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Monday, June 28, 2010

Locus Award winners (2009-10)

2010 Locus Awards

Finalists from Locus Online accessed 4/22/10
The top five finalists in each category of the 2010 Locus Awards have been announced. Winners will be presented during the Science Fiction Awards Weekend in Seattle WA, June 25-27, 2010. Tickets are still available.

Science Fiction Novel

* The Empress of Mars, Kage Baker (Subterranean; Tor)
* Steal Across the Sky, Nancy Kress (Tor)
* Boneshaker, Cherie Priest (Tor) -- Winner!
* Galileo's Dream, Kim Stanley Robinson (HarperVoyager; Ballantine Spectra)
* Julian Comstock: A Story of 22nd-Century America, Robert Charles Wilson (Tor)

Fantasy Novel

* The City & The City, China Miéville (Del Rey; Macmillan UK) -- Winner!
* Unseen Academicals, Terry Pratchett (Harper; Doubleday UK)
* Drood, Dan Simmons (Little, Brown)
* Palimpsest, Catherynne M. Valente (Bantam Spectra)
* Finch, Jeff VanderMeer (Underland)

First Novel

* The Windup Girl, Paolo Bacigalupi (Night Shade) -- Winner!
* The Manual of Detection, Jedediah Berry (Penguin)
* Soulless, Gail Carriger (Orbit US)
* Lamentation, Ken Scholes (Tor)
* Norse Code, Greg van Eekhout (Ballantine Spectra)

Young-Adult Novel

* The Hotel Under the Sand, Kage Baker (Tachyon)
* Going Bovine, Libba Bray (Delacorte)
* Catching Fire, Suzanne Collins (Scholastic; Scholastic UK)
* Liar, Justine Larbalestier (Bloomsbury; Allen & Unwin Australia)
* Leviathan, Scott Westerfeld (Simon Pulse; Simon & Schuster UK) -- Winner!


* The Women of Nell Gwynne's, Kage Baker (Subterranean) -- Winner!
* "Act One", Nancy Kress (Asimov's 3/09)
* "Vishnu at the Cat Circus", Ian McDonald (Cyberabad Days)
* Shambling Towards Hiroshima, James Morrow (Tachyon)
* "Palimpsest", Charles Stross (Wireless)


* "By Moonlight", Peter S. Beagle (We Never Talk About My Brother) -- Winner!
* "It Takes Two", Nicola Griffith (Eclipse Three)
* "First Flight", Mary Robinette Kowal (Tor.com 8/25/09)
* "Eros, Philia, Agape", Rachel Swirsky (Tor.com 3/3/09)
* "The Island", Peter Watts (The New Space Opera 2)

Short Story

* "The Pelican Bar", Karen Joy Fowler (Eclipse Three)
* "An Invocation of Incuriosity", Neil Gaiman (Songs of the Dying Earth) -- Winner!
* "Spar", Kij Johnson (Clarkesworld 10/09)
* "Going Deep", James Patrick Kelly (Asimov's 6/09)
* "Useless Things", Maureen F. McHugh (Eclipse Three)


* Analog
* Asimov's
* Clarkesworld
* F&SF -- Winner!
* Tor.com


* Baen
* Night Shade
* Pyr
* Subterranean
* Tor -- Winner!


* Lovecraft Unbound, Ellen Datlow, ed. (Dark Horse)
* The New Space Opera 2, Gardner Dozois & Jonathan Strahan, eds.  -- Winner!
* The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Sixth Annual Collection, Gardner Dozois, ed. (St. Martin's)
* Songs of the Dying Earth: Stories in Honor of Jack Vance, George R.R. Martin & Gardner Dozois, eds.
* Eclipse Three, Jonathan Strahan, ed. (Night Shade)


* We Never Talk About My Brother, Peter S. Beagle (Tachyon)
* Cyberabad Days, Ian McDonald (Pyr)
* Wireless, Charles Stross (Ace, Orbit UK)
* The Best of Gene Wolfe, Gene Wolfe (Tor); as The Very Best of Gene Wolfe (PS) -- Winner!
* The Collected Stories of Roger Zelazny: Volumes 1-6, Roger Zelazny (NESFA)


* Ellen Datlow -- Winner!
* Gardner Dozois
* David G. Hartwell
* Jonathan Strahan
* Gordon Van Gelder


* Stephan Martinière
* John Picacio
* Shaun Tan
* Charles Vess
* Michael Whelan -- Winner!

Non-fiction/Art Book

* Powers: Secret Histories, John Berlyne (PS)
* Spectrum 16: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art, Cathy & Arnie Fenner, eds. (Underwood)
* Cheek by Jowl, Ursula K. Le Guin (Aqueduct) -- Winner!
* This is Me, Jack Vance! (Or, More Properly, This is "I"), Jack Vance (Subterranean)
* Drawing Down the Moon: The Art of Charles Vess, Charles Vess (Dark Horse)

The 2009 Locus Award winners for best science fiction books and related books were named at a ceremony during the Science Fiction Awards Weekend in Seattle. Boing Boing observed that the list is a "good place to start your reading if you want to read some of the best stuff out there."

Locus Award winners:

Science fiction novel: Anathem by Neal Stephenson
Fantasy novel: Lavinia by Ursula K. Le Guin
First novel: Singularity's Ring by Paul Melko
Young adult book: The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
Novella: Pretty Monsters by Kelly Link
Novelette: Pump Six by Paolo Bacigalupi
Short Story: "Exhalation" by Ted Chiang
Anthology: The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Fifth Annual Collection, edited by Gardner Dozois
Collection: Pump Six and Other Stories by Paolo Bacigalupi
Non-Fiction/Art Book: P. Craig Russell--Coraline: The Graphic Novel by Neil Gaiman, adapted and illustrated by P. Craig Russell
Editor: Ellen Datlow
Artist: Michael Whelan
Magazine: F&SF
Publisher: Tor

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