Earlier today the Locus awards were posted... I read the list
The 2010 Locus awards, voted on by the readers of Locus, the magazine of the professional science fiction and fantasy field, were announced today in Seattle, Washington. Congratulations to the winners!
BEST SCIENCE FICTION NOVEL
Winner: Boneshaker, Cherie Priest (Tor)
The Empress of Mars, Kage Baker (Subterranean; Tor)
Steal Across the Sky, Nancy Kress (Tor)
Galileo’s Dream, Kim Stanley Robinson (HarperVoyager; Ballantine Spectra)
Julian Comstock: A Story of 22nd-Century America, Robert Charles Wilson (Tor)
BEST FANTASY NOVEL
Winner: The City & The City, China Miéville (Del Rey; Macmillan UK)
Unseen Academicals, Terry Pratchett (Harper; Doubleday UK)
Drood, Dan Simmons (Little, Brown)
Palimpsest, Catherynne M. Valente (Bantam Spectra)
Finch, Jeff VanderMeer (Underland)
BEST FIRST NOVEL
Winner: The Windup Girl, Paolo Bacigalupi (Night Shade)
The Manual of Detection, Jedediah Berry (Penguin)
Soulless, Gail Carriger (Orbit US)
Lamentation, Ken Scholes (Tor)
Norse Code, Greg van Eekhout (Ballantine Spectra)
BEST YOUNG ADULT NOVEL
Winner: Leviathan, Scott Westerfeld (Simon Pulse; Simon & Schuster UK)
The Hotel Under the Sand, Kage Baker (Tachyon)
Going Bovine, Libba Bray (Delacorte)
Catching Fire, Suzanne Collins (Scholastic; Scholastic UK)
Liar, Justine Larbalestier (Bloomsbury; Allen & Unwin Australia)
Winner: The Women of Nell Gwynne’s, Kage Baker (Subterranean)
“Act One,” Nancy Kress (Asimov’s)
“Vishnu at the Cat Circus,” Ian McDonald (Cyberabad Days)
Shambling Towards Hiroshima, James Morrow (Tachyon)
“Palimpsest,” Charles Stross (Wireless)
Winner: “By Moonlight,” Peter S. Beagle (We Never Talk About My Brother)
“It Takes Two,” Nicola Griffith (Eclipse Three)
“First Flight,” Mary Robinette Kowal (Tor.com)
“Eros, Philia, Agape,” Rachel Swirsky (Tor.com)
“The Island,” Peter Watts (The New Space Opera 2)
BEST SHORT STORY
Winner: “An Invocation of Incuriosity,” Neil Gaiman (Songs of the Dying Earth)
“The Pelican Bar,” Karen Joy Fowler (Eclipse Three)
“Spar,” Kij Johnson (Clarkesworld)
“Going Deep,” James Patrick Kelly (Asimov’s)
“Useless Things,” Maureen F. McHugh (Eclipse Three)
Winner: The New Space Opera 2, Gardner Dozois & Jonathan Strahan, eds. (Eos; HarperCollins Australia)
Lovecraft Unbound, Ellen Datlow, ed. (Dark Horse)
The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Sixth Annual Collection, Gardner Dozois, ed. (St. Martin’s)
Songs of the Dying Earth: Stories in Honor of Jack Vance, George R.R. Martin & Gardner Dozois, eds. (Subterranean)
Eclipse Three, Jonathan Strahan, ed. (Night Shade)
Winner: The Best of Gene Wolfe, Gene Wolfe (Tor; as The Very Best of Gene Wolfe, PS)
We Never Talk About My Brother, Peter S. Beagle (Tachyon)
Cyberabad Days, Ian McDonald (Pyr)
Wireless, Charles Stross (Ace, Orbit UK)
The Collected Stories of Roger Zelazny: Volumes 1-6, Roger Zelazny (NESFA)
Winner: Ellen Datlow
David G. Hartwell
Gordon Van Gelder
Winner: Michael Whelan
BEST NON-FICTION / ART BOOK
Winner: Cheek by Jowl, Ursula K. Le Guin (Aqueduct)
Powers: Secret Histories, John Berlyne (PS)
Spectrum 16: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art, Cathy & Arnie Fenner, eds. (Underwood)
This is Me, Jack Vance! (Or, More Properly, This is “I”), Jack Vance (Subterranean)
Drawing Down the Moon: The Art of Charles Vess, Charles Vess (Dark Horse)
Congratulations: Ms. Priest, Mr Miéville, Mr. Bacigalupi, Mr. Westerfeld, et al...
Boneshaker is one of the novels that I got when it came out and hope to get signed sometime... and sadly I have not yet read my copy yet....so too Finch, Windup Girl, Lamentation, Soulless (got the last too signed and the authors are very cool) , Leviathan, and NorseCode. The Cuty and the City I look forward to reading and owning....
There are two Kage Baker stories names here. Sadly I have to admit having only read two short tales by Ms. Baker. I want to read her novels and am sorry to have heard about her struggle with and death by cancer. She is one among teh many I thought of when I lit a candle at Notre Dame under the statue of Joan of Arc.
Mary Robinette Kowal whom I am glad to have had a chance to meet this year at Borderlands and Peter Watts who was sadly treated so badly by US boarder guards both got nominated in then novelette category along with Rachel Swirsky who I have enjoyed on Podcastle over its several year life.
Shambling Towards Hiroshima by James Morrow was such a fun read for me. I loved all the japanese giant monster novies of my yourth on late night TV and this was a novel written seemingly for the child in me. Thanks James. Again I have to thank Borderlands for the signed copy.
I could go on and on and on but I'll but it short and congradulate everyone and say I can not wait for next years awards since this has been such a good year so far. I got a chance to meet and speak withPaolo Bacigalupi, Ellen Datlow, Ken Scholes and Jeff VanderMeer in addition to the others mentioned above and all of them were so cool and gracious after meeting so many other fans... I have to thank you all for your work and being great people in person...
Read something on this list - its a worthy one...
I included links to the ones that I knew of that you an look at for free... well stories and some great sites....