Holy Cow, Batman!

Christopher won third last night in the latest Alleycat bike race, a superhero-themed scavenger hunt. His costume was Corvus Rex, Lord of All Crows, and involved a bike helmet impressively festooned with feathers and a beak, among other elements (the camera wasn’t working! but there might be pictures from somebody else later!). And now comes the news that his story "Another Word for Map is Faith" is up for a World Fantasy Award — yay! I say again: yay!

This is a fantastic ballot through and through. So many yays — for Mary, Susan, Susan (again!) and David, Jeff, Ben, Geoff, Ysa, Klima, and, well, seriously congratulations to everybody. It’s a great ballot. (Behind the cut, gacked from Locus.)

Oh and, yeah, now we’re strongly considering going to WFC. Although I’ve been told there are no hotel rooms to be had in Saratoga Springs? True? Untrue?

  • Lisey’s Story,  Stephen King     (Scribner; Hodder & Stoughton)
  • The Privilege of the Sword,  Ellen Kushner     (Bantam Spectra; Small Beer Press)
  • The Lies of Locke Lamora,  Scott Lynch     (Gollancz; Bantam Spectra)
  • The Orphan’s Tales: In the Night Garden,  Catherynne M. Valente     (Bantam Spectra)
  • Soldier of Sidon,  Gene Wolfe     (Tor)

  • "Botch Town",  Jeffrey Ford     (The Empire of Ice Cream, Golden Gryphon)
  • "The Man Who Got Off the Ghost Train",  Kim Newman    (The Man from the Diogenes Club, MonkeyBrain)
  • Dark Harvest,  Norman Partridge     (Cemetery Dance)
  • "Map of Dreams",  M. Rickert     (Map of Dreams, Golden Gryphon)
  • "The Lineaments of Gratified Desire",  Ysabeau S. Wilce      (F&SF Jul 2006)

  • "The Way He Does It",  Jeffrey Ford     (Electric Velocipede #10, Spr 2006)
  • "Journey Into the Kingdom",  M. Rickert     (F&SF May 2006)
  • "A Siege of Cranes",  Benjamin Rosenbaum     (Twenty Epics, All-Star Stories)
  • "Another Word for Map is Faith",  Christopher Rowe      (F&SF Aug 2006)
  • "Pol Pot’s Beautiful Daughter (Fantasy)", Geoff Ryman     (F&SF Oct/Nov 2006)

  • Cross Plains Universe: Texans Celebrate Robert E. Howard, Scott A. Cupp & Joe R. Lansdale, eds.      (MonkeyBrain and the Fandom Association of Central Texas)
  • Salon Fantastique,  Ellen Datlow & Terry Windling, eds.     (Thunder’s Mouth)
  • Retro Pulp Tales, Joe R. Lansdale, ed.      (Subterranean)
  • Twenty Epics,  David Moles & Susan Marie Groppi, eds.     (All-Star Stories)
  • Firebirds Rising,  Sharyn November, ed.      (Firebird)

  • The Ladies of Grace Adieu and other stories,  Susanna Clarke     (Bloomsbury)
  • The Empire of Ice Cream,  Jeffrey Ford     (Golden Gryphon)
  • American Morons,  Glen Hirshberg     (Earthling)
  • Red Spikes,  Margo Lanagan     (Allen & Unwin Australia; Knopf)
  • Map of Dreams,  M. Rickert     (Golden Gryphon)

  •   Jon Foster    
  •   Edward Miller     
  •   John Picacio    
  •   Shaun Tan    
  •   Jill Thompson    

  • Ellen Asher (For work at SFBC)
  • Mark Finn (for Blood & Thunder: The Life of Robert E. Howard, MonkeyBrain)
  • Deanna Hoak for copyediting
  • Greg Ketter for Dreamhaven
  • Leonard S. Marcus, ed. (for The Wand in the Word: Conversations with Writers of Fantasy, Candlewick)

  • Leslie Howle (for her work at Clarion West)
  • Leo Grin (for The Cimmerian)
  • Susan Marie Groppi (for Strange Horizons)
  • John Klima (for Electric Velocipede)
  • Gary K. Wolfe (for reviews and criticism in Locus and elsewhere)

    3 thoughts on “Holy Cow, Batman!”

    1. Wow, that’s fantastic news (and very well-deserved)! I hope Christopher wears his Corvus Rex costume to the awards ceremony at World Fantasy. 🙂 Good luck finding a hotel room!

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