Thursday, December 31, 1987

1987 World Fantasy Nominees

Location: World Fantasy Convention, Nashville, Tennessee.

Comments: 1987 was the last year that the World Fantasy Awards handed out a combined award for collections and anthologies, and the victor was James Tiptree, Jr.'s collection Tales of the Quintana Roo. Having anthologies and collections together in one category made for some very awkward ballots, as the two different types of compilations of short fiction aren't really comparable in any meaningful sense. The separation of the categories was long overdue.

Otherwise, 1987 was a pretty ordinary year for the World Fantasy Awards. There weren't any particularly noteworthy winners other than Andre Norton with her special convention award, and the only person who got more than one nomination was Stephen King, who got two although he didn't win in any category.

Best Novel

Perfume by Patrick Süskind

Other Nominees:
It by Stephen King
The Pet by Charles L. Grant
Soldier of the Mist by Gene Wolfe
Strangers by Dean R. Koontz
Talking Man by Terry Bisson
The Tricksters by Margaret Mahy

Best Novella

Hatrack River by Orson Scott Card

Other Nominees:
Chance by Connie Willis
The Hellbound Heart by Clive Barker
Night Moves by Tim Powers
The Night Seasons by J.N. Williamson

Best Short Fiction

Red Light by David J. Schow

Other Nominees:
The Boy Who Plaited Manes by Nancy Springer
The Brains of Rats by Michael Blumlein
The End of the Whole Mess by Stephen King
Pain by Whitley Strieber
The Rise and Fall of Father Alex by Amyas Naegele
They're Coming for You by Les Daniels
Tight Little Stitches in a Dead Man's Back by Joe R. Lansdale

Best Anthology or Collection

Tales of the Quintana Roo by James Tiptree, Jr.

Other Nominees:
Black Wine edited by Douglas E. Winter
Cutting Edge edited by Dennis Etchison
Dreams of Dark and Light by Tanith Lee
Liavek: The Players of Luck edited by Will Shetterly and Emma Bull
Merlin's Booke by Jane Yolen
Night Visions 3 edited by George R.R. Martin

Lifetime Achievement

Jack Finney

Other Nominees:

Best Artist

Robert Gould

Other Nominees:
Stephen Gervais
Chris Van Allsburg
J.K. Potter

Special Award, Professional

Jane Yolen

Other Nominees:
Donald M. Grant
David G. Hartwell
Simon Ounsley and David Pringle
Jack Sullivan
Terri Windling

Special Award, Non-Professional

(tie) Jeff Conner
(tie) W. Paul Ganley

Other Nominees:
Stephen Jones and David Sutton
David B. Silva

Special Convention Award

Andre Norton

Other Nominees:

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