2020 Locus Awards Weekend

Locus Awards Weekend, June 26-28, 2020 in Seattle WA We are keeping a close eye on the COVID-19 status, and will be diligent about canceling as needed. For now, we are in a holding pattern and are suspending ticket sales. Check back for updates. Attending memberships include the awards banquet and all Locus events except the Writers Workshop, plus a free six-month digital subscription* to Locus. Want to support the ...Read More Read more

Locus Awards Weekend Report

The Locus Awards were held June 28-30, 2019 at the Executive Inn in Seattle for the 14th consecutive year. Connie Willis and Daryl Gregory emceed the ceremony. Atten­dance reached 160, starting on Friday night with readings by Willis and Amal El-Mohtar, fol­lowed by a Clarion West-hosted party in honor of first-week instructor Elizabeth Hand. Willis and El-Mohtar also taught the Locus Writers Workshops that bookended the weekend.

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2019 Locus Awards Winners

The Locus Science Fiction Foundation announced the winners of the 2019 Locus Awards during the Locus Awards Weekend in Seattle WA, June 29, 2019.

SCIENCE FICTION NOVEL

  • WINNER: The Calculating Stars, Mary Robinette Kowal (Tor)
  • Record of a Spaceborn Few, Becky Chambers (Harper Voyager US; Hodder & Stoughton)
  • If Tomorrow Comes, Nancy Kress (Tor)
  • Revenant Gun, Yoon Ha Lee (Solaris US; Solaris UK)
  • Blackfish City,
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2019 Locus Awards Finalists

The Locus Science Fiction Foundation has announced the top ten finalists in each category of the 2019 Locus Awards. Tickets are available now.

Winners will be announced during the Locus Awards Weekend in Seattle WA, June 28-30, 2019; Connie Willis will MC the awards ceremony. Additional weekend events include author readings; a kickoff Clarion West party honoring first week instructor Elizabeth Hand, Clarion West supporters, awards weekend ticket holders, and ...Read More

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Locus Awards Student Discount Membership

Student Discount Membership Locus Awards Weekend, June 26-28, 2020 in Seattle, Washington This page is for Clarion West and other students who have been invited to attend the Locus Awards. For invited students, attending memberships are $55 (15% off the regular price of $65), and include the awards banquet and all Locus events except the Writers Workshop, plus a free six-month digital subscription to Locus,  from our February 2020 issue ...Read More Read more

2019 Locus Awards Weekend

SOLD OUT!!!No memberships will be sold at the door. Locus Awards, June 28-30, 2019 in Seattle, Washington Attending memberships are $75 and include the awards banquet and all Locus events except the Writers Workshop, plus a free six-month digital subscription* to Locus.

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Locus Awards Weekend

The Locus Awards were held June 22-24, 2018 at the Best Western Executive Inn in balmy Seattle for the thirteenth consecutive year. Connie Willis was MC, with Daryl Gregory presenting the awards. Willis and Yoon Ha Lee taught the Locus Writers workshops that book-ended the weekend. Attendance numbered 150. Events kicked off Friday with readings by Willis and Lee, followed by a Clarion West-hosted party in honor of first-week instructor ...Read More

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2018 Locus Awards Winners

The Locus Science Fiction Foundation announced the winners of the 2018 Locus Awards during the Locus Awards Weekend in Seattle WA, June 22-24, 2018:

SCIENCE FICTION NOVEL

  • WINNER: The Collapsing Empire, John Scalzi (Tor US; Tor UK)
  • Persepolis Rising, James S.A. Corey (Orbit US; Orbit UK)
  • Walkaway, Cory Doctorow (Tor; Head of Zeus)
  • The Stars Are Legion, Kameron Hurley (Saga; Angry Robot UK)
  • Provenance, Ann
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New Locus Awards Trophy

Locus will present winners of the annual Locus Awards with a new trophy, designed by Francesca Myman with art by Shaun Tan. The trophy will be awarded starting with the 2018 Locus Awards, and replaces the previous plaque design.

