Locus Awards Short List

Locus has announced the shortlist for this year’s Locus Awards. The winners will be presented in Seattle, WA on the weekend of June 22-24. Connie Willis will serve as emcee.

Science Fiction Novel

  • Persepolis Rising, by James S.A. Corey
  • Walkaway, by Cory Doctorow
  • The Stars Are Legion, by Kameron Hurley
  • Provenance, by Anne Leckie
  • Raven Strategem, by Yoon Ha Lee
  • Luna: Wolf Moon, by Ian McDonald
  • Seven Surrenders, by Ada Palmer
  • New York 2140, by Kim Stanley Robinson
  • The Collapsing Empire, by John Scalzi
  • Borne, by Jeff VanderMeer

Fantasy Novel

  • The Stone in the Skull, by Elizabeth Bear
  • City of Miracles, by Robert Jackson Bennett
  • Ka: Dar Oakley n the Ruin of Ymr, by John Crowley
  • The House of Binding Thorns, by Aliette de Bodard
  • The Ruin of Angels, by Max Gladstone
  • Spoonbenders, by Daryl Gregory
  • The Stone Sky, by N.K. Jemisin
  • Jade City, by Fonda Lee
  • The Delirium Brief, by Charles Stross
  • Horizon, by Fran Wilde

Horror Novel

  • Ill Will, by Dan Chaon
  • Universal Harvester, by John Darnielle
  • After the End of the World, by Jonathan L. Howard
  • Food of the Gods, by Cassandra Khaw
  • The Night Ocean, by Paul La Farge
  • The Changeling, by Victor LaValle
  • Red Snow, by Ian R. MacLeod
  • Behind Her Eyes, by Sarah Pinborough
  • Mormama, by Kit Reed
  • Ubo, by Steve Rasnic Tem

Young Adult Book

  • Tool of War, by Paolo Bacigalupi
  • In Other Lands, by Sarah Rees Brennan
  • The Dragon with a Chocolate Heart, by Stephanie Burgis
  • Chalk, by Paul Cornell
  • Buried Heart, by Kate Elliott
  • A Skinful of Shadows, by Frances Hardinge
  • Frogkisser!, by Garth Nix
  • Akata Warrior, by Nnedi Okorafor
  • Shadowhouse Fall, by Danel José Older
  • The Book of Dust: La Belle Sauvage, by Philip Pullman

First Novel

  • The Bear and the Nightingale, by Katherine Arden
  • The City of Brass, by S.A. Chakraborty
  • Amberlough, by Lara Elena Donnelly
  • Winter Tide, by Ruthanna Emrys
  • The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter, by Theodora Goss
  • The Art of Starving, by Sam J. Miller
  • Autonomous, by Annalee Newitz
  • Lincoln in the Bardo, by George Saunders
  • An Unkindness of Ghosts, by Rivers Solomon
  • Amatka, by Karin Tidbeck

Novella

  • In Calabria, by Peter S. Beagle
  • River of Teeth, by Sarah Gailey
  • Agents of Dreamland, by Caitlín R. Kiernan
  • Passing Strange, by Ellen Klages
  • Down Among the Sticks and Bones, by Seanan McGuire
  • Binti: Home, by Nnedi Okorafor
  • “And Then There Were (N-One),” by Sarah Pinsker
  • All Systems Red, by Martha Wells,
  • The Black Tides of Heaven, by JY Yang
  • The Red Threads of Fortune, by JY Yang

Novelette

  • “Children of Thorns, Children of Water,” by Aliette de Bodard
  • “The Hermit of Houston,” by Samuel R. Delany
  • “Come See the Living Dryad,” by Theodora Goss
  • “The Worshipful Society of Glovers,” by Mary Robinette Kowal
  • “Extracurricular Activities,” by Yoon Ha Lee
  • “The Hidden Girl,” by Ken Liu
  • “The Mathematical Inevitability of Corvids,” by Seanan McGuire
  • “Wind Will Rove,” by Sarah Pinsker
  • “The Lamentation of Their Women,” by Kai Ashante Wilson
  • “Waiting on a Bright Moon,” by JY Yang

