Saturday, December 31, 1994

1994 World Fantasy Award Nominees

Location: World Fantasy Convention, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Comments: I don't really have much that I can say about the 1994 World Fantasy Awards. Charles de Lint received two nominations, but that was par for the course for him by now. Neil Gaiman also received two nominations, which would shortly become par for the course for him as well.

But as I have read none of the winning works, and precious few of the other nominees, exacerbated by the fact that I have not even read any other fiction by the winners, there isn't really a whole lot of useful commentary that I can give about the field as a whole, or the results specifically.

Best Novel

Glimpses by Lewis Shiner

Other Nominees:
Drawing Blood by Poppy Z. Brite
The Innkeeper's Song by Peter S. Beagle
The Iron Dragon's Daughter by Michael Swanwick
Lord of the Two Lands by Judith Tarr
Skin by Kathe Koja
The Throat by Peter Straub

Best Novella

Under the Crust by Terry Lamsley

Other Nominees:
The Erl-King by Elizabeth Hand
Mefisto in Onyx by Harlan Ellison
The Night We Buried Road Dog by Jack Cady (reviewed in Fantasy & Science Fiction: Volume 116, No. 2 (February 2009))
Wall, Stone, Craft by Walter Jon Williams

Best Short Fiction

The Lodger by Fred Chappell

Other Nominees:
Death in Bangkok by Dan Simmons
England Underway by Terry Bisson
The Little Green Ones by Les Daniels
The Moon Is Drowning While I Sleep by Charles de Lint
Some Strange Desire by Ian McDonald
Something Worse by Terry Lamsley
Troll Bridge by Neil Gaiman

Best Anthology

Full Spectrum 4 edited by Lou Aronica, Amy Stout, and Betsy Mitchell

Other Nominees:
Christmas Forever edited by David G. Hartwell
The Oxford Book of Modern Fairy Tales edited by Alison Lurie
Sinistre edited by George Hatch
Snow White, Blood Red edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Sixth Annual Collection edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling

Best Collection

Alone with the Horrors by Ramsey Campbell

Other Nominees:
Angels & Visitations: A Miscellany by Neil Gaiman
Antiquities by John Crowley
Dreams Underfoot by Charles de Lint
Hogfoot Right and Bird-hands by Garry Kilworth
Transients and Other Disquieting Stories by Darrell Schweitzer
Under the Crust by Terry Lamsley

Lifetime Achievement

Jack Williamson

Other Nominees:

Best Artist

(tie) J.K. Potter
(tie) Alan M. Clark

Other Nominees:
Rick Berry
Thomas Canty
Jason Eckhardt
Harry O. Morris

Special Award, Professional

Tim Underwood and Chuck Miller

Other Nominees:
John Clute
Ellen Datlow
David J. Skal
Terri Windling
Mark V. Ziesing

Special Award, Non-Professional

Marc Michaud

Other Nominees:
Richard T. Chizmar
George Hatch
Brian Stableford
Joe Stefko and Tracy Cocoman

Go to previous year's nominees: 1993
Go to subsequent year's nominees: 1995

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