Locus Award finalists announced


The Locus Award -- nominated and voted by science fiction fans -- has published a particularly fine shortlist this year (in contrast to the hijacked Hugo Award ballot); I'm extremely proud to see my novella The Man Who Sold the Moon from Hieroglyph on the list.


Best SF novel:


* The Peripheral, William Gibson (Putnam; Viking UK)

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Ancillary Sword, Ann Leckie (Orbit US; Orbit UK)

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The Three-Body Problem, Cixin Liu (Tor)

* Lock In, John Scalzi (Tor; Gollancz)

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Annihilation/Authority/Acceptance, Jeff VanderMeer (FSG Originals; Fourth Estate; HarperCollins Canada)


Best fantasy novel:

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The Goblin Emperor, Katherine Addison (Tor)

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Steles of the Sky, Elizabeth Bear (Tor)

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City of Stairs, Robert Jackson Bennett (Broadway; Jo Fletcher)

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The Magician’s Land, Lev Grossman (Viking; Arrow 2015)

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The Mirror Empire, Kameron Hurley (Angry Robot US)


Best YA:

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Half a King, Joe Abercrombie (Del Rey; Voyager UK)

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The Doubt Factory, Paolo Bacigalupi (Little, Brown)

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Waistcoats & Weaponry, Gail Carriger (Little, Brown; Atom)

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Empress of the Sun, Ian McDonald (Jo Fletcher; Pyr)

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Clariel, Garth Nix (Harper; Hot Key; Allen & Unwin)


Best novella:

* The Man Who Sold the Moon, Cory Doctorow (Hieroglyph)

*We Are All Completely Fine, Daryl Gregory (Tachyon)

*Yesterday's Kin, Nancy Kress (Tachyon)

* The Regular, Ken Liu (Upgraded)

* The Lightning Tree, Patrick Rothfuss (Rogues)

2015 Locus Awards Finalists [Locus Magazine]