Thursday, May 8, 2014

2014 Locus Awards nominees

The Locus Science Fiction Foundation has revealed the nominees for the 2014 Locus Awards. The winners will be announced during the Locus Awards Weekend that takes place in Seattle, WA, between June 27th and 29th.

Science Fiction Novel:
“MaddAddam” by Margaret Atwood (McClelland & Stewart; Bloomsbury; Talese)
“Abaddon’s Gate” by James S.A. Corey (Orbit US; Orbit UK)
“The Best of All Possible Worlds” by Karen Lord (Del Rey; Jo Fletcher UK)
“Shaman” by Kim Stanley Robinson (Orbit US; Orbit UK)
“Neptune’s Brood” by Charles Stross (Ace; Orbit UK)

Fantasy novel:
“The Ocean at the End of the Lane” by Neil Gaiman (Morrow; Headline Review)
“NOS4A2” by Joe Hill (Morrow; Gollancz as NOS4R2)
“River of Stars” by Guy Gavriel Kay (Roc; Viking Canada; HarperCollins UK)
“Doctor Sleep” by Stephen King (Scribner; Hodder & Stoughton)
“The Republic of Thieves” by Scott Lynch (Del Rey; Gollancz)

Young Adult Book:
“Zombie Baseball Beatdown” by Paolo Bacigalupi (Little, Brown)
“The Coldest Girl in Coldtown” by Holly Black (Little, Brown; Indigo)
“Homeland” by Cory Doctorow (Tor Teen; Titan)
“The Summer Prince” by Alaya Dawn Johnson (Levine)
“The Girl Who Soared Over Fairyland and Cut the Moon in Two” by Catherynne M. Valente (Feiwel and Friends)

First novel:
“The Thinking Woman’s Guide to Real Magic” by Emily Croy Barker (Dorman)
“The Golden City” by J. Kathleen Cheney (Roc)
“Ancillary Justice” by Ann Leckie (Orbit US; Orbit UK)
“A Stranger in Olondria” by Sofia Samatar (Small Beer)
“The Golem and the Jinni” by Helene Wecker (Harper)

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

“The Truth of Fact, the Truth of Feeling” by Ted Chiang (Subterranean Fall ’13)
“The Waiting Stars” by Aliette de Bodard (The Other Half of the Sky)
“A Terror” by Jeffrey Ford ( 7/24/13)
“The Sleeper and the Spindle” by Neil Gaiman (Rags and Bones)
“The Prayer of Ninety Cats” by Caitlín R. Kiernan (Subterranean Spring ’13)

Short story:
“Some Desperado” by Joe Abercrombie (Dangerous Women)
“The Science of Herself” by Karen Joy Fowler (The Science of Herself)
“The Road of Needles” by Caitlín R. Kiernan (Once Upon a Time: New Fairy Tales)
“A Brief History of the Trans-Pacific Tunnel” by Ken Liu (F&SF 1-2/13)
“The Dead Sea-Bottom Scrolls” by Howard Waldrop (Old Mars)

“Queen Victoria’s Book of Spells” edited by Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling (Tor)
“The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Thirtieth Annual Collection” edited by Gardner Dozois (St. Martin’s Griffin; Robinson:The Mammoth Book of Best New SF 26)
“Unnatural Creatures” edited by Neil Gaiman & Maria Dahvana Headley (Harper; Bloomsbury)
“Old Mars” edited by George R.R. Martin & Gardner Dozois (Bantam)
“The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume Seven” edited by Jonathan Strahan (Night Shade)

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


Angry Robot
Small Beer

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

Bob Eggleton
John Picacio
Shaun Tan
Charles Vess
Michael Whelan

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

Art Book:
“Hannes Bok, Hannes Bok: A Life in Illustration” edited by Joseph Wrzos (Centipede)
“Margaret Brundage, The Alluring Art of Margaret Brundage” edited by Stephen D. Korshak & J. David Spurlock (Vanguard)
“Spectrum 20: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art” edited by Cathy Fenner & Arnie Fenner (Underwood)
“Maurice Sendak, Maurice Sendak: A Celebration of the Artist and His Work” edited by Justin G. Schiller, Dennis M.V. David & Leonard S. Marcus (Abrams)
“Rules of Summer” by Shaun Tan (Hachette Australia; Hodder Children’s; Levine ’14)

Congratulations and good luck to all the nominees!

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