World Fantasy Award for Best Novel


World Fantasy Award for Best Novel

__NOTOC__This World Fantasy Award is given to the fantasy novel or novels voted best by a panel of judges, and presented each year at the World Fantasy Convention.

Award winners and finalists

1975

The 1975 WFC, held in Providence, Rhode Island, was chaired by Kirby McCauley. Judges were Ramsey Campbell, Edward L. Ferman, David G. Hartwell, Fritz Leiber and Gahan Wilson.

:Winner: "The Forgotten Beasts of Eld" by Patricia A. McKillip:* "A Midsummer Tempest" by Poul Anderson:* "Merlin's Ring" by H. Warner Munn

1976

The 1976 WFC, held in New York, New York, was chaired by Thom Anderson. Judges were Charles Collins, Basil Copper, Gordon R. Dickson, Stuart David Schiff and Gahan Wilson.

: Winner: "Bid Time Return", Richard Matheson:* "Salem's Lot", Stephen King

1977

The 1977 WFC, held in Los Angeles, California, was chaired by Dennis Rickard. Judges were Robert Bloch, David Drake, Harlan Ellison, Charles L. Grant and Robert Weinberg.

: Winner: "Doctor Rat", William Kotzwinkle:* "The Doll Who Ate His Mother", Ramsey Campbell:* "The Dragon and the George", Gordon R. Dickson:* "The Sailor on the Seas of Fate", Michael Moorcock:* "The Acts of King Arthur and His Noble Knights", John Steinbeck:* "Dark Crusade", Karl Edward Wagner

1978

The 1978 WFC, held in Fort Worth, Texas, was chaired by Michael Templin. Judges were Charles N. Brown, Carl Jacobi, Stephen King, T. E. D. Klein and Karl Edward Wagner.

: Winner: "Our Lady of Darkness", Fritz Leiber:* "The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever", Stephen R. Donaldson:* "The Hour of the Oxrun Dead", Charles L. Grant

1979

The 1979 WFC, held in Providence, Rhode Island, was chaired by Bob Booth. Judges were Poul Anderson, Terry Carr, Dennis Etchison, Elizabeth A. Lynn and Roy A. Squires.

Winner: "Gloriana", Michael Moorcock:* "The Black Castle", Les Daniels:* "The Sound of Midnight", Charles L. Grant:* "The Stand", Stephen King:* "Night's Master", Tanith Lee

1980

The 1980 WFC, held in Baltimore, Maryland, was chaired by Chuck Miller and Tim Underwood. Judges were Stephen R. Donaldson, Frank Belknap Long, Andrew J. Offutt, Ted White and Susan Wood.

* Winner: "Watchtower", Elizabeth A. Lynn
* "The Last Call of Mourning", Charles L. Grant
* "The Dancers of Arun", Elizabeth A. Lynn
* "Harpist in the Wind", Patricia A. McKillip
* "The Dark Bright Water", Patricia Wrightson
* "The Palace", Chelsea Quinn Yarbro

1981

The 1981 WFC, held in Berkeley, California, was chaired by Jack Rems and Jeff Frane. Judges were Paul C. Allen, C. J. Cherryh, Gardner Dozois, Donald M. Grant and Arthur W. Saha.

* Winner: "The Shadow of the Torturer", Gene Wolfe
* "Firelord", Parke Godwin
* "The Mist", Stephen King
* "Shadowland", Peter Straub
* "Ariosto", Chelsea Quinn Yarbro

1982

The 1982 WFC, held in New Haven, Connecticut, was chaired by Norman Hood and Harold Kinney. Judges were Pat Cadigan, Virginia Kidd, Theodore Sturgeon, Douglas E. Winter and Chelsea Quinn Yarbro.

* Winner: "Little, Big", John Crowley
* "The Nameless", Ramsey Campbell
* "The War Hound and the World's Pain", Michael Moorcock
* "The White Hotel", D. M. Thomas
* "The Claw of the Conciliator", Gene Wolfe

1983

The 1983 WFC, held in Chicago, Illinois, was chaired by Robert Weinberg. Judges were Bob Booth, John Coyne, Sharon Jarvis, Alan Ryan and Elizabeth Wollheim.

* Winner: "Nifft the Lean", Michael Shea
* "The Nestling", Charles L. Grant
* "Fevre Dream", George R. R. Martin
* "Phantom", Thomas Tessier
* "The Sword of the Lictor", Gene Wolfe

1984

The 1984 WFC, held in Ottawa, Ontario, was chaired by Rodger Turner and John Bell. Judges were Ellen Asher, Ginjer Buchanan, Les Daniels, Mimi Panitch and George H. Scithers.

