Pandemonium

Pandemonium, the fantasy novel written by Daryl Gregory has won the 25th annual William L Crawford award for best book length work of fantasy.

Daryl's debut novel is a chronicle of one man's desperate quest to free himself from a demon that took him over when he was just a child.

The award is named after the publisher who launched the first Scifi/Fantasy speciality press in 1935 with the publication of Eugene George Key's Mars Mountain.

Other Finalists this year included Doug Dorst's "Necropolis", Felix Gilman's "Thunderer" and "Last Dragon" by JM McDermott.

The award will be presented at the International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts that runs between the 18th to 22nd of March 2009, in Orlando, USA.

Previous winners of the award include Christopher Barzak, Jasper Fforde and Charles de Lint.