COODE STREET PODCAST’s early World Fantasy Award 2018 nominations include Peter S. Beagle & Jacob Weisman, Ellen Datlow, Ellen Klages, Tim Powers, and Jane Yolen


In the post announcing Episode 325 of COODE STREET PODCAST, they do the unusual.

We don’t usually get to this, but in a rare moment of organisation, we’re providing a combined copy of Jonathan [Strahan] and Gary [K. Wolfe]’s draft World Fantasy ballots below. These will change (they’re drafts) but it may serve as a useful pointer to some good reading etc.

Their suggested ballot included several books from Tachyon writers and editors.


World Fantasy Awards 2018

Life Achievement

Gardner Dozois
Howard Waldrop


Ka: Dar Oakley in the Ruin of Ymr, John Crowley (Saga)
Wintertide, Ruthanna Emrys (
The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter, Theodora Goss (Saga)
A Skinful of Shadows, Frances Hardinge (Macmillan; Amulet)
The River Bank, Kij Johnson (Small Beer)
The Night Ocean, Paul La Farge (Penguin)
The Changeling, Victor LaValle (Spiegel and Grau)
The Book of Dust: La Belle Sauvage, Philip Pullman (Knopf; Fickling UK)

Long Fiction

The Twilight Pariah, Jeffrey Ford ( Publishing)
Mapping the Interior, Stephen Graham Jones ( Publishing)
Agents of Dreamland, Caitlín R. Kiernan ( Publishing)
Passing Strange, Ellen Klages ( Publishing)
Mightier than the Sword, K.J. Parker (Subterranean)
The Process is a Process (All its Own), Peter Straub (Subterranean)


Short Fiction

“Probably Still the Chosen One“, Kelly Barnhill (Lightspeed 2/17)
“This is Our Town”, John Crowley (Totalitopia)
“Come See the Living Dryad“, Theodora Goss ( 3/9/17)
“The Faerie Tree“, Kathleen Kayembe (Lightspeed 11/17)
“The Smoke of Gold Is Glory“, Scott Lynch (The Book of Swords)
“The Resident”, Carmen Maria Machado (Her Body and Other Parties)
“Sidewalks”, Maureen F. McHugh (Omni)
“Carnival Nine“, Caroline M. Yoachim (Beneath Ceaseless Skies 5/11/17)
“The Lamentation of Their Women”, Kai Ashante Wllson (

Art: Rovian Cai (Black Feathers) and Dave McKean (Mad Hatters)


THE NEW VOICES IN FANTASY, Peter S. Beagle & Jacob Weisman eds (Tachyon)
Black Feathers, Ellen Datlow, ed. (Pegasus)
Mad Hatters and March Hares: All-New Stories from the World of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland, Ellen Datlow ed. (Tor)
The Book of Swords, Gardner Dozois, ed. (Bantam; HarperCollins UK)
The Djinn Falls in Love and Other Stories, Mahvesh Murad & Jared Shurin, eds. (Solaris US; Solaris UK)



You Should Come With Me Now, M. John Harrison (Comma)
Dear Sweet Filthy World, Caitlín R. Kiernan (Subterranean)
WICKED WONDERS, Ellen Klages (Tachyon)
Her Body and Other Parties, Carmen Maria Machado (Graywolf)
Down and Out in Purgatory: The Collected Stories of Tim Powers, Tim Powers (Baen)
Tender: Stories, Sofia Samata (Small Beer)
THE EMERALD CIRCUS, Jane Yolen (Tachyon)



Rovina Cai
Kathleen Jennings
Gregory Manchess
Victo Ngai
Omar Rayyan

Special Award, Professional

Irene Gallo, for Publishing
Joe Monti and Navah Wolfe for editing Saga Press
Jonathan Oliver for editing at Solaris
The Locus Publications editorial team for Locus: The Magazine of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Fields

Special Award, Non-professional

Scott H. Andrews for Beneath Ceaseless Skies

For more info about THE NEW VOICES OF FANTASY, visit the Tachyon page.

Cover art by Camille André

Cover design by Elizabeth Story

For more info on WICKED WONDERS, visit the Tachyon page.

Cover design by Elizabeth Story

For more info on THE EMERALD CIRCUS, visit the Tachyon page.

Cover design by Elizabeth Story