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FINALISTS: 2015 Locus Awards

The finalists for the 2015 Locus Awards have been announced!

SCIENCE FICTION NOVEL
  • The Peripheral, William Gibson (Putnam; Viking UK)
  • Ancillary Sword, Ann Leckie (Orbit US; Orbit UK)
  • The Three-Body Problem, Cixin Liu (Tor)
  • Lock In, John Scalzi (Tor; Gollancz)
  • Annihilation/Authority/Acceptance, Jeff VanderMeer (FSG Originals; Fourth Estate; HarperCollins Canada)

FANTASY NOVEL
  • The Goblin Emperor, Katherine Addison (Tor)
  • Steles of the Sky, Elizabeth Bear (Tor)
  • City of Stairs, Robert Jackson Bennett (Broadway; Jo Fletcher)
  • The Magician’s Land, Lev Grossman (Viking; Arrow 2015)
  • The Mirror Empire, Kameron Hurley (Angry Robot US)
YOUNG ADULT BOOK
  • Half a King, Joe Abercrombie (Del Rey; Voyager UK)
  • The Doubt Factory, Paolo Bacigalupi (Little, Brown)
  • Waistcoats & Weaponry, Gail Carriger (Little, Brown; Atom)
  • Empress of the Sun, Ian McDonald (Jo Fletcher; Pyr)
  • Clariel, Garth Nix (Harper; Hot Key; Allen & Unwin)
FIRST NOVEL
  • Elysium, Jennifer Marie Brissett (Aqueduct)
  • A Darkling Sea, James L. Cambias (Tor)
  • The Clockwork Dagger, Beth Cato (Harper Voyager)
  • The Memory Garden, Mary Rickert (Sourcebooks Landmark)
  • The Emperor’s Blades, Brian Staveley (Tor; Tor UK)
NOVELLA
NOVELETTE
  • “Tough Times All Over”, Joe Abercrombie (Rogues)
  • “The Hand is Quicker”, Elizabeth Bear (The Book of Silverberg)
  • “Memorials”, Aliette de Bodard (Asimov’s 1/14)
  • “The Jar of Water”, Ursula K. Le Guin (Tin House #62)
  • “A Year and a Day in Old Theradane”, Scott Lynch (Rogues)
SHORT STORY
ANTHOLOGY
  • The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Thirty-first Annual Collection, Gardner Dozois, ed. (St. Martin’s Press)
  • Long Hidden: Speculative Fiction from the Margins of History, Rose Fox & Daniel José Older, eds. (Crossed Genres)
  • Rogues, George R.R. Martin & Gardner Dozois, ed. (Bantam; Titan)
  • Reach for Infinity, Jonathan Strahan, ed. (Solaris US; Solaris UK)
  • The Time Traveler’s Almanac, Ann VanderMeer & Jeff VanderMeer, eds. (Head of Zeus; Tor)
COLLECTION
  • Questionable Practices, Eileen Gunn (Small Beer)
  • The Collected Short Fiction Volume One: The Man Who Made Models, R.A. Lafferty (Centipede)
  • Last Plane to Heaven, Jay Lake (Tor)
  • Academic Exercises, K.J. Parker (Subterranean)
  • The Collected Stories of Robert Silverberg, Volume Nine: The Millennium Express, Robert Silverberg (Subterranean; Gateway)
MAGAZINE
  • Asimov’s
  • Clarkesworld
  • F&SF
  • Lightspeed
  • Tor.com
PUBLISHER
  • Angry Robot
  • Orbit
  • Small Beer
  • Subterranean
  • Tor
EDITOR
  • John Joseph Adams
  • Ellen Datlow
  • Gardner Dozois
  • Jonathan Strahan
  • Ann & Jeff VanderMeer
ARTIST
  • Jim Burns
  • John Picacio
  • Shaun Tan
  • Charles Vess
  • Michael Whelan
NON-FICTION
  • Ray Bradbury Unbound, Jonathan Eller (University of Illinois Press)
  • Harry Harrison! Harry Harrison!, Harry Harrison (Tor)
  • The Secret History of Wonder Woman, Jill Lepore (Knopf)
  • Robert A. Heinlein: In Dialogue with His Century, Volume 2: The Man Who Learned Better: 1948-1988, William H. Patterson, Jr. (Tor)
  • What Makes This Book So Great, Jo Walton (Tor; Corsair 2015)
ART BOOK
  • The Art of Jim Burns: Hyperluminal, Jim Burns (Titan)
  • The Art of Neil Gaiman, Hayley Campbell (Harper Design)
  • Spectrum 21: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art, John Fleskes, ed. (Flesk)
  • Brian Froud’s Faeries’ Tales, Brian & Wendy Froud (Abrams)
  • The Art of Space: The History of Space Art, from the Earliest Visions to the Graphics of the Modern Era, Ron Miller (Zenith)

From Locus Online: Winners will be announced during the Locus Awards Weekend in Seattle WA, June 26-28, 2015; Connie Willis will MC the awards ceremony. Additional weekend events include author readings with Willis and Daryl Gregory; a kickoff Clarion West party honoring first week instructor Andy Duncan, 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.

– See more at: http://www.locusmag.com/News/2015/05/2015-locus-awards-finalists/#sthash.2mDCmSlV.dpuf

Congratulations to all the nominees!

About Kristin Centorcelli (842 Articles)
Kristin Centorcelli is the Associate Editor at SF Signal, proprietor of My Bookish Ways, a reviewer for Library Journal and Publisher’s Weekly, and has also written for Crime Fiction Lover, Criminal Element, and Mystery Scene Magazine. She has been reviewing books since late 2010, in an effort to get through a rather immense personal library, while also discussing it with whoever will willingly sit still (and some that won’t).

2 Comments on FINALISTS: 2015 Locus Awards

  1. Moonbase_Alphan // May 6, 2015 at 8:38 pm //

    curious why there is an image of Neptune’s Brood amongst the novels, as it’s not in the list of finalists?

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