* Winner: "The Dragon Waiting", John M. Ford
* "Pet Sematary", Stephen King
* "The Wandering Unicorn", Manuel Mujica Lainez
* "Tea with the Black Dragon", R. A. MacAvoy
* "The Armageddon Rag", George R. R. Martin
* "Lyonesse", Jack Vance

1985

The 1985 WFC, held in Tucson, Arizona, was chaired by Randal Rau. Judges were Suzy McKee Charnas, Jo Fletcher, George R. R. Martin, Baird Searles and Terri Windling.

* Winner: "Mythago Wood", Robert Holdstock
* Winner: "Bridge of Birds", Barry Hughart
* "Archer's Goon", Diana Wynne Jones
* "The Talisman", Stephen King & Peter Straub
* "The Ceremonies", T. E. D. Klein

1986

The 1986 WFC, held in Providence, Rhode Island, was chaired by Robert Plante. Judges were Robert A. Collins, Ellen Datlow, Dean R. Koontz, Patricia A. McKillip and Charles de Lint.

* Winner: "Song of Kali", Dan Simmons
* "The Damnation Game", Clive Barker
* "Illywhacker", Peter Carey
* "The Dream Years", Lisa Goldstein
* "Winterking", Paul Hazel
* "The Vampire Lestat", Anne Rice

1987

The 1987 WFC, held in Nashville, Tennessee, was chaired by Maurine Dorris. Judges were John M. Ford, Paul Hazel, Tappan King, Michael McDowell and Melissa Ann Singer.

* Winner: "Perfume", Patrick Suskind
* "Talking Man", Terry Bisson
* "The Pet", Charles L. Grant
* "It", Stephen King
* "Strangers", Dean R. Koontz
* "The Tricksters", Margaret Mahy
* "Soldier of the Mist", Gene Wolfe
* "Portrait of Callum McKendrick As A Young African Boy", Edgar Fong

1988

The 1988 WFC, held in London, United Kingdom, was chaired by Jo Fletcher and Stephen Jones. Judges were Mike Ashley, Scott Baker, Robert S. Hadji, Maxim Jakubowski and Donald A. Wollheim.

* Winner: "Replay", Ken Grimwood
* "Weaveworld", Clive Barker
* "Seventh Son", Orson Scott Card
* "AEgypt", John Crowley
* "Misery", Stephen King
* "Swan Song", Robert R. McCammon
* "On Stranger Tides", Tim Powers

1989

The 1989 WFC, held in Seattle, Washington, was chaired by Robert Doyle. Judges were Susan Allison, Ed Bryant, Lisa Goldstein, Peter Dennis Pautz and Jon White.

* Winner: "Koko", Peter Straub
* "The Last Coin", James P. Blaylock
* "Sleeping in Flame", Jonathan Carroll
* "Fade", Robert Cormier
* "The Silence of the Lambs", Thomas Harris
* "The Drive-In", Joe R. Lansdale

1990

The 1990 WFC, held in Schaumburg, Illinois, was chaired by Robert Weinberg. Judges were Mike Dirda, Pat LoBrutto, Beth Meacham, Peter Straub and Rodger Turner.

* Winner: "Lyonesse: Madouc", Jack Vance
* "A Child Across the Sky", Jonathan Carroll
* "In a Dark Dream", Charles L. Grant
* "The Stress of Her Regard", Tim Powers
* "Carrion Comfort", Dan Simmons
* "Soldier of Arete", Gene Wolfe

1991

The 1991 WFC, held in Tucson, Arizona, was chaired by Randal Rau and Bruce Farr. Judges were Emma Bull, Orson Scott Card, Richard Laymon, Faren Miller and Darrell Schweitzer.

* Winner: "Only Begotten Daughter", James Morrow
* Winner: "Thomas the Rhymer", Ellen Kushner
* "Tigana", Guy Gavriel Kay
* "Mary Reilly", Valerie Martin
* "Good Omens", Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman

1992

The 1992 WFC, held in Pine Mountain, Georgia, was chaired by Richard Gilliam and Ed Kramer. Judges were Jill Bauman, Arthur Byron Cover, John Jarrold, Robert Sampson and Gene Wolfe.

* Winner: "Boy's Life", Robert R. McCammon
* "Hunting the Ghost Dancer", A.A. Attanasio
* "The Paper Grail", James P. Blaylock
* "Bone Dance", Emma Bull
* "Outside the Dog Museum", Jonathan Carroll
* "The Little Country", Charles de Lint

1993

The 1993 WFC, held in Bloomington, Minnesota, was chaired by Greg Ketter. Judges were Roland J. Green, Barbara Hambly, Kathryn Ptacek, Steve Rasnic Tem, and Brian Thomsen.

