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2016 Locus Awards

Update: Well, thanks, Linda, that makes a lot more sense! The link I used was from tor.com and it took me to last year’s list . . . yes, checking, it still takes you to last year’s list. Here are the actual 2016 Locus Award Nominees:

SCIENCE FICTION NOVEL
The Water Knife, Paolo Bacigalupi
Ancillary Mercy, Ann Leckie
Aurora, Kim Stanley Robinson
Seveneves, Neal Stephenson
A Borrowed Man, Gene Wolfe

FANTASY NOVEL
Karen Memory, Elizabeth Bear
The House of Shattered Wings, Aliette de Bodard
Wylding Hall, Elizabeth Hand
The Fifth Season, N.K. Jemisin
Uprooted, Naomi Novik

YOUNG ADULT BOOK
Half a War, Joe Abercrombie
Half the World, Joe Abercrombie
Harrison Squared, Daryl Gregory
Shadowshaper, Daniel José Older
The Shepherd’s Crown, Terry Pratchett

FIRST NOVEL
Sorcerer to the Crown, Zen Cho
The Grace of Kings, Ken Liu
Signal to Noise, Silvia Moreno-Garcia
The Watchmaker of Filigree Street, Natasha Pulley
The Sorcerer of the Wildeeps, Kai Ashante Wilson

NOVELLA
Penric’s Demon, Lois McMaster Bujold
The Citadel of Weeping Pearls, Aliette de Bodard
The Four Thousand, the Eight Hundred, Greg Egan
Binti, Nnedi Okorafor
Slow Bullets, Alastair Reynolds

NOVELETTE
‘‘The Heart’s Filthy Lesson’’, Elizabeth Bear
‘‘And You Shall Know Her by the Trail of Dead’’, Brooke Bolander
‘‘Black Dog’’, Neil Gaiman
‘‘Folding Beijing’’, Hao Jingfang
‘‘Another Word for World’’, Ann Leckie

SHORT STORY
‘‘Three Cups of Grief, by Starlight’’, Aliette de Bodard
‘‘Madeleine’’, Amal El-Mohtar
‘‘Cat Pictures Please’’, Naomi Kritzer
‘‘The Dowager of Bees’’, China Miéville
‘‘Hungry Daughters of Starving Mothers’’, Alyssa Wong

Not too many surprises there. Pretty good list, I think, as far as the ones I’ve read. I’m particularly pleased to see “Cat Pictures, Please,” though disappointed not to see anything by Ursula Vernon.

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4 Comments 2016 Locus Awards

  1. SarahZ

    That YA list look…off. I mean, Pratchett makes sense, and I’ve seen Shadowshaper on some end of year best of lists, but two books by the same author? In a year that had Uprooted, An Ember in the Ashes, and The Darkest Part of the Forest? I don’t get it.

  2. SarahZ

    I see that Uprooted was categorized as adult…still don’t like a double nomination though.

  3. Rachel

    Sarah, I absolutely detest seeing an author nominated twice in one category, and if it were me, I would definitely decline one of those nominations.

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