Thursday, August 10, 2006

World Fantasy Award nominees

The World Fantasy Award Finalists list is out! And I have to say the nominees for best novel look infinitely more promising than the disastrous Hugo list for this year *ahem* Accelerando?? I felt like I was reading the author's mental vomit on speed. Anyways here's part of the list, stolen from Vanderworld.

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

Another War, Simon Morden (Telos Publishing)
"The Imago Sequence", Laird Barron (F&SF May 2005)
"In the Machine", Michael Cunningham (Speciman Days, Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
"Magic for Beginners", Kelly Link (Magic for Beginners, Small Beer Press; F&SF Sep 2005)
"UOUS", Tanith Lee (The Fair Folk, SFBC)
Voluntary Committal, Joe Hill (Subterranean Press)

"Best New Horror", Joe Hill (Postscripts #3, Spr 2005)
"CommComm", George Saunders (The New Yorker 1 Aug 2005)
"The Other Grace", Holly Phillips (In the Palace of Repose, Prime Books)
"La Peau Verte", Caitlin R. Kiernan (To Charles Fort, With Love, Subterranean Press)
"Two Hearts", Peter S. Beagle (F&SF Oct/Nov 2005)

Adventure Vol. 1, Chris Roberson, ed. (MonkeyBrain Books)
The Fair Folk, Marvin Kaye, ed. (SFBC)
Nova Scotia: New Scottish Speculative Fiction, Neil Williamson & Andrew J. Wilson, eds. (Crescent Books)
Polyphony 5, Deborah Layne & Jay Lake, eds. (Wheatland Press)
Weird Shadows Over Innsmouth, Stephen Jones, ed. (Fedogan & Bremer)

20th Century Ghosts, Joe Hill (PS Publishing)
In the Palace of Repose, Holly Phillips (Prime Books)
The Keyhole Opera, Bruce Holland Rogers (Wheatland Press)
Magic for Beginners, Kelly Link (Small Beer Press)
To Charles Fort, with Love, Caitlin R. Kiernan (Subterranean Press)

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