* Winner: "Last Call", Tim Powers
* "Anno Dracula", Kim Newman
* "Was", Geoff Ryman
* "Photographing Fairies", Steve Szilagyi
* "Briar Rose", Jane Yolen

1994

The 1994 WFC, held in New Orleans, Louisiana, was chaired by Tom Hanlon. Judges were Stefan Dziemianowicz, James R. Frenkel, Mary Gentle, Lisa Tuttle and Chet Williamson.

* Winner: "Glimpses", Lewis Shiner
* "The Innkeeper's Song", Peter S. Beagle
* "Drawing Blood", Poppy Z. Brite
* "Skin", Kathe Koja
* "The Throat", Peter Straub
* "The Iron Dragon's Daughter", Michael Swanwick
* "Lord of the Two Lands", Judith Tarr

1995

The 1995 WFC, held in Baltimore, Maryland, was chaired by Michael J. Walsh. Judges were Terry Bisson, Jean-Daniel Breque, Jane Johnson, Kathe Koja and Brian Stableford.

* Winner: "Towing Jehovah", James Morrow
* "Brittle Innings", Michael Bishop
* "From The Teeth of Angels", Jonathan Carroll
* "Love & Sleep", John Crowley
* "Waking the Moon", Elizabeth Hand
* "The Circus of the Earth and the Air", Brooke Stevens

1996

The 1996 WFC, held in Schaumburg, Illinois, was chaired by Nancy Ford, Phyllis Weinberg and Tina Jens. Judges were Bryan Cholfin, Kathryn Cramer, Moshe Feder, Roz Kaveney and Christopher Shelling.

* Winner: "The Prestige", Christopher Priest
* "All the Bells on Earth", James P. Blaylock
* "Red Earth and Pouring Rain", Vikram Chandra
* "The Silent Strength of Stones", Nina Kiriki Hoffman
* "Requiem", Graham Joyce
* "Expiration Date", Tim Powers

1997

The 1997 WFC, held in London, United Kingdom, was chaired by Jo Fletcher. Judges were Paul Barnett, Nancy A. Collins, Rachel Holmen, Joe R. Lansdale and Diana L. Paxson.

* Winner: "Godmother Night", Rachel Pollack
* "Shadow of Ashland", Terence M. Green
* "The Bear Went Over the Mountain", William Kotzwinkle
* "The 37th Mandala", Marc Laidlaw
* "A Game of Thrones", George R. R. Martin
* "The Golden Key", Melanie Rawn, Jennifer Roberson & Kate Elliott
* "Devil's Tower", Mark Sumner

1998

The 1998 WFC, held in Monterey, California was co-chaired by Linda McAllister and Bryan Barrett.Judges were Peter Crowther, L.E. Modesitt, Jr., Peter Schneider, Dave Truesdale and Janeen Webb.

* Winner: "The Physiognomy", Jeffrey Ford (Avon)
* "Trader", Charles de Lint (Tor)
* "American Goliath", Harvey Jacobs (St. Martin's)
* "The Gift", Patrick O'Leary (Tor)
* "Dry Water", Eric S. Nylund (Avon)

1999

The 25th World Fantasy Convention, held in Providence, Rhode Island, was co-chaired by Chip Hitchcock and Davey Snyder. Judges were Gregory Frost, Don Hutchison, MichaelKandel, Rebecca Ore, and Al Sarrantonio.

* Winner: "The Antelope Wife", Louise Erdrich (HarperFlamingo)
* "Someplace to Be Flying", Charles de Lint (Tor)
* "Sailing to Sarantium", Guy Gavriel Kay (Earthlight; Viking; HarperPrism)
* "Mockingbird", Sean Stewart (Ace)
* "The Martyring", Thomas Sullivan (Forge)

2000

WFC 2000, held in Corpus Christi, Texas, was chaired by Fred Duarte. Judges were Suzi Baker, W. Paul Ganley, Tim Holman, Marvin Kaye, and Melissa Scott.

* Winner: "Thraxas", Martin Scott (Orbit)
* "Tamsin", Peter S. Beagle (Roc)
* "The Rainy Season", James P. Blaylock (Ace)
* "Gardens of the Moon", Steven Erikson (Bantam Press)
* "A Witness To Life", Terence M. Green (Forge)
* "A Red Heart of Memories", Nina Kiriki Hoffman (Ace)

2001

WFC 2001, held in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, was chaired by Bruce Farr. Judges were Steven Erikson, Paula Guran, Diana Wynne Jones, Graham Joyce, and Jonathan Strahan.

