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2013 World Fantasy Award Winners

This year’s World Fantasy Convention was held in Brighton, England this year.

http://www.worldfantasy.org/awards/index.htmlThe World Fantasy Convention is an annual gathering (almost a reunion) of professionals, collectors, and others interested in the field of Light and Dark Fantasy art and literature.

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The World Fantasy Convention recognizes excellence in fantasy writing and this year has awarded the following honours:

Best Novel

Alif the Unseen (M) by G. Willow Wilson

http://discover.halifaxpubliclibraries.ca/?q=title:alife%20the%20unseen

http://gwillowwilson.com/about“Alif (that’s his handle) is a brilliant young superhacker working out of his mother’s small apartment, and his computer has just been breached. While Alif scrambles to protect his clients — dissidents and outlaws alike, whoever needs to hide their digital traces, he and his friends realize that they’ve been found by ‘the Hand’ — maybe a person, maybe a program, but definitely able to find anyone, and that could lead to prison, or worse. Alif, with the help of his childhood friend Dina, an ancient book sent to him in secret by his lost love (who may be frighteningly connected to the Hand) and a terrifying protector who almost looks human, must go underground — or rather, find a way into the hidden world of the djinn. They wrote the mysterious book centuries ago, and have knowledge that might just allow Alif to infiltrate the most sophisticated information technology the world has ever seen, and perhaps save himself, his loved ones, and freedom itself.” publisher

Best Artist

Vincent Chong   (M)

Life Achievement Winners

Susan Cooper  (M)
Tanith Lee  (M)

http://discover.halifaxpubliclibraries.ca/?q=author:vincent%20chonghttp://discover.halifaxpubliclibraries.ca/?q=author:cooper%20susanhttp://discover.halifaxpubliclibraries.ca/?q=author:lee%20tanith

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