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2012 World Fantasy Awards

August 8th, 2012
SAILS & SORCERY Cover

We are pleased to announce that two members of the FE family, artist Julie Dillon (Sails & Sorcery) and author Catherynne M. Valente (“Proverbs of Hell” in The Stories in Between) have both been nominated for World Fantasy Awards.

Ms. Valente has been nominated for her novella, “Silently and Very Fast,” while Ms. Dillon is being recognized for her work as an illustrator. Both are fabulous artists in their fields, and both nominations are well deserved.

The entire nomination list is below, along with a couple of sample illustrations from Ms. Dillon’s work in Sails & Sorcery.

Art from SAILS & SORCERY

Illustration for
“Beneath the Sea of Tears”
by Patrick Thomas

Art from SAILS & SORCERY

Illustration for
“Sea of Madness”
by Jon Sprunk

Art from SAILS & SORCERY

Illustration for
“Hostage”
by Renee Stern



World Fantasy Award Ballot


Novel

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)

Novella

• “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)

Anthology

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)

Collection

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)

Artist

• 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

2012 World Fantasy Lifetime Achievement Awards

• Alan Garner
• George R.R. Martin