Short Story

  • “Don’t Press Charges and I Won’t Sue,” by Charlie Jane Anders
  • “Zen and the Art of Starship Maintenance,” by Tobias S. Buckell
  • “Persephone of the Crows,” by Karen Joy Fowler
  • “Fire.,” by Elizabeth Hand
  • “Dear Sarah,” by Nancy Kress
  • “The Martian Obelisk,” by Linda Nagata
  • “Fandom for Robots,” by Vina Jie-Min Prasad
  • “Welcome to Your Authentic Indian ExperienceTM,” by Rebecca Roanhorse
  • “Starlight Express,” by Michael Swanwick
  • “Carnival Nine,” by Caroline M. Yoachim

Anthology

  • Cosmic Powers, edited by John Joseph Adams
  • Black Feathers, edited by Ellen Datlow
  • The Book of Swords, edited by Gardner Dozois
  • The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Thirty-Fourth Annual Collection, edited by Gardner Dozois
  • Bookburners, edited by Max Gladstone
  • The Djinn Falls in Love and Other Stories, edited by Mahvesh Murad & Jared Shurin
  • The Best of Subterranean, edited by William Schafer
  • The Best Science Fiction & Fantasy of the Year, Volume Eleven, edited by Jonathan Strahan
  • Infinity Wars, edited by Jonathan Strahan
  • Transcendent 2: The Year’s Best Transgender Speculative Fiction, edited by Bogi Takács

Collection

  • Six Months, by Three Days, Five Others, by Charlie Jane Anders
  • The Overneath, by Peter S. Beagle
  • Norse Mythology, by Neil Gaiman
  • Strange Weather, by Joe Hill
  • Wicked Wonders, by Ellen Klages
  • Cat Pictures Please and Other Stories, by Naomi Kritzer
  • Ursula K. Le Guin: The Hainish Novels and Stories, by Ursula K. Le Guin
  • Her Body and Other Parties, by Carmen Maria Machado
  • Tender, by Sofia Samatar
  • The Refrigerator Monologues, by Catherynne M. Valente

Magazine

  • Analog
  • Asimov’s
  • Beneath Ceaseless Skies
  • Clarkesworld
  • F&SF
  • File 770
  • Lightspeed
  • Strange Horizons
  • Tor.com
  • Uncanny

Publisher

  • Angry Robot
  • Baen
  • DAW
  • Gollancz
  • Orbit
  • Saga
  • Small Beer
  • Subterranean
  • Tachyon
  • Tor

Editor

  • John Joseph Adams
  • Neil Clarke
  • Ellen Datlow
  • Gardner Dozois
  • C.C. Finlay
  • Jonathan Strahan
  • Lynne M. Thomas & Michael Damian Thomas
  • Ann & Jeff VanderMeer
  • Sheila Williams
  • Navah Wolfe

Artist

  • Kinuko Y. Craft
  • Galen Dara
  • Julie Dillon
  • Bob Eggleton
  • Gregory Manchess
  • Victo Ngai
  • John Picacio
  • Shaun Tan
  • Charles Vess
  • Michael Whelan

Non-Fiction

  • Sleeping with Monsters: Readings and Reactions in Science Fiction and Fantasy, by Liz Bourke
  • In Search of Silence: The Journals of Samuel R. Delany, Volume 1, 1957-1969, by Samuel R. Delany
  • The Invention of Angela Carter, by Edmund Gordon
  • Star-Begotten: A Life Lived in Science Fiction, by James Gunn
  • Iain M. Banks, by Paul Kincaid
  • Luminescent Threads: Connections to Octavia E. Butler, edited by Alexandra Pierce & Mimi Mondal
  • Not So Good a Gay Man, by Frank M. Robinson
  • Don’t Live for Your Obituary, by John Scalzi
  • A Lit Fuse: The Provocative Life of Harlan Ellison, by Nat Segaloff
  • J.G. Ballard, by D. Harlan Wilson

Art Book

  • The Art of the Pulps: An Illustrated History, edited by Douglas Ellis, Ed Hulse & Robert Weinberg
  • Spectrum 24: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art, edited by John Fleskes
  • Terry Pratchett’s Discworld Imaginarium, by Paul Kidby
  • Norse Myths: Tales of Odin, Thor, and Loki, by Jeffrey Alan Love and Kevin Crossley-Holland
  • Above the Timberline, by Gregory Manchess
  • The Movie Art of Syd Mead: Visual Futurist, by Syd Mead and Craig Hodgetts
  • Celtic Faeries: The Secret Kingdom, by Jean-Baptiste Monge
  • Line of Beauty: The Art of Wendy Pini, by Wendy Pini and Richard Pini
  • Goblin Market, by by Omar Rayyan and Christina Rossetti
  • The Art of Magic: The Gathering: Kaladesh, by James Wyatt

For more information…

Westercon 73 Bid Announced

Seattle is bidding to host Westercon 73 in 2020. The event will be held over July 4th weekend. Currently, no other bids have announced their intent for that year, which will be selected at Westercon 71, to be held in Denver from July 4-8, 2018. The bid is being run by SWOC.

