Saturday, June 28, 2014

2014 Locus Award Nominees

Location: Seattle, Washington.

Comments: Continuing her parade through the 2014 awards, Ann Leckie's Ancillary Justice found a place on list of nominees for the Best First Novel. The only real surprise is that Leckie's book doesn't appear on the short list of nominees for the Best Science Fiction Novel as well (although it did find a place on the long list). On the other hand, despite their loud claims about their alleged popularity, none of the members of the so-called "sad puppy" slate that caused some small controversy in the Hugo Award nominations were able to find a place on this ballot - even on the long list - which is interesting given that the Locus Awards are, in large part, little more than a popularity contest. This isn't dispositive evidence, but it is strong evidence that the works on the "sad puppy" ballot weren't being excluded from venues like the Hugo Awards because of some conspiracy against the authors, but rather because the works they wrote simply weren't particularly good.

Best Science Fiction Novel
1.   Abaddon's Gate by James S.A. Corey

Other Nominees:
2.   Shaman by Kim Stanley Robinson
3.   Neptune's Brood by Charles Stross
4.   MaddAddam by Margaret Atwood
5.   The Best of All Possible Worlds by Karen Lord
6.   Protector C.J. Cherryh
7.   On the Steel Breeze by Alastair Reynolds
8.   The Adjacent by Christopher Priest
9.   Burning Paradise by Robert Charles Wilson
10. The Red: First Light by Linda Nagata
11. Proxima by Stephen Baxter
12. Lexicon by Max Barry
13. Finches of Mars by Brian Aldiss
14. The Arrows of Time by Greg Egan
15. ID: The Second Machine Dynasty by Madeline Ashby
16. Evening's Empires by Paul J. McAuley
17. Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie
18. The Cusanus Game by Wolfgang Jeschke
19. Countdown City by Ben H. Winters
20. The Last President by John Barnes
21. Jupiter War by Neal Asher
22. Trade Secret by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller
23. Necessity's Child by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller

Best Fantasy Novel
1.   The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

Other Nominees:
2.   NOS4A2 by Joe Hill
3.   The Republic of Thieves by Scott Lynch
4.   River of Stars by Guy Gavriel Kay
5.   Doctor Sleep by Stephen King
6.   The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes
7.   Raising Steam by Terry Pratchett
8.   Sister Mine by Nalo Hopkinson
9.   The Land Across by Gene Wolfe
10. London Falling by Paul Cornell
11. Joyland by Stephen King
12. Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
13. Blood Oranges by Kathleen Tierney
14. The Tyrant's Law by Daniel Abraham
15. Cold Steel by Kate Elliott
16. Necessary Evil by Ian Tregillis
17. The Aylesford Skull by James P. Blaylock
18. The Violent Century by Lavie Tidhar
19. Anno Dracula 1976-1991: Johnny Alucard by Kim Newman
20. American Elsewhere by Robert Jackson Bennett
21. The Year of the Ladybird by Graham Joyce
22. The Scrivener's Tale by Fiona McIntosh
23. Between Two Thorns by Emma Newman
24. The Village Sang to the Sea: A Memoir of Magic by Bruce McAllister
25. Dead Set by Richard Kadrey

Best Young Adult Book
1.   The Girl Who Soared Over Fairyland and Cut the Moon in Two by Catherynne M. Valente

Other Nominees:
2.   The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black
3.   Homeland by Cory Doctorow
4.   Zombie Baseball Beatdown by Paolo Bacigalupi
5.   The Summer Prince by Alaya Dawn Johnson
6.   Doll Bones by Holly Black
7.   The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater
8.   The Woken Gods by Gwenda Bond
9.   More Than This by Patrick Ness
10. When We Wake by Karen Healey
11. The Lord of Opium by Nancy Farmer
12. Mortal Fire by Elizabeth Knox
13. September Girls by Bennett Madison

