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Locus Award shortlists

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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   The Medusa Chronicles   Take Back the Sky (War Dogs)   Visitor (Foreigner)   Babylon's Ashes (The Expanse)

Death's End (The Three-Body Problem) by Cixin Liu (2016-09-20)   After Atlas (Planetfall Novel, A)   Central Station   The Underground Railroad (National Book Award Winner) (Oprah's Book Club): A Novel   Last Year

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

First Novel

The Reader (Sea of Ink and Gold)   Waypoint Kangaroo: A Novel (The Kangaroo Series)   The Star-Touched Queen   The Girl from Everywhere   Roses and Rot

Ninefox Gambit   Arabella of Mars (The Adventures of Arabella Ashby)   Infomocracy: A Novel (The Centenal Cycle)   Everfair: A Novel   Vigil

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

Novella

The Lost Child of Lychford (Witches of Lychford)   The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe   Hammers on Bone (Persons Non Grata)   The Ballad of Black Tom   Every Heart a Doorway (Wayward Children)

This Census-Taker   The Iron Tactician (Newcon Press Novellas Set 1)   The Dispatcher   Pirate Utopia   A Taste of Honey

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

Novelette

The Art of Space Travel: A Tor.Com Original   The Starlit Wood: New Fairy Tales   Red as Blood and White as Bone: A Tor.Com Original   Asimov's Science Fiction, September 2016

The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction September/October 2016   Drowned Worlds   The Jewel and Her Lapidary

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)

Short Story

The Story of Kao Yu: A Tor.com Original   The Starlit Wood: New Fairy Tales   The City Born Great: A Tor.com Original

Bridging Infinity   That Game We Played During the War: A Tor.Com Original   A Fist of Permutations in Lightning and Wildflowers: A Tor.Com Original

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

Anthology

Children of Lovecraft   The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirty-Third Annual Collection   Hidden Youth: Speculative Fiction from the Margins of History   Tremontaine   Invisible Planets: Contemporary Chinese Science Fiction in Translation

The Starlit Wood: New Fairy Tales   The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year: Volume Ten (Best Science Fiction & Fantasy of the Year)   Bridging Infinity   Drowned Worlds   The Big Book of Science Fiction

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.

Collection

Sharp Ends: Stories from the World of the First Law   Hwarhath Stories: Transgressive Tales by Aliens   A Natural History of Hell: Stories   Ursula K. Le Guin: The Complete Orsinia: Malafrena / Stories and Songs (The Library of America)   The Found and the Lost: The Collected Novellas of Ursula K. Le Guin

The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories   The Best of Ian McDonald   Dreams of Distant Shores   Beyond the Aquila Rift: The Best of Alastair Reynolds   Not So Much, Said the Cat

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

Non-Fiction

Science Fiction Rebels: The Story of the Science-Fiction Magazines from 1981 to 1990 (Liverpool Science Fiction Texts and Studies LUP)   Octavia E. Butler (Modern Masters of Science Fiction)   Speculative Blackness: The Future of Race in Science Fiction   Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life   The View from the Cheap Seats: Selected Nonfiction

Time Travel: A History   The Geek Feminist Revolution: Essays   Words Are My Matter: Writings About Life and Books, 2000-2016, with a Journal of a Writer’s Week   The History of Science Fiction (Palgrave Histories of Literature)   Traveler of Worlds: Conversations with Robert Silverberg

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

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