2015 Locus Awards

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This weekend sees the 2015 Locus Awards announced.

The finalists for novels are as follows:

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)

A few good recommendations on there.

You can see the current finalists for all categories (not least short fiction) listed here:
http://www.locusmag.com/News/2015/05/2015-locus-awards-finalists/

Shouldn't be long until we see who the actual winners are. :)
 
a good set of shortlists, not least because there's an actual YA category there.
 
To clarify - nice to see Kameron Hurley in there (but she could have done with it three years ago when struggling to break through and already a massive talent) and Ian MacDonald from down the road. But all of these are with big imprints - does that paint the picture of the full breadth of the genre or just reinforce the glass ceiling?
 
i guess that's where the big imprints do have a major advantage, in their marketing & reach. *shrug* not something you can overcome easily, but still i'd say that's a shortlist you can hand to a non-genre reader as recommendations without having to be embarrassed (....hugos......)
 
and the winners are (with all categories & shortlisted nominees included):

SCIENCE FICTION NOVEL

Ancillary Sword, Ann Leckie (Orbit US; Orbit UK)

The Peripheral, William Gibson (Putnam; Viking 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)

FIRST NOVEL

The Memory Garden, Mary Rickert (Sourcebooks Landmark)

Elysium, Jennifer Marie Brissett (Aqueduct)
A Darkling Sea, James L. Cambias (Tor)
The Clockwork Dagger, Beth Cato (Harper Voyager)
The Emperor’s Blades, Brian Staveley (Tor; Tor UK)

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)

NOVELLA

Yesterday’s Kin, Nancy Kress (Tachyon)

“The Man Who Sold the Moon”, Cory Doctorow (Hieroglyph)
We Are All Completely Fine, Daryl Gregory (Tachyon)
“The Regular”, Ken Liu (Upgraded)
“The Lightning Tree”, Patrick Rothfuss (Rogues)

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

“The Truth About Owls”, Amal El-Mohtar (Kaleidoscope)

“Covenant”, Elizabeth Bear (Hieroglyph)
“The Dust Queen”, Aliette de Bodard (Reach for Infinity)
“In Babelsberg”, Alastair Reynolds (Reach for Infinity)
“Ogres of East Africa”, Sofia Samatar (Long Hidden)

ANTHOLOGY

Rogues, George R.R. Martin & Gardner Dozois, ed. (Bantam; Titan)

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)
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

Last Plane to Heaven, Jay Lake (Tor)

Questionable Practices, Eileen Gunn (Small Beer)
The Collected Short Fiction Volume One: The Man Who Made Models, R.A. Lafferty (Centipede)
Academic Exercises, K.J. Parker (Subterranean)
The Collected Stories of Robert Silverberg, Volume Nine: The Millennium Express, Robert Silverberg (Subterranean; Gateway)

NON-FICTION

What Makes This Book So Great, Jo Walton (Tor; Corsair 2015)

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)

ART BOOK

Spectrum 21: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art, John Fleskes, ed. (Flesk)

Jim Burns, The Art of Jim Burns: Hyperluminal (Titan)
The Art of Neil Gaiman, Hayley Campbell (Harper Design)
Brian & Wendy Froud, Brian Froud’s Faeries’ Tales (Abrams)
The Art of Space: The History of Space Art, from the Earliest Visions to the Graphics of the Modern Era, Ron Miller (Zenith)

ARTIST

John Picacio

Jim Burns
Shaun Tan
Charles Vess
Michael Whelan

EDITOR

Ellen Datlow

John Joseph Adams
Gardner Dozois
Jonathan Strahan
Ann & Jeff VanderMeer

MAGAZINE

Tor.com

Asimov’s
Clarkesworld
F&SF
Lightspeed

PUBLISHER

Tor

Angry Robot
Orbit
Small Beer
Subterranean


(i can hear the Dull and Wrong gnashing their teeth from here.... :D)
 
A lot of love for Tor and Joe Abercrombie there. :)

(Btw, I edited out the Locus links, as they are affiliate links for Amazon that they add).
 
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