2022 World Fantasy Awards

This year’s World Fantasy Con was held at the Hyatt Regency in New Orleans, LA on November 3-6, 2022.

And from all the pictures we’ve seen posted on social media this week, it looked like quite the blast.

On Sunday, November 6th, the World Fantasy Awards were held, and here, ladies and gentlemen, are the winners for 2022:

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NOVEL

The Jasmine Throne by Tasha Suri (Orbit US/Orbit UK)

Exiled by her despotic brother, princess Malini spends her days dreaming of vengeance while imprisoned in the Hirana: an ancient cliffside temple that was once the revered source of the magical deathless waters but is now little more than a decaying ruin.
 
The secrets of the Hirana call to Priya. But in order to keep the truth of her past safely hidden, she works as a servant in the loathed regent’s household, biting her tongue and cleaning Malini’s chambers.
 
But when Malini witnesses Priya’s true nature, their destinies become irrevocably tangled. One is a ruthless princess seeking to steal a throne. The other a powerful priestess desperate to save her family. Together, they will set an empire ablaze.

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NOVELLA

And What Can We Offer You Tonight by Premee Mohamed
(Neon Hemlock Press)

In a far future city, where you can fall to a government cull for a single mistake, And What Can We Offer You Tonight tells the story of Jewel, established courtesan in a luxurious House. Jewel’s world is shaken when her friend is murdered by a client, but somehow comes back to life. To get revenge, they will both have to confront the limits of loyalty, guilt, and justice.

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SHORT FICTION

“(emet)” by Lauren Ring
(The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, July/Aug 2021)

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ANTHOLOGY

The Year’s Best African Speculative Fiction (2021)
edited by Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki (Jembefola Press)

The world’s first ever “year’s best” anthology of African speculative fiction. Edited by Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki, The Year’s Best African Speculative Fiction collects twenty-nine stories by twenty-five writers, which the press describes as “some of the most exciting voices, old and new, from Africa and the diaspora, published in the 2020 year.”

The anthology includes stories from Somto O. Ihezue, Pemi Aguda, Russell Nichols, Tamara Jerée, Tlotlo Tsamaase, Sheree Renée Thomas, Tobias S. Buckell, Inegbenoise O. Osagie, Tobi Ogundiran, Chinelo Onwualu, Moustapha Mbacké Diop, Marian Denise Moore, Michelle Mellon, C.L. Clark, Eugen Bacon, Craig Laurence Gidney, Makena Onjerika, T.L. Huchu, Yvette Lisa Ndlovu, Derek Lubangakene, Suyi Davies Okungbowa, Shingai Njeri Kagunda, WC Dunlap, ZZ Claybourne, and Dilman Dila.

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COLLECTION

Midnight Doorways: Fables from Pakistan by Usman T. Malik (Kitab)

* A Lahori orphanage for girls is haunted by birds and eerie visions.
* Two lovers are set adrift amidst rising floodwaters in 1960s Old Lahore
* A woman chaperoning a school trip to the ruins of a pre-Islamic city in Sind faces ancient horrors as boys go missing and the fog rolls in.

With a meticulously designed cover and beautiful black-and-white illustrations by seven different Pakistani artists, Midnight Doorways is a unique community project highlighting the scope of speculative art and literature in Pakistan

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ARTIST

Tran Nguyen

TRAN NGUYEN is an award-winning illustrator & fine artist. Born in Can Tho, Vietnam, she currently resides in the peachy state of Georgia.

Nguyen’s paintings are created with a soft, delicate quality using colored pencil and acrylic on paper. She’s most known for her paintings of whimsical women and their melancholic landscapes, which often possess an air of fantasy and surrealism. (photo by Lanny Nguyen)

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SPECIAL AWARD – PROFESSIONAL

Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda, for Monstress Volume Six: The Vow
(Image Comics)

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SPECIAL AWARD – NON-PROFESSIONAL

Tonia Ransom, for Nightlight: A Horror Fiction Podcast

Tonia Ransom is the creator and executive producer of NIGHTLIGHT, an award-winning horror podcast featuring creepy tales written by Black writers. Tonia has been scaring people since the second grade, when she wrote her first story based on Michael Myers. She lives in Austin, Texas, and is set to premiere her second audio drama, Afflicted, on Halloween of 2022. You can follow Tonia @missdefying on Twitter, TikTok, and Instagram.

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LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT

Samuel R. Delany
Terri Windling

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