Sunday, November 2, 2003

2003 World Fantasy Award Nominees

Location: World Fantasy Convention, Washington, D.C.

Comments: It should not surprise anyone that Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling were nominated in the Best Anthology category for the fifteenth installment of The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror. After all, they had been nominated for most of the previous volumes in this series. What is interesting, and perhaps surprising, is that they won in this category for their anthology The Green Man: Tales from the Mythic Forest, sharing the victory with the Jeff VanderMeer and Forest Aguirre edited anthology Leviathan, Volume Three. The oddity here is that Datlow and Windling selected what they clearly regarded as the best stories in the genre for one anthology, and somehow beat themselves with a completely different anthology.

Best Novel

(tie) The Facts of Life by Graham Joyce
(tie) Ombria in Shadow by Patricia A. McKillip

Other Nominees:
Fitcher's Brides by Gregory Frost
The Portrait of Mrs. Charbuque by Jeffrey Ford
The Scar by China Miéville

Best Novella

The Library by Zoran Zivkovic

Other Nominees:
Coraline by Neil Gaiman
The Least Trumps by Elizabeth Hand
Seven Wild Sisters by Charles de Lint
A Year in the Linear City by Paul Di Filippo

Best Short Fiction

Creation by Jeffrey Ford

Other Nominees:
The Essayist in the Wilderness by William Browning Spencer
Little Dead Girl Singing by Stephen Gallagher
October in the Chair by Neil Gaiman
The Weight of Words by Jeffrey Ford

Best Anthology

(tie) The Green Man: Tales from the Mythic Forest edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling
(tie) Leviathan, Volume Three edited by Jeff VanderMeer and Forrest Aguirre

Other Nominees:
The American Fantasy Tradition edited by Brian M. Thomsen
Conjunctions 39: The New Wave Fabulists edited by Peter Straub
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Fifteenth Annual Collection edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling

Best Collection

The Fantasy Writer's Assistant and Other Stories by Jeffrey Ford

Other Nominees:
City of Saints and Madmen: The Book of Ambergris [revised] by Jeff VanderMeer
Figures in Rain by Chet Williamson
The Ogre's Wife: Fairy Tales for Grownups by Richard Parks
Waifs and Strays by Charles de Lint
Water: Tales of Elemental Spirits by Robin McKinley and Peter Dickinson

Lifetime Achievement

Donald M. Grant
Lloyd Alexander

Other Nominees:

Best Artist

Tom Kidd

Other Nominees:
Kinuko Y. Craft
Gary Lippincott
Dave McKean
John Jude Palencar
Charles Vess

Special Award, Professional

Gordon van Gelder

Other Nominees:
Paul Barnett
Ellen Datlow
William K. Schafer
Gary Turner and Marty Halpern
Terri Windling

Special Award, Non-Professional

Jason Williams, Jeremy Lassen, and Benjamin Cossel

Other Nominees:
Peter Crowther
Gavin Grant and Kelly Link
Sean Wallace
Michael Walsh

Go to previous year's nominees: 2002
Go to subsequent year's nominees: 2004

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