Best First Novel

Other Nominees:
2.   The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker
3.   A Stranger in Olondria by Sofia Samatar
4.   The Thinking Woman's Guide to Real Magic by Emily Croy Barker
5.   The Golden City by J. Kathleen Cheney
6.   The Scroll of Years by Chris Willrich
7.   Wolfhound Century by Peter Higgins
8.   The Age of Ice by J.M. Sidorova
9.   A Questionable Shape by Bennett Sims

Best Novella
1.   Six-Gun Snow White by Catherynne M. Valente

Other Nominees:
2.   Wakulla Springs by Andy Duncan and Ellen Klages
3.   The Princess and the Queen by George R.R. Martin
4.   Black Helicopters by Caitlín R. Kiernan
5.   Precious Mental by Robert Reed
6.   Rock of Ages by Jay Lake
7.   The Queen of Eyes by Rachel Pollack
8.   Feral Moon by Alexander Jablokov
9.   Iseul's Lexicon by Yoon Ha Lee
10. The Weight of the Sunrise by Vylar Kaftan
11. Spin by Nina Allan
12. The Home for Broken Dolls by Kirstyn McDermott
13. The Mummy's Heart by Norman Partridge

Best Novelette
1.   The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman

Other Nominees:
2.   The Truth of Fact, the Truth of Feeling by Ted Chiang (reviewed in 2014 Hugo Voting - Best Novelette)
3.   The Prayer of Ninety Cats by Caitlín R. Kiernan
4.   The Waiting Stars by Aliette de Bodard (reviewed in 2014 Hugo Voting - Best Novelette)
5.   A Terror by Jeffrey Ford
6.   A Hollow Play by Amal El-Mohtar
7.   The Litigation Master and the Monkey King by Ken Liu
8.   Jaws of Saturn by Laird Barron
9.   The Sun and I by K.J. Parker
10. Zero for Conduct by Greg Egan
11. Kormak the Lucky by Eleanor Arnason
12. The Unwanted Women of Surrey by Kaaron Warren
13. Paranormal Romance by Christopher Barzak
14. The Queen of the Night's Aria by Ian McDonald
15. We Three Kids by Margo Lanagan
16. The Ugly Duckling by Matthew Hughes
17. The Wreck of the Mars Adventure by David D. Levine
18. The Christmas Show by Pat Cadigan
19. A Window or a Small Box by Jedediah Berry
20. The Effigy Engine: A Tale of the Red Hats by Scott Lynch
21. The Book Seller by Lavie Tidhar
22. The Good Husband by Nathan Ballingrud
23. The Discovered Country by Ian R. MacLeod
24. Phosphorus by Veronica Schanoes
25. Painted Birds and Shivered Bones by Kat Howard
26. Grizzled Veterans of Many and Much by Robert Reed
27. Atmosphaera Incognita by Neal Stephenson
28. Watching the Cow by Alex Irvine
29. Chalk by Pat Cadigan
30. The Dragonslayer of Merebarton by K.J. Parker
31. Entangled by Ian R. MacLeod
32. And Then Some by Matthew Hughes
33. No Others are Genuine by Gregory Frost
34. The Irish Astronaut by Val Nolan
35. The Same Deep Waters as You by Brian Hodges

Best Short Story
1.   The Road of Needles by Caitlín R. Kiernan

Other Nominees:
2.   Some Desperado by Joe Abercrombie
3.   A Brief History of the Trans-Pacific Tunnel by Ken Liu
4.   The Science of Herself by Karen Joy Fowler
5.   The Dead Sea-Bottom Scrolls by Howard Waldrop
6.   Among Us by Robert Reed
7.   The She-Wolf's Hidden Grin by Michael Swanwick
8.   Uncaged by Gene Wolfe
9.   If You Were a Dinosaur, My Love by Rachel Swirsky (reviewed in 2014 Hugo Voting - Best Short Story)
10. Night Train to Paris by David Gerrold
11. Rosary and Goldenstar by Geoff Ryman
12. The Water That Falls on You from Nowhere by John Chu (reviewed in 2014 Hugo Voting - Best Short Story)
13. Effigy Nights by Yoon Ha Lee
14. The Fairy Enterprise by Jeffrey Ford
15. The Sounds of Old Earth by Matthew Kressel
16. The Wildfires of Antarctica by Alan DeNiro
17. Ilse, Who Saw Clearly by E. Lily Yu
18. Sing by Karin Tidbeck
19. Pathways by Nancy Kress
20. The Promise of Space by James Patrick Kelly
21. The Master Conjurer by Charlie Jane Anders
22. Estella Saves the Village by Theodora Goss
23. Soulcatcher by James Patrick Kelly
24. Fire Above, Fire Below by Garth Nix
25. The Beasts We Want to Be by Sam J. Miller
26. The Bees Her Heart, the Hive Her Belly by Benjanun Sriduangkaew

