The World Fantasy Award Nomination were recently announced for 2011.
Peter S. Beagle
Zoo City by Lauren Beukes
The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N K Jemisin
The Silent Land by Graham Joyce
Under Heaven by Guy Gavriel Kay
Redemption In Indigo by Karen Lord
Who Fears Death by Nnedi Okorafor
Looking for a new fantasy book? I’ve found World Fantasy Award nominees to be safe bets. The lists are usually made up of authors I already know and love or new authors that really captivate me.
I picked up Hundred Thousand Kingdoms on a whim and fell in love with it. Happily, I read it after the second book in the trilogy, Broken Kingdoms, was already released so I didn’t have to wait to dive right back into the story. Waiting for the final book, Kingdom of Gods, has been torture.
Graham Joyce and Guy Gavriel Kay always write stunning, engaging books. Kay is evocative enough that it’s pretty much guaranteed that I’ll cry at least once during one of his epic sagas. And I’ll never think about the Tooth Fairy the same after reading Joyce’s book of the same name.