerrillo
* Sam Weber

Special Award – Professional

* Jonathan Strahan for editing anthologies Aussie represent again! 
* Peter & Nicky Crowther for PS Publishing
* Ellen Datlow for editing anthologies
* Hayao Miyazaki for Ponyo
* Barbara & Christopher Roden for Ash-Tree Press
* Jacob & Rina Weisman for Tachyon Publications

Special Award – Non-Professional

* Susan Marie Groppi for Strange Horizons 
* John Berlyne for Powers: Secret Histories
* Neil Clarke, Cheryl Morgan, & Sean Wallace for Clarkesworld
* John Klima for Electric Velocipede
* Bob Colby, B. Diane Martin, David Shaw, and Eric M. Van for Readercon
* Ray Russell & Rosalie Parker for Tartarus Press

Massive congratulations to all the winners and nominees, especially our two Australian winners. Well done everyone.


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