Best Collection
1. The Best of Connie Willis by Connie Willis

Other Nominees:
2. The Best of Joe Haldeman by Joe Haldeman
3. The Bread We Eat in Dreams by Catherynne M. Valente
4. Kabu Kabu by Nnedi Okorafor
5. The Ape's Wife and Other Stories by Caitlín R. Kiernan
6. Conservation of Shadows by Yoon Ha Lee
7. Horse of a Different Color by Howard Waldrop
8. The Beautiful Thing That Awaits Us All and Other Stories by Laird Barron
9. The Collected Short Works of Poul Anderson, Volume 5: The Door to Anywhere by Poul Anderson
10. Five Autobiographies and a Fiction by Lucius Shepard
11. The Collected Stories of Robert Silverberg, Volume Eight: Hot Times in Magma City by Robert Silverberg
12. Vampires in the Lemon Grove by Karen Russell
13. A Very British History: The Best Science Fiction Stories of Paul McAuley by Paul J. McAuley
14. How the World Became Quiet by Rachel Swirsky
15. North American Lake Monsters by Nathan Ballingrud
16. Magic Highways: The Early Jack Vance, Volume Three by Jack Vance
17. Beyond the Rift by Peter Watts
18. Before and Afterlives by Christopher Barzak
19. The Greatship by Robert Reed
20. Space Is Just a Starry Night by Tanith Lee
21. Good-Bye, Robinson Crusoe and Other Stories by John Varley
22. Adam Robots by Adam Roberts
23. Antiquities and Tangibles and Other Stories by Tim Pratt
24. Trafalgar by Angelica Gorodischer
25. The Very Best of Barry N. Malzberg by Barry N. Malzberg
26. Caution: Contains Small Parts by Kirstyn McDermott
27. Snodgrass and Other Illusions: The Best Short Stories of Ian R. MacLeod by Ian R. MacLeod
28. The Story Until Now by Kit Reed

Best Anthology
1.   Old Mars edited by George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois

Other Nominees:
2.   The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirtieth Annual Collection edited by Gardner Dozois
3.   Queen Victoria's Book of Spells edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling
4.   The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume Seven edited by Jonathan Strahan
5.   Unnatural Creatures edited by Neil Gaiman and Maria Dahvana Headley
6.   Fearsome Journeys: The New Solaris Book of Fantasy edited by Jonathan Strahan
7.   The Other Half of the Sky edited by Athena Andreadis and Kay Holt
8.   The Best Horror of the Year: Volume Five edited by Ellen Datlow
9.   Twenty-First Century Science Fiction edited by David G. Hartwell and Patrick Nielsen Hayden
10. Twelve Tomorrows edited by Stephen Cass
11. Solaris Rising 2: The New Solaris Book of Science Fiction edited by Ian Whates
12. Once Upon a Time edited by Paula Guran
13. Rags & Bones edited by Melissa Marr and Tim Pratt
14. Year's Best SF 18 edited by David G. Hartwell
15. Shadows of the New Sun: Stories in Honor of Gene Wolfe edited by J.E. Mooney and Bill Fawcett
16. We See a Different Frontier edited by Fabio Fernandes and Dijbril al-Ayad
17. The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror: 2013 Edition edited by Paula Guran
18. The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy: 2013 Edition edited by Rich Horton
19. The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror: 24 edited by Stephen Jones
20. The Lowest Heaven edited by Anne C. Perry and Jared Shurin
21. Exotic Gothic 5 edited by Danel Olsen

