Tuesday, January 1, 2008
International Fantasy Award Winners for Best Fiction Book
On the whole, this award was granted to deserving candidates. Of the six books that won, the only one I'd quibble with is John Collier's Fancies and Goodnights, mostly on the basis of the book being a collection of shorter, previously published stories rather than a novel, and that there were a couple novels published that year that were probably more deserving such as John Wyndham's Day of the Triffids, Isaac Asimov's Foundation, and Ray Bradbury's The Illustrated Man. That said, Fancies and Goodnights is not a bad choice for a winning book, just, in my opinion, not quite as good as its competition.
1951: Earth Abides by George R. Stewart
1952: Fancies and Goodnights by John Collier
1953: City by Clifford D. Simak
1954: More Than Human by Theodore Sturgeon
1955: A Mirror for Observers by Edgar Pangborn
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