Friday, May 12, 2017

2017 Locus Awards Nominees Announced

The Locus Science Fiction Foundation have announced the nominations for the 2017 Locus Awards.

The Locus Awards are presented to winners of the Locus Magazine's annual readers' poll, first presented in 1971, to recognize excellence in science fiction and fantasy literature.

The winners will be announced during the Locus Awards Weekend in Seattle, WA, June 23-25, 2017.

2017 Locus Awards Nominees

  • Company Town by Madeline Ashby (Tor)
  • The Medusa Chronicles by Stephen Baxter & Alastair Reynolds (Gollancz; Saga)
  • Take Back the Sky by Greg Bear (Orbit US; Orbit UK)
  • Visitor by CJ Cherryh (DAW)
  • Babylon’s Ashes by James SA Corey (Orbit US; Orbit UK
  • Death’s End by Cixin Liu (Tor; Head of Zeus)
  • After Atlas by Emma Newman (Roc)
  • Central Station by Lavie Tidhar (Tachyon)
  • The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead (Doubleday; Fleet)
  • Last Year by Robert Charles Wilson (Tor)

  • All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders (Tor; Titan)
  • Summerlong by Peter S Beagle (Tachyon)
  • City of Blades by Robert Jackson Bennett (Broadway)
  • The Obelisk Gate by NK Jemisin (Orbit US; Orbit UK)
  • Children of Earth and Sky by Guy Gavriel Kay (NAL; Viking Canada; Hodder & Stoughton)
  • The Wall of Storms by Ken Liu (Saga; Head of Zeus)
  • The Last Days of New Paris by China Miéville (Del Rey; Picador)
  • The Winged Histories by Sofia Samatar (Small Beer)
  • The Nightmare Stacks by Charles Stross (Ace; Orbit UK)
  • Necessity by Jo Walton (Tor)

  • The Brotherhood of the Wheel by R.S. Belcher (Tor)
  • Fellside by MR Carey (Orbit US; Orbit UK)
  • The Fireman by Joe Hill (Morrow)
  • Mongrels by Stephen Graham Jones (Morrow)
  • The Fisherman by John Langan (Word Horde)
  • Certain Dark Things by Silvia Moreno-Garcia (Dunne)
  • HEX by Thomas Olde Heuvelt (Tor; Hodder & Stoughton)
  • The Family Plot by Cherie Priest (Tor)
  • Lovecraft Country by Matt Ruff (Harper)
  • Disappearance at Devil’s Rock by Paul Tremblay (Morrow)

  • Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo (Holt)
  • The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill (Algonquin)
  • Lois Lane: Double Down by Gwenda Bond (Switch)
  • Truthwitch by Susan Dennard (Tor Teen; Tor UK)
  • Poisoned Blade by Kate Elliott (Little, Brown)
  • Burning Midnight by Will McIntosh (Delacorte; Macmillan)
  • Goldenhand by Garth Nix (Harper; Allen & Unwin; Hot Key)
  • Revenger by Alastair Reynolds (Gollancz; Orbit US ’17)
  • This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab (Titan; Greenwillow)
  • The Evil Wizard Smallbone by Delia Sherman (Candlewick)

  • The Reader by Traci Chee (Putnam)
  • Waypoint Kangaroo by Curtis Chen (Dunne)
  • The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi (St. Martin’s)
  • The Girl from Everywhere by Heidi Heilig (Greenwillow; Hot Key)
  • Roses and Rot by Kat Howard (Saga)
  • Ninefox Gambit by Yoon Ha Lee (Solaris US; Solaris UK)
  • Arabella of Mars by David D. Levine (Tor)
  • Infomocracy by Malka Older ( Publishing)
  • Everfair by Nisi Shawl (Tor)
  • Vigil by Angela Slatter (Jo Fletcher)

  • The Lost Child of Lychford by Paul Cornell ( Publishing)
  • The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe by Kij Johnson ( Publishing)
  • Hammers on Bone by Cassandra Khaw ( Publishing)
  • The Ballad of Black Tom by Victor LaValle ( Publishing)
  • Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire ( Publishing)
  • This Census-Taker by China Miéville (Del Rey; Picador)
  • The Iron Tactician by Alastair Reynolds (NewCon)
  • The Dispatcher by John Scalzi (Audible; Subterranean 2017)
  • Pirate Utopia by Bruce Sterling (Tachyon)
  • A Taste of Honey by Kai Ashante Wilson ( Publishing)

