FINALISTS: 2007 Locus Award

The finalists for the 2007 Locus Award have been announced. Winners will be announced in June at the Locus Awards Ceremony in Seattle, June 16th, during the Science Fiction Museum’s Hall of Fame weekend.

Here are the nominees with review links. When available, title links to the online version.

BEST SCIENCE FICTION NOVEL

  • Blindsight, Peter Watts (Tor) [See SF Signal review]
  • Carnival, Elizabeth Bear (Bantam Spectra)
  • Farthing, Jo Walton (Tor)
  • Glasshouse, Charles Stross (Orbit; Ace)
  • Rainbows End, Vernor Vinge (Tor) [See SF Signal review]

BEST FANTASY NOVEL

  • The Jennifer Morgue, Charles Stross (Golden Gryphon Press; Ace)
  • The Last Witchfinder, James Morrow (Morrow)
  • The Privilege of the Sword, Ellen Kushner (Bantam Spectra)
  • Soldier of Sidon, Gene Wolfe (Tor)
  • Three Days to Never, Tim Powers (Subterranean Press; Morrow) [See SF Signal review]


BEST FIRST NOVEL

  • Crystal Rain, Tobias S. Buckell (Tor) [See SF Signal review]
  • The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters, Gordon Dahlquist (Bantam; Viking UK)
  • The Green Glass Sea, Ellen Klages (Viking)
  • The Lies of Locke Lamora, Scott Lynch (Gollancz; Bantam Spectra)
  • Temeraire: His Majesty’s Dragon/Throne of Jade/Black Powder, Naomi Novik (Del Rey; Voyager); as Temeraire: In the Service of the King (SFBC) [See SF Signal review of His Majesty’s Dragon]

BEST YOUNG ADULT BOOK

  • The Keys to the Kingdom: Sir Thursday, Garth Nix (Allen & Unwin; The Chicken House)
  • Magic Lessons, Justine Larbalestier (Penguin/Razorbill)
  • Spirits That Walk in Shadow, Nina Kiriki Hoffman (Viking)
  • Voices, Ursula K. Le Guin (Orion Children’s; Harcourt)
  • Wintersmith, Terry Pratchett (Doubleday UK; HarperTempest)

BEST NOVELLA

  • “Botch Town”, Jeffrey Ford (The Empire of Ice Cream)
  • Lord Weary’s Empire“, Michael Swanwick (Asimov’s 12/06)
  • “Map of Dreams”, M. Rickert (Map of Dreams)
  • “The Mars Girl”, Joe Haldeman (Escape from Earth) [See SF Signal review]
  • Missile Gap“, Charles Stross (One Million A.D.) [See SF Signal review]

BEST NOVELETTE

BEST SHORT STORY

  • How to Talk to Girls at Parties“, Neil Gaiman (Fragile Things)
  • “In the Abyss of Time”, Stephen Baxter (Asimov’s 8/06)
  • “Nano Comes to Clifford Falls”, Nancy Kress (Asimov’s 7/06)
  • “Sob in the Silence”, Gene Wolfe (Strange Birds)
  • “Tin Marsh”, Michael Swanwick (Asimov’s 8/06)

BEST ANTHOLOGY

  • One Million A.D., Gardner Dozois, ed. (SFBC) [See SF Signal review]
  • Salon Fantastique, Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling, eds. (Thunder’s Mouth Press)
  • The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror: Nineteenth Annual Collection, Ellen Datlow, Kelly Link & Gavin Grant, eds. (St. Martin’s)
  • The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Third Annual Collection, Gardner Dozois, ed. (St. Martin’s) [See SF Signal review]
  • Year’s Best SF 11, David G. Hartwell & Kathryn Cramer, eds. (Eos) [See SF Signal review]

BEST COLLECTION

  • The Best of Philip José Farmer, Philip José Farmer (Subterranean Press)
  • The Empire of Ice Cream, Jeffrey Ford (Golden Gryphon Press)
  • Fragile Things, Neil Gaiman (Morrow; Headline Review)
  • Galactic North, Alastair Reynolds (Gollancz)
  • The Ladies of Grace Adieu and other stories, Susanna Clarke (Bloomsbury)

BEST EDITOR

  • Jim Baen
  • Ellen Datlow
  • Gardner Dozois
  • David G. Hartwell
  • Gordon Van Gelder

BEST ARTIST

  • Bob Eggleton
  • Donato Giancola
  • John Picacio
  • Charles Vess
  • Michael Whelan

BEST NON-FICTION

  • About Writing, Samuel R. Delany (Wesleyan University Press)
  • Blood & Thunder: The Life & Art of Robert E. Howard, Mark Finn (MonkeyBrain Books)
  • The Darkening Garden: A Short Lexicon of Horror, John Clute (Payseur & Schmidt)
  • James Tiptree, Jr.: The Double Life of Alice B. Sheldon, Julie Phillips (St. Martin’s) [See SF Signal review]
  • Myths for the Modern Age: Philip José Farmer’s Wold Newton Universe, Win Scott Eckert (MonkeyBrain Books)

BEST ART BOOK

  • Cathy & Arnie Fenner, eds. Spectrum 13: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art (Underwood)
  • Edward Gorey, Amphigorey Again (Harcourt)
  • John Jude Palencar, Origins (Underwood Books)
  • John Picacio, Cover Story (MonkeyBrain Books) [See SF Signal review]
  • Boris Vallejo & Julie Bell, The Fabulous Women of Boris Vallejo and Julie Bell (HarperCollins/Collins Design)

See also: Past winners.

One thought on “FINALISTS: 2007 Locus Award”

  1. Not that he needs another award, but I’m hoping for Gene Wolfe. Soldier of Sidon was a really good book. And I thoroughly enjoyed Neil Gaiman’s “How to Talk To Girls At Parties” too.

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