Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997)
World Fantasy Award

These awards have been presented annually at the World Fantasy Convention since 1975. Both the shortlist for the final ballot and the ultimate winner are determined by a panel of five selected judges; the final voting is by members of the current convention. The trophy itself was designed by Gahan Wilson. [JG/DRL]

Novel

1975: The Forgotten Beasts of Eld by Patricia A McKillip.

1976: Bid Time Return by Richard Matheson.

1977: Doctor Rat by William Kotzwinkle.

1978: Our Lady of Darkness by Fritz Leiber.

1979: Gloriana by Michael Moorcock.

1980: Watchtower by Elizabeth A Lynn..

1981: The Shadow of the Torturer by Gene Wolfe.

1982: Little, Big by John Crowley.

1983: Nifft the Lean by Michael Shea.

1984: The Dragon Waiting by John M Ford.

1985: Mythago Wood by Robert P Holdstock and Bridge of Birds by Barry M Hughart.

1986: Song of Kali by Dan Simmons.

1987: Perfume by Patrick Süskind.

1988: Replay by Ken Grimwood.

1989: Koko by Peter Straub.

1990: Madouc by Jack Vance.

1991: Thomas the Rhymer by Ellen Kushner and Only Begotten Daughter by James Morrow.

1992: Boy's Life by Robert R McCammon (1952-    ).

1993: Last Call by Tim Powers.

1994: Glimpses by Lewis Shiner (1950-    ).

1995: Towing Jehovah by James Morrow.

Lifetime Achievement

1975: Robert Bloch.

1976: Fritz Leiber.

1977: Ray Bradbury.

1978: Frank Belknap Long.

1979: Jorge Luis Borges.

1980: Manly Wade Wellman.

1981: C L Moore.

1982: Italo Calvino.

1983: Roald Dahl.

1984: L Sprague de Camp, Richard Matheson, E Hoffman Price, Jack Vance, Donald Wandrei (this year the award was voted by previous recipients).

1985: Theodore Sturgeon.

1986: Avram Davidson.

1987: Jack Finney.

1988: E F Bleiler.

1989: Evangeline Walton.

1990: R A Lafferty.

1991: Ray Russell (1924-1999).

1992: Edd Cartier (1914-2008).

1993: Harlan Ellison.

1994: Jack Williamson.

1995: Ursula K Le Guin

Best Anthology/Collection

(From 1988 this became two awards, one for anthologies and the other for collections.)

1975: Worse Things Waiting by Manly Wade Wellman.

1976: The Enquiries of Dr Eszterhazy by Avram Davidson.

1977: Frights: New Stories of Suspense and Supernatural Terror ed Kirby McCauley (1941-    ).

1978: Murgunstrumm and Others by Hugh B Cave.

1979: Shadows ed Charles L Grant.

1980: Amazons! ed Jessica Amanda Salmonson.

1981: Dark Forces ed Kirby McCauley.

1982: Elsewhere ed Terri Windling and Mark Alan Arnold.

1983: Nightmare Seasons by Charles L Grant.

1984: High Spirits by Robertson Davies.

1985: Clive Barker's Books of Blood #1-#3 by Clive Barker.

1986: Imaginary Lands ed Robin McKinley.

1987: Tales of the Quintana Roo by James Tiptree Jr (> SFE link below).

1988: The Architecture of Fear ed Kathryn Cramer and Peter D Pautz, Dark Descent ed David G Hartwell and The Jaguar Hunter by Lucius Shepard.

1989: The Year's Best Fantasy: First Annual Collection ed Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling, Angry Candy by Harlan Ellison and Storeys from the Old Hotel by Gene Wolfe.

1990: The Year's Best Fantasy: Second Annual Collection ed Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling and Collected Stories by Richard Matheson.

1991: Best New Horror ed Stephen Jones and Ramsey Campbell and The Start of the End of It All and Other Stories by Carol Emshwiller.

1992: The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Fourth Annual Collection ed Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling and The Ends of the Earth by Lucius Shepard.

1993: Metahorror ed Dennis Etchison and The Sons of Noah and Other Stories by Jack Cady (1932-    ).

1994: Full Spectrum 4 ed Lou Aronica, Betsy Mitchell, Amy Stout and Alone With the Horrors by Ramsey Campbell.

1995: Little Deaths ed Ellen Datlow and The Calvin Coolidge Home for Dead Comedians and A Conflagration Artist by Bradley Denton (1958-    ).

Best Short Fiction

(This award was divided from 1982, as indicated by the separate listings below.).

1975: "Pages from a Young Girl's Journal" by Robert Aickman.

1976: "Belsen Express" by Fritz Leiber.

1977: "There's a Long, Long Trail A-Winding" by Russell Kirk (1918-1994).

1978: "The Chimney" by Ramsey Campbell.

1979: "Naples" by Avram Davidson.

1980: "The Woman Who Loved the Moon" by Elizabeth A Lynn and "Mackintosh Willy" by Ramsey Campbell.

1981: "The Ugly Chickens" by Howard Waldrop.

Best Novella

1982: "The Fire When it Comes" by Parke Godwin.