* Winner: "Declare", Tim Powers (Subterranean Press; Morrow)
* Winner: "Galveston", Sean Stewart (Ace Books)
* "The Grand Ellipse", Paula Volsky (Bantam Spectra)
* "The Amber Spyglass", Philip Pullman (Knopf; Scholastic UK)
* "Lord of Emperors", Guy Gavriel Kay (Viking Canada; HarperPrism; Earthlight)
* "Perdido Street Station", China Miéville (Macmillan; Del Rey)

2002

WFC 2002, held in Minneapolis, Minnesota, was chaired by Greg Ketter. Judges were Peter Adkins, Meg Davis, Jason Van Hollander, Michele Sagara West, and F. Paul Wilson, with awards administrator Peter Dennis Pautz.

* Winner: "The Other Wind", Ursula K. Le Guin (Harcourt)
* "American Gods", Neil Gaiman (Morrow)
* "Brown Harvest", Jay Russell (Four Walls Eight Windows)
* "The Curse of Chalion", Lois McMaster Bujold (Eos)
* "From the Dust Returned", Ray Bradbury (Morrow)
* "The Onion Girl", Charles de Lint (Tor)
* "The Wooden Sea", Jonathan Carroll (Tor)

2003

WFC 2003, held in Washington, DC, was chaired by Michael J. Walsh. Judges were Justin Ackroyd, Les Edwards, Laura Anne Gilman, Lawrence Watt-Evans, and Jane Yolen, with awards administrator Peter Dennis Pautz.

* Winner: "The Facts of Life", Graham Joyce (Gollancz)
* Winner: "Ombria in Shadow", Patricia A. McKillip (Ace)
* "The Portrait of Mrs. Charbuque", Jeffrey Ford (Morrow)
* "Fitcher's Brides", Gregory Frost (Tor)
* "The Scar", China Miéville (Macmillan UK; Del Rey)

2004

WFC 2004 was held in Tempe, Arizona. Judges were John Clute, Sherwood Smith, Michael Stackpole, Alain Nevant, and Scott Wyatt.

* Winner: "Tooth and Claw", Jo Walton (Tor)
* "The Etched City", K.J. Bishop (Prime Books)
* "Fudoki", Kij Johnson (Tor)
* "The Light Ages", Ian R. MacLeod (Ace)
* "Veniss Underground", Jeff VanderMeer (Prime Books)

2005

WFC 2005 was held in Madison, Wisconsin and chaired by Meg Turville-Heitz. Judges were Alis Rasmussen (Kate Elliott), Jeffrey Ford, Tim Lebbon, Patrick Nielsen Hayden and Jessica Amanda Salmonson.

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

2006

WFC 2006 was held in Austin, Texas and chaired by Renee Babcock and Fred Duarte. Judges were Steve Lockley, Barbara Roden, Victoria Strauss, Jeff VanderMeer, and Andrew Wheeler.

* Winner: "Kafka on the Shore", Haruki Murakami (Harvill; Knopf)
* "Vellum", Hal Duncan (Macmillan; Del Rey)
* "Lunar Park", Bret Easton Ellis (Knopf; Macmillan)
* "The Limits of Enchantment", Graham Joyce (Gollancz; Atria)
* "Od Magic", Patricia A. McKillip (Ace)
* "A Princess of Roumania", Paul Park (Tor)

2007

WFC 2007 was held in Saratoga Springs, New York on November 1-4, 2007 and chaired by Joseph T. Berlant. Judges are Gavin Grant, Ed Greenwood, Jeremy Lassen, Jeff Mariotte and Carsten Polzin. The current nominees are:

* Winner: "Soldier of Sidon", Gene Wolfe (Tor)
* "Lisey's Story", Stephen King (Scribner; Hodder & Stoughton)
* "The Privilege of the Sword", Ellen Kushner (Bantam Spectra; Small Beer Press)
* "The Lies of Locke Lamora", Scott Lynch (Gollancz; Bantam Spectra)
* "The Orphan's Tales: In the Night Garden", Catherynne M. Valente (Bantam Spectra)

ee also

* World Fantasy Award for Best Novella
* World Fantasy Award for Best Short Fiction
* World Fantasy Award for Best Anthology
* World Fantasy Award for Best Collection
* World Fantasy Award for Best Artist
* World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement
* World Fantasy Award
* World Fantasy Convention
* World Fantasy Convention Award
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External links

* [http://www.worldfantasy.org/ World Fantasy Convention]


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