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FINALISTS: 2011 Locus Awards

[via Locus Online] The Locus Science Fiction Foundation has announced the finalists for the 2011 Locus Awards:

Science Fiction Novel
  • Surface Detail by Iain M. Banks (Orbit UK; Orbit US)
  • Cryoburn by Lois McMaster Bujold (Baen)
  • Zero History by William Gibson (Putnam; Viking UK)
  • The Dervish House by Ian McDonald (Pyr; Gollancz)
  • Blackout/All Clear by Connie Willis (Spectra)

Fantasy Novel
  • Under Heaven by Guy Gavriel Kay (Penguin Canada; Roc)
  • Kraken by China Miéville (Macmillan UK; Del Rey)
  • Who Fears Death by Nnedi Okorafor (DAW)
  • The Fuller Memorandum by Charles Stross (Ace; Orbit UK)
  • The Sorcerer’s House by Gene Wolfe (Tor)
First Novel
  • The Loving Dead by Amelia Beamer (Night Shade)
  • The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N.K. Jemisin (Orbit UK; Orbit US)
  • Shades of Milk and Honey by Mary Robinette Kowal (Tor)
  • The Quantum Thief by Hannu Rajaniemi (Gollancz; Tor)
  • How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe by Charles Yu (Pantheon)
Young Adult Book
  • Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi (Little, Brown)
  • Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins (Scholastic)
  • Enchanted Glass by Diana Wynne Jones (HarperCollins UK; Greenwillow)
  • I Shall Wear Midnight by Terry Pratchett (Gollancz; HarperCollins)
  • Behemoth by Scott Westerfeld (Simon Pulse; Simon & Schuster UK)
  • Bone and Jewel Creatures by Elizabeth Bear (Subterranean)
  • The Lifecycle of Software Objects by Ted Chiang (Subterranean)
  • “The Mystery Knight” by George R.R. Martin (Warriors)
  • “Troika” by Alastair Reynolds (Godlike Machines)
  • “The Lady Who Plucked Red Flowers beneath the Queen’s Window'” by Rachel Swirsky (Subterranean Summer ’10)
  • “The Fool Jobs” by Joe Abercrombie (Swords & Dark Magic)
  • “The Truth Is a Cave in the Black Mountains” by Neil Gaiman (Stories)
  • “The Mad Scientist’s Daughter” by Theodora Goss (Strange Horizons 1/18-1/25/10)
  • “Plus or Minus” by James Patrick Kelly (Asimov’s 12/10)
  • “Marya and the Pirate” by Geoffrey A. Landis (Asimov’s 1/10)
Short Story
  • “Booth’s Ghost” by Karen Joy Fowler (What I Didn’t See and Other Stories)
  • “The Thing About Cassandra” by Neil Gaiman (Songs of Love and Death)
  • “Names for Water” by Kij Johnson (Asimov’s 10-11/10)
  • “Thirteen Ways of Looking at Space/Time” by Catherynne M. Valente (Clarkesworld 8/10)
  • “The Things” by Peter Watts (Clarkesworld 1/10)
  • Analog
  • Asimov’s
  • F&SF
  • Subterranean
  • Baen
  • Night Shade Books
  • Orbit
  • Subterranean Press
  • Tor
    Zombies vs. Unicorns edited by Holly Black & Justine Larbalestier (McElderry)
  • The Beastly Bride edited by Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling (Viking)
  • The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Seventh Annual Collection edited by Gardner Dozois (St. Martin’s)
  • Warriors edited by George R.R. Martin & Gardner Dozois (Tor)
  • Swords & Dark Magic edited by Jonathan Strahan & Lou Anders (HarperCollins)

  • Mirror Kingdoms by Peter S. Beagle (Subterranean)
  • What I Didn’t See and Other Stories by Karen Joy Fowler (Small Beer)
  • Fritz Leiber: Selected Stories by Fritz Leiber (Night Shade)
  • The Best of Kim Stanley Robinson by Kim Stanley Robinson (Night Shade)
  • The Collected Stories of Roger Zelazny: Volume Five: Nine Black Doves by Roger Zelazny (NESFA)
  • Ellen Datlow
  • Gardner Dozois
  • Gordon Van Gelder
  • David G. Hartwell
  • Jonathan Strahan
  • Bob Eggleton
  • Donato Giancola
  • John Picacio
  • Shaun Tan
  • Michael Whelan

  • 80! Memories & Reflections on Ursula K. Le Guin edited by Karen Joy Fowler & Debbie Notkin (Aqueduct)
  • Conversations with Octavia Butler by Conseula Francis (University Press of Mississippi)
  • Robert A. Heinlein: In Dialogue with His Century: Volume 1: 1907-1948: Learning Curve by William H. Patterson, Jr. (Tor)
  • CM Kornbluth: The Life and Works of a Science Fiction Visionary by Mark Rich (McFarland)
  • Bearings: Reviews 1997-2001 by Gary K. Wolfe (Beccon)

Art Books
  • Bob Eggleton, Dragon’s Domain (Impact)
  • Spectrum 17 by Cathy & Arnie Fenner, eds. (Underwood)
  • Donato Giancola, Middle-Earth: Visions of a Modern Myth (Underwood)
  • Shaun Tan, The Bird King and Other Sketches (Windy Hollow)
  • Charles Vess & Neil Gaiman, Instructions (Harper)

Winners will be announced during the Science Fiction Awards Weekend in Seattle WA, June 24-26, 2011. The Science Fiction Hall of Fame Induction will also take place that weekend, inducting Harlan Ellison, Gardner Dozois, Moebius, and Vincent Di Fate. Tickets are still available here.

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3 Comments on FINALISTS: 2011 Locus Awards

  1. As much as I love the Miles series, Cyroburn was very dissapointing. head scrtach as to why it is a finalist for Sci fi novel. I can’t comment on the others as I ahve not read them.

  2. Correction…

    As much as I love the Miles series, Cyroburn was very dissapointing. Head scratch as to why it is a finalist for Sci fi novel. I can’t comment on the others as I ahve not read them.

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