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Gordon Van Gelder
Posted on Saturday, July 30, 2005 - 07:48 am:   

http://www.worldfantasy.org/awards/

2005 World Fantasy Award Nominees
Final Ballot covering the 2004 Award Year
The WFC 2005 held in Madison, WI, is chaired by Meg Turville-Heitz.
Judges Alis Rasmussen (Kate Elliott), Jeffrey Ford, Tim Lebbon, Patrick Nielsen Hayden, Jessica Amanda Salmonson.

Novel:
Susanna Clarke, Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell (Bloomsbury)
Stephen R. Donaldson, The Runes Of the Earth (Putnam; Gollancz)
China Miéville, Iron Council (Del Rey)
Sean Stewart, Perfect Circle (Small Beer Press)
Gene Wolfe, The Wizard Knight (Tor, two volumes)

Novella:
Leena Krohn, Tainaron: Mail from Another City (Prime Books)
Kim Newman, "Soho Golem" (Sci Fiction)
Michael Shea, "The Growlimb" (F&SF, 1/2004)
Lisa Tuttle, My Death (PS Publishing)
Gene Wolfe, "Golden City Far" (FLIGHTS: EXTREME VISIONS OF FANTASY)

Short Fiction:
Theodora Goss, "The Wings of Meister Wilhelm" (POLYPHONY 4)
Margo Lanagan, "Singing My Sister Down" (BLACK JUICE)
Kelly Link, "The Faery Handbag" (THE FAERY REEL: TALES FROM THE TWILIGHT REALM)
China Miéville, "Reports of Certain Events in London" (MCSWEENEY'S ENCHANTED CHAMBER OF ASTONISHING STORIES)
Barbara Roden, "Northwest Passage" (ACQUAINTED WITH THE NIGHT)

Anthology:
The Faery Reel: Tales from the Twilight Realm ed. Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling (Viking)
Polyphony 4 ed. Deborah Layne & Jay Lake (Wheatland Press)
Acquainted With The Night ed. Barbara & Christopher Roden (Ash Tree Press)
Dark Matter: Reading The Bones ed. Sheree R. Thomas (Warner Aspect)
The First Heroes: New Tales of the Bronze Age ed. Harry Turtledove & Noreen Doyle (Tor)

Collection:
Peter Crowther, Songs Of Leaving (Subterranean Press)
John M. Ford, Heat Of Fusion and Other Stories (Tor)
Eileen Gunn, Stable Strategies And Others (Tachyon Publications)
Margo Lanagan, Black Juice (Allen & Unwin Australia)
Joe R. Lansdale, Mad Dog Summer and Other Stories (Subterranean Press)
Ian R. MacLeod, Breathmoss and Other Exhalations (Golden Gryphon)
Lucius Shepard, Trujillo (PS Publishing)

Artist:
Kinuko Y. Craft
Tom Kidd
Gary Lippincott
Dave McKean
John Jude Palencar
Charles Vess

Special Award: Professional:
Gavin Grant & Kelly Link (for Small Beer Press)
S. T. Joshi (for scholarship)
Sharyn November (for editing)
Gordon Van Gelder (for F&SF)
Terri Windling (for editing)

Special Award: Non-Professional:
Ariel (for thealienonline.net)
Matt Cheney (for mumpsimus.blogspot.com)
Robert Morgan (for Sarob Press)
Barbara Roden (for All Hallows magazine)
Michael Walsh (for Old Earth Books)

Not a bad ballot at all, in my opinion, though I'll name three disappointments:

1) Cory and Catska Ench for best artist
2) A couple of F&SF stories I'd have liked to see make the final cut (Ysa Wilce's "Metal More Attractive" and M. Rickert's "Cold Fires")
3) When is someone going to notice what a good job Shawna McCarthy has been doing with Realms of Fantasy?

And that's the end of my bellyaching. I think the judges deserve recognition for coming up with a ballot on which (cliche alert!) it truly is an honor just to be nominated.


(Hmm, it just occurred to me to wonder if Jeff Ford had to withdraw "Annals of Eelin-Ok" from consideration.)
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Laird
Posted on Saturday, July 30, 2005 - 10:35 am:   

Gordon,

Congratulations to you and Michael Shea!

Best regards,

Laird
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Saturday, July 30, 2005 - 10:44 am:   

Congratulations Gordon!

Btw, there's a problem with artist. Your list and the list on the website don't match. I know Picacio SHOULD be on there (one of the judges contacted me to get in touch with the administrators) but beyond that there seem to be other discrepancies...(in artist)
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John Picacio
Posted on Saturday, July 30, 2005 - 02:24 pm:   

Congrats, Gordon.

Tough competition in your category. Very tough competition in mine.

As you said, either way, it's an amazing honor just to be in the mix with such great company. Very grateful.
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Saturday, July 30, 2005 - 04:23 pm:   

Gordon,
Jeff wouldn't have had to but he would not have been able to vote. Also, he will have to recuse himself from voting in the anthology category, I believe, because he's in The Faery Reel.
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Claudia O'Keefe
Posted on Saturday, July 30, 2005 - 05:19 pm:   

Congratulations to Gordon and Michael Shea! What an incredible list of nominees.

Congrats to Ellen and SCIFICTION for the Kim Newman novella, as well!
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Sunday, July 31, 2005 - 08:32 am:   

Thanks, Claudia.
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Matt Hughes
Posted on Sunday, July 31, 2005 - 02:32 pm:   

Congratulations to Gordon and to F&SF. And I'm pulling for Gene Wolfe.

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StephenB
Posted on Sunday, July 31, 2005 - 10:28 pm:   

Congrats, on the nomination, Gordon.
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Gordon Van Gelder
Posted on Monday, August 01, 2005 - 03:19 pm:   

Thanks, all.

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