1983: "Confess the Seasons" by Charles L Grant and "Beyond Any Measure" by Karl Edward Wagner.

1984: "Black Air" by Kim Stanley Robinson (1952-    ).

1985: "The Unconquered Country" by Geoff Ryman.

1986: "Naldelman's God" by T E D Klein.

1987: "Hatrack River" by Orson Scott Card.

1988: "Buffalo Gals, Won't You Come Out Tonight" by Ursula K Le Guin.

1989: "The Skin Trade" by George R R Martin.

1990: "Great Work of Time" by John Crowley.

1991: "Bones" by Pat Murphy.

1992: "The Ragthorn" by Robert P Holdstock and Garry Kilworth.

1993: "The Ghost Village" by Peter Straub.

1994: "Under the Crust" by Terry Lamsley.

1995: "Last Summer at Mars Hill" by Elizabeth Hand.

Best Short Story

1982: "The Dark Country" by Dennis Etchison and "Do the Dead Sing?" by Stephen King .

1983: "The Gorgon" by Tanith Lee.

1984: "Elle Est Troi, (La Mort)" by Tanith Lee.

1985: "Still Life with Scorpion" by Scott Baker and "The Bones Wizard" by Alan Ryan.

1986: "Paper Dragons" by James P Blaylock.

1987: "Red Light" by David J Schow (1955-    ).

1988: "Friend's Best Man" by Jonathan Carroll.

1989: "Winter Solstice, Camelot Station" by John M Ford.

1990: "The Illusionist" by Steven Millhauser.

1991: "A Midsummer Night's Dream" by Neil Gaiman and Charles Vess.

1992: "The Somewhere Doors" by Fred Chappell.

1993: "This Year's Class Picture" by Dan Simmons and "Graves" by Joe Haldeman (> SFE link below).

1994: "The Lodger" by Fred Chappell.

1995: "The Man in the Black Suit" by Stephen King.

Best Artist

1975: Lee Brown Coye.

1976: Frank Frazetta.

1977: Roger Dean.

1978: Lee Brown Coye.

1979: Alicia Austin and Dale Enzenbacher.

1980: Don Maitz.

1981: Michael Whelan.

1982: Michael Whelan.

1983: Michael Whelan.

1984: Stephen Gervais.

1985: Edward Gorey.

1986: Thomas Canty, Jeff Jones.

1987: Robert Gould.

1988: J K Potter.

1989: Edward Gorey.

1990: Tom Canty.

1991: Dave McKean.

1992: Tim Hildebrandt.

1993: James Gurney.

1994: Alan M Clark, J K Potter.

1995: Jacek Yerka.

Special Awards

1975: Betty and Ian Ballantine (> Ballantine Adult Fantasy), Stuart D Schiff (> Whispers).

1976: Donald M Grant (1927-2009), Carcosa.

1977: Alternate World Recordings, Whispers ed Stuart D Schiff.

1978: E F Bleiler, Robert Weinberg.

1979: Edward L Ferman (> SFE link below), Donald H Tuck (> SFE link below).

1980: Donald M Grant, Fantasy Newsletter ed Paul Allen.

1981: Donald A Wollheim, Shayol ed Pat Cadigan and Arnold Fenner.

1982: Edward L Ferman, Fantasy Newsletter ed Robert Collins and Paul Allen.

1983: Donald M Grant, Whispers ed Stuart D Schiff.

1984: Ian and Betty Ballantine, Joy Chant, George Sharp and David Larkin for The High Kings, Fantasy Tales ed Stephen Jones and Daivd A Sutton.

1985: Chris Van Allsburg for The Mysteries of Harris Burdick, Stuart D Schiff for Whispers.

1986: Pat LoBrutto, Douglas E Winter.

1987: Jane Yolen for Favorite Folktales from Around the World, Jeff Conner for Scream Press, W Paul Ganley for Weirdbook.

1988: David G Hartwell for Arbor/Tor Anthologies, David B Silva for The Horror Show, Robert and Nancy Garcia, American Fantasy.

1989: Robert Weinberg, Terri Windling, plus Kristine Kathryn Rusch and Dean Wesley Smith for Pulphouse.

1990: Mark V Ziesing; Peggy Nadramia for Grue.

1991: Arnold Fenner, Richard Chizmar for "Cemetery Dance".

1992: George Scithers and Darrell Schweitzer for Weird Tales, W Paul Ganley for Weirdbook.

1993: Jeanne Cavelos, Doug and Tomi Lewis.

1994: Underwood-Miller, Marc Michaud for Necronomicon Press (> Small Presses).

1995: Ellen Datlow, Bryan Cholfin for Broken Mirrors Press.

Convention Awards

(These were issued for only a few years.).

1978: Glenn Lord.

1979: Kirby McCauley.

1980: Stephen King.

1981: Gahan Wilson.

1982: Joseph Payne Brennan and Roy Krenkel.

1983: Arkham House.

1984: Donald M Grant.

1985: Evangeline Walton.

1986: Donald A Wollheim.

1987: Andre Norton.

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This entry is taken from the Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997) edited by John Clute and John Grant. It is provided as a reference and resource for users of the SF Encyclopedia, but apart from possible small corrections has not been updated.