Saturday, June 29, 2013

2013 Locus Award Nominees

Location: Seattle, Washington.

Comments: Although I cannot claim to be an expert on the eligibility requirements for the Locus Awards, it seems to me that Martin H. Greenberg probably should not have been eligible for the Best Editor award in 2013, primarily because he died in 2011, and as a result could not have done any editing in 2012. Well, not unless he was able to edit from beyond the grave. Greenberg didn't even have an anthology nominated in the Best Anthology category, so there doesn't appear to be much, if any, holdover work he could have been nominated for. I can only surmise that voters were responding to the long shadow of Greenberg's impressive career and were voting for him out of inertia.

Best Science Fiction Novel
1.   Redshirts by John Scalzi

Other Nominees:
2.   2312 by Kim Stanley Robinson
3.   The Hydrogen Sonata by Iain M. Banks
4.   Captain Vorpatril's Alliance by Lois McMaster Bujold
5.   Caliban's War by James S.A. Corey
6.   Blue Remembered Earth by Alastair Reynolds
7.   The Fractal Prince by Hannu Rajaniemi
8.   The Rapture of the Nerds by Cory Doctorow and Charles Stross
9.   Slow Apocalypse by John Varley
10. Intruder by C.J. Cherryh
11. Empty Space by M. John Harrison
12. Arctic Rising by Tobias S. Buckell
13. Bowl of Heaven by Gregory Benford and Larry Niven
14. Intrusion by Ken MacLeod
15. Angelmaker by Nick Harkaway
16. Any Day Now by Terry Bisson
17. Jack Glass by Adam Roberts
18. Rapture by Kameron Hurley
19. The Last Policeman by Ben H. Winters
20. The Eternal Flame by Greg Egan
21. The Fourth Wall by Walter Jon Williams
22. Fate of Worlds by Larry Niven and Edward M. Lerner
23. Ashes of Candesce by Karl Schroeder
24. Existence by David Brin
25. Lost Everything by Brian Francis Slattery
26. In the Mouth of the Whale by Paul J. McAuley
27. Turing & Burroughs by Rudy Rucker

Best Fantasy Novel
1.   The Apocalypse Codex by Charles Stross

Other Nominees:
2.   The Drowning Girl by Caitlín R. Kiernan
3.   Hide Me Among the Graves by Tim Powers
4.   The Killing Moon by N.K. Jemisin
5.   Glamour in Glass by Mary Robinette Kowal
6.   Red Country by Joe Abercrombie
7.   Some Kind of Fairy Tale by Graham Joyce
8.   The King's Blood by Daniel Abraham
9.   Whispers Under Ground by Ben Aaronovitch
10. Worldsoul by Liz Williams
11. The Mirage by Matt Ruff
12. Sharps by K.J. Parker
13. And Blue Skies from Pain by Stina Leicht
14. Bullettime by Nick Mamatas
15. The Steel Seraglio by Mike Carey, Linda Carey, and Louise Carey
16. The Troupe by Robert Jackson Bennett
17. Boneland by Alan Garner
18. Range of Ghosts by Elizabeth Bear
19. Crandolin by Anna Tambour

Best Young Adult Book
1.   Railsea by China Miéville

Other Nominees:
2.   The Drowned Cities by Paolo Bacigalupi
3.   The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There by Catherynne M. Valente
4.   Dodger by Terry Pratchett
5.   Pirate Cinema by Cory Doctorow
6.   Be My Enemy by Ian McDonald
7.   Sea Hearts by Margo Lanagan
8.   Black Heart by Holly Black
9.   Radiant Days by Elizabeth Hand
10. Apollo's Outcasts by Allen M. Steele
11. Zeuglodon by James P. Blaylock
12. The Chaos by Nalo Hopkinson
13. Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore
14. The Diviners by Libba Bray
15. The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
16. Days of Blood & Starlight by Laini Taylor
17. A Face Like Glass by Frances Hardinge
18. The Crown of Embers by Rae Carson
19. Team Human by Justine Larbalestier and Sarah Rees Brennan
20. Son by Lois Lowry
21. Every Day by David Levithan

Best First Novel
1.   Throne of the Crescent Moon by Saladin Ahmed

Other Nominees:
2.   Alif the Unseen by G. Willow Wilson
3.   vN by Madeline Ashby
4.   Seraphina by Rachel Hartman
5.   The Games by Ted Kosmatka
6.   Blackwood by Gwenda Bond
7.   Rituals by Roz Kaveney
8.   Goblin Secrets by William Alexander
9.   Wide Open by Deborah Coates
10. The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey
11. The Gathering Dark by Leigh Bardugo
12. Bad Glass by Richard E. Gropp
13. The Man from Primrose Lane by James Renner
14. Sanctum by Sarah Fine

