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HRO
Posted 2014-07-10 7:10 PM (#8165)
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The nominees for the 2014 World Fantasy Award were announced yesterday.

Nominees for the novel category are:

Dust Devil on a Quiet Street by Richard Bowes
A Natural History of Dragons: A Memoir by Lady Trent by Marie Brennan
The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
A Stranger in Olondria by Sofia Samatar
The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker
The Land Across by Gene Wolfe

View the complete list of nominees - http://www.worldfantasy.org/awards/2014.html

Edited by HRO 2014-07-10 7:13 PM
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Rhondak101
Posted 2014-07-10 9:41 PM (#8166 - in reply to #8165)
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<p>Yay me! I've already read 3 of them (Gaiman, Samatar and Wecker). I have the Brennan on the TBR. So that only leaves 2. This rarely happens to me.</p><p> Thanks for the post!</p>
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FeminineFantastique
Posted 2014-07-11 12:04 AM (#8167 - in reply to #8165)
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Only read two on the entire nominations list. *sniff* The Ape's Wife and Other Stories by Caitlin Kiernan is quality reading, though.

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DrNefario
Posted 2014-07-11 8:22 AM (#8168 - in reply to #8167)
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I've just noticed that The Golem and the Jinni appears to be called The Golem and the Djinni over here. How odd. I've never felt any particular preference for one spelling over the other, and I assume the former was the author's spelling.

Anyway, I've got three of those (Samatar, Gaiman and Wecker), but haven't read any of them yet.
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Posted 2014-07-12 3:54 AM (#8171 - in reply to #8165)
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Having read the summary for The Ocean at the End of the Lane, I really did not expect to enjoy it. The plot just sounded so... contrived.

But I really did like it. And, ruminating on it and savoring it for the next few days afterward, I realized that I quite enjoyed it.

There's a really interesting analysis of the book here, where it's hypothesized that Gaiman wrote the book for his partner Amanda (to whom it's dedicated) as a description of his upbringing in a Scientology family -- and true or not, it made me look at the book in a new light.

  

 

 

 

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