The Third Bear Up for Best Collection–World Fantasy Award!

Jeff VanderMeer • July 28th, 2011 @ 1:40 pm • News

Full ballot here.

Both the novel and collection categories are pure bliss, although I haven’t read the Kay. Everything else would’ve been on my own ballot. It’s a jump-for-joy ballot! (Would’ve only been more jump for joy of Avjaz and Michael Cisco could have joined them.) The Lord, Okorafor, and Jemisin were all on my own Amazon top 10 list for last year, and Beukes except for a pub date thing re the US would’ve been, too. The Joyce is amazing and would’ve been on my Amazon list if I’d read it soon enough.

In collection…wow, those are all extraordinary. For personal reasons and because it’s underrated, the Slatter collection gets my nod.

Best Novel
•Zoo City, Lauren Beukes (Jacana South Africa; Angry Robot)
•The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, N.K. Jemisin (Orbit)
•The Silent Land, Graham Joyce (Gollancz; Doubleday)
•Under Heaven, Guy Gavriel Kay (Viking Canada; Roc; Harper Voyager UK)
•Redemption In Indigo, Karen Lord (Small Beer)
•Who Fears Death, Nnedi Okorafor (DAW)

Best Story Collection
•What I Didn’t See and Other Stories, Karen Joy Fowler (Small Beer)•The Ammonite Violin & Others, Caitlín R. Kiernan (Subterranean)
•Holiday, M. Rickert (Golden Gryphon)
•Sourdough and Other Stories, Angela Slatter (Tartarus)
•The Third Bear, Jeff VanderMeer (Tachyon)

7 Responses to “The Third Bear Up for Best Collection–World Fantasy Award!”

  1. Redemption in Indigo nominated for World Fantasy Award « A grain of pure salt, by Karen Lord says:

    [...] and congrats to him as well for the nomination of his collection The Third Bear.  Jeff’s feeling particularly happy right now, as well he should, because he called most of the Best Novel ballot in advance: Best [...]

  2. Robert Wali? says:

    Congratulations! I hope that makes the Polish edition of Third Bear more probable. Time will tell.

  3. Larry says:

    The novella category isn’t too shabby either. I haven’t read all of these, but the ones I have, I’m very pleased to see appear here. Can’t see how most could argue against the collection finalists in particular.

    And of course, congrats!

  4. Drax says:

    Congrats, Jeff!

  5. Nick says:

    Congratulations Jeff. I’m helping a friend with his epic fantasy novel and he can only dream of getting the sort of recognition you’re achieving. Hopefully one day…!

  6. michael says:

    Congrats, Jeff! I’m happy for you.

  7. Jonathan K. Stephens says:

    Congrats, Jeff!

    The Third Bear is my pick for collection of the year (although The Ammonite Violin is a pretty damn close second). Nice to see my favorite short story writers so honored.

    All the best,

    JKS

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