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Saturday 5 August 2006

World Fantasy Awards Nominations

Nominations for this year's World Fantasy Awards, for works published in 2005, have been released. Winners will be announced at this year's World Fantasy Convention, to be held 2-5 November 2006 in Austin, Texas.

Nominations are listed here alphabetically first by title, then nominee.

  • 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)
  • Kinuko Y. Craft
  • James Jean
  • Dave McKean
  • Edward Miller (Les Edwards)
  • John Jude Palencar
  • Susan Allison & Ginjer Buchanan (for Ace Books)
  • Lou Anders (for editing at Pyr)
  • Peter Lavery (for Pan MacMillan UK/Tor UK)
  • Chris Roberson & Allison Baker (for MonkeyBrain Books)
  • Sean Wallace (for Prime Books)
  • S. T. Joshi & Stefan Dziemanowicz, eds. (for Supernatural Literature of the World: An Encyclopedia, Greenwood Press)
  • David Howe & Stephen Walker (for Telos Books)
  • The Friends of Arthur Machen (for Faunus, Machenalia, and The Life of Arthur Machen) (
  • Rodger Turner, Neil Walsh & Wayne MacLaurin (for SF Site) (
  • Leo Grin (for The Cimmerian) (
  • Jess Nevins (for The Encyclopedia of Fantastic Victoriana, MonkeyBrain Books)
  • Judges for this year's awards are Steve Lockley, Barbara Roden, Victoria Strauss, Jeff VanderMeer, and Andrew Wheeler. Final ballot nominations are determined through a combination of convention member votes (two items in each category) and judges' selections. Winners will be determined by the judges.

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