The 2007 World Fantasy Awards

Here is a list of this year's winners:

Special Award, Non-Professional: Gary K Wolfe (for reviews and criticism in Locus and elsewhere)

Special Award, Professional: Ellen Asher (for work at SFBC)

Best Artist: Shaun Tan

Best Collection: Map of Dreams, M. Rickert (Golden Gryphon)

Best Anthology: Salon Fantastique, Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling, eds. (Thunder’s Mouth)

Best Short Fiction: “Journey Into the Kingdom”, M. Rickert (F&SF 5/06)

Best Novella: “Botch Town”, Jeffrey Ford (The Empire of Ice Cream, Golden Gryphon)

Best Novel: Soldier of Sidon, Gene Wolfe (Tor)

I've been hearing a lot of good things about both Wolfe's Soldier of Sidon and Ford's The Empire of Ice Cream. Will have to check them out at some point. . .

5 commentaires:

Larry said...

You'll need to read Wolfe's omnibus of the first two Latro books, Latro in the Mist, before reading Soldier of Sidon. Well worth the $13 or so it'll cost, though!

The Ford is worth reading, but so is the Rickert collection. Nice to see both of them honored in different categories, as each has some outstanding stories.

And even though she didn't win, I think you ought to try reading some of Catherynne M. Valente's works - imagine The Arabian Nights with wildly different tales that have been reimagined and yet remain compelling reads. Just thumb through it in the local bookstore next time you get the chance.

Oh, and Shaun Tan very much deserved that award. Look for a copy of his graphic "wordless" novel about immigration to a strange land, The Arrival. Very creative and even original in concept.

Andrew said...

Shoot, Scott Lynch didn't get anything! I was hoping that his book would win...

Patrick said...

As much as I like Scott Lynch, he had absolutely no chance to win the WFA...

And yet, being nominated must have been cool as hell for him!

RobB said...

Run, don't walk, to the store (or click) and buy Jeff Ford's collection. While you're at it, buy The Fantasy Writer's Assistant, his first collection which just happened to win some awards, too.

Anonymous said...

I'd be intrigued to see what you'd make of Gene Wolfe's "Book of the New Sun" if you haven't tackled it yet. I read it earlier this year, and I confess ... it went completely over my head. Not something that fantasy novels typically put you at risk of. I can at least appreciate it, even if I don't understand it.