The 2018 Locus Awards will be held June 22-24, 2018 at the Best Western Executive Inn in Seattle WA. For more information, see the 2018 Locus Awards page.

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2018 Locus Awards Finalists

The Locus Science Fiction Foundation has announced the top ten finalists in each category of the 2018 Locus Awards. Tickets are available now.

Winners will be announced during the Locus Awards Weekend in Seattle WA, June 22-24, 2018; Connie Willis will MC the awards ceremony. Additional weekend events include author readings with Connie Willis and Carrie Vaughn; a kickoff Clarion West party honoring first week instructor Daniel Abraham, Clarion West ...Read More

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2018 Locus Awards Weekend

Locus Awards, June 22-24, 2018 in Seattle, Washington Attending memberships are $65 and include the awards banquet and all Locus events except the Writers Workshop, plus a free six-month digital subscription* to Locus.

The weekend includes readings, a kickoff party hosted by Clarion West for instructor Daniel Abraham (the first of their six summer parties honoring 2018 instructors), panels with leading authors, an autograph session, the lunch banquet, and a ...Read More

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2017 Locus Awards Winners

The Locus Science Fiction Foundation has announced winners in each category of the 2017 Locus Awards.

The Locus Awards are chosen by a survey of readers in an open online poll that runs from February 1 to April 15. We welcome and invite everyone to vote in the poll. Our recommended list for 2016 can be found here.

SCIENCE FICTION NOVEL

  • Death’s End, Cixin Liu (Tor; Head of Zeus)
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2017 Locus Awards Finalists

The Locus Science Fiction Foundation has announced the top ten finalists in each category of the 2017 Locus Awards.

Winners will be announced during the Locus Awards Weekend in Seattle WA, June 23-25, 2017; Connie Willis will MC the awards ceremony. Additional weekend events include author readings with Connie Willis and Carrie Vaughn; a kickoff Clarion West party honoring first week instructor Daryl Gregory, Clarion West supporters, awards weekend ticket ...Read More

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2016 Locus Awards Winners

The Locus Science Fiction Foundation announced the winners of the 2016 Locus Awards on Saturday, June 25, 2016 during the Locus Awards Weekend in Seattle WA.

Science Fiction Novel

  • Ancillary Mercy, Ann Leckie (Orbit US; Orbit UK)
  • The Water Knife, Paolo Bacigalupi (Borzoi; Orbit UK)
  • Aurora, Kim Stanley Robinson (Orbit US; Orbit UK)
  • Seveneves, Neal Stephenson (Morrow)
  • A Borrowed Man, Gene Wolfe (Tor)

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2016 Locus Awards Finalists

The Locus Science Fiction Foundation has announced the top five finalists in each category of the 2016 Locus Awards.

Winners will be announced during the Locus Awards Weekend in Seattle WA, June 24-26, 2016; Connie Willis will MC the awards ceremony. Additional weekend events include author readings; a kickoff Clarion West party honoring first week instructor Paul Park, Clarion West supporters, awards weekend ticket holders, and special guests; panels with ...Read More

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2015 Locus Awards Winners

The Locus Science Fiction Foundation announced the winners of the 2015 Locus Awards on Saturday, June 27, 2015 during the Locus Awards Weekend in Seattle WA.

SCIENCE FICTION NOVEL

  • Ancillary Sword, Ann Leckie (Orbit US; Orbit UK)
  • The Peripheral, William Gibson (Putnam; Viking UK)
  • The Three-Body Problem, Cixin Liu (Tor)
  • Lock In, John Scalzi (Tor; Gollancz)
  • Annihilation/Authority/Acceptance, Jeff VanderMeer (FSG Originals; Fourth Estate; HarperCollins Canada)
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2015 Locus Awards Finalists

The Locus Science Fiction Foundation has announced the top five finalists in each category of the 2015 Locus Awards.

