2013 Locus Award Finalists Include Iain M. Banks, John Scalzi, And More

By David Wharton | 6 years ago

HydrogenThe Hugo and the Nebula awards are the big two when it comes to recognizing quality science fiction on an annual basis, but they’re not the only game in town. Locus magazine also doles out the “Locus Awards” each year, and they’ve got one thing that makes them worth paying attention to if you’re a fan of literary science fiction. The winners are selected by polling the magazine’s readers, allowing fans to voice their opinions about the year’s best SF. Locus has just posted the finalists for this year’s awards, which will be announced during the Locus Awards Weekend in Seattle on June 28-30.

Here’s the rundown of the finalists below. I heartily agree with Caliban’s War making the list, but I’d imagine Iain M. Banks might be a favorite for the Science Fiction Novel category in light of his recent, tragic death. Do you see any of your favorites among the nominees? Sound off in the comments below.

SCIENCE FICTION NOVEL

FANTASY NOVEL

YOUNG ADULT BOOK

FIRST NOVEL

NOVELLA

  • “In the House of Aryaman, a Lonely Signal Burns”, Elizabeth Bear (Asimov’s 1/12)
  • On a Red Station, Drifting, Aliette de Bodard (Immersion)
  • After the Fall, Before the Fall, During the Fall, Nancy Kress (Tachyon)
  • “The Stars Do Not Lie”, Jay Lake (Asimov’s 10-11/12)
  • The Boolean Gate, Walter Jon Williams (Subterranean)

NOVELETTE

  • “Faster Gun”, Elizabeth Bear (Tor.com 8/12)
  • “The Girl-Thing Who Went Out for Sushi”, Pat Cadigan (Edge of Infinity)
  • “Close Encounters”, Andy Duncan (The Pottawatomie Giant & Other Stories)
  • “Fake Plastic Trees”, Caitlín R. Kiernan (After)
  • “The Lady Astronaut of Mars”, Mary Robinette Kowal (Rip-Off!)

SHORT STORY

  • “The Deeps of the Sky”, Elizabeth Bear (Edge of Infinity)
  • “Immersion”, Aliette de Bodard (Clarkesworld 6/12)
  • “Mantis Wives”, Kij Johnson (Clarkesworld 8/12)
  • “Elementals”, Ursula K. Le Guin (Tin House Fall ’12)
  • “Mono No Aware”, Ken Liu (The Future Is Japanese)

ANTHOLOGY

COLLECTION

MAGAZINE

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

PUBLISHER

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

EDITOR

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

ARTIST

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

NON-FICTION

ART BOOK

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