Announcing the 2014 World Fantasy Nominees


The finalists for the 2014 World Fantasy Awards have been announced. This year’s judges are Andy Duncan, Kij Johnson, Oliver Johnson, John Klima,  and Liz Williams. Winners will be announced at the 2014 World Fantasy Convention held in Washington DC in November.  

Congratulations to all the nominees!

Novel

  • Richard Bowes, Dust Devil on a Quiet Street (Lethe Press)
  • Marie Brennan, A Natural History of Dragons: A Memoir by Lady Trent (Tor Books)
  • Neil Gaiman, The Ocean at the End of the Lane (William Morrow/Headline)
  • Sofia Samatar, A Stranger in Olondria (Small Beer Press)
  • Helene Wecker, The Golem and the Jinni (Harper/Blue Door)
  • Gene Wolfe, The Land Across (Tor Books)

 

Novella

  • Andy Duncan & Ellen Klages “Wakulla Springs” (Tor.com, 10/13)
  • Caitlín R. Kiernan Black Helicopters (Subterranean Press)
  • KJ Parker “The Sun and I” (Subterranean magazine, Summer 2013)
  • Veronica Schanoes “Burning Girls” (Tor.com, 6/13)
  • Catherynne M. Valente, Six-Gun Snow White (Subterranean Press)

 

Short Story

  • Thomas Olde Heuvelt, “The Ink Readers of Doi Saket” (Tor.com, 4/13)
  • Caitlín R. Kiernan, “The Prayer of Ninety Cats” (Subterranean magazine, Spring 2013)
  • Yoon Ha Lee, “Effigy Nights” (Clarkesworld, 1/13)
  • Sofia Samatar, “Selkie Stories Are for Losers” (Strange Horizons, 1/13)
  • Rachel Swirsky, “If You Were a Dinosaur, My Love” (Apex Magazine, 3/13)

 

Anthology

  • Kate Bernheimer, ed., xo Orpheus: Fifty New Myths (Penguin Books)
  • Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling, eds. Queen Victoria’s Book of Spells: An Anthology of Gaslamp Fantasy (Tor Books)
  • Stephen Jones, ed. Flotsam Fantastique: The Souvenir Book of World Fantasy Convention 2013 (Smith & Jones/PS Publishing)
  • George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois, eds. Dangerous Women (Tor Books/Voyager UK)
  • Jonathan Oliver, ed., End of the Road: An Anthology of Original Short Stories (Solaris Books)
  • Jonathan Strahan, ed., Fearsome Journeys: The New Solaris Book of Fantasy (Solaris Books)

 

Collection

  • Nathan Ballingrud, North American Lake Monsters: Stories (Small Beer Press)
  • Laird Barron, The Beautiful Thing That Awaits Us All and Other Stories (Night Shade Books)
  • Caitlín R. Kiernan, The Ape’s Wife and Other Stories (Subterranean Press)
  • Reggie Oliver, Flowers of the Sea (Tartarus Press)
  • Rachel Swirsky, How the World Became Quiet: Myths of the Past, Present, and Future  (Subterranean Press)

 

Artist

  • Galen Dara
  • Zelda Devon
  • Julie Dillon
  • John Picacio
  • Charles Vess

     

Special Award—Professional

  • 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 (Abrams Image)

     

Special Award—Non-professional

  • Scott H. Andrews, for Beneath Ceaseless Skies
  • Marc Aplin, for Fantasy-Faction
  • Kate Baker, Neil Clarke & Sean Wallace, for Clarkesworld
  • Leslie Howle, for Clarion West administration
  • Jerad Walters, for Centipede Press     

 

Winners of the Life Achievement Award were anounced last night:

  • Ellen Datlow
  • Chelsea Quinn Yarbro

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