Locus Award Shortlist

Locus has announced the shortlist for this year’s Locus Awards. The winners will be presented in Seattle, WA on the weekend of June 23-25. Connie Willis will serve as emcee.

Science Fiction Novel

  • Company Town, by Madeline Ashby
  • The Medusa Chronicles, by Stephen Baxter & Alastair Reynolds
  • Take Back the Sky, by Greg Bear
  • Visitor, by C.J. Cherryh
  • Babylon’s Ashes, by James S.A. Corey
  • Death’s End, by Cixin Liu
  • After Atlas, by Emma Newman
  • Central Station, by Lavie Tidhar
  • The Underground Railroad, by Colson Whitehead
  • Last Year, by Robert Charles Wilson

Fantasy Novel

  • All the Birds in the Sky, by Charlie Jane Anders
  • Summerlong, by Peter S. Beagle
  • City of Blades, by Robert Jackson Bennett
  • The Obelisk Gate, by N.K. Jemisin
  • Children of Earth and Sky, by Guy Gavriel Kay
  • The Wall of Storms, by Ken Liu
  • The Last Days of New Paris, by China Miéville
  • The Winged Histories, by Sofia Samatar
  • The Nightmare Stacks, by Charles Stross
  • Necessity, by Jo Walton

Horror Novel

  • The Brotherhood of the Wheel, by R.S. Belcher
  • Fellside, by M.R. Carey
  • The Fireman, by Joe Hill
  • Mongrels, by Stephen Graham Jones
  • The Fisherman, by John Langan
  • Certain Dark Things, by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
  • HEX, by Thomas Olde Heuvelt
  • The Family Plot, by Cherie Priest
  • Lovecraft Country, by Matt Ruff
  • Disappearance at Devil’s Rock, by Paul Tremblay

Young Adult Book

  • Crooked Kingdom, by Leigh Bardugo
  • The Girl Who Drank the Moon, by Kelly Barnhill
  • Lois Lane: Double Down, by Gwenda Bond
  • Truthwitch, by Susan Dennard
  • Poisoned Blade, by Kate Elliott
  • Burning Midnight, by Will McIntosh
  • Goldenhand, by Garth Nix
  • Revenger, by Alastair Reynolds
  • This Savage Song, by Victoria Schwab
  • The Evil Wizard Smallbone, by Delia Sherman

First Novel

  • The Reader, by Traci Chee
  • Waypoint Kangaroo, by Curtis Chen
  • The Star-Touched Queen, by Roshani Chokshi
  • The Girl from Everywhere, by Heidi Heilig
  • Roses and Rot, by Kat Howard
  • Ninefox Gambit, by Yoon Ha Lee
  • Arabella of Mars, by David D. Levine
  • Infomocracy, by Malka Older
  • Everfair, by Nisi Shawl
  • Vigil, by Angela Slatter

Novella

  • The Lost Child of Lychford, by Paul Cornell
  • The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe, by Kij Johnson
  • Hammers on Bone, by Cassandra Khaw
  • The Ballad of Black Tom, by Victor LaValle
  • Every Heart a Doorway, by Seanan McGuire
  • This Census-taker, by China Miéville
  • The Iron Tactician, by Alastair Reynolds
  • The Dispatcher, by John Scalzi
  • Pirate Utopia, by Bruce Sterling
  • A Taste of Honey, by Kai Ashante Wilson

Novelette

  • “The Art of Space Travel,” by Nina Allan
  • “Pearl,” by Aliette de Bodard
  • “Red as Blood and White as Bone,” by Theodora Goss
  • “Foxfire, Foxfire,” by Yoon Ha Lee
  • “The Visitor from Taured,” by Ian R. MacLeod
  • “Spinning Silver,” by Naomi Novik
  • “Those Shadows Laugh,” by Geoff Ryman
  • “The Future is Blue,” by Catherynne M. Valente
  • The Jewel and Her Lapidary, by Fran Wilde
  • “You’ll Surely Drown Here If You Stay,” by Alyssa Wong

