The winners (including tie-best-novel-winners) for the 2019 World Fantasy Awards were announced on November 3rd at the World Fantasy Convention in Los Angeles, CA.
Lifetime Achievement awards were presented to Hayao Miyazaki and Jack Zipes.
Best Novel: Witchmark by C. L. Polk
In an original world reminiscent of Edwardian England in the shadow of a world war, cabals of noble families use their unique magical gifts to control the fates of nations, while one young man seeks only to live a life of his own. Moving at a brilliant pace and pulsing with deadly intrigue and unforgettable characters, Witchmark grabs readers and doesn’t let go until the thrilling conclusion.Magic marked Miles Singer for suffering the day he was born, doomed either to be a slave to his family’s interest or to be committed to a witches’ asylum. He went to war to escape his destiny and came home a different man, but he couldn’t leave his past behind. The war between Aeland and Laneer leaves men changed, strangers to their friends and family. Even after faking his own death and reinventing himself as a doctor at a cash-strapped veteran’s hospital, Miles can’t hide what he truly is.
Anthology: Worlds Seen in Passing: Ten Years of Tor.com Short Fiction edited by Irene Gallo
Since it began in 2008, Tor.com has explored countless new worlds of fiction, delving into possible and impossible futures, alternate and intriguing pasts, and realms of fantasy previously unexplored. Its hundreds of remarkable stories span from science fiction to fantasy to horror, and everything in between. Now Tor.com is making some of those worlds available for the first time in print.
This volume collects some of the best short stories Tor.com has to offer, with Hugo and Nebula Award-winning short stories and novelettes chosen from all ten years of the program.
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Collection: The Tangled Lands by Paolo Bacigalupi and Tobias S. Buckell
Khaim, The Blue City, is the last remaining city in a crumbled empire that overly relied upon magic until it became toxic. It is run by a tyrant known as The Jolly Mayor and his devious right hand, the last archmage in the world. Together they try to collect all the magic for themselves so they can control the citizens of the city. But when their decadence reaches new heights and begins to destroy the environment, the people stage an uprising to stop them.
In four interrelated parts, The Tangled Lands is an evocative and epic story of resistance and heroic sacrifice in the twisted remains surrounding the last great city of Khaim. Paolo Bacigalupi and Tobias Buckell have created a fantasy for our times about a decadent and rotting empire facing environmental collapse from within–and yet hope emerges from unlikely places with women warriors and alchemical solutions.
Special Award – Professional: The Writer’s Map: An Atlas of Imaginary Lands by Huw Lewis-Jones
Maps have the power to transport us, filled as they are with wonder and possibility. Here, internationally acclaimed writers and illustrators share their personal insights, encompassing not only the maps that appear in their books, but also the maps that have inspired them and the sketches they create in writing. Philip Pullman recounts a map he drew for an early novel; Robert Macfarlane reflects on his cartophilia, set off by Treasure Island; Daniel Reeve describes working on The Hobbit films; Miraphora Mina recalls creating The Marauder’s Map for Harry Potter; David Mitchell leads us to the Mappa Mundi by way of Cloud Atlas. And there’s much more besides. Amidst a cornucopia of beautiful images, including unpublished sketches by authors, there are maps of the world as envisaged in medieval times, maps from classics of literature and cherished stories, as well as maps of adventure, sci-fi and fantasy, from Atlantis to Westeros, Narnia and Utopia, from Mercator to Tolkien.