Best Novella
1.   After the Fall, Before the Fall, During the Fall by Nancy Kress

Other Nominees:
2.   The Stars Do Not Lie by Jay Lake
3.   The Boolean Gate by Walter Jon Williams
4.   In the House of Aryaman, a Lonely Signal Burns by Elizabeth Bear
5.   On a Red Station, Drifting by Aliette de Bodard
6.   Gods of Risk by James S.A. Corey
7.   Hand of Glory by Laird Barron
8.   Murder Born by Robert Reed
9.   Let Maps to Others by K.J. Parker
10. Eater-of-Bone by Robert Reed
11. Katabasis by Robert Reed
12. The Weight of History, the Lightness of the Future by Jay Lake
13. The Last Judgment by James Patrick Kelly
14. Twenty Lights to 'The Last of Snow' by Michael Bishop
15. Sky by Kaaron Warren
16. Maze of Shadows by Fred Chappell
17. The Moon Belongs to Everyone by Michael Alexander and K.C. Ball
18. The Mongolian Book of the Dead by Alan Smale

Best Novelette
1.   The Girl-Thing Who Went Out for Sushi by Pat Cadigan

Other Nominees:
2.   Faster Gun by Elizabeth Bear
3.   Close Encounters by Andy Duncan
4.   The Lady Astronaut of Mars by Mary Robinette Kowal (reviewed in 2014 Hugo Voting - Best Novelette)
5.   Fake Plastic Trees by Caitlín R. Kiernan
6.   The Wish Head by Jeffrey Ford
7.   Significant Dust by Margo Lanagan
8.   Fireborn by Robert Charles Wilson
9.   The Sea of Trees by Rachel Swirsky
10. Arbeitskraft by Nick Mamatas
11. Holmes Sherlock: A Hwarhath Mystery by Eleanor Arnason
12. The Wreck of the Charles Dexter Ward by Sarah Monette and Elizabeth Bear
13. Troll Blood by Peter Dickinson
14. Bruce Springsteen by Paul J. McAuley
15. The Peak of Eternal Light by Bruce Sterling
16. Frontier Death Song by Laird Barron
17. Swift, Brutal Retaliation by Meghan McCarron
18. The Ghosts of Christmas by Paul Cornell
19. Astrophilia by Carrie Vaughn
20. Liberty's Daughter by Naomi Kritzer
21. Old Paint by Megan Lindholm
22. Goddess of Mercy by Bruce Sterling
23. The Thorn and the Blossom: A Two-Sided Love Story by Theodora Goss
24. One Little Room an Everywhere by K.J. Parker
25. Mating Habits of the Late Cretaceous by Dale Bailey
26. Electrica by Sean McMullen
27. The Grinnell Method by Molly Gloss
28. The Bernoulli War by Gord Sellar
29. Declaration by James Patrick Kelly
30. No Decent Patrimony by Elizabeth Bear
31. The Color Least Used by Nature by Ted Kosmatka

Best Short Story
1.   Immersion by Aliette de Bodard

Other Nominees:
2.   Mono No Aware by Ken Liu
3.   The Deeps of the Sky by Elizabeth Bear
4.   Mantis Wives by Kij Johnson
5.   Elementals by Ursula K. Le Guin
6.   Great-Grandmother in the Cellar by Peter S. Beagle
7.   Coming of Age on Barsoom by Catherynne M. Valente
8.   Blood Drive by Jeffrey Ford
9.   Valedictorian by N.K. Jemisin
10. Scattered Along the River of Heaven by Aliette de Bodard
11. Two Houses by Kelly Link
12. Goggles (c. 1910) by Caitlín R. Kiernan
13. A Natural History of Autumn by Jeffrey Ford
14. Tyche and the Ants by Hannu Rajaniemi
15. Reindeer Mountain by Karin Tidbeck
16. One Breath, One Stroke by Catherynne M. Valente
17. The Woman Who Fooled Death Five Times by Eleanor Arnason
18. Rebecka by Karin Tidbeck
19. The Water Thief by Alastair Reynolds
20. The Easthound by Nalo Hopkinson
21. Antarctica Starts Here by Paul J. McAuley
22. About Fairies by Pat Murphy
23. The Education of a Witch by Ellen Klages
24. England Under the White Witch by Theodora Goss
25. Give Her Honey When You Hear Her Scream by Maria Dahvana Headley
26. Blue Lace Agate by Sarah Monette
27. Bricks, Sticks, Straw by Gwyneth Jones
28. Nightside on Callisto by Linda Nagata
29. Macy Minnot's Last Christmas on Dione, Ring Racing, Fiddler's Green, the Potter's Garden by Paul J. McAuley
30. In Autotelia by M. John Harrison
31. A Hundred Ghosts Parade Tonight by Xia Jia (translated by Ken Liu)
32. The Memcordist by Lavie Tidhar
33. A Bead of Jasper, Four Small Stones by Genevieve Valentine

