Sunday, November 2, 1975

1975 World Fantasy Award Nominees

Location: World Fantasy Convention, Providence, Rhode Island

Comments: 1975 saw the debut of the World Fantasy Awards, intended as a fantasy themed alternative to the science fiction focused Hugo and Nebula Awards, and they got off on the right foot by honoring one of the best fantasy writers working at the time in Patricia McKillip for her novel The Forgotten Beasts of Eld, and handing a lifetime achievement award to the brilliant fantasist Robert Bloch.

The overall array of the World Fantasy Awards was, as with most of the other awards, a little bit unsettled at the outset, with only awards for Best Novel, Best Short Fiction, Best Collection, Lifetime Achievement, Best Artist, and two Special Awards being handed out. This lineup would change, in some cases the categories would change very quickly. But the base consisting of the Best Novel and Best Short Fiction was set.

Best Novel

The Forgotten Beasts of Eld by Patricia A. McKillip

Other Nominees:
Merlin's Ring by H. Warner Munn
A Midsummer Tempest by Poul Anderson

Best Short Fiction

Pages from a Young Girl's Journal by Robert Aickman

Other Nominees:
The Events at Poroth Farm by T.E.D. Klein
A Father's Tale by Sterling E. Lanier
Sticks by Karl Edward Wagner

Best Collection

Worse Things Waiting by Manly Wade Wellman

Other Nominees:
From Evil's Pillow by Basil Copper

Lifetime Achievement

Robert Bloch

Other Nominees:
Robert Aickman
Frank Belknap Long
Donald Wandrei
Manly Wade Wellman

Best Artist

Lee Brown Coye

Other Nominees:
Steve Fabian
Gervasio Gallardo
Jeff Jones
Tim Kirk

Special Award, Professional

Ian Ballantine and Betty Ballantine

Other Nominees:
Donald A. Wollheim

Special Award, Non-Professional

Stuart David Schiff

Other Nominees:
Harry O. Morris, Jr.
Roy A. Squires

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