Annal: 1977 World Fantasy Award for Novel

Results of the World Fantasy Award in the year 1977.

Book:Doctor Rat

Doctor Rat

William Kotzwinkle

Book:The Acts of King Arthur and His Noble Knights

The Acts of King Arthur and His Noble Knights: From the Winchester Manuscripts of Thomas Malory and Other Sources

John Steinbeck

The first book John Steinbeck read as a child was the Caxton Morte d’Arthur, and he considered it one of the most challenging tasks of his career to modernize the stories of King Arthur. “These stories are alive even in those of us who have not read them. And, in our day, we are perhaps impatient with the words and the stately rhythms of Malory. I wanted to set the stories down in meaning as they were written, leaving out nothing and adding nothing.”

Also included are the letters John Steinbeck wrote to his literary agent, Elizabeth Otis, and to Chase Horton, the editor of this volume, about his work on King Arthur.

Book:Dark Crusade

Dark Crusade

Karl Edward Wagner

Book:The Doll Who Ate His Mother

The Doll Who Ate His Mother

Ramsey Campbell

Book:The Dragon and the George

The Dragon and the George

Gordon R. Dickson

Through no fault of his own, the once human Jim Eckert had become a dragon. Unfortunately, his beloved Angie had remained human. But in this magical land anything could happen. To make matter worse, Angie had been taken prisoner by an evil dragon and was held captive in the impenetrable Loathly Tower. So in this land where humans were edible and beasts were magical—where spells worked and logic didn’t—Jim Eckert had a big, strange problem.

Book:The Sailor on the Seas of Fate

The Sailor on the Seas of Fate: Book 2 of the Elric Saga

Michael Moorcock

Forced to flee his city of Melnibone, Elric and his sorcerous blade Stormbringer journey through barren hills to the edge of a black sea. Elric finds a dark ship and begins a voyage that will bring him face-to-face with all the champions Time can summon—and more.

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