This past weekend, the Locus Science Fiction Foundation announced the 2018 Locus Award Winners at a ceremony in Seattle, WA. The Locus Awards are sort of like the People’s Choice Awards for science fiction and fantasy. Every year, they post a nomination form on their website that ANYONE can fill out — no membership required, unlike the Hugos and Nebulas. I’ve participated for the last few years, and am glad to see three of my picks win this year (Fantasy, Horror, and First Novel). And I have several of the winners already queued to read. It’s also a diverse list of winners, which has been a wonderful trend lately in SFF awards.
Congratulations to all the winners and nominees! 2017 was a great year for SFF (as is 2018). Below, I’ve listed the winners in each category.
SCIENCE FICTION NOVEL
The Collapsing Empire by John Scalzi (Tor US; Tor UK)
The Stone Sky by N.K. Jemisin (Orbit US; Orbit UK)
The Changeling by Victor LaValle (Spiegel & Grau)
YOUNG ADULT BOOK
Akata Warrior by Nnedi Okorafor (Viking)
The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter by Theodora Goss (Saga)
All Systems Red by Martha Wells (Tor.com Publishing)
“The Hermit of Houston” by Samuel R. Delany (F&SF 9-10/17)
“The Martian Obelisk” by Linda Nagata (Tor.com 7/19/17)
The Book of Swords edited by Gardner Dozois (Bantam; HarperCollins UK)
The Hainish Novels and Stories by Ursula K. Le Guin (Library of America)
Luminescent Threads: Connections to Octavia E. Butler edited by Alexandra Pierce & Mimi Mondal (Twelfth Planet)
The Art of the Pulps: An Illustrated History edited by Douglas Ellis, Ed Hulse, and Robert Weinberg (IDW)
SPECIAL AWARD 2018: COMMUNITY BUILDING & INCLUSIVITY
Have you read any of the winners?