Here’s the 2011 list of World Fantasy Award Winners from the 10/27 – 10/30 convention in San Diego, CA.
Who Fears Death by Nnedi Okorafor
The Maiden Flight of McCauley’s Bellerophon by Elizabeth Hand (from Stories: All New Tales)
Best Short Fiction
Fossil Figures by Joyce Carol Oates (also from Stories: All New Tales)
My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me edited by Kate Bernheimer
What I Didn’t See and Other Stories by Karen Joy Fowler
Kinuko Y. Craft
Special Award, Professional
Marc Gascoigne for Angry Robot
Special Award, Non-Professional
Alisa Krasnostein for Twelfth Planet Press
Lifetime Achievement 2011
Peter S. Beagle and Angélica Gorodischer
My first question is if Stories: All New Tales had the stories that won Best Novella and Best Short Story, how does it lose Best Anthology? I’m also disappointed that The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms didn’t win Best Novel. That was one of the most original works I’ve read in a long time. Of course seeing as how I haven’t read the book that won I guess I shouldn’t really be comparing. Oh and Peter S. Beagle is just now winning the lifetime achievement award? Wtf?