The World Fantasy Convention recognizes excellence in fantasy writing and this year has awarded the following honours:
The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell
“In 1984, teenager Holly Sykes runs away from home in England. Almost 60 years later, we find her in the far west of Ireland, raising two young children as the world’s climate collapses. In between, Holly’s life is repeatedly intersected by a slow-motion war between a cult of predatory soul-decanters and a band of vigilantes led by one Doctor Marinus. Holly begins as an unwitting pawn in this war – but may prove to be its decisive weapon.” Discover
We Are All Completely Fine by Daryl Gregory
“A group of outcasts with questionable states of mental health–including Stan, who was partially eaten by cannibals, and Greta, who may be a mass-murdering arsonist–are sought by a psychotherapist to uncover internal and external monsters.” Discover
Monstrous Affections: an anthology of beastly tales by Kelly Link and Gavin J. Grant eds.
“Predatory kraken that sing with — and for — their kin; band members and betrayed friends who happen to be demonic; harpies as likely to attract as repel. Welcome to a world where humans live side by side with monsters, from vampires both nostalgic and bumbling to an eight-legged alien who makes tea. Here you’ll find mercurial forms that burrow into warm fat, spectral boy toys, a Maori force of nature, a landform that claims lives, and an architect of hell on earth. Through these and a few monsters that defy categorization, some of today’s top young-adult authors explore ambition and sacrifice, loneliness and rage, love requited and avenged, and the boundless potential for connection, even across extreme borders.” publisher