Locus has announced the top ten finalists in each category of the Locus Awards. The winners will be announced at the Locus Award Weekend in Seattle in June.
The full list of finalists is here, but these are the main science fiction categories:
Science Fiction Novel
Company Town, Madeline Ashby
The Medusa Chronicles, Stephen Baxter & Alastair Reynolds
Take Back the Sky, Greg Bear
Visitor, C.J. Cherryh
Babylon’s Ashes, James S.A. Corey
Death’s End, Cixin Liu
After Atlas, Emma Newman
Central Station, Lavie Tidhar
The Underground Railroad, Colson Whitehead
Last Year, Robert Charles Wilson
The Reader, Traci Chee
Waypoint Kangaroo, Curtis Chen
The Star-Touched Queen, Roshani Chokshi
The Girl from Everywhere, Heidi Heilig
Roses and Rot, Kat Howard
Ninefox Gambit, Yoon Ha Lee
Arabella of Mars, David D. Levine
Infomocracy, Malka Older
Everfair, Nisi Shawl
Vigil, Angela Slatter
The Lost Child of Lychford, Paul Cornell
The Dream Quest of Vellitt Boe, Kij Johnson
Hammers on Bone, Cassandra Khaw
The Ballad of Black Tom, Victor LaValle
Every Heart a Doorway, Seanan McGuire
This Census-taker, China Miéville
The Iron Tactician, Alastair Reynolds
The Dispatcher, John Scalzi
Pirate Utopia, Bruce Sterling
A Taste of Honey, Kai Ashante Wilson
The Art of Space Travel, Nina Allan
“Pearl”, Aliette de Bodard (The Starlit Wood)
Red as Blood and White as Bone, Theodora Goss
“Foxfire, Foxfire”, Yoon Ha Lee (Beneath Ceaseless Skies 3/03/16)
“The Visitor from Taured”, Ian R. MacLeod (Asimov’s 9/16)
“Spinning Silver”, Naomi Novik (The Starlit Wood)
“Those Shadows Laugh”, Geoff Ryman (F&SF 9-10/16)
“The Future is Blue”, Catherynne M. Valente (Drowned Worlds)
The Jewel and Her Lapidary, Fran Wilde
“You’ll Surely Drown Here If You Stay”, Alyssa Wong (Uncanny 5-6/16)
The Story of Kao Yu, Peter S. Beagle
“Our Talons Can Crush Galaxies”, Brooke Bolander (Uncanny 11-12/16)
“A Salvaging of Ghosts”, Aliette de Bodard (Beneath Ceaseless Skies 3/17/16)
“Seasons of Glass and Iron”, Amal el-Mohtar (The Starlit Wood)
The City Born Great, N.K. Jemisin
“Seven Birthdays”, Ken Liu (Bridging Infinity)
“Afrofuturist 419”, Nnedi Okorafor (Clarkesworld 11/16)
“Sixteen Questions for Kamala Chatterjee”, Alastair Reynolds (Bridging Infinity)
That Game We Played During the War, Carrie Vaughn
A Fist of Permutations in Lightning and Wildflowers, Alyssa Wong
Children of Lovecraft, Ellen Datlow, ed.
The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Thirty-Third Annual Collection, Gardner Dozois, ed.
Hidden Youth: Speculative Fiction from the Margins of History, Mikki Kendall & Chesya Burke, eds.
Tremontaine, Ellen Kushner, ed.
Invisible Planets, Ken Liu, ed.
The Starlit Wood, Dominik Parisien & Navah Wolfe, eds.
The Best Science Fiction & Fantasy of the Year: Volume Ten, Jonathan Strahan, ed.
Bridging Infinity, Jonathan Strahan, ed.
Drowned Worlds, Jonathan Strahan, ed.
The Big Book of Science Fiction, Ann & Jeff VanderMeer, eds.
Sharp Ends, Joe Abercrombie
Hwarhath Stories: Twelve Transgressive Tales by Aliens, Eleanor Arnason
A Natural History of Hell, Jeffrey Ford
The Complete Orsinia, Ursula K. Le Guin
The Found and the Lost, Ursula K. Le Guin
The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories, Ken Liu
The Best of Ian McDonald, Ian McDonald
Dreams of Distant Shores, Patricia A. McKillip
Beyond the Aquila Rift: The Best of Alastair Reynolds, Alastair Reynolds
Not So Much, Said the Cat, Michael Swanwick
Science Fiction Rebels: The Story of the Science-Fiction Magazines from 1981-1990, Mike Ashley
Octavia E. Butler, Gerry Canavan
Speculative Blackness: The Future of Race in Science Fiction, André M. Carrington
Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life, Ruth Franklin
The View From the Cheap Seats, Neil Gaiman
Time Travel: A History, James Gleick
The Geek Feminist Revolution, Kameron Hurley
Words Are My Matter: Writings about Life and Books 2000-2016, Ursula K. Le Guin
The History of Science Fiction: Second Edition, Adam Roberts
Traveler of Worlds: Conversations with Robert Silverberg, Alvaro Zinos-Amaro
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.