Winners will be announced during the Locus Awards Weekend in Seattle WA, June 26-28, 2015; Connie Willis will MC the awards ceremony. Additional weekend events include author readings with Willis and Daryl Gregory; a kickoff Clarion West party honoring first week instructor Andy Duncan, Clarion West supporters, awards weekend ticket holders, ...Read More

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2014 Locus Awards Winners

The 2014 Locus Awards winners have been announced.

SCIENCE FICTION NOVEL

  • Abaddon’s Gate, James S.A. Corey (Orbit US; Orbit UK)
  • MaddAddam, Margaret Atwood (McClelland & Stewart; Bloomsbury; Talese)
  • The Best of All Possible Worlds, Karen Lord (Del Rey; Jo Fletcher UK)
  • Shaman, Kim Stanley Robinson (Orbit US; Orbit UK)
  • Neptune’s Brood, Charles Stross (Ace; Orbit UK)

FANTASY NOVEL

  • The Ocean at the End of the
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2014 Locus Awards Finalists

The Locus Science Fiction Foundation has announced the top five finalists in each category of the 2014 Locus Awards.

Winners will be announced during the Locus Awards Weekend in Seattle WA, June 27-29, 2014. Connie Willis will MC the awards ceremony and judge the annual Hawai’ian shirt contest. Additional weekend events include author readings; a kickoff Clarion West party honoring first week instructor Paul Park, Clarion West supporters, awards weekend ...Read More

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Locus Awards Winners

The winners of the 2013 Locus Awards have been announced:

 

SCIENCE FICTION NOVEL

  • Redshirts, John Scalzi (Tor; Gollancz)
  • The Hydrogen Sonata, Iain M. Banks (Orbit US; Orbit UK)
  • Captain Vorpatril’s Alliance, Lois McMaster Bujold (Baen)
  • Caliban’s War, James S.A. Corey (Orbit US; Orbit UK)
  • 2312, Kim Stanley Robinson (Orbit US; Orbit UK)

FANTASY NOVEL

  • The Apocalypse Codex, Charles Stross (Ace; Orbit UK)
  • The
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2013 Locus Awards Finalists

The Locus Science Fiction Foundation has announced the top five finalists in each category of the 2013 Locus Awards.

Winners will be announced during the Locus Awards Weekend in Seattle WA, June 28-30, 2013.  Connie Willis will MC the awards ceremony and judge the annual Hawai’ian shirt contest. Additional weekend events include author readings; a kickoff Clarion West party honoring first week instructor Liz Hand, Clarion West supporters, awards weekend ...Read More

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Locus Awards Weekend Tickets Price Increase

Memberships to the annual Locus Awards Weekend are increasing from $40 to $50 on May 1, 2013. The Locus Awards Weekend includes readings, a kickoff party hosted by Clarion West (the first of their six summer parties honoring 2013 instructors), panels with leading authors, an autograph session, the lunch banquet, and the annual Hawai’ian shirt contest judged by the fabulous Connie Willis, who will MC the ceremony and present the ...Read More

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2012 Locus Awards Winners

The winners of the 2012 Locus Awards have been announced:

Science Fiction Novel

  • Embassytown, China Miéville (Del Rey; Macmillan)
  • Leviathan Wakes, James S. A. Corey (Orbit US; Orbit UK)
  • 11/22/63, Stephen King (Scribner; Hodder & Stoughton as 11.22.63)
  • Rule 34, Charles Stross (Ace; Orbit UK)
  • The Children of the Sky, Vernor Vinge (Tor)

Fantasy Novel

  • A Dance with Dragons, George R.R. Martin (Bantam;
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Locus Awards 2011 Winners

The winners of the 2011 Locus Awards have been announced:

Best Science Fiction Novel

  • Blackout/All Clear, Connie Willis (Spectra)
  • Surface Detail, Iain M. Banks (Orbit UK; Orbit US)
  • Cryoburn, Lois McMaster Bujold (Baen)
  • Zero History, William Gibson (Putnam; Viking UK)
  • The Dervish House, Ian McDonald (Pyr; Gollancz)

Best Fantasy Novel

  • Kraken, China Miéville (Macmillan UK; Del Rey)
  • Under Heaven, Guy Gavriel Kay (Penguin
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2010 Locus Awards Winners

The 2010 Locus Awards winners were announced at the annual Science Fiction Awards Weekend, held June 25-27, 2010 in Seattle, WA. The Awards were covered live, and a full report will appear in the August issue.