Short Story

  • “The Story of Kao Yu,” by Peter S. Beagle
  • “Our Talons Can Crush Galaxies,” by Brooke Bolander
  • “A Salvaging of Ghosts,” by Aliette de Bodard
  • “Seasons of Glass and Iron,” by Amal el-Mohtar
  • “The City Born Great,” by N.K. Jemisin
  • “Seven Birthdays,” by Ken Liu
  • “Afrofuturist 419,” by Nnedi Okorafor
  • “Sixteen Questions for Kamala Chatterjee,” by Alastair Reynolds
  • “That Game We Played During the War,” by Carrie Vaughn
  • “A Fist of Permutations in Lightning and Wildflowers,” by Alyssa Wong

Anthology

  • Children of Lovecraft, edited by Ellen Datlow
  • The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Thirty-Third Annual Collection, edited by Gardner Dozois
  • Hidden Youth: Speculative Fiction from the Margins of History, edited by Mikki Kendall & Chesya Burke
  • Tremontaine, edited by Ellen Kushner
  • Invisible Planets, edited by Ken Liu
  • The Starlit Wood, edited by Dominik Parisien & Navah Wolfe
  • The Best Science Fiction & Fantasy of the Year: Volume Ten, edited by Jonathan Strahan
  • Bridging Infinity, edited by Jonathan Strahan
  • Drowned Worlds, edited by Jonathan Strahan, ed
  • The Big Book of Science Fiction, edited by Ann & Jeff VanderMeer

Collection

  • Sharp Ends, by Joe Abercrombie
  • Hwarhath Stories: Twelve Transgressive Tales by Aliens, by Eleanor Arnason
  • A Natural History of Hell, by Jeffrey Ford
  • The Complete Orsinia, by Ursula K. Le Guin
  • The Found and the Lost, by Ursula K. Le Guin
  • The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories, by Ken Liu
  • The Best of Ian McDonald, by Ian McDonald
  • Dreams of Distant Shores, by Patricia A. McKillip
  • Beyond the Aquila Rift: The Best of Alastair Reynolds, by Alastair Reynolds
  • Not So Much, Said the Cat, by Michael Swanwick

Magazine

  • Analog
  • Asimov’s
  • Beneath Ceaseless Skies
  • Clarkesworld
  • F&SF
  • File 770
  • Lightspeed
  • Strange Horizons
  • Tor.com
  • Uncanny

Publisher

  • Angry Robot
  • Baen
  • DAW
  • Gollancz
  • Orbit
  • Saga
  • Small Beer
  • Subterranean
  • Tachyon
  • Tor

Editor

  • John Joseph Adams
  • Neil Clarke
  • Ellen Datlow
  • Gardner Dozois
  • C.C. Finlay
  • Jonathan Strahan
  • Lynne M. Thomas & Michael Damian Thomas
  • Ann & Jeff VanderMeer
  • Sheila Williams
  • Navah Wolfe

Artist

  • Kinuko Y. Craft
  • Galen Dara
  • Julie Dillon
  • Bob Eggleton
  • Donato Giancola
  • Victo Ngai
  • John Picacio
  • Shaun Tan
  • Charles Vess
  • Michael Whelan

Non-Fiction

  • Science Fiction Rebels: The Story of the Science-Fiction Magazines from 1981-1990, by Mike Ashley
  • Octavia E. Butler, by Gerry Canavan
  • Speculative Blackness: The Future of Race in Science Fiction, by André M. Carrington
  • Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life, by Ruth Franklin
  • The View From the Cheap Seats, by Neil Gaiman
  • Time Travel: A History, by James Gleick
  • The Geek Feminist Revolution, by Kameron Hurley
  • Words Are My Matter: Writings about Life and Books 2000-2016, by Ursula K. Le Guin
  • The History of Science Fiction: Second Edition, by Adam Roberts
  • Traveler of Worlds: Conversations with Robert Silverberg, by Alvaro Zinos-Amaro

