World Fantasy Award Nominations Announced

World Fantasy Award Nominations Announced

those-across-the-river2The nominations for the 2012 World Fantasy Awards have been announced. They are:


  • Those Across the River, Christopher Buehlman (Ace)
  • 11/22/63, Stephen King (Scribner)
  • A Dance with Dragons, George R.R. Martin (Bantam)
  • Osama, Lavie Tidhar (PS Publishing)
  • Among Others, Jo Walton (Tor)


  • “Near Zennor”, Elizabeth Hand (A Book of Horrors)
  • “A Small Price to Pay for Birdsong”, K.J. Parker (Subterranean, Winter 2011)
  • “Alice Through the Plastic Sheet”, Robert Shearman (A Book of Horrors)
  • “Rose Street Attractors”, Lucius Shepard (Ghosts by Gaslight)
  • Silently and Very Fast, Catherynne M. Valente (WSFA Press and Clarkesworld)

Short Story

  • “X for Demetrious,” Steve Duffy (Blood and Other Cravings)
  • “Younger Women,” Karen Joy Fowler (Subterranean, Summer 2011)
  • “The Paper Menagerie,” Ken Liu (F&SF, March-April 2011)
  • “A Journey of Only Two Paces,” Tim Powers (The Bible Repairman and Other Stories)
  • “The Cartographer Wasps and the Anarchist Bees,” E. Lily Yu (Clarkesworld April 2011)

the-weird1 Anthology

  • Blood and Other Cravings, edited by Ellen Datlow (Tor)
  • A Book of Horrors, edited by  Stephen Jones (Jo Fletcher Books)
  • The Thackery T. Lambshead Cabinet of Curiosities, edited by  Ann & Jeff VanderMeer (Harper Voyager US)
  • The Weird,  edited by  Ann & Jeff VanderMeer (Tor)
  • Gutshot,  edited by  Conrad Williams (PS Publishing)


  • Bluegrass Symphony, Lisa L. Hannett (Ticonderoga)
  • Two Worlds and In Between, Caitlín R. Kiernan (Subterranean Press)
  • After the Apocalypse, Maureen F. McHugh (Small Beer Press)
  • Mrs Midnight and Other Stories, Reggie Oliver (Tartarus)
  • The Bible Repairman and Other Stories, Tim Powers (Tachyon)


  • John Coulthart
  • Julie Dillon
  • Jon Foster
  • Kathleen Jennings
  • John Picacio

wormwood2Special Award Professional

  • John Joseph Adams, for editing
  • Jo Fletcher, for editing (Jo Fletcher Books)
  • Eric Lane, for publishing in translation (Dedalus books)
  • Brett Alexander Savory & Sandra Kasturi, for ChiZine Publications
  • Jeff VanderMeer & S.J. Chambers, for The Steampunk Bible

Special Award Non-Professional

  • Kate Baker, Neil Clarke, Cheryl Morgan & Sean Wallace, for Clarkesworld
  • Cat Rambo, for Fantasy
  • Raymond Russell & Rosalie Parker, for Tartarus Press
  • Charles Tan, for Bibliophile Stalker blog
  • Mark Valentine, for Wormwood

This year the Lifetime Achievement Awards (previously announced) will go to Alan Garner and George R.R. Martin.

The winners will be announced at the World Fantasy Convention in Toronto, Ontario, November 1-4, 2012. Read complete details on the nominations at the World Fantasy Convention website.

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