Locus Finalists Announced

The finalists for the Locus Awards were announced today, and, after the disaster that was the Hugo nominations, they are a strong affirmation of the best in Sci-Fi and Fantasy.
I’m especially delighted to see nearly every one of my favorite works from last year made the list (along with my least favorite — perhaps I should give it another chance). I’m also excited that my friend Beth Cato is up for best debut novel.
This list is what I envisioned the Hugos looking like when I voted a few months ago.
The finalist were chosen from a longlist by voters at Locus Online. Anyone could vote, however votes from the magazine’s subscribers counted twice. The winners will be announced the Locus Awards Weekend, June 26-28 in Seattle.
Here are the finalists:

Science Fiction Novel

Fantasy Novel

Young Adult Book

First Novel



Short Story




Art Book





About Michael Senft

I am a freelance writer and critic from Phoenix Arizona. I spent 10 years covering music, the arts and pop culture for the “Arizona Republic” before life circumstances took me away from newspaper. But I never lost my joy at writing. Or reading.
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4 Responses to Locus Finalists Announced

  1. Tammy says:

    The novella catagory is amazing! All in all, a very exciting roster:-D


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