Best Collection
1.   Shoggoths in Bloom by Elizabeth Bear

Other Nominees:
2.   The Best of Kage Baker by Kage Baker
3.   At the Mouth of the River of Bees by Kij Johnson
4.   The Unreal and the Real: Selected Stories Volume One: Where on Earth and Volume Two: Outer Space, Inner Lands by Ursula K. Le Guin
5.   The Dragon Griaule by Lucius Shepard
6.   The Pottawatomie Giant and Other Stories by Andy Duncan
7.   Jagannath: Stories by Karin Tidbeck
8.   Fountain of Age by Nancy Kress
9.   Crackpot Palace by Jeffrey Ford
10. The Collected Stories of Robert Silverberg, Volume 7: We Are for the Dark by Robert Silverberg
11. Dream Castles: The Early Jack Vance, Volume Two by Jack Vance
12. Wool Omnibus by Hugh Howey
13. Confessions of a Five-Chambered Heart by Caitlín R. Kiernan
14. The Woman Who Married a Cloud by Jonathan Carroll
15. Cracklescape by Margo Lanagan
16. Last and First Contacts by Stephen Baxter
17. Wonders of the Invisible World by Patricia A. McKillip
18. Errantry: Strange Stories by Elizabeth Hand
19. Eater-of-Bone and Other Novellas by Robert Reed
20. Permeable Borders by Nina Kiriki Hoffman
21. The Door Gunner and Other Perilous Flights of Fancy by Michael Bishop
22. Store of the Worlds by Robert Sheckley
23. Other Seasons: The Best of Neal Barrett, Jr. by Neal Barrett, Jr.
24. Sorry Please Thank You by Charles Yu
25. Ancient, Ancient by Kiini Ibura Salaam
26. Moscow But Dreaming by Ekaterina Sedia
27. Birds and Birthdays by Christopher Barzak
28. Earth and Air: Tales of Elemental Creatures by Peter Dickinson
29. Remember Why You Fear Me by Robert Shearman
30. The Janus Tree and Other Stories by Glen Hirshberg

Best Anthology
1.   Edge of Infinity edited by Jonathan Strahan

Other Nominees:
2.   The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Ninth Annual Collection edited by Gardner Dozois
3.   After edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling
4.   The Future Is Japanese edited by Nick Mamatas and Masumi Washington
5.   The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume Six edited by Jonathan Strahan
6.   Year's Best SF 17 edited by David G. Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer
7.   Steampunk III: Steampunk Revolution edited by Ann VanderMeer
8.   Under My Hat: Tales from the Cauldron edited by Jonathan Strahan
9.   Epic: Legends of Fantasy edited by John Joseph Adams
10. The Best Horror of the Year: Volume Four edited by Ellen Datlow
11. Beyond Binary: Genderqueer and Sexually Fluid Speculative Fiction edited by Brit Mandelo
12. Rip-Off! edited by Gardner Dozois
13. The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy: 2012 Edition edited by Rich Horton
14. Solaris Rising 1.5 edited by Ian Whates
15. Digital Rapture: The Singularity Anthology edited by James Patrick Kelly and John Kessel
16. AfroSF: Science Fiction by African Writers edited by Ivor W. Hartmann
17. The Sword & Sorcery Anthology edited by David G. Hartwell and Jacob Weisman
18. Three Messages and a Warning: Contemporary Mexican Short Stories of the Fantastic edited by Eduardo Jiménez Mayo and Chris N. Brown
19. The Century's Best Horror Fiction: Volume One and Volume Two edited by John Pelan
20. The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror: 2012 Edition edited by Paula Guran
21. The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror: 23 edited by Stephen Jones
22. Ishtar edited by Amanda Pillar and K.V. Taylor
23. Breaking the Bow: Stories Inspired by the Ramayana edited by Anil Menon and Vandana Singh
24. Rock On: The Greatest Hits of Science Fiction & Fantasy edited by Paula Guran
25. Robots: The Recent A.I. edited by Rich Horton and Sean Wallace

Best Nonfiction, Related, or Reference Book
1.   Distrust That Particular Flavor by William Gibson

