Annal: 1986 World Fantasy Award for Novel

Results of the World Fantasy Award in the year 1986.

Book:Song of Kali

Song of Kali

Dan Simmons

Think you know true fear? You don’t.

Think you’ve read the most chilling book? Not even close.

Think you can’t be shocked? Good luck!

Maybe you’re ready for the most truly frightening reading experience of your life, the World Fantasy Award-winning novel that’s been terrifying readers for over a decade.

What begins as an exploration of an exotic and forbidding world turns into a harrowing descent of steadily mounting terror when an American writer travels into the dark underworld of the cult of Kali.

Book:The Damnation Game

The Damnation Game

Clive Barker

A reclusive millionaire makes a deal with the devil. Just another horror tale? Don’t bet on it.

It’s from Clive Barker.

Book:The Dream Years

The Dream Years

Lisa Goldstein

Book:Illywhacker

Illywhacker

Peter Carey

In Australian slang, an illywhacker is a country fair con man, an unprincipled seller of fake diamonds and dubious tonics. And Herbert Badgery, the 139-year-old narrator of Peter Carey’s uproarious novel, may be the king of them all. Vagabond and charlatan, aviator and car salesman, seducer and patriarch, Badgery is a walking embodiment of the Australian national character—especially of its proclivity for tall stories and barefaced lies. As Carey follows this charming scoundrel across a continent and a century, he creates a crazy quilt of outlandish encounters, with characters that include a genteel dowager who fends off madness with an electric belt and a ravishing young girl with a dangerous fondness for rooftop trysts.

Boldly inventive, irresistibly odd, Illywhacker is further proof that Peter Carey is one of the most enchanting writers at work in any hemisphere.

Book:The Vampire Lestat

The Vampire Lestat: Book 2 of the Vampire Chronicles

Anne Rice

Once an aristocrat in the heady days of pre-revolutionary France, now Lestat is a rockstar in the demonic, shimmering 1980s. He rushes through the centuries in search of others like him, seeking answers to the mystery of his terrifying exsitence. His story, the second volume in Anne Rice’s best-selling Vampire Chronicles, is mesmerizing, passionate, and thrilling.

Book:Winterking

Winterking: Book 3 of the Finnbranch trilogy

Paul Hazel

Written in a style both lyric and evocative, this novel brings full cycle the myth begun in the first two volumes of Hazel’s Finnbranch trilogy.

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