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Congratulations to the Finalists of the 2016 Locus Awards!

The finalists for the 2016 Locus Awards have been announced!


SCIENCE FICTION NOVEL
  • The Water Knife, Paolo Bacigalupi (Borzoi; Orbit UK)
  • Ancillary Mercy, Ann Leckie (Orbit US; Orbit UK)
  • Aurora, Kim Stanley Robinson (Orbit US; Orbit UK)
  • Seveneves, Neal Stephenson (Morrow)
  • A Borrowed Man, Gene Wolfe (Tor)

FANTASY NOVEL
  • Karen Memory, Elizabeth Bear (Tor)
  • The House of Shattered Wings, Aliette de Bodard (Roc; Gollancz)
  • Wylding Hall, Elizabeth Hand (PS; Open Road)
  • The Fifth Season, N.K. Jemisin (Orbit US; Orbit UK)
  • Uprooted, Naomi Novik (Del Rey)

YOUNG ADULT BOOK
  • Half a War, Joe Abercrombie (Del Rey; Harper Voyager UK)
  • Half the World, Joe Abercrombie (Del Rey)
  • Harrison Squared, Daryl Gregory (Tor)
  • Shadowshaper, Daniel José Older (Levine)
  • The Shepherd’s Crown, Terry Pratchett (Harper; Doubleday UK)

FIRST NOVEL
  • Sorcerer to the Crown, Zen Cho (Ace; Macmillan UK)
  • The Grace of Kings, Ken Liu (Saga)
  • Signal to Noise, Silvia Moreno-Garcia (Solaris)
  • The Watchmaker of Filigree Street, Natasha Pulley (Bloomsbury US; Bloomsbury UK)
  • The Sorcerer of the Wildeeps, Kai Ashante Wilson (Tor.com)
NOVELLA
  • Penric’s Demon, Lois McMaster Bujold (self-published)
  • “The Citadel of Weeping Pearls”, Aliette de Bodard (Asimov’s 10-11/15)
  • “The Four Thousand, the Eight Hundred”, Greg Egan (Asimov’s 12/15)
  • Binti, Nnedi Okorafor (Tor.com)
  • Slow Bullets, Alastair Reynolds (Tachyon)
NOVELETTE
  • “The Heart’s Filthy Lesson”, Elizabeth Bear (Old Venus)
  • “And You Shall Know Her by the Trail of Dead”, Brooke Bolander (Lightspeed 2/15)
  • “Black Dog”, Neil Gaiman (Trigger Warning)
  • “Folding Beijing”, Hao Jingfang (Uncanny 1-2/15)
  • “Another Word for World”, Ann Leckie (Future Visions)
SHORT STORY
  • “Three Cups of Grief, by Starlight”, Aliette de Bodard (Clarkesworld 1/15)
  • “Madeleine”, Amal El-Mohtar (Lightspeed 6/15)
  • “Cat Pictures Please”, Naomi Kritzer (Clarkesworld 1/15)
  • “The Dowager of Bees”, China Miéville (Three Moments of an Explosion)
  • “Hungry Daughters of Starving Mothers”, Alyssa Wong (Nightmare 10/15)

ANTHOLOGY
  • The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Thirty-second Annual Collection, Gardner Dozois, ed. (St. Martin’s Griffin)
  • Old Venus, George R.R. Martin & Gardner Dozois, eds. (Bantam)
  • Hanzai Japan: Fantastical, Futuristic Stories of Crime From and About Japan, Nick Mamatas & Masumi Washington, eds. (Haikasoru)
  • Stories for Chip: A Tribute to Samuel R. Delany, Nisi Shawl & Bill Campbell, eds. (Rosarium)
  • Meeting Infinity, Jonathan Strahan, ed. (Solaris US; Solaris UK)

COLLECTION
  • The Best of Gregory Benford, Gregory Benford (Subterranean)
  • Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances, Neil Gaiman (Morrow)
  • The Best of Nancy Kress, Nancy Kress (Subterranean)
  • Dancing Through the Fire, Tanith Lee (Fantastic Books)
  • Three Moments of an Explosion, China Miéville (Macmillan UK; Del Rey 2016)
MAGAZINE
  • Asimov’s
  • Clarkesworld
  • F&SF
  • File 770
  • Tor.com
PUBLISHER
  • Baen
  • Gollancz
  • Orbit
  • Tor
  • Subterranean
EDITOR
  • John Joseph Adams
  • Ellen Datlow
  • Gardner Dozois
  • David G. Hartwell
  • Jonathan Strahan
ARTIST
  • Galen Dara
  • Julie Dillon
  • Bob Eggleton
  • John Picacio
  • Michael Whelan

NON-FICTION
  • The Culture Series of Iain M. Banks, Simone Caroti (McFarland)
  • Lois McMaster Bujold, Edward James (University of Illinois Press)
  • Letters to Tiptree, Alisa Krasnostein & Alexandra Pierce, eds. (Twelfth Planet)
  • Frederik Pohl, Michael R. Page (University of Illinois Press)
  • Ray Bradbury, David Seed (University of Illinois Press)

ART BOOK
  • Julie Dillon’s Imagined Realms, Book 2: Earth and Sky, Julie Dillon (self-published)
  • Women of Wonder: Celebrating Women Creators of Fantastic Art, Cathy Fenner, ed. (Underwood)
  • Spectrum 22: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art, John Fleskes, ed. (Flesk)
  • Edward Gorey: His Book Cover Art & Design, Steven Heller, ed. (Pomegranate)
  • The Fantasy Illustration Library, Volume One: Lands & Legends, Malcolm R. Phifer & Michael C. Phifer (Michael Publishing)

From Locus Online:

Winners will be announced during the Locus Awards Weekend in Seattle WA, June 24-26, 2016; Connie Willis will MC the awards ceremony. Additional weekend events include author readings; a kickoff Clarion West party honoring first week instructor Paul Park, 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 with the annual Hawai’ian shirt contest, all followed by a Locus party on Saturday night.

The Locus Awards are chosen by a survey of readers in an open online poll that runs from February 1 to April 15. We welcome and invite everyone to vote in the poll. Our recommended list for 2015 can be found here.

Congratulations to all the nominees!


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