World Fantasy Award Nominees
And the nominees for the World Fantasy Awards include: 2 debut writers (both just happen to be women...) and 2 set in Africa
Under Heaven by Guy Gavriel Kay- not unlike the fantasy writer George R R Martin did with his Song of Ice and Fire series, Kay tries to do with one book set in a world not unlike 8th Century China; lots of kudos from reviewers
Who Fears Death by Nnedi Okorafor-known for her young adult fiction, this book takes place in a postapocalyptic Saharan Africa where a young girl must use her magic to end the oppression of her people, the Okeke
The winner will be announced at the World Fantasy Convention held this year on October 30th in San Diego. So get your geek on!