Locus Finalists Announced

The finalists for this year’s Locus Award, based on votes from Locus readers, have been announced. The winner will be announced in Seattle during the weekend of June 28-30, 2013.

Science Fiction Novel

  • The Hydrogen Sonata, by Iain M. Banks
  • Captain Vorpatril’s Alliance, by Lois McMaster Bujold
  • Caliban’s War, by James S.A. Corey
  • 2312, by Kim Stanley Robinson
  • Redshirts, by John Scalzi

Fantasy Novel

  • The Killing Moon, by N.K. Jemisin
  • The Drowning Girl, by Caitlín R. Kiernan
  • Glamour in Glass, by Mary Robinette Kowal
  • Hide Me Among the Graves, by Tim Powers
  • The Apocalypse Codex, by Charles Stross

Young Adult Book

  • The Drowned Cities, by Paolo Bacigalupi
  • Pirate Cinema, by Cory Doctorow
  • Railsea, by China Miéville
  • Dodger, by Terry Pratchett
  • The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There, by Catherynne M. Valente

First Novel

  • Throne of the Crescent Moon, by, Saladin Ahmed
  • vN, by Madeline Ashby
  • Seraphina, by Rachel Hartman
  • The Games, by Ted Kosmatka
  • Alif the Unseen, by G. Willow Wilson


  • “In the House of Aryaman, a Lonely Signal Burns,” by Elizabeth Bear
  • On a Red Station, Drifting, by Aliette de Bodard
  • After the Fall, Before the Fall, During the Fall, by Nancy Kress
  • “The Stars Do Not Lie,” by Jay Lake
  • The Boolean Gate, by Walter Jon Williams


  • “Faster Gun,” by Elizabeth Bear
  • “The Girl-Thing Who Went Out for Sushi,” by Pat Cadigan
  • “Close Encounters,” by Andy Duncan
  • “Fake Plastic Trees,” by Caitlín R. Kiernan
  • “The Lady Astronaut of Mars,” by Mary Robinette Kowal

Short Story

  • “The Deeps of the Sky,” by Elizabeth Bear
  • “Immersion,” by Aliette de Bodard
  • “Mantis Wives,” by Kij Johnson
  • “Elementals,” by Ursula K. Le Guin
  • “Mono No Aware,” by Ken Liu


  • After, edited by Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling
  • The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Twenty-ninth Annual Collection, edited by Gardner Dozois
  • The Future Is Japanese, edited by Nick Mamatas & Masumi Washington
  • Edge of Infinity, edited by Jonathan Strahan
  • The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year: Volume Six, edited by Jonathan Strahan


  • The Best of Kage Baker, by Kage Baker
  • Shoggoths in Bloom, by Elizabeth Bear
  • At the Mouth of the River of Bees, by Kij Johnson
  • The Unreal and the Real: Selected Stories Volume One: Where on Earth and Volume Two: Outer Space, Inner Lands, by Ursula K. Le Guin
  • The Dragon Griaule, by Lucius Shepard


  • Asimov’s
  • F&SF
  • Clarkesworld
  • Subterranean


  • Tor
  • Subterranean Press
  • Orbit
  • Baen
  • Angry Robot


  • John Joseph Adams
  • Ellen Datlow
  • Gardner Dozois
  • Jonathan Strahan
  • Ann & Jeff VanderMeer


  • Donato Giancola
  • Stephan Martiniere
  • John Picacio
  • Shaun Tan
  • Michael Whelan


  • An Exile on Planet Earth, by Brian Aldiss
  • Science Fiction: The 101 Best Novels 1985-2010, edited by Damien Broderick & Paul Di Filippo
  • Distrust That Particular Flavor, by William Gibson
  • The Cambridge Companion to Fantasy Literature, edited by Edward James & Farah Mendlesohn
  • Some Remarks, by Neal Stephenson

Art Book

  • Spectrum 19: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art, edited by Cathy Fenner & Arnie Fenner
  • Trolls, by Brian Froud & Wendy Froud
  • Tarzan: The Centennial Celebration, by Scott Tracy Griffin
  • J.R.R. Tolkien: The Art of The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien, edited by Wayne G. Hammond & Christina Scull
  • Steampunk: An Illustrated History, by Brian J. Robb

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