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.