Art Book

  • Yoshitaka Amano: Illustrations, by Yoshitaka Amano
  • Kinuko Y. Craft, Beauty and the Beast, by Mahlon F. Craft
  • Myth & Magic: An Enchanted Fantasy Coloring Book, by Kinukuo Y. Craft
  • Spectrum 23: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art, edited by John Fleskes
  • Descants & Cadences: The Art of Stephanie Law, by Stephanie Law
  • Star Wars Art: Ralph McQuarrie, by Ralph McQuarrie
  • Spaceships: An Illustrated History of the Real and the Imagined, by Ron Miller
  • The Art of the Film: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, edited by Dermot Power
  • The Singing Bones: Inspired by Grimms’ Fairy Tales, by Shaun Tan
  • Walking Through the Landscape of Faerie, by Charles Vess

For more information…

Apollo 11 Goes on Tour

The Smithsonian Institute is sending the Apollo 11 on a tour of four museums in celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the first lunar landing. The command module Columbia, along with other artifacts from the Apollo 11 mission, will visit Space Center Houston (October 14, 2017-March 18, 2018), the Saint Louis Science center (April 14-September 3, 2018), the Heinz History Center in Pittsburgh (September 29, 2018-February 18, 2019) and Seattle’s Museum of Flight (March 16-September 2, 2019).

Locus Shortlist

Locus has announced the shortlist for this year’s Locus Awards. The winners will be presented in Seattle, WA on the weekend of June 24-26. Connie Willis will serve as emcee.

Science Fiction Novel

  • The Water Knife, by Paolo Bacigalupi
  • Ancillary Mercy, by Ann Leckie
  • Aurora, by Kim Stanley Robinson
  • Seveneves, by Neal Stephenson
  • A Borrowed Man, by Gene Wolfe

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 Novel

  • 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
  • “The Four Thousand, the Eight Hundred,” by Greg Egan
  • Binti, by Nnedi Okorafor
  • Slow Bullets, by Alastair Reynolds

Novelette

  • “The Heart’s Filthy Lesson,” by Elizabeth Bear
  • “And You Shall Know Her by the Trail of Dead,” by Brooke Bolander
  • “Black Dog,” by Neil Gaiman
  • “Folding Beijing,” by Hao Jingfang
  • “Another Word for World,” by Ann Leckie

Short Story

  • “Three Cups of Grief, by Starlight,” by Aliette de Bodard
  • “Madeleine,” by Amal El-Mohtar
  • “Cat Pictures Please,” by Naomi Kritzer
  • “The Dowager of Bees,” by China Miéville
  • “Hungry Daughters of Starving Mothers,” by Alyssa Wong

Anthology

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

Collection

  • The Best of Gregory Benford, by Gregory Benford
  • Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances, by Neil Gaiman
  • The Best of Nancy Kress, by Nancy Kress
  • Dancing Through the Fire, by Tanith Lee
  • Three Moments of an Explosion, by China Miéville

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 & 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 & Legend, by Malcolm R. Phifer & Michael C. Phifer

For more information…

Locus Award Finalists

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 26-28, 2015.

Science Fiction Novel

  • The Peripheral, by William Gibson
  • Ancillary Sword, by Ann Leckie
  • The Three-Body Problem, by Cixin Liu
  • Lock In, by John Scalzi
  • Annihilation/Authority/Acceptance, by Jeff VanderMeer

Fantasy Novel

  • The Goblin Emperor, by Katherine Addison
  • Steles of the Sky, by Elizabeth Bear
  • City of Stairs, by Robert Jackson Bennett
  • The Magician’s Land, by Lev Grossman
  • The Mirror Empire, by Kameron Hurley

Young Adult Book

  • Half a King, by Joe Abercrombie
  • The Doubt Factory, by Paolo Bacigalupi
  • Waistcoats & Weaponry, by Gail Carriger
  • Empress of the Sun, by Ian McDonald
  • Clariel, by Garth Nix

First Novel

  • Elysium, by Jennifer Marie Brissett
  • A Darkling Sea, by James L. Cambias
  • The Clockwork Dagger, by Beth Cato
  • The Memory Garden, by Mary Rickert
  • The Emperor’s Blades, by Brian Staveley

Novella

  • “The Man Who Sold the Moon,” by Cory Doctorow
  • We Are All Completely Fine, by Daryl Gregory
  • Yesterday’s Kin, by Nancy Kress
  • “The Regular,” by Ken Liu
  • “The Lightning Tree,” by Patrick Rothfuss

