Stage set for World Fantasy Awards 2009

China Mi√©ville’s The City and the City and James Enge’s Blood of Ambrose are among those shortlisted even for the Nobel Prize.

Is it crime? Is it science fiction? Is it fantasy? China Mi√©ville’s bizarre tale of a murder investigation, The City and the City, has already won both of the UK’s top science-fiction prizes, and is now lined up for battle in the fantasy arena.

The novel, winner of the Arthur C Clarke and British Science Fiction Association awards, is competing with Blood of Ambrose, a classic sword-and-sorcery fantasy from James Enge, and Kit Whitfield’s tale of the uneasy alliance between humans and mermaids, In Great Waters, on….Read more

The shortlisted World Fantasy Awards ballot for works in 2009 has been announced. The awards will be presented in Columbus OH, October 28-31, 2010.