Best SF Novel:

  • Boneshaker, Cherie Priest (Tor)

Best Fantasy Novel:

  • The City & The City, China Miéville (Del Rey; Macmillan UK)

Best First Novel:

  • The Windup Girl, Paolo Bacigalupi (Night Shade)
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2010 Locus Awards Finalists

The top five finalists in each category of the 2010 Locus Awards have been announced.

Winners will be announced during the Science Fiction Awards Weekend in Seattle WA, June 25-27, 2010. Tickets are still available.

Science Fiction Novel

  • The Empress of Mars, Kage Baker (Subterranean; Tor)
  • Steal Across the Sky, Nancy Kress (Tor)
  • Boneshaker, Cherie Priest (Tor)
  • Galileo’s Dream, Kim Stanley Robinson (HarperVoyager; Ballantine Spectra)
  • Julian
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2010 Locus Awards Finalists

The top five finalists in each category of the 2010 Locus Awards have been announced. Winners will be presented during the Science Fiction Awards Weekend in Seattle WA, June 25-27, 2010. Tickets are still available.

Science Fiction Novel

  • The Empress of Mars, Kage Baker (Subterranean; Tor)
  • Steal Across the Sky, Nancy Kress (Tor)
  • Boneshaker, Cherie Priest (Tor)
  • Galileo’s Dream, Kim Stanley Robinson (HarperVoyager;Ballantine Spectra)
  • Julian Comstock:
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2020 Neukom Awards Judge

Sam J. Miller will judge the $5,000 Neukom Institute Literary Arts Awards in the debut author and open author categories.

A shortlist will be selected by Tarek El-Ariss, Jessica Flack, Peter Orner, Eric Schaller, and Dan Rockmore, the creator of the award program. The shortlist will be announced in May, with final winners chosen by Miller and announced in June 2020 at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire.

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2020 IAFA Awards Winners

Winners of several awards given by the International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts (IAFA) have been announced.

“The Soviet Anthropocene: Desiccation, Desertification, and Environmental Horror in Dmitri Svetozarov’s Dogs” by Brittany Roberts won the Walter James Miller Memorial Award, given to the “best ICFA student paper devoted to a work or works of the fantastic originally created in a language other than English.”

“White Hope” by Julia

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2019 Aurealis Awards Finalists

The 2019 Aurealis Awards shortlist, recognizing the best in Australian speculative fiction, has been announced.

Best Science Fiction Novel

  • The Subjects, Sarah Hopkins (Text)
  • Aurora Rising, Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff (Allen & Unwin)
  • The Trespassers, Meg Mundell (University of Queensland Press)
  • The Year of the Fruit Cake, Gillian Polack (IFWG Australia)
  • The Glad Shout, Alice Robinson (Affirm)
  • Daughter of Bad Times, Rohan Wilson
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2020 British Book Awards Shortlists

The Bookseller has announced the shortlists for the 2020 British Book Awards, including several titles of genre interest.

Fiction Book of the Year
  • The Testaments, Margaret Atwood (Nan A. Talese; Chatto & Windus)
  • The Book of Dust: The Secret Commonwealth, Philip Pullman (Knopf; Penguin UK & David Fickling)

Début Book of the Year

  • The Binding, Bridget Collins (Morrow; Borough)

Audiobook Book of the Year

  • The Handmaid’s Tale
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