The 2015 Locus Awards have been announced in Seattle. The winners are:
Science Fiction Novel: Ancillary Sword, Ann Leckie
Fantasy Novel: The Goblin Emperor, Katherine Addison
First Novel: The Memory Garden, Mary Rickert
Young Adult Book: Half a King, Joe Abercrombie
Novella: Yesterday’s Kin, Nancy Kress
Novelette: “Tough Times All Over”, Joe Abercrombie
Short Story: “The Truth About Owls”, Amal El-Mohtar
Collection: Last Plane to Heaven, Jay Lake
Non-Fiction: What Makes This Book So Great, Jo Walton
Art Book: Spectrum 21, ed. John Fleskes
Artist: John Picacio
Editor: Ellen Datlow
Full details of the awards are, of course, in Locus.
From Nebula and Hugo Award–nominated Carolyn Ives Gilman comes Dark Orbit, a compelling novel featuring alien contact, mystery, and murder.
Reports of a strange, new habitable planet have reached the Twenty Planets of human civilization. When a team of scientists is assembled to investigate this world, exoethnologist Sara Callicot is recruited to keep an eye on an unstable crewmate.