The 2020 World Fantasy Award Finalists have been announced! Winners will be announced during the virtual WFC convention 29.10.2020.
I extract only a few categories which are interesting for me. Here are all the nominees from short to long story (links in the title lead to freely available online publications):
Best Short Story
- ★★★★☆ • For He Can Creep • 2019 • Fairy tale by Siobhan Carroll • also Nebula and Hugo finalist • review
- ★★★★☆ • Blood Is Another Word for Hunger • 2019 • Weird short story by Rivers Solomon • review
- ★★☆☆☆ • The Blur in the Corner of Your Eye • 2019 • Weird fiction novelette by Sarah Pinsker • also Hugo finalist • review
- “Read After Burning”, Maria Dahvana Headley (A People’s Future of the United States)
- “Postlude to the Afternoon of a Faun”, Jerome Stueart (F&SF 3-4/19)
- “Everyone Knows That They’re Dead. Do You?”, Genevieve Valentine (The Outcast Hours)
It will be hard to beat Ted Chiang’s “Anxiety Is the Dizziness of Freedom” from his great collection “Exhalation“, but bets are open yet. I was especially disappointed by “This Is How You Lose the Time War” which I had to DNF.
- ★★★★★ • The Deep • 2019 • Fantasy novella by Rivers Solomon • also Hugo and Nebula finalist • review
- “The Butcher’s Table”, Nathan Ballingrud (Wounds)
- Desdemona and the Deep, C.S.E. Cooney (Tor.com Publishing)
- In an Absent Dream, Seanan McGuire (Tor.com Publishing)
- Silver in the Wood, Emily Tesh (Tor.com Publishing)