The 2014 World Fantasy Awards Ballot
The 2014 World Fantasy Awards Ballot, listing a bunch of books I haven’t read yet, has just been released.
The ballot is compiled by the voting attendees of the World Fantasy Convention, all of whom clearly read a lot more than I do. Seriously, where do you people find the time? Don’t you have blog posts to write, like normal people?
Once again, the coveted Life Achievement Award is being given to two recipients: Ellen Datlow and Chelsea Quinn Yarbro. I think this is a new trend. Last year, it was awarded to Susan Cooper and Tanith Lee. (I’ve read their books; at least that’s something.)
The winners in every other category will be selected by a panel of judges. Here’s the complete list of nominees, with links to the online stories (where available) and our previous coverage:
- Ellen Datlow
- Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
- Dust Devil on a Quiet Street, Richard Bowes (Lethe)
- A Natural History of Dragons: A Memoir by Lady Trent, Marie Brennan (Tor)
- The Ocean at the End of the Lane, Neil Gaiman (Morrow)
- A Stranger in Olondria, Sofia Samatar (Small Beer)
- The Golem and the Jinni, Helene Wecker (Harper)
- The Land Across, Gene Wolfe (Tor)
- “Wakulla Springs,” Andy Duncan & Ellen Klages (Tor.com, October 2, 2013)
- Black Helicopters, Caitlín R. Kiernan (Subterranean)
- “The Sun and I,” K.J. Parker (Subterranean, Summer 2013)
- “Burning Girls,” Veronica Schanoes (Tor.com, June 19, 2013)
- Six-Gun Snow White, Catherynne M. Valente (Subterranean)
- “The Ink Readers of Doi Saket,” Thomas Olde Heuvelt (Tor.com, April 24, 2013)
- “The Prayer of Ninety Cats,” Caitlín R. Kiernan (Subterranean, Spring 2013)
- “Effigy Nights,” Yoon Ha Lee (Clarkesworld, January 2013)
- “Selkie Stories Are for Losers,” Sofia Samatar (Strange Horizons, January 7, 2013)
- “If You Were a Dinosaur, My Love,” Rachel Swirsky (Apex, March 2013)
- xo Orpheus: Fifty New Myths, edited by Kate Bernheimer (Penguin)
- Queen Victoria’s Book of Spells, edited by Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling (Tor)
- Flotsam Fantastique: The Souvenir Book of World Fantasy Convention 2013, edited by Stephen Jones (Smith & Jones/PS Publishing)
- Dangerous Women, edited by George R.R. Martin & Gardner Dozois (Tor)
- The End of the Road, edited by Jonathan Oliver (Solaris)
- Fearsome Journeys: The New Solaris Book of Fantasy, edited by Jonathan Strahan (Solaris)
- North American Lake Monsters, Nathan Ballingrud (Small Beer)
- The Beautiful Thing That Awaits Us All and Other Stories, Laird Barron (Night Shade)
- The Ape’s Wife and Other Stories, Caitlín R. Kiernan (Subterranean)
- Flowers of the Sea, Reggie Oliver (Tartarus Press)
- How the World Became Quiet, Rachel Swirsky (Subterranean)
- Galen Dara
- Zelda Devon
- Julie Dillon
- John Picacio
- Charles Vess
- John Joseph Adams, for magazine and anthology editing
- Ginjer Buchanan, for editing at Ace Books
- Irene Gallo, for art direction of Tor.com
- William K. Schafer, for Subterranean Press
- Jeff VanderMeer & Jeremy Zerfoss, for Wonderbook: The Illustrated Guide to Creating Imaginative Fiction
Special Award – Nonprofessional
- Scott H. Andrews, for Beneath Ceaseless Skies
- Marc Aplin, Jennie Ivins & Paul Wiseall, for Fantasy-Faction
- Kate Baker, Neil Clarke & Sean Wallace, for Clarkesworld
- Leslie Howle, for Clarion West administration
- Jerad Walters, for Centipede Press
Congratulations to all the nominees! We hope you all win.
See the complete list of 2013 winners here.
Read complete details on the nominations at the World Fantasy Convention website.
With that lovely list plus my review queue, my reading time is probably full until the day I arrive at the convention.
I’m jealous that you can read all those books, AND go to all the fun conventions. You’re no longer my favorite person.
Wait, are you not going to World Fantasy this year? One of the things I’m most looking forward to about the con coming to my backyard is that I might get to meet some of the BG crew in person.
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