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Subject: 2010 World Fantasy Award Winners Announced!
Date Posted: 10/31/2010 5:02 PM ET
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NOVEL
* WINNER: The City & The City by China Miéville
* Blood of Ambrose by James Enge
* The Red Tree by Caitlin R. Kiernan
* Finch by Jeff VanderMeer
* In Great Waters by Kit Whitfield

NOVELLA
* WINNER: "Sea-Hearts," Margo Lanagan
* "The Women of Nell Gwynne's," Kage Baker
* "I Needs Must Part, the Policeman Said," Richard Bowes
* "The Lion's Den," Steve Duffy
* "The Night Cache," Andy Duncan
* "Everland," Paul Witcover, Everland and Other Stories

SHORT STORY
* WINNER: "The Pelican Bar," Karen Joy Fowler
* "A Journal of Certain Events of Scientific Interest from the First Survey Voyage of the Southern Waters by HMS Ocelot, As Observed by Professor Thaddeus Boswell, DPhil, MSc, or, A Lullaby," Helen Keeble
* "Singing on a Star," Ellen Klages
* "The Persistence of Memory, or This Space for Sale," Paul Park
* "In Hiding," R.B. Russell
* "Light on the Water," Genevieve Valentine

ANTHOLOGY
* WINNER: American Fantastic Tales: Terror and the Uncanny: From Poe to the Pulps/From the 1940s to Now, ed. by Peter Straub
* Poe, ed. by Ellen Datlow
* Songs of The Dying Earth: Stories in Honor of Jack Vance ed. by George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois
* Exotic Gothic3: Strange Visitations, ed. by Danel Olson
* Eclipse Three, ed. by Jonathan Strahan
* The Very Best ofFantasy & Science Fiction: Sixtieth Anniversary Anthology, ed. by Gordon Van Gelder

COLLECTION
* TIE WINNER: There Once Lived a Woman Who Tried To Kill Her Neighbor's Baby: Scary Fairy Tales, Ludmilla Petrushevskaya
* TIE WINNER: The Very Best of Gene Wolfe/The Best of Gene Wolfe, Gene Wolfe

* We Never Talk About My Brother, Peter S. Beagle
* Fugue State, Brian Evenson
* Northwest Passages, Barbara Roden
* Everland and Other Stories, Paul Witcover

ARTIST
* WINNER: Charles Vess
* John Jude Palencar
* John Picacio
* Jason Zerrillo
* Sam Weber

SPECIAL AWARD -- PROFESSIONAL
* WINNER: Jonathan Strahan for editing anthologies
* Peter & Nicky Crowther for PS Publishing
* Ellen Datlow for editing anthologies
* Hayao Miyazaki for Ponyo
* Barbara & Christopher Roden for Ash-Tree Press
* Jacob & Rina Weisman for Tachyon Publications

SPECIAL AWARD -- NON-PROFESSIONAL
* WINNER: Susan Marie Groppi for Strange Horizons
* John Berlyne for POWERS: Secret Histories
* Neil Clarke, Cheryl Morgan & Sean Wallace for Clarkesworld Magazine
* John Klima for Electric Velocipede
* Bob Colby, B. Diane Martin, David Shaw & Eric M. Van for Readercon
* Ray Russell & Rosalie Parker for Tartarus Press

WORLD FANTASY LIFE ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS
WINNERS: Brian Lumley, Terry Pratchett, and Peter Straub.

Have you read any of these works? If so, what do you think? Were they deserving, or do you think something else that was nominated should have won? Is there any work you think got snubbed by not even getting a nomination? :)



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All that I've read on the list is The City & the City, by China Mieville, which was good enough to win in my opinion (though I didn't love it to death the way the rest of the planet seems to have). I am a little surprised that Palimpsest, by Catherynne Valente, didn't get nominated though. . .

I should be receiving my copy of Kage Baker's "The Women of Nell Gwynne's" someday soon (it's in a new trade paperback out today called Nell Gwynne's Scarlet Spy) but haven't ever heard of the other novella nominees.

Date Posted: 10/31/2010 8:16 PM ET
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I only read half of City and the City then lost my copy. I have been too cheap to purchase a new one. Anyway I was really into it but I don't know if it was the best out there. I was glad to see Jeff Vandermeer nominated. I had no idea that he even wrote anything other than his anthology work.

Date Posted: 10/31/2010 9:23 PM ET
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Read City and the City which I thought was good enough to stimulate me to order two more books by the author.  Guess that means I really liked it.  I did but I haven't read any of the other nominees so it's hard to judge.  Am anxious to hear what others have to say.

Date Posted: 11/1/2010 6:41 AM ET
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The only thing I've read from this list is Terry Pratchett. I've read everything he's put out and I definetly feel he deserves a life time achivment award. I think Commander Vimes is ones of the best characters ever written :)

Date Posted: 11/2/2010 7:47 PM ET
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This list makes me feel SO unread.  The only one of the novels I've even heard of is The City & The City but never read it.  And I've only heard of a couple of the other authors.  Do I have my head burried under the sand or something to be so behind the times? 

I do love Charels Vess's artwork, though.

Brian Lumley's inclusion confuses me.  I would have classified him as a horror writer.  Granted, there's psychics, ESP, ghosts and vampires in his books, but "fantasy" really isn't a word I associate with him at all.

Date Posted: 11/3/2010 12:27 PM ET
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The list does seem a tad on the obscure side. . . I knew of Finch and I had at least heard the names Caitlin R. Kiernan, James Enge, and Kit Whitfield, but I didn't know they had books out getting any major buzz.

As for Brian Lumley. . . seemed fitting to me, but I usually think of supernatural horror novels as dark fantasy novels with a slightly different goal (i.e., to scare the crap out of you, lol). And he did have an entry or two in Gollancz's Fantasy Masterworks series. . . ;)