The Locus Science Fiction Foundation has announced the top five finalists in each category of the 2012 Locus Awards.
Winners will be announced during the Science Fiction Awards Weekend in Seattle WA, June 15-17, 2012. Connie Willis will MC the ceremony on Saturday, June 16. Additional weekend events include author readings, a kickoff meet-and-greet, panels with leading authors, an autograph session with books available for sale thanks to University Book Store, and a lunch banquet, all followed by the Clarion West Party on Saturday night honoring Clarion West supporters, awards weekend ticket holders, and special guests. NW Media Arts is running a writing workshop with Connie Willis and James Patrick Kelly bookending the weekend.
The following are the selections of our favorite finalists in the Best SciFi Novel, Best Fantasy Novel, First Novels and Best Short Story categories. A full list of the finalists are here.
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