Novelette

  • “Tough Times All Over,” by Joe Abercrombie
  • “The Hand Is Quicker,” by Elizabeth Bear
  • “Memorials,” by Aliette de Bodard
  • “The Jar of Water,” by Ursula K. Le Guin
  • “A Year and a Day in Old Theradane,” by Scott Lynch

Short Story

  • “Covenant,” by Elizabeth Bear
  • “The Dust Queen,” by Aliette de Bodard
  • “The Truth About Owls,” by Amal El-Mohtar
  • “In Babelsberg,” by Alastair Reynolds
  • “Ogres of East Africa,” by Sofia Samatar

Anthology

  • The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Thirty-first Annual Collection, edited by Gardner Dozois
  • Long Hidden: Speculative Fiction from the Margins of History, edited by Rose Fox & Daniel José Older
  • Rogues, edited by George R.R. Martin & Gardner Dozois
  • Reach for Infinity, edited by Jonathan Strahan
  • The Time Traveler’s Almanac, edited by Ann VanderMeer & Jeff VanderMeer

Collection

  • Questionable Practices, by Eileen Gunn
  • The Collected Short Fiction Volume One: The Man Who Made Models, by R.A. Lafferty
  • Last Plane to Heaven, by Jay Lake
  • Academic Exercises, by K.J. Parker
  • The Collected Stories of Robert Silverberg, Volume Nine: The Millennium Express, by Robert Silverberg

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, by Jonathan Eller
  • Harry Harrison! Harry Harrison!, by Harry Harrison
  • The Secret History of Wonder Woman, by Jill Lepore
  • Robert A. Heinlein: In Dialogue with His Century, Volume 2: The Man Who Learned Better: 1948-1988, by William H. Patterson, Jr.
  • What Makes This Book So Great, by Jo Walton

Art Book

  • The Art of Jim Burns: Hyperluminal, by Jim Burns
  • The Art of Neil Gaiman, by Hayley Campbell
  • Spectrum 21: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art, edited by John Fleskes
  • Brian Froud’s Faeries’ Tales, by by Brian & Wendy Froud
  • The Art of Space: The History of Space Art, from the Earliest Visions to the Graphics of the Modern Era, by Ron Miller

For more information…

Locus Award Winners

The winners for this year Locus Poll were announced on June 28 (Tau Day) in Seattle, Washington.

  • Science Fiction Novel: Abaddon’s Gate, by James S.A. Corey
  • Fantasy Novel: The Ocean at the End of the Lane, by Neil Gaiman
  • Young Adult Book: The Girl Who Soared Over Fairyland and Cut the Moon in Two, by Catherynne M. Valente
  • First Novel: Ancillary Justice, by Ann Leckie
  • Novella: Six-Gun Snow White, by Catherynne M. Valente
  • Novelette: “The Sleeper and the Spindle,” by Neil Gaiman
  • Short Story: “The Road of Needles,” by Caitlín R. Kiernan
  • Anthology: Old Mars, edited by George R.R. Martin & Gardner Dozois
  • Collection: The Best of Connie Willis, by Connie Willis
  • Magazine: Asimov’s
  • Publisher: Tor
  • Editor: Ellen Datlow
  • Artist: Michael Whelan
  • Non-Fiction: Wonderbook: The Illustrated Guide to Creating Imaginative Fiction, by Jeff VanderMeer
  • Art Book: Spectrum 20: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art, edited by Cathy Fenner & Arnie Fenner

For more information…

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 27-29, 2014.

Science Fiction Novel

  • MaddAddam, by Margaret Atwood
  • Abaddon’s Gate, by James S. A. Corey
  • The Best of All Possible Worlds, by Karen Lord
  • Shaman, by Kim Stanley Robinson
  • Neptune’s Brood, by Charles Stross

Fantasy Novel

  • The Ocean at the End of the Lane, by Neil Gaiman
  • NOS4A2, by Joe Hill
  • River of Stars, by Guy Gavriel Kay
  • Doctor Sleep, by Stephen King
  • The Republic of Thieves, by Scott Lynch

Young Adult Book

  • Zombie Baseball Beatdown, by Paolo Bacigalupi
  • The Coldest Girl in Coldtown, by Holly Black
  • Homeland, by Cory Doctorow
  • The Summer Prince, by Alaya Dawn Johnson
  • The Girl Who Soared Over Fairyland and Cut the Moon in Two, by Catherynne M. Valente

