World Fantasy Awards Nominations

The 2012 World Fantasy Awards ballot has been released. Final results will be announced at the World Fantasy Convention, to be held on Nov 1-4, in Toronto, Canada, where Lifetime Achievement Awards will be presented to Alan Garner and George R.R. Martin.

Guests of Honor at this year’s convention included Elizabeth Hand, John Clute, and Richard A. Kirk.

•  Those Across the River, Christopher Buehlman (Ace)
•  11/22/63, Stephen King (Scribner; Hodder & Stoughton as 11.22.63)
•  A Dance with Dragons, George R.R. Martin (Bantam; Harper Voyager UK)
•  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; Clarkesworld)

Short Fiction
•  “X for Demetrious”, Steve Duffy (Blood and Other Cravings)
•  “Younger Women”, Karen Joy Fowler (Subterranean Summer 2011)
•  “The Paper Menagerie”, Ken Liu (F&SF 3-4/11)
•  “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 4/11)

•  Blood and Other Cravings, Ellen Datlow, ed. (Tor)
•  A Book of Horrors, Stephen Jones, ed. (Jo Fletcher Books)
•  The Thackery T. Lambshead Cabinet of Curiosities, Ann & Jeff VanderMeer, eds. (Harper Voyager US)
•  The Weird, Ann & Jeff VanderMeer, eds. (Corvus; Tor, published May 2012)
•  Gutshot, Conrad Williams, ed. (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)
•  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

Special Award Professional
•  John Joseph Adams, for editing – anthology and magazine
•  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


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