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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

World Fantasy Award for Best Novel (1975-2010)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia and Locus Online info accessed 8/27/10
This World Fantasy Award is given to the fantasy novel or novels voted best by a panel of judges, and presented each year at the World Fantasy Convention.

2010 novel finalists:
Blood of Ambrose by James Enge
The Red Tree by Caitlín R. Kiernan
The City & The City by China Miéville --winner!
Finch by Jeff VanderMeer
In Great Waters by Kit Whitfield

Award winners and finalists from previous years:
Winner: The Forgotten Beasts of Eld by Patricia A. McKillip

* A Midsummer Tempest by Poul Anderson
* Merlin's Ring by H. Warner Munn

Winner: Bid Time Return (aka Somewhere in Time), Richard Matheson
* Salem's Lot, Stephen King

Winner: Doctor Rat, William Kotzwinkle
* The Doll Who Ate His Mother, Ramsey Campbell
* The Dragon and the George, Gordon R. Dickson
* The Sailor on the Seas of Fate, Michael Moorcock
* The Acts of King Arthur and His Noble Knights, John Steinbeck
* Dark Crusade, Karl Edward Wagner

Winner: Our Lady of Darkness, Fritz Leiber
* The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever, Stephen R. Donaldson
* The Hour of the Oxrun Dead, Charles L. Grant

Winner: Gloriana, Michael Moorcock
* The Black Castle, Les Daniels
* The Sound of Midnight, Charles L. Grant
* The Stand, Stephen King
* Night's Master, Tanith Lee

* Winner: Watchtower, Elizabeth A. Lynn
* The Last Call of Mourning, Charles L. Grant
* The Dancers of Arun, Elizabeth A. Lynn
* Harpist in the Wind, Patricia A. McKillip
* The Dark Bright Water, Patricia Wrightson
* The Palace, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro

* Winner: The Shadow of the Torturer, Gene Wolfe
* Firelord, Parke Godwin
* The Mist, Stephen King
* Shadowland, Peter Straub
* Ariosto, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro

* Winner: Little, Big, John Crowley
* The Nameless, Ramsey Campbell
* The War Hound and the World's Pain, Michael Moorcock
* The White Hotel, D. M. Thomas
* The Claw of the Conciliator, Gene Wolfe

* Winner: Nifft the Lean, Michael Shea
* The Nestling, Charles L. Grant
* Fevre Dream, George R. R. Martin
* Phantom, Thomas Tessier
* The Sword of the Lictor, Gene Wolfe

* Winner: The Dragon Waiting, John M. Ford
* Pet Sematary, Stephen King
* The Wandering Unicorn, Manuel Mujica Lainez
* Tea with the Black Dragon, R. A. MacAvoy
* The Armageddon Rag, George R. R. Martin
* Lyonesse, Jack Vance

* Winner: Mythago Wood, Robert Holdstock
* Winner: Bridge of Birds, Barry Hughart
* Archer's Goon, Diana Wynne Jones
* The Talisman, Stephen King & Peter Straub
* The Ceremonies, T. E. D. Klein

* Winner: Song of Kali, Dan Simmons
* The Damnation Game, Clive Barker
* Illywhacker, Peter Carey
* The Dream Years, Lisa Goldstein
* Winterking, Paul Hazel
* The Vampire Lestat, Anne Rice

* Winner: Perfume, Patrick Suskind
* Talking Man, Terry Bisson
* The Pet, Charles L. Grant
* It, Stephen King
* Strangers, Dean R. Koontz
* The Tricksters, Margaret Mahy
* Soldier of the Mist, Gene Wolfe
* Portrait of Callum McKendrick As A Young African Boy, Edgar Fong

* Winner: Replay, Ken Grimwood
* Weaveworld, Clive Barker
* Seventh Son, Orson Scott Card
* AEgypt, John Crowley
* Misery, Stephen King
* Swan Song, Robert R. McCammon
* On Stranger Tides, Tim Powers

* Winner: Koko, Peter Straub
* The Last Coin, James P. Blaylock
* Sleeping in Flame, Jonathan Carroll
* Fade, Robert Cormier
* The Silence of the Lambs, Thomas Harris
* The Drive-In, Joe R. Lansdale

* Winner: Lyonesse: Madouc, Jack Vance
* A Child Across the Sky, Jonathan Carroll
* In a Dark Dream, Charles L. Grant
* The Stress of Her Regard, Tim Powers
* Carrion Comfort, Dan Simmons
* Soldier of Arete, Gene Wolfe

* Winner: Only Begotten Daughter, James Morrow
* Winner: Thomas the Rhymer, Ellen Kushner
* Tigana, Guy Gavriel Kay
* Mary Reilly, Valerie Martin
* Good Omens, Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman

* Winner: Boy's Life, Robert R. McCammon
* Hunting the Ghost Dancer, A.A. Attanasio
* The Paper Grail, James P. Blaylock
* Bone Dance, Emma Bull
* Outside the Dog Museum, Jonathan Carroll
* The Little Country, Charles de Lint

* Winner: Last Call, Tim Powers
* Anno Dracula, Kim Newman
* Was, Geoff Ryman
* Photographing Fairies, Steve Szilagyi
* Briar Rose, Jane Yolen