First Novel

  • The Thinking Woman’s Guide to Real Magic, by Emily Croy Barker
  • The Golden City, by J. Kathleen Cheney
  • Ancillary Justice, by Ann Leckie
  • A Stranger in Olondria, by Sofia Samatar
  • The Golem and the Jinni, by Helene Wecker

Novella

  • “Wakulla Springs,” by Andy Duncan & Ellen Klages
  • Black Helicopters, by Caitlín R. Kiernan
  • “The Princess and the Queen,” by George R. R. Martin
  • “Precious Metal,” by Robert Reed
  • Six-Gun Snow White, by Catherynne M. Valente

Novelette

  • “The Truth of Fact, the Truth of Feeling,” by Ted Chiang
  • “The Waiting Stars,” by Aliette de Bodard
  • “A Terror,” by Jeffrey Ford
  • “The Sleeper and the Spindle,” by Neil Gaiman
  • “The Prayer of Ninety Cats,” by Caitlín R. Kiernan

Short Story

  • “Some Desperado,” by Joe Abercrombie
  • “The Science of Herself,” by Karen Joy Fowler
  • “The Road of Needles,” by Caitlín R. Kiernan
  • “A Brief History of the Trans-Pacific Tunnel,” by Ken Liu
  • “The Dead Sea-Bottom Scrolls,” by Howard Waldrop

Anthology

  • Queen Victoria’s Book of Spells, edited by Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling
  • The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Thirtieth Annual Collection, edited by Gardner Dozois
  • Unnatural Creatures, edited by Neil Gaiman & Maria Dahvana Headley
  • Old Mars, edited by George R. R. Martin & Gardner Dozois
  • The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year: Volume Seven, edited by Jonathan Strahan

Collection

  • The Best of Joe Haldeman, by Joe Haldeman
  • The Ape’s Wife and Other Stories, by Caitlín R. Kiernan
  • Kabu Kabu, by Nnedi Okorafor
  • The Bread We Eat in Dreams, by Catherynne M. Valente
  • The Best of Connie Willis, by Connie Willis

Magazine

  • Asimov’s
  • Clarkesworld
  • F&SF
  • Subterranean
  • Tor.com

Publisher

  • Angry Robot
  • Orbit
  • Small Beer
  • Subterranean Press
  • Tor

Editor

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

Artist

  • Bob Eggleton
  • John Picacio
  • Shaun Tan
  • Charles Vess
  • Michael Whelan

Non-Fiction

  • Here Be Dragons: Exploring Fantasy Maps and Settings, by Stefan Ekman
  • Strange Matings: Science Fiction, Feminism, African American Voices, and Octavia E. Butler, edited by Rebecca J. Holden & Nisi Shawl
  • The Man From Mars: Ray Palmer’s Amazing Pulp Journey, by Fred Nadis
  • Wonderbook: The Illustrated Guide to Creating Imaginative Fiction, by Jeff VanderMeer
  • Afrofuturism: The World of Black Sci-Fi and Fantasy Culture, by Ytasha L. Womack

Art Book

  • Hannes Bok: A Life in Illustration, by Hannes Bok, edited by Joseph Wrzos
  • The Alluring Art of Margaret Brundage, by Margaret Brundage, edited Stephen D. Korshak & David Spurlock
  • Spectrum 20: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art, edited by Cathy Fenner & Arnie Fenner
  • Maurice Sendak: A Celebration of the Artist and His Work, by Maurice Sendak, edited by Justin G. Schiller, Dennis M.V. David & Leonard S. Marcus
  • Rules of Summer, by Shaun Tan

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Steamcon VI Cancelled

The board of directors for Steamcon has announced their decision to cancel the series of Seattle Steampunk convention due to financial difficulties. The convention is currently more than $40,000 in debt and may face additional debt from the IRS or from hotel penalties. In addition to cancelling the convention, the board of directors has voted to dissolve the corporation.

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Obituary: Bobbie Dufault

Seattle fan Bobbie Dufault (b.1958) died in her sleep on September 14. Dufault was preparing to co-chair Sasquan, the 2015 Worldcon. Previously, she had chaired the 2005 NASFIC, CascadiaCon, and the 2012 Westercon, Conclusion. In 2012, she served as Programming Head for Chicon 7, the Worldcon. She was active in many aspects of Pacific Northwest fandom and worked on many bids to bring cons to the area. Dufault was married to fan Jerry Gieseke.