2023 Locus Awards Top Ten Finalists

The Locus Science Fiction Foundation has announced the top ten finalists in each category of the 2023 Locus Awards. These results are from the February 1 to April 15 voting, done by readers on an open public ballot. Congratulations to all of the finalists!

The Locus Awards winners will be announced June 24, 2023, during the in-person Locus Awards Ceremony, held in the historic Nile Hall at Preservation Park in ...Read More

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2022 Locus Awards Top Ten Finalists

The Locus Science Fiction Foundation has announced the top ten finalists in each category of the 2022 Locus Awards. These results are from the February 1 to April 15 voting, done by readers on an open public ballot. Congratulations to all!

The Locus Awards winners will be announced June 25, 2022, during the virtual Locus Awards Weekend. Connie Willis will MC the awards ceremony. Additional weekend events include author readings, ...Read More

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2021 Locus Awards Top Ten Finalists

 

The Locus Science Fiction Foundation has announced the top ten finalists in each category of the 2021 Locus Awards. These results are from the February 1 to April 15 voting, done by readers on an open public ballot. Congratulations to all!

The Locus Awards winners will be announced June 26, 2021, during the virtual Locus Awards Weekend. Connie Willis will MC the awards ceremony. Additional weekend events include author ...Read More

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2020 Locus Awards Finalists

The Locus Science Fiction Foundation has announced the top ten finalists in each category of the 2020 Locus Awards.

Winners will be announced June 27, 2020 at the virtual Locus Awards Weekend; Connie Willis will MC the awards ceremony. Additional weekend events include planned author readings and panels with leading authors. Supporting/virtual memberships are available and come with a Locus t-shirt.

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  • The City in the Middle of
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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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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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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 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 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 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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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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2012 Locus Award Finalists

The Locus Science Fiction Foundation has announced the top five finalists in each category of the 2012 Locus Awards.

Winners will be announced during the Science Fiction Awards Weekend in Seattle WA, June 15-17, 2012. Connie Willis will MC the ceremony and judge the annual Hawai’ian shirt contest on Saturday, June 16. Additional weekend events include author readings,  a kickoff meet-and-greet, panels with leading authors, an autograph session with books ...Read More

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2011 Locus Award Finalists

The Locus Science Fiction Foundation has announced the top five finalists in each category of the 2011 Locus Awards.

Winners will be announced during the Science Fiction Awards Weekend in Seattle WA, June 24-26, 2011. The Science Fiction Hall of Fame Induction will also take place that weekend, inducting Harlan Ellison, Gardner Dozois, Moebius, and Vincent Di Fate. Tickets are still available here.

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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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2010 Locus Award 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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2009 Locus Award Finalists

The top five finalists in each category of the 2009 Locus Awards have been announced. The Locus Awards will be presented during the Science Fiction Awards Weekend in Seattle WA, June 26-27, 2009. Finalists are:

SCIENCE FICTION NOVEL

  • Matter, Iain M. Banks (Orbit UK)
  • City at the End of Time, Greg Bear (Gollancz, Del Rey)
  • Marsbound, Joe Haldeman (Ace)
  • Anathem, Neal Stephenson (Atlantic UK, Morrow)
  • Saturn’s
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2023 Ignyte Awards Finalists

The Ignyte Awards Committee has announced the finalists for the 2023 Ignyte Awards, which “seek to celebrate the vibrancy and diversity of the current and future landscapes of science fiction, fantasy, and horror by recognizing incredible feats in storytelling and outstanding efforts toward inclusivity of the genre.”

Best Novel: Adult

  • The Blood Trials, N.E. Davenport (Harper Voyager)
  • The Spear Cuts Through Water, Simon Jimenez (Del Rey)
  • Babel,
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2023 Mythopoeic Awards Finalists

The Mythopoeic Society has announced the 2023 Mythopoeic Awards finalists. Winners will be announced during the society’s Online Midsummer Seminar 2023, “Fantasy Goes to Hell,” to be held August 5-6, 2023 on Zoom and Discord.

Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature

  • When Women Were Dragons, Kelly Barnhill (Doubleday; Hot Key)
  • The Ballad of Perilous Graves, Alex Jennings (Redhook; Orbit UK)
  • When the Angels Left the Old Country,
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2023 Colorado Book Awards Finalists

Finalists for the 2023 Colorado Book Awards have been announced, including their SF/F category.

Science Fiction/Fantasy

  • Demon Riding Shotgun, L.R. Braden (Belle Bridge)
  • Denver Moon: The thirteen of Mars, Warren Hammond & Joshua Viola (Hex)
  • Conscious Designs, Nathaniel White (Miami University)

Other finalists of genre interest include Bizarre Bazaar: A Collection of Stories from Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers edited by Amy Drayez & Veronica R. Calisto, eds.

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2022 Australian Shadows Awards Finalists

Finalists for the 2022 Australian Shadows Awards have been announced. The award is given by the Australian Horror Writers Association (AHWA) for “the finest in horror and dark fiction published by an Australasian within the calendar year.”