Best Nonfiction, Related, or Reference Book
1.   Wonderbook: The Illustrated Guide to Creating Imaginative Fiction by Jeff VanderMeer

Other Nominees:
2.   Strange Matings: Science Fiction, Feminism, African American Voices, and Octavia E. Butler by Rebecca J. Holden and Nisi Shawl
3.   Here Be Dragons: Exploring Fantasy Maps and Settings by Stefan Ekman
4.   Afrofuturism: The World of Black Sci-Fi and Fantasy Culture by Ytasha L. Womack
5.   The Man from Mars: Ray Palmer's Amazing Pulp Journey by Fred Nadis
6.   Lovecraft and Influence: His Predecessors and Successors edited by Robert H. Waugh
7.   The Transgressive Iain Banks: Essays on a Writer Beyond Borders edited by Martyn Colebrook and Katharine Cox
8.   The Riddles of the Hobbit by Adam Roberts
9.   Benchmarks Revisited by Algis Budrys
10. Parabolas of Science Fiction edited by Brian Attebery and Veronica Hollinger
11. Benchmarks Concluded by Algis Budrys
12. Past Masters and Other Bookish Natterings by Bud Webster

Best Art Book
1.   Spectrum 20: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art by Cathy Fenner and Arnie Fenner

Other Nominees:
2.   Maurice Sendak: A Celebration of the Artist and His Work by Justin G. Schiller, Dennis M.V. David, and Leonard S. Marcus
3.   Hannes Bok: A Life in Illustration by Joseph Wrzos
4.   The Alluring Art of Margaret Brundage by Stephen D. Korshak and J. David Spurlock
5.   Rules of Summer by Shaun Tan
6.   Frank Frazetta: Art and Remembrances by Frank Frazetta
7.   The Art of Brom, Gerald Brom edited by John Fleskes
8.   The Frazetta Sketchbook by Frank Frazetta, edited by J. David Spurlock
9.   Trajectory by Stephan Martiniere
10. Spectrum Fantastic Art Live 2 by John Fleskes

Best Editor
1.   Ellen Datlow

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

Best Magazine
1.   Asimov's Science Fiction

Other Nominees:
3.   Fantasy & Science Fiction
4.   Clarkesworld
5.   Subterranean
6.   Analog Science Fiction and Fact
7.   Weird Tales
8.   Lightspeed
9.   Strange Horizons
10. Beneath Ceaseless Skies
11. Interzone
12. SF Signal Podcast
13. Apex
14. Cemetery Dance
15. Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet
16. The New York Review of SF
17. Electric Velocipede
18. The Coode Street Podcast
19. Ansible
20. Black Gate
21. Amazing
22. Galactic Suburbia
23. Nightmare Magazine

Best Publisher or Imprint
1.   Tor

Other Nominees:
2.   Subterranean
3.   Orbit
4.   Small Beer
5.   Angry Robot
6.   Baen
7.   Gollancz
8.   Del Rey
9.   DAW
10. Ace
11. PS Publishing
12. NESFA Press
13. Harper
14. Centipede
15. Night Shade
16. Tachyon
17. Pyr
18. Penguin
19. Solaris
20. Prime
21. Cemetery Dance
22. Twelfth Planet Press
23. ChiZine
24. Aqueduct
25. Roc
26. Tor UK

Best Artist
1.   Michael Whelan

Other Nominees:
2.   John Picacio
3.   Charles Vess
4.   Bob Eggleton
5.   Shaun Tan
6.   Donato Giancola
7.   Stephan Martiniere
8.   Thomas Canty
9.   Vincent Chong
10. Leo Dillon and Diane Dillon
11. Julie Dillon
12. John Jude Palencar
13. Boris Vallejo
14. Daniel Dos Santos
15. Michael Kaluta
16. Jim Burns
17. Don Maitz
18. David Mattingly
19. Frank Wu
20. Tom Kidd

Go to previous year's nominees: 2013
Go to subsequent year's nominees: 2015

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