2017 Locus Recommended Reading List

Welcome to the annual Locus Recommended Reading List!

Published in Locus magazine’s February 2018 issue, the list is a consensus by Locus editors, reviewers, and other professionals — editor-in-chief Liza Groen Trombi; reviews editor Jonathan Strahan; reviewers Liz Bourke, Carolyn Cushman, Paul Di Filippo, Gardner Dozois, Stefan Dziemanowicz, Amy Goldschlager, Paula Guran, Rich Horton, John Langan, Russell Letson, Adrienne Martini, Colleen Mondor, Tim Pratt, Tom Whitmore, and Gary K. Wolfe; Bob Blough; online editor Mark R. Kelly; Ysabeau Wilce; critics Paul Kincaid, Cheryl Morgan, and Graham Sleight. The young-adult list group wrapped in Laurel Amberdine, Gwenda Bond, Barry Goldblatt, Justina Ireland, and Justine Larbalestier. Art books were compiled with help from Arnie Fenner, Karen Haber, and Locus design editor Francesca Myman. Short fiction recommendations included editors and reviewers John Joseph Adams, Ellen Datlow, Liz Grzyb, Faren Miller, Charles Payseur, Nisi Shawl, and A.C. Wise.

Locus thanks all involved for their time, their expertise, and their affection for the field. Essays by many of these contributors, highlighting and discussing their particular favorite books and stories, are also published in the February issue, along with the Magazine Summary and Book Summary for 2017.

You can vote on your favorites for the year in the 2018 Poll & Survey, live now and decides the winners of the Locus Awards. The awards are open to all to vote on. We appreciate your input. The Locus Awards will take place June 22-24, 2018 in Seattle WA. Tickets are available now.

NOVELS – SCIENCE FICTION

NOVELS – FANTASY

NOVELS – HORROR

YOUNG ADULT BOOKS

FIRST NOVELS

COLLECTIONS

ANTHOLOGIES
ORIGINAL

REPRINTS/BESTS

NON-FICTION

ART BOOKS

NOVELLAS

NOVELETTES

SHORT STORIES

[Edited 3/1/2018: ‘‘Don’t Press Charges and I Won’t Sue’’, Charlie Jane Anders (Global Dystopias) moved from Novelettes to Short Stories]

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This list appears in the February 2018 issue of Locus.
Tickets to the Locus Awards in Seattle (June 22-24, 2018) are available here.

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