World Fantasy Convention 1999
Charles de Lint has defined the contemporary urban fantasy,
in both the real cities of Canada and the imaginary city of Newford, with
novels such as Moonheart and Jack the Giant
Killer, and several World Fantasy Award nominees including
Trader, "Paperjack" and "The Conjure Man".
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He maintains his own excellent home page.
We're pleased to announce that Charles de Lint's novel Someplace to Be
Flying has been nominated for the 1999 World Fantasy Award.
Leo & Diane Dillon have been creating award-winning fantasy
art for over thirty years. Their work, in a wide variety of media, combines
contemporary styles with influences from around the world, complementing everything
from literate fantasies to folktales for children. They received the Caldecott Award
for their artwork for Ashanti to Zulu and Why Mosquitoes Buzz in
The Bud Plant Illustrated Books artist page for them has scans of many
of the covers they've created.
Rodrigo Torres' fan page includes links to many other samples of their
work, as well as a biography and news about their current projects.
Patricia A. McKillip's The Forgotten Beasts of Eld
won the first World Fantasy Award for Best Novel. She has gone on to bring us
dozens of complex characters and worlds representing the best of high fantasy,
from the Riddle of Stars trilogy to The Sorceress and the
Cygnet, The Book of
Atrix Wolfe, Winter Rose, and Song for the Basilisk.
Evan Reynolds' fan page has comments
on her work and scans of many of the covers of her novels.
Robert Silverberg has developed the territory outside
traditional fantasy with everything from personal-scale works such as The Book
of Skulls through Star of Gypsies, To The Land of the
Living, and the epic Majipoor chronicles. He is also the founding editor of
the New Dimensions series of original anthologies.
Daniil Fishteyn's fan page
includes a detailed bibliography and list of awards.
Jon L Davis's fan page has
a biography and annotated list of pseudonyms.
We're pleased to announce that the anthology Legends, edited by
Robert Silverberg, has been nominated for the 1999 World Fantasy Award.
Special Guest Samuel R. Delany is known both as an author
(The Einstein Intersection, the
Nevèrÿon cycle) and as a teacher and scholar; his
writings from The Jewel-Hinged Jaw to The New York
Review of Science Fiction have extended the boundaries of
criticism of fantastic literature.
The LIT Speculative Fiction author page for him provides
links to several sites with extensive bibliographies and critiques of his
Toastmaster John M. Ford is the author of the World Fantasy
Award-winning The Dragon Waiting and "Winter Solstice: Camelot
Station". He is also notorious as the improvising "Ask Dr. Mike", answering
questions of science and philosophy with equal aplomb.
His bibliography is available through NESFA.
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