Locus Awards 2013 ballot announced: a guide to the best sf/f in 2013

The 2013 Locus Awards final ballot has been announced, and as ever, it is a fabulous guide signposting some of the very best work published science fiction and fantasy in the past year — a perfect place to start your explorations of the year's books.

I am very honored to have been included on the ballot; my novel Pirate Cinema made the Best Young Adult novel list, which is a particularly strong category this year:

See the full ballot after the jump.

2013 Locus Awards Finalists


    * The Hydrogen Sonata, Iain M. Banks (Orbit US; Orbit UK)

    * Captain Vorpatril's Alliance, Lois McMaster Bujold (Baen)

    * Caliban's War, James S.A. Corey (Orbit US; Orbit UK)

    * 2312, Kim Stanley Robinson (Orbit US; Orbit UK)

    * Redshirts, John Scalzi (Tor; Gollancz)


    * The Killing Moon, N.K. Jemisin (Orbit US; Orbit UK)

    * The Drowning Girl, Caitlín R. Kiernan (Roc)

    * Glamour in Glass, Mary Robinette Kowal (Tor)

    * Hide Me Among the Graves, Tim Powers (Morrow; Corvus)

    * The Apocalypse Codex, Charles Stross (Ace; Orbit UK)


    * The Drowned Cities, Paolo Bacigalupi (Little, Brown; Atom)

    * Pirate Cinema, Cory Doctorow (Tor Teen)

    * Railsea, China Miéville (Del Rey; Macmillan)

    * Dodger, Terry Pratchett (Harper; Doubleday UK)

    * The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There, Catherynne M. Valente (Feiwel and Friends; Much-in-Little '13)


    * Throne of the Crescent Moon, Saladin Ahmed (DAW; Gollancz '13)

    * vN, Madeline Ashby (Angry Robot US; Angry Robot UK)

    * Seraphina, Rachel Hartman (Random House; Doubleday UK)

    * The Games, Ted Kosmatka (Del Rey; Titan)

    * Alif the Unseen, G. Willow Wilson (Grove; Corvus)


    * "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)


    * "Faster Gun", Elizabeth Bear ( 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!)


    * "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)


    * After, Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling, eds. (Hyperion)

    * The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-ninth Annual Collection, Gardner Dozois, ed. (St. Martin's Griffin; Robinson as The Mammoth Book of Best New SF 25)

    * The Future Is Japanese, Nick Mamatas & Masumi Washington, eds. (Haikasoru)

    * Edge of Infinity, Jonathan Strahan, ed. (Solaris US; Solaris UK)

    * The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year: Volume Six, Jonathan Strahan, ed. (Night Shade)


    * The Best of Kage Baker, Kage Baker (Subterranean)

    * Shoggoths in Bloom, Elizabeth Bear (Prime)

    * At the Mouth of the River of Bees, Kij Johnson (Small Beer)

    * The Unreal and the Real: Selected Stories Volume One: Where on Earth and Volume Two: Outer Space, Inner Lands, Ursula K. Le Guin (Small Beer)

    * The Dragon Griaule, Lucius Shepard (Subterranean)


    * Asimov's

    * F&SF


    * Clarkesworld

    * Subterranean


    * Tor

    * Subterranean Press

    * Orbit

    * Baen

    * Angry Robot


    * John Joseph Adams

    * Ellen Datlow

    * Gardner Dozois

    * Jonathan Strahan

    * Ann & Jeff VanderMeer


    * Donato Giancola

    * Stephan Martiniere

    * John Picacio

    * Shaun Tan

    * Michael Whelan


    * An Exile on Planet Earth, Brian Aldiss (Bodleian Library)

    * Science Fiction: The 101 Best Novels 1985-2010, Damien Broderick & Paul Di Filippo, eds. (NonStop)

    * Distrust That Particular Flavor, William Gibson (Putnam)

    * The Cambridge Companion to Fantasy Literature, Edward James & Farah Mendlesohn, eds. (Cambridge University Press)

    * Some Remarks, Neal Stephenson (Morrow)


    * Spectrum 19: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art, Cathy Fenner & Arnie Fenner, eds. (Underwood)

    * Trolls, Brian Froud & Wendy Froud (Abrams)

    * Tarzan: The Centennial Celebration, Scott Tracy Griffin (Titan)

    * J.R.R. Tolkien: The Art of The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien, Wayne G. Hammond & Christina Scull, eds. (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

    * Steampunk: An Illustrated History, Brian J. Robb (Aurum)