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2016 Locus Award Nominees Announced

Quickly becoming one of the premier science fiction/fantasy literary awards out there, the Locus Awards are determined by polling the readers of Locus magazine (subtitled The Magazine of The Science Fiction & Fantasy Field), both in print and online.  Locus was founded in 1968 and the awards themselves were first handed out in 1971. This […]

Featured artwork by Galen Dara, one of the 2016 Locus Awards nominated artists.

Quickly becoming one of the premier science fiction/fantasy literary awards out there, the Locus Awards are determined by polling the readers of Locus magazine (subtitled The Magazine of The Science Fiction & Fantasy Field), both in print and online.  Locus was founded in 1968 and the awards themselves were first handed out in 1971.

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This week, the finalists for the 2016 Awards were announced by the Locus Science Fiction Foundation.  The nominees include:

SCIENCE FICTION NOVEL

 

FANTASY NOVEL

  • Karen Memory by Elizabeth Bear
  • The House of Shattered Wings by Aliette de Bodard
  • Wylding Hall by Elizabeth Hand
  • The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin
  • Uprooted by Naomi Novik

 

YOUNG ADULT BOOK

  • Half a War by Joe Abercrombie
  • Half the World by Joe Abercrombie
  • Harrison Squared by Daryl Gregory
  • Shadowshaper by Daniel José Older
  • The Shepherd’s Crown by Terry Pratchett

 

FIRST NOVEL

  • Sorcerer to the Crown by Zen Cho
  • The Grace of Kings by Ken Liu
  • Signal to Noise by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
  • The Watchmaker of Filigree Street by Natasha Pulley
  • The Sorcerer of the Wildeeps by Kai Ashante Wilson

 

NOVELLA

  • Penric’s Demon by Lois McMaster Bujold
  • “The Citadel of Weeping Pearls” by Aliette de Bodard (Asimov’s 10-11/15)
  • “The Four Thousand, the Eight Hundred” by Greg Egan (Asimov’s 12/15)
  • Binti by Nnedi Okorafor
  • Slow Bullets by Alastair Reynolds

 

NOVELETTE

  • “The Heart’s Filthy Lesson” by Elizabeth Bear (Old Venus)
  • “And You Shall Know Her by the Trail of Dead” by Brooke Bolander (Lightspeed 2/15)
  • “Black Dog” by Neil Gaiman (Trigger Warning)
  • “Folding Beijing” by Hao Jingfang (Uncanny 1-2/15)
  • “Another Word for World” by Ann Leckie (Future Visions)

 

SHORT STORY

  • “Three Cups of Grief, by Starlight” by Aliette de Bodard (Clarkesworld 1/15)
  • “Madeleine” by Amal El-Mohtar (Lightspeed 6/15)
  • “Cat Pictures Please” by Naomi Kritzer (Clarkesworld 1/15)
  • “The Dowager of Bees” by China Miéville (Three Moments of an Explosion)
  • “Hungry Daughters of Starving Mothers” by Alyssa Wong (Nightmare 10/15)

 

ANTHOLOGY

  • The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Thirty-second Annual Collection, edited by Gardner Dozois
  • Old Venus, edited by George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois
  • Hanzai Japan: Fantastical, Futuristic Stories of Crime From and About Japan, edited by Nick Mamatas and Masumi Washington
  • Stories for Chip: A Tribute to Samuel R. Delany, edited by Nisi Shawl and Bill Campbell
  • Meeting Infinity, edited by Jonathan Strahan

 

COLLECTION

 

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 by Simone Caroti
  • Lois McMaster Bujold by Edward James
  • Letters to Tiptree, edited by Alisa Krasnostein and Alexandra Pierce
  • Frederik Pohl by Michael R. Page
  • Ray Bradbury by David Seed

 

ART BOOK

  • Julie Dillon’s Imagined Realms, Book 2: Earth and Sky by Julie Dillon
  • Women of Wonder: Celebrating Women Creators of Fantastic Art, edited by Cathy Fenner
  • Spectrum 22: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art, edited by John Fleskes
  • Edward Gorey: His Book Cover Art & Design, edited by Steven Heller
  • The Fantasy Illustration Library, Volume One: Lands & Legends by Malcolm R. Phifer and Michael C. Phifer

 

Winners will be announced during the Locus Awards Weekend in Seattle Washington, which will take place on June 24-26, 2016, with sci fi icon Connie Willis as Master of Ceremonies.

Good luck to all the nominees, and congratulations!