2010 World Fantasy Award Finalists Announced

Enge Kiernan Mieville1 
Vandermeer2 Whitfield 
 
As reported by Locus Online, the 2010 World Fantasy Award finalists have been announced, including the five finalists for best novel, first published in 2009. The winners will be announced at the World Fantasy Convention in Columbus OH, in late October.

Blood of Ambrose, James Enge (Pyr)
The Red Tree, Caitlín R. Kiernan (Roc)
The City & The City, China Miéville (Macmillan UK/ Del Rey)
Finch, Jeff VanderMeer (Underland/Atlantic-Corvus)
In Great Waters, Kit Whitfield (Jonathan Cape UK/Del Rey)

Of these novels, The Red Tree has been award nominated before and made Amazon's SF/F 2009 top 10, The City and the City made Amazon's 2009 Top 100 and has won the Arthur C. Clarke Award, among others, and my own Finch has been a finalist for the Nebula and Locus Awards, while also picking up year's best nods from the Washington Post and others. The Enge has not received as much attention despite making the Locus Magazine recommended list, while In Great Waters has received critical acclaim and much support in some quarters. Of the novels that could have made it but didn't, I would point out Catherynne M. Valente's Palimpsest and Michal Ajvaz's The Other City, in particular.


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Also, I decided to post Finch on my little blog KindleClay here is the post url!

http://clayscottbrown.biz/kindle/?p=1057

Again, Best of Luck!

Posted by: KindleClay | Thursday August 26, 2010 at 5:35 PM

Wow! Congrats on your own book being Nominated for this Very Impressive Award!

I will surely look into it and good luck here, Mr. Vandermeer!

Posted by: KindleClay | Thursday August 26, 2010 at 5:08 PM

I would vote for Heinlien's "Glory Road" since it was written before these awards started and, thus, not ever nominated.

Posted by: Barry Rose | Wednesday August 25, 2010 at 1:04 PM

My vote for World Fantasy Awards would be for "In Great Waters"! Its a wonderful, unique book and plus I have a huge soft spot for anything about mermaids! :)

Posted by: 怀淰@^过厾 | Tuesday August 24, 2010 at 10:54 PM

My vote for World Fantasy Awards would be for "In Great Waters"! Its a wonderful, unique book and plus I have a huge soft spot for anything about mermaids! :)

Posted by: Romance Books Online | Tuesday August 24, 2010 at 2:44 PM

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