The nine awards are presented at the banquet of the World Fantasy Convention held each year
around the end of October. Two of the nominees on the final ballot are determined by readers while the remainder
come from the ballots put together by a panel of judges who change annually. The judges
select the recipients in a second round of voting.
The awards are based on work done during the previous calendar year.
Listed here are the nominations for all categories but that for Lifetime Achievement. The nominees for that award are not released in advance.
The Awards will be announced at the World Fantasy Convention awards
banquet to be held in Monterey, California, on Sunday, November 1, 1998.
The five judges are:
Trader by Charles de Lint (Tor)
The Physiognomy by Jeffrey Ford (Avon)
American Goliath by Harvey Jacobs (St. Martin's)
The Gift by Patrick O'Leary (Tor)
The Club Dumas Arturo Perez-Reverte (First published in Spanish 1993. First English translation 1996 by Sonia Soto. First English printing 1997, Harcourt Brace)
Giant Bones by Peter S. Beagle (Roc)
Driving Blind by Ray Bradbury (Avon)
Fractal Paisleys by Paul Di Filippo (Four Walls Eight Windows)
The Throne of Bones by Brian McNaughton (Terminal Fright)
A Geography of Unkown Lands by Michael Swanwick (Tigereyes Press)
Special Award - Professional
Special Award - Non-Professional
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