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2009 World Fantasy Award Nominations (covering the 2008 award year)
 
Date: 04 August 2009

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BEST NOVELLA

    "Uncle Chaim and Aunt Rifke and the Angel", Peter S. Beagle (Strange Roads)
    "If Angels Fight", Richard Bowes (F&SF 2/08)
    "The Overseer", Albert Cowdrey (F&SF 3/08)
    "Odd and the Frost Giants", Neil Gaiman (Bloomsbury; HarperCollins)
    "Good Boy", Nisi Shawl (Filter House)
BEST SHORT STORY
    "Caverns of Mystery", Kage Baker (Subterranean: Tales of Dark Fantasy)
    "26 Monkeys, Also the Abyss", Kij Johnson (Asimov's 7/08)
    "Pride and Prometheus", John Kessel (F&SF 1/08)
    "Our Man in the Sudan", Sarah Pinborough (The Second Humdrumming Book of Horror Stories)
    "A Buyer's Guide to Maps of Antarctica", Catherynne M. Valente (Clarkesworld 5/08)
BEST ANTHOLOGY
    The Living Dead, John Joseph Adams, ed. (Night Shade Books)
    The Del Rey Book of Science Fiction and Fantasy, Ellen Datlow, ed. (Del Rey)
    The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror 2008: Twenty-First Annual Collection, Ellen Datlow, Kelly Link, & Gavin J. Grant, eds. (St. Martin's)
    Paper Cities: An Anthology of Urban Fantasy, Ekaterina Sedia, ed. (Senses Five Press)
    Steampunk, Ann & Jeff VanderMeer, eds. (Tachyon Publications)
BEST COLLECTION
    Strange Roads, Peter S. Beagle (DreamHaven Books)
    The Drowned Life, Jeffrey Ford (HarperPerennial)
    Pretty Monsters, Kelly Link (Viking)
    Filter House, Nisi Shawl (Aqueduct Press)
    Tales from Outer Suburbia, Shaun Tan (Allen & Unwin; Scholastic '09)
BEST ARTIST
    Kinuko Y. Craft
    Janet Chui
    Stephan Martiniére
    John Picacio
    Shaun Tan
SPECIAL AWARD, PROFESSIONAL
    Kelly Link & Gavin J. Grant (for Small Beer Press and Big Mouth House)
    Farah Mendelsohn (for Rhetorics of Fantasy)
    Stephen H. Segal & Ann VanderMeer (for Weird Tales)
    Jerad Walters (for A Lovecraft Retrospective: Artists Inspired by H.P. Lovecraft)
    Jacob Weisman (for Tachyon Publications)
SPECIAL AWARD, NON-PROFESSIONAL
    Edith L. Crowe (for her work with The Mythopoeic Society)
    John Klima (for Electric Velocipede)
    Elise Matthesen (for setting out to inspire and for serving as inspiration for works of poetry, fantasy, and SF over the last decade through her jewelry-making and her "artist's challenges.")
    Sean Wallace, Neil Clarke, & Nick Mamatas (for Clarkesworld)
    Michael Walsh (for Howard Waldrop collections from Old Earth Books)

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