The 2012 World Fantasy Awards were announced over the weekend at the World Fantasy Convention in Toronto and as a result the Angry Robot crew will be raising a toast today to not one, but two winners whose work will be very well known to Angry Robot aficionados the world over.

Firstly, the winner of the Best Novel award, Lavie Tidhar, for Osama, originally published by PS Publishing in signed hardcover, hardcover and ebook editions, with a paperback from Solaris in October of this year.

Secondly, the winner of the Best Artist award, John Coulthart, whose gorgeously intricate designs have graced not only the Courts of the Feyre series by Mike Shevdon but also – this commission showing just how powerfully prescient our prediction circuits can be when we turn them up to eleven – the forthcoming three-in-one omnibus edition of The Bookman Histories by our very own Lavie Tidhar.

The Bookman Histories omnibus, by Lavie Tidhar - artwork by John Coulthart

Quite lovely, is it not? Pre-order today from your favourite bricks & mortar or online retailer, for delivery in early January (UK/EU) or mid-December (US/CAN).


2012 World Fantasy Award Winners

Novel – Osama, Lavie Tidhar (PS Publishing)

Novella – A Small Price to Pay for Birdsong, KJ Parker (Subterranean Winter 2011)

Short Story – The Paper Menagerie, Ken  Liu (F&SF 3-4/11)

Anthology – The Weird, edited by Ann & Jeff VanderMeer (Corvus; Tor)

Collection – The Bible Repairman and Other Stories, Tim Powers (Tachyon and Subterranean Press)

Artist – John Coulthart

Special Award, Professional – Eric Lane, for publishing in translation – Dedalus Books

Special Award, Non-Professional – Raymond Russell & Rosalie Parker, for Tartarus Press

Lifetime Achievement – Alan Garner and George R R Martin

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