  • The Art of Space Travel by Nina Allan ( July 27 2016)
  • Pearl by Aliette de Bodard (The Starlit Wood)
  • Red as Blood and White as Bone by Theodora Goss ( May 4 2016)
  • Foxfire, Foxfire by Yoon Ha Lee (Beneath Ceaseless Skies March 3 2016)
  • The Visitor from Taured by Ian R. MacLeod (Asimov’s September 2016)
  • Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik (The Starlit Wood)
  • Those Shadows Laugh by Geoff Ryman (F&SF September / October 2016)
  • The Future is Blue by Catherynne M. Valente (Drowned Worlds)
  • The Jewel and Her Lapidary by Fran Wilde ( Publishing)
  • You’ll Surely Drown Here If You Stay by Alyssa Wong (Uncanny May / June 2016)

  • The Story of Kao Yu by Peter S Beagle ( Decmeber 7 2016)
  • Our Talons Can Crush Galaxies by Brooke Bolander (Uncanny November / December 2016)
  • A Salvaging of Ghosts by Aliette de Bodard (Beneath Ceaseless Skies March 17 2016)
  • Seasons of Glass and Iron by Amal el-Mohtar (The Starlit Wood)
  • The City Born Great by NK Jemisin ( September 28 2016)
  • Seven Birthdays by Ken Liu (Bridging Infinity)
  • Afrofuturist 419 by Nnedi Okorafor (Clarkesworld November 2016)
  • Sixteen Questions for Kamala Chatterjee by Alastair Reynolds (Bridging Infinity)
  • That Game We Played During the War by Carrie Vaughn ( March 16 2016)
  • A Fist of Permutations in Lightning and Wildflowers by Alyssa Wong ( March 2 2016)

  • Children of Lovecraft by Ellen Datlow, ed. (Dark Horse)
  • The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Thirty-Third Annual Collection, edited by Gardner Dozois (St. Martin’s Griffin; Robinson as The Mammoth Book of Best New SF 29)
  • Hidden Youth: Speculative Fiction from the Margins of History, edited by Mikki Kendall & Chesya Burke (Crossed Genres)
  • Tremontaine, edited by Ellen Kushner (Serial Box; Saga ’17)
  • Invisible Planets, edited by Ken Liu (Tor; Head of Zeus)
  • The Starlit Wood, edited by Dominik Parisien & Navah Wolfe (Saga)
  • The Best Science Fiction & Fantasy of the Year: Volume Ten, edited by Jonathan Strahan (Solaris US; Solaris UK)
  • Bridging Infinity, edited by Jonathan Strahan (Solaris US; Solaris UK)
  • Drowned Worlds, edited by Jonathan Strahan (Solaris US; Solaris UK)
  • The Big Book of Science Fiction, edited by Ann & Jeff VanderMeer (Vintage)

  • Sharp Ends by Joe Abercrombie (Orbit US; Gollancz)
  • Hwarhath Stories: Twelve Transgressive Tales by Aliens by Eleanor Arnason (Aqueduct)
  • A Natural History of Hell by Jeffrey Ford (Small Beer)
  • The Complete Orsinia by Ursula K Le Guin (Library of America)
  • The Found and the Lost by Ursula K Le Guin (Saga)
  • The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories by Ken Liu (Saga; Head of Zeus)
  • The Best of Ian McDonald by Ian McDonald (PS)
  • Dreams of Distant Shores by Patricia A McKillip (Tachyon)
  • Beyond the Aquila Rift: The Best of Alastair Reynolds by Alastair Reynolds (Subterranean; Gollancz)
  • Not So Much, Said the Cat by Michael Swanwick (Tachyon)

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

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

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

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

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

  • Yoshitaka Amano: Illustrations by Yoshitaka Amano (VIZ Media)
  • Kinuko Y Craft, Beauty and the Beast by Mahlon F Craft (Harper)
  • Kinuko Y Craft, Myth & Magic: An Enchanted Fantasy Coloring Book (Amber Lotus)
  • Spectrum 23: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art, edited byJohn Fleskes (Flesk)
  • Descants & Cadences: The Art of Stephanie Law by Stephanie Law (Shadowscapes)
  • Star Wars Art: Ralph McQuarrie by Ralph McQuarrie (Abrams)
  • Spaceships: An Illustrated History of the Real and the Imagined by Ron Miller (Smithsonian/Elephant Book Company)
  • The Art of the Film: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, edited by Dermot Power (Harper Design; HarperCollins UK)
  • The Singing Bones: Inspired by Grimms’ Fairy Tales by Shaun Tan (Allen & Unwin 2015; Arthur A. Levine; Walker UK)
  • Walking Through the Landscape of Faerie by Charles Vess (Faerie Magazine)