Novel

  • The Stone Road, Trent Jamieson (Erewhon)
  • Red Ruin, Ian J. Middleton & Denver Grenell (self-published)
  • The Path of Thorns, Angela Slatter (Titan)
  • Denizen, James McKenzie Watson (Viking)

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2023 Tomorrow Prize Finalists and Green Feather Winner

The Omega Sci-Fi Awards has announced the finalists for its Tomorrow Prize short story competition:

  • “What Lies Beyond”, Rafael Chavez
  • “Burn the World, Build with the Ashes”, Barrie Komsky
  • “Nights in the City”, Evin Manlapaz
  • “Obsolete”, Jasmine Sov

Honorable mentions were given to the following stories:

  • “Ocean Crash”, Acaju Gastelum
  • “Oh Kanada”, Isaac Graham
  • “Gehenna’s Sanctum”, Sadika Mahmud
  • “Time”, Luis Martinez
  • “Digital”, Natalie Martinez
  • “Valiente”, Valery Rodriguez

The Tomorrow Prize

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2023 Roswell Finalists and New Suns Winner

The 2023 finalists for the Roswell Award have been announced, along with the winner of the New Suns Climate Fiction Award.

The Roswell Award Finalists

  • “Philanthropy”, Cecilia Evans
  • “The Ripples Read Outward”, Karin Hullati
  • “First Plantings”, Elizabeth King
  • “Breathing for Two”, Rich Larson
  • “You’re Hired”, Lexus Ndiwe
  • “Plastic Dragon”, Lucy Zhang

The Roswell Award Honorable Mentions

“The Fading Colour of Tea Leaves”, Mof Afdhall “The Last Violin”, Sam Bohlken-Hern “Curved”,

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2023 Xingyun Awards Finalists

Finalists for the 14th annual Xingyun Awards for Chinese science fiction were announced by the World Chinese Science Fiction Association.

Best Novel

  • The Red Stone, Jiang Bo (Sichuan Science & Technology Publishing House / Science Fiction World)
  • The Apocalypse, Yan Leisheng (New Star Press / Eight Light Minutes)
  • The Parallel Mountain Town of Tang Empire, Liang Qingsan (People’s Literature Publishing House / Eight Light Minutes)
  • Once Upon
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2023 Sir Julius Vogel Awards Finalists

Finalists for the 2023 Sir Julius Vogel Awards have been announced by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Association of New Zealand (SFFANZ).

Best Novel

  • City of Souls, Mel Harding-Shaw (Coruscate)
  • A Rake of His Own, A.J. Lancaster (Camberion)
  • Chevalier & Gawayn: The Ballad of the Dreamer, Phillip Mann (Quentin Wilson)
  • Ithaca Bound, Kirsten McKenzie (Squabbling Sparrows)
  • Brightest Star, Andy Southall (Amapur)
  • Tarquin the Honest: The
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2023 Prometheus Award Finalists

The Libertarian Futurist Society (LFS) has released the finalists for the Prometheus Award in the Best Novel category, honoring pro-freedom works published in 2022.

  • Widowland, C.J. Carey (Quercus)
  • Cloud-Castles, Dave Freer (Magic Isle)
  • Captain Trader Helmsman Spy, Karl. K. Gallagher (Kelt Haven)
  • A Beast Cannot Feign, Dr. Insensitive Jerk, AKA Gordon Hanka (self-published)
  • Summer’s End, John Van Stry (Baen)

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2023 Imadjinn Awards Finalists

Finalists for the 2023 Imadjinn Awards have been announced.

Best Science Fiction Novel

  • Rimworld – Diplomatic Immunity, J.L. Curtis (self-published)
  • Omitted Pieces, Stephanie Hansen (Fire & Ice)
  • Sunrise Over Shippo, Melissa Olthoff (‎Theogony)
  • Consquences, Nick Steverson (Theogony)

Best Fantasy Novel

  • Sovereign Fourth, Saph Dodd (Jumpmaster)
  • The Raven and The Crow: The Gray Throne, Michael K. Falciani (Three Ravens)
  • The Fate Of The Realm,
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2023 Locus Awards Weekend, June 21-24

The Locus Awards Weekend will be held virtually again June 21-24, 2023! But wait, there’s more! This year we are adding a live, in-person event for the awards, including a ceremony with the fabulous MC Maggie Tokuda-Hall, special guest Connie Willis, a catered reception, and more, to be held Saturday, June 24 at Locus HQ at the historic Preservation Park in downtown Oakland CA. The awards event will also be ...Read More

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35th Annual Lambda Awards Finalists

The Lambda Literary Foundation has announced finalists for the 35th Annual Lambda Literary Awards (the “Lammys”), celebrating “the best lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender books.” Nominees of genre interest follow.

LGBTQ+ Speculative Fiction

  • The Book Eaters, Sunyi Dean (Tor)
  • The Paradox Hotel, Rob Hart (Ballantine)
  • The Wicked and the Willing,  Lianyu Tan (Shattered Scepter)
  • Into the Riverlands, Nghi Vo (Tordotcom)
  • The Circus Infinite, Khan Wong
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92nd Annual California Book Awards Finalists

The finalists for the 92nd Annual California Book Awards, presented by the Commonwealth Club of California, have been announced.

Titles and authors of genre interest include The Furrows by Namwali Serpell (Hogarth) which was one of three finalists for the Fiction category, Out There by Kate Folk (Random House) which was one of five finalists for the First Fiction category, and Cold by Mariko Tamaki (Roaring Brook) which was one ...Read More

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2023 Jim Baen Memorial Award Finalists

Baen Books has announced the ten finalists for the 2023 Jim Baen Memorial Short Story Award:

  • Zack Be
  • J.M. Eno
  • Meghan Feldman
  • William Paul Jones
  • K.D. Julicher
  • Marshall J. Moore
  • Avery Parks
  • Hûw Steer
  • Rudy Vener
  • Brad Zeiger

The Grand Prize winner will be featured on the Baen website. The author will be given a trophy and paid professional rates.

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