Thursday, May 08, 2014

2014 Locus Awards Finalists

The Locus Science Fiction Foundation on May 7th announced the top five finalists in each category of the 2014 Locus Awards. Winners will be announced during the Locus Awards Weekend in Seattle, WA, June 27 - 29, 2014.

Science Fiction Novel
MaddAddam, Margaret Atwood (Nan A. Talese)
Abaddon’s Gate, James S.A. Corey (Orbit)
The Best of All Possible Worlds, Karen Lord (Del Rey)
Shaman, Kim Stanley Robinson (Orbit)
Neptune’s Brood, Charles Stross (Ace)

Fantasy Novel
The Ocean at the End of the Lane, Neil Gaiman (William Morrow)
NOS4A2, Joe Hill (William Morrow)
River of Stars, Guy Gavriel Kay (Roc)
Doctor Sleep, Stephen King (Scribner)
The Republic of Thieves, Scott Lynch (Del Rey)

Young Adult Book
Zombie Baseball Beatdown, Paolo Bacigalupi (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)
The Coldest Girl in Coldtown, Holly Black (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)
Homeland, Cory Doctorow (Tor Teen)
The Summer Prince, Alaya Dawn Johnson (Arthur A. Levine Books)
The Girl Who Soared Over Fairyland and Cut the Moon in Two, Catherynne M. Valente (Feiwel and Friends)

First Novel
The Thinking Woman’s Guide to Real Magic, Emily Croy Barker (Pamela Dorman Books)
The Golden City, J. Kathleen Cheney (Roc)
Ancillary Justice, Ann Leckie (Orbit)
A Stranger in Olondria, Sofia Samatar (Small Beer Press)
The Golem and the Jinni, Helene Wecker (Harper)

-  “Wakulla Springs”, Andy Duncan and Ellen Klages ( 10/2/13)
-  Black Helicopters, Caitlín R. Kiernan (Subterranean)
-  “The Princess and the Queen”, George R.R. Martin (Dangerous Women from Tor)
-  “Precious Mental”, Robert Reed (Asimov’s 6/13)
Six-Gun Snow White, Catherynne M. Valente (Subterranean)

-  “The Truth of Fact, the Truth of Feeling”, Ted Chiang (Subterranean Fall ’13)
-  “The Waiting Stars”, Aliette de Bodard (The Other Half of the Sky from Candlemark & Gleam)
-  “A Terror”, Jeffrey Ford ( 7/24/13)
-  “The Sleeper and the Spindle”, Neil Gaiman (Rags and Bones from Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)
-  “The Prayer of Ninety Cats”, Caitlín R. Kiernan (Subterranean Spring ’13)

Short Story
-  “Some Desperado”, Joe Abercrombie (Dangerous Women from Tor)
-  “The Science of Herself”, Karen Joy Fowler (The Science of Herself from PM Books)
-  “The Road of Needles”, Caitlín R. Kiernan (Once Upon a Time: New Fairy Tales from Prime Books)
-  “A Brief History of the Trans-Pacific Tunnel”, Ken Liu (F&SF Jan/Feb 2013)
-  “The Dead Sea-Bottom Scrolls”, Howard Waldrop (Old Mars from Bantam)

Queen Victoria’s Book of Spells, Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling, eds. (Tor Books)
The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Thirtieth Annual Collection, Gardner Dozois, ed. (St. Martin’s Griffin)
Unnatural Creatures, Neil Gaiman and Maria Dahvana Headley, eds. (HarperCollins)
Old Mars, George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois, eds. (Bantam)
-  The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume Seven, Jonathan Strahan, ed. (Night Shade Books)

The Best of Joe Haldeman, Joe Haldeman (Subterranean)
The Ape’s Wife and Other Stories, Caitlín R. Kiernan (Subterranean)
Kabu Kabu, Nnedi Okorafor (Prime)
The Bread We Eat in Dreams, Catherynne M. Valente (Subterranean)
The Best of Connie Willis, Connie Willis (Del Rey)

The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction

Angry Robot
Small Beer Press
Subterranean Press
Tor Books

John Joseph Adams
Ellen Datlow
-  Gardner Dozois
Jonathan Strahan
Ann and Jeff VanderMeer

Bob Eggleton
John Picacio
Shaun Tan
Charles Vess
Michael Whelan

Here Be Dragons: Exploring Fantasy Maps and Settings, Stefan Ekman (Wesleyan University Press)
Strange Matings: Science Fiction, Feminism, African American Voices, and Octavia E. Butler, Rebecca J. Holden and Nisi Shawl, eds. (Aqueduct Press)
The Man From Mars: Ray Palmer’s Amazing Pulp Journey, Fred Nadis (Tarcher)
Wonderbook: The Illustrated Guide to Creating Imaginative Fiction, Jeff VanderMeer (Abrams Image)
Afrofuturism: The World of Black Sci-Fi and Fantasy Culture, Ytasha L. Womack (Lawrence Hill Books)

Art Book
Hannes Bok, Hannes Bok: A Life in Illustration, Joseph Wrzos, ed. (Centipede Press)
Margaret Brundage, The Alluring Art of Margaret Brundage, Stephen D. Korshak and J. David Spurlock, eds. (Vanguard Productions)
-  Spectrum 20: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art, Cathy Fenner and Arnie Fenner, eds. (Underwood Books)
Maurice Sendak, Maurice Sendak: A Celebration of the Artist and His Work, Justin G. Schiller, Dennis M.V. David and Leonard S. Marcus, eds. (Abrams Books)
-  Shaun Tan, Rules of Summer (Arthur A. Levine 2014)


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