Rachel Neumeier

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Oh, look, the World Fantasy Nominees have been announced

Via tor.com, the WFA nominees:

Novel:

The Goblin Emperor, Katherine Addison (Tor)
City of Stairs, Robert Jackson Bennett (Broadway; Jo Fletcher)
The Bone Clocks, David Mitchell (Random House; Sceptre)
Area X: The Southern Reach Trilogy, Jeff VanderMeer (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)
My Real Children, Jo Walton (Tor; Corsair)

I’m very pleased to see this. Plus, hey, I’ve read two of ’em and sort of mean to read MY REAL CHILDREN one of these days. Always nice to have some basic notion of how the nominees stack up. Naturally I’m rooting for THE GOBLIN EMPEROR. If I read the rest of them and really, really, really think one of the others should win, well fine. But I doubt very much I’ll wind up actually *liking* any of the other nominees better.

I did like CITY OF STAIRS quite a bit. I’ve heard enough about some of the others to think this is a pretty good set of nominees.

Click through if you want to see the full list. I’m not familiar with any of the short work, although I’ve heard of “We Are All Completely Fine” — great title. Oh, rereading the list, yes, I did read “Where the Trains Turn” by Pasi Ilmari Jääskeläinen. I thought it was a good story, creepy and atmospheric. I’m not really into horror, but I certainly recommend it if you happen to like creepy stories. There’s a link from tor.com because it’s one of theirs.

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