Other Nominees:
2.   Science Fiction: The 101 Best Novels 1985-2010 by Damien Broderick and Paul Di Filippo
3.   Some Remarks by Neal Stephenson
4.   The Cambridge Companion to Fantasy Literature edited by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
5.   An Exile on Planet Earth by Brian Aldiss
6.   We Wuz Pushed: On Joanna Russ and Radical Truth-Telling by Brit Mandelo
7.   London Peculiar and Other Nonfiction by Michael Moorcock
8.   On Conan Doyle by Michael Dirda
9.   Angela Carter: New Critical Readings edited by Sonya Andermahr and Lawrence Phillips
10. As If: Modern Enchantment and the Literary Prehistory of Virtual Reality by Michael Saler
11. Astounding Wonder: Imagining Science and Science Fiction in Interwar America by John Cheng

Best Art Book
1.   Spectrum 19: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art by Cathy Fenner and Arnie Fenner

Other Nominees:
2.   Steampunk: An Illustrated History by Brian J. Robb
3.   J.R.R. Tolkien: The Art of The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien by Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull
4.   Trolls by Brian Froud and Wendy Froud
5.   Tarzan: The Centennial Celebration by Scott Tracy Griffin
6.   Velocity by Stephan Martiniere
7.   The Art of the Dragon edited by Patrick Wilshire and J. David Spurlock
8.   Star Wars Art: Illustration edited by Eric Klopfer
9.   Frank Reade: Adventures in the Age of Invention by Paul Guinan and Anina Bennett
10. Spectrum Fantastic Art Live! edited by John Fleskes
11. Fantasy+ 4: The Best Artworks of Fantastic Art edited by Vincent Zhao

Best Editor
1.   Ellen Datlow

Other Nominees:
2.   Jonathan Strahan
3.   Gardner Dozois
4.   John Joseph Adams
5.   Ann VanderMeer and Jeff VanderMeer
6.   David G. Hartwell
7.   Sheila Williams
8.   Gordon van Gelder
9.   Patrick Nielsen Hayden
10. Lou Anders
11. Neil Clarke
12. Stanley Schmidt
13. Gavin Grant and Kelly Link
14. Terri Windling
15. Liz Gorinsky
16. William Schafer
17. Betsy Wollheim
18. Peter Crowther
19. Beth Meacham
20. Lynne M. Thomas
21. Martin H. Greenberg
22. Toni Weisskopf
23. Stephen Jones
24. Shawna McCarthy
25. Teresa Nielsen Hayden
26. Ginjer Buchanan
27. Alisa Krasnostein
28. Sharyn November
29. Betsy Mitchell

Best Magazine
1.   Asimov's

Other Nominees:
2.   Fantasy & Science Fiction
4.   Clarkesworld
5.   Subterranean
6.   Analog
7.   Lightspeed
8.   Strange Horizons
9.   SF Signal
10. Interzone
11. Apex
12. The New York Review of SF
13. Beneath Ceaseless Skies
14. Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet
15. Ansible
16. Cemetery Dance
17. Weird Tales
18. SF Site

Best Publisher or Imprint
1.   Tor

Other Nominees:
2.   Subterranean Press
3.   Orbit
4.   Baen
5.   Angry Robot
6.   Night Shade Books
7.   Small Beer Press
8.   DAW
9.   Gollancz
10. Ace
11. Pyr
12. Del Rey
13. PS Publishing
14. Tachyon
15. NESFA Press
16. Roc
17. ChiZine Publications
18. St. Martin's
19. HarperVoyager
20. Twelfth Planet Press
21. Prime
22. Solaris
23. Aqueduct
24. Haffner Press
25. Haikasoru

Best Artist
1.   Michael Whelan

Other Nominees:
2.   John Picacio
3.   Stephan Martiniere
4.   Shaun Tan
5.   Donato Giancola
6.   Charles Vess
7.   Bob Eggleton
8.   Kinuko Y. Craft
9.   Daniel Dos Santos
10. Frank Frazetta
11. Dave McKean
12. Phil Foglio
13. Leo Dillon and Diane Dillon
14. Vincent Chong
15. J.K. Potter
16. Jim Burns
17. Vincent Di Fate
18. John Jude Palencar
19. Don Maitz
20. Thomas Canty
21. Boris Vallejo
22. Todd Lockwood
23. Julie Bell
24. Michael Kaluta
25. Frank Wu
26. Brom
27. David Cherry
28. Yoshitaka Amano

Go to previous year's nominees: 2012
Go to subsequent year's nominees: 2014

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