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World Fantasy Award

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The World Fantasy Awards are presented annually to the best literary fantasy works in the categories of Novel, Novella, Short Fiction, Anthology, Collection, Artist, Life Achievement and various “Special Awards.” Although this list includes only the winners in the “Novel” category, information about all of the categories can be found at the official World Fantasy Awards site. Final nominees are selected by the registered members of the annual World Fantasy Convention (2 titles) and by a panel of WFA judges (up to 3 titles). The awards are presented during the annual World Fantasy Convention. [NOTE: The titles in this list are “hotlinked” to the library’s catalog, for all those titles currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries. Several of the earlier World Fantasy Award-winning novels have gone out of print and are no longer in our collection. If you see a title on this list that is not hotlinked to our collection, please consider ordering it through our Interlibrary Loan department.]

World Fantasy Award Winners for Best Fantasy Novel

2016

noimageAnna Smaill
The Chimes


2015

Book CoverDavid Mitchell
The Bone Clocks


2014

noimageSofia Samitar
A Stranger in Olondria


2013

Book CoverG. Willow Wilson
Alif the Unseen


2012

osamatidhar-miniLavie Tidhar
Osama


2011

Book CoverNnedi Okorafor
Who Fears Death?


2010

Book CoverChina Mieville
The City and the City


2009 [tie]

noimageJeffrey Ford
The Shadow Year


2009 [tie]

Book CoverMargo Lanagan
Tender Morsels


2008

Book CoverGuy Gavriel Kay
Ysabel


2007

Book CoverGene Wolfe
Soldier of Sidon


2006

Book CoverHaruki Murakami
Kafka on the Shore


2005

Book CoverSusanna Clarke
Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell


2004

Book CoverJo Walton
Tooth and Claw


2003 [tie]

Book CoverGraham Joyce
The Facts of Life


2003 [tie]

Book CoverPatricia McKillip
Ombria in Shadow


2002

Book CoverUrsula K. LeGuin
The Other Wind


2001 [tie]

Book CoverTim Powers
Declare


2001 [tie]

Book CoverSean Stewart
Galveston


2000

Martin Scott
Thraxas


1999

Book CoverLouise Erdrich
The Antelope Wife


1998

physiognomyJeffrey Ford
The Physiognomy


1997

godmothernightminiRachel Pollack
Godmother Night


1996

Book CoverChristopher Priest
The Prestige


1995

James Morrow
Towering Jehovah


1994

glimpsesminiLewis Shiner
Glimpses


1993

lastcallminiTim Powers
Last Call


1992

Book CoverRobert R. McCammon
Boy’s Life


1991 [tie]

thomastherhymerminiEllen Kushner
Thomas the Rhymer


1991 [tie]

noimageJames Morrow
Only Begotten Daughter


1990

madoucminiJack Vance
Madouc


1989

kokominiPeter Straub
Koko


1988

replayminiKen Grimwood
Replay


1987

perfumemurdererPatrick Suskind
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer


1986

noimageDan Simmons
The Song of Kali


1985 [tie]

mythagowoodminiRobert Holdstock
Mythago Woods


1985 [tie]

bridgeofbirdsminiBarry Hughart
The Bridge of Birds


1984

dragonwaitingminiJohn M. Ford
The Dragon Waiting: A Masque of History


1983

Michael Shea
Nifft the Lean


1982

little bigJohn Crowley
Little, Big


1981

shadowtorturerminiGene Wolfe
The Shadow of the Torturer


1980

watchtowerminiElizabeth A. Lynn
Watchtower


1979

glorianaminiMichael Moorcock
Gloriana


1978

ourladydarknessminiFritz Leiber
Our Lady of Darkness


1977

drratminiWilliam Kotzwinkle
Doctor Rat


1976

bidtimereturnminiRichard Matheson
Bid Time Return


1975

forgottenbeastsofeld-miniPatricia McKillip
The Forgotten Beasts of Eld


Last updated December 2016 sdc