* Winner: Glimpses, Lewis Shiner
* The Innkeeper's Song, Peter S. Beagle
* Drawing Blood, Poppy Z. Brite
* Skin, Kathe Koja
* The Throat, Peter Straub
* The Iron Dragon's Daughter, Michael Swanwick
* Lord of the Two Lands, Judith Tarr
* Winner: Towing Jehovah, James Morrow
* Brittle Innings, Michael Bishop
* From The Teeth of Angels, Jonathan Carroll
* Love & Sleep, John Crowley
* Waking the Moon, Elizabeth Hand
* The Circus of the Earth and the Air, Brooke Stevens

* Winner: The Prestige, Christopher Priest
* All the Bells on Earth, James P. Blaylock
* Red Earth and Pouring Rain, Vikram Chandra
* The Silent Strength of Stones, Nina Kiriki Hoffman
* Requiem, Graham Joyce
* Expiration Date, Tim Powers

* Winner: Godmother Night, Rachel Pollack
* Shadow of Ashland, Terence M. Green
* The Bear Went Over the Mountain, William Kotzwinkle
* The 37th Mandala, Marc Laidlaw
* A Game of Thrones, George R. R. Martin
* The Golden Key, Melanie Rawn, Jennifer Roberson & Kate Elliott
* Devil's Tower, Mark Sumner

* Winner: The Physiognomy, Jeffrey Ford (Avon)
* Trader, Charles de Lint (Tor)
* American Goliath, Harvey Jacobs (St. Martin's)
* The Gift, Patrick O'Leary (Tor)
* Dry Water, Eric S. Nylund (Avon)

* Winner: The Antelope Wife, Louise Erdrich (HarperFlamingo)
* Someplace to Be Flying, Charles de Lint (Tor)
* Sailing to Sarantium, Guy Gavriel Kay (Earthlight; Viking; HarperPrism)
* Mockingbird, Sean Stewart (Ace)
* The Martyring, Thomas Sullivan (Forge)

* Winner: Thraxas, Martin Scott (Orbit)
* Tamsin, Peter S. Beagle (Roc)
* The Rainy Season, James P. Blaylock (Ace)
* Gardens of the Moon, Steven Erikson (Bantam Press)
* A Witness To Life, Terence M. Green (Forge)
* A Red Heart of Memories, Nina Kiriki Hoffman (Ace)

* Winner: Declare, Tim Powers (Subterranean Press; Morrow)
* Winner: Galveston, Sean Stewart (Ace Books)
* The Grand Ellipse, Paula Volsky (Bantam Spectra)
* The Amber Spyglass, Philip Pullman (Knopf; Scholastic UK)
* Lord of Emperors, Guy Gavriel Kay (Viking Canada; HarperPrism; Earthlight)
* Perdido Street Station, China Miéville (Macmillan; Del Rey)

* Winner: The Other Wind, Ursula K. Le Guin (Harcourt)
* American Gods, Neil Gaiman (Morrow)
* Brown Harvest, Jay Russell (Four Walls Eight Windows)
* The Curse of Chalion, Lois McMaster Bujold (Eos)
* From the Dust Returned, Ray Bradbury (Morrow)
* The Onion Girl, Charles de Lint (Tor)
* The Wooden Sea, Jonathan Carroll (Tor)

* Winner: The Facts of Life, Graham Joyce (Gollancz)
* Winner: Ombria in Shadow, Patricia A. McKillip (Ace)
* The Portrait of Mrs. Charbuque, Jeffrey Ford (Morrow)
* Fitcher's Brides, Gregory Frost (Tor)
* The Scar, China Miéville (Macmillan UK; Del Rey)

* Winner: Tooth and Claw, Jo Walton (Tor)
* The Etched City, K.J. Bishop (Prime Books)
* Fudoki, Kij Johnson (Tor)
* The Light Ages, Ian R. MacLeod (Ace)
* Veniss Underground, Jeff VanderMeer (Prime Books)

* Winner: Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, Susanna Clarke (Bloomsbury)
* The Runes of the Earth, Stephen R. Donaldson (Putnam; Gollancz)
* Iron Council, China Miéville (Del Rey)
* Perfect Circle, Sean Stewart (Small Beer Press)
* The Wizard Knight, Gene Wolfe (Tor, two volumes)

* Winner: Kafka on the Shore, Haruki Murakami (Harvill; Knopf)
* Vellum, Hal Duncan (Macmillan; Del Rey)
* Lunar Park, Bret Easton Ellis (Knopf; Macmillan)
* The Limits of Enchantment, Graham Joyce (Gollancz; Atria)
* Od Magic, Patricia A. McKillip (Ace)
* A Princess of Roumania, Paul Park (Tor)

* Winner: Soldier of Sidon , Gene Wolfe (Tor)
* Lisey's Story, Stephen King (Scribner; Hodder & Stoughton)
* The Privilege of the Sword, Ellen Kushner (Bantam Spectra; Small Beer Press)
* The Lies of Locke Lamora, Scott Lynch (Gollancz; Bantam Spectra)
* The Orphan's Tales: In the Night Garden, Catherynne M. Valente (Bantam Spectra)

* Winner: Ysabel , Guy Gavriel Kay (Viking Canada)
* Territory, Emma Bull (Tor)
* Fangland, John Marks (Penguin Press)
* Gospel of the Knife, Will Shetterly (Tor)
* The Servants, Michael Marshall Smith (Earthling Publications)

The 2009 shortlist for novel includes:
The House of the Stag by Kage Baker
The Shadow Year by Jeffrey Ford -- Winner!
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
Pandemonium by Daryl Gregory
Tender Morsels by Margo Lanagan

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