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FINALISTS: 2013 Locus Awards (+ Free Fiction Links!)

The finalists for the 2013 Locus Awards have been announced!

  • The Hydrogen Sonata, Iain M. Banks (Orbit US; Orbit UK)
  • Captain Vorpatril’s Alliance, Lois McMaster Bujold (Baen)
  • Caliban’s War, James S.A. Corey (Orbit US; Orbit UK)
  • 2312, Kim Stanley Robinson (Orbit US; Orbit UK)
  • Redshirts, John Scalzi (Tor; Gollancz)

  • The Killing Moon, N.K. Jemisin (Orbit US; Orbit UK)
  • The Drowning Girl, Caitlín R. Kiernan (Roc)
  • Glamour in Glass, Mary Robinette Kowal (Tor)
  • Hide Me Among the Graves, Tim Powers (Morrow; Corvus)
  • The Apocalypse Codex, Charles Stross (Ace; Orbit UK)
  • The Drowned Cities, Paolo Bacigalupi (Little, Brown; Atom)
  • Pirate Cinema, Cory Doctorow (Tor Teen)
  • Railsea, China Miéville (Del Rey; Macmillan)
  • Dodger, Terry Pratchett (Harper; Doubleday UK)
  • The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There, Catherynne M. Valente (Feiwel and Friends; Much-in-Little ’13)
  • Throne of the Crescent Moon, Saladin Ahmed (DAW; Gollancz ’13)
  • vN, Madeline Ashby (Angry Robot US; Angry Robot UK)
  • Seraphina, Rachel Hartman (Random House; Doubleday UK)
  • The Games, Ted Kosmatka (Del Rey; Titan)
  • Alif the Unseen, G. Willow Wilson (Grove; Corvus)
  • Faster Gun”, Elizabeth Bear ( 8/12)
  • “The Girl-Thing Who Went Out for Sushi”, Pat Cadigan (Edge of Infinity)
  • “Close Encounters”, Andy Duncan (The Pottawatomie Giant & Other Stories)
  • “Fake Plastic Trees”, Caitlín R. Kiernan (After)
  • The Lady Astronaut of Mars”, Mary Robinette Kowal (Rip-Off!)
  • The Deeps of the Sky”, Elizabeth Bear (Edge of Infinity)
  • Immersion”, Aliette de Bodard (Clarkesworld 6/12)
  • Mantis Wives”, Kij Johnson (Clarkesworld 8/12)
  • “Elementals”, Ursula K. Le Guin (Tin House Fall ’12)
  • Mono No Aware”, Ken Liu (The Future Is Japanese)
  • After, Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling, eds. (Hyperion)
  • The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Twenty-ninth Annual Collection, Gardner Dozois, ed. (St. Martin’s Griffin; Robinson as The Mammoth Book of Best New SF 25)
  • The Future Is Japanese, Nick Mamatas & Masumi Washington, eds. (Haikasoru)
  • Edge of Infinity, Jonathan Strahan, ed. (Solaris US; Solaris UK)
  • The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year: Volume Six, Jonathan Strahan, ed. (Night Shade)

  • The Best of Kage Baker, Kage Baker (Subterranean)
  • Shoggoths in Bloom, Elizabeth Bear (Prime)
  • At the Mouth of the River of Bees, Kij Johnson (Small Beer)
  • The Unreal and the Real: Selected Stories Volume One: Where on Earth and Volume Two: Outer Space, Inner Lands, Ursula K. Le Guin (Small Beer)
  • The Dragon Griaule, Lucius Shepard (Subterranean)
  • An Exile on Planet Earth, Brian Aldiss (Bodleian Library)
  • Science Fiction: The 101 Best Novels 1985-2010, Damien Broderick & Paul Di Filippo, eds. (NonStop)
  • Distrust That Particular Flavor, William Gibson (Putnam)
  • The Cambridge Companion to Fantasy Literature, Edward James & Farah Mendlesohn, eds. (Cambridge University Press)
  • Some Remarks, Neal Stephenson (Morrow)
  • Spectrum 19: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art, Cathy Fenner & Arnie Fenner, eds. (Underwood)
  • Trolls, Brian Froud & Wendy Froud (Abrams)
  • Tarzan: The Centennial Celebration, Scott Tracy Griffin (Titan)
  • J.R.R. Tolkien: The Art of The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien, Wayne G. Hammond & Christina Scull, eds. (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
  • Steampunk: An Illustrated History, Brian J. Robb (Aurum)

From Locus Online: “Winners will be announced during the Locus Awards Weekend in Seattle WA, June 28-30, 2013. Connie Willis will MC the awards ceremony and judge the annual Hawai’ian shirt contest. Additional weekend events include author readings; a kickoff Clarion West party honoring first week instructor Liz Hand, Clarion West supporters, awards weekend ticket holders, and special guests; panels with leading authors; an autograph session with books available for sale thanks to University Book Store; and a lunch banquet, all followed by a Locus party on Saturday night launching Telling Tales: The Clarion West 30th Anniversary Anthology, edited by Ellen Datlow (Hydra House) and celebrating the 2013 SF Hall of Fame inductees.”

Congratulations to all the nominees!

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7 Comments on FINALISTS: 2013 Locus Awards (+ Free Fiction Links!)

  1. David Greybeard // May 9, 2013 at 9:33 am //

    I love the Locus Awards. In an much over-crowded field of SFFH awards the Locus Awards really cut the to the heart of what’s best in these genres for the year. I only wish they would add a category for HORROR NOVEL. It’s a gap that sorely missing and wanting to be filled.

  2. I agree. If you’re already covering SF & F, there’s no reason not to include H.

  3. Indeed, quite an amazing selection of finalists.

  4. El Guapo // May 10, 2013 at 8:52 am //

    There is absolutely no way that _Redshirts_ should have ever made it into the running, much less the finals. It suffers from a fatal affliction of talking-head syndrome.

    • Urstoff // May 10, 2013 at 3:12 pm //

      I agree. Aside from the codas, it’s a thoroughly awful book. The dialogue is simply terrible; 100% tryhard snark.

  5. OldMiser // May 12, 2013 at 11:14 pm //

    The YA novel “Pirate Cinema” by Cory Doctorow is online (under a Creative Commons license) in multiple formats at .

  6. OldMiser // June 11, 2013 at 5:40 pm //

    Ken Liu’s short story “Mono no aware” is now online at .

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