The Locus Awards Nominations
The Locus Awards are presented to winners of Locus Magazine‘s annual readers’ poll, which was established in the early ’70s specifically to provide recommendations and suggestions to Hugo Awards voters. Over the decades the Locus Awards have often drawn more voters than the Hugos and Nebulas combined. In recent years Locus Awards are presented at an annual banquet, and unlike any other award, explicitly honor publishers of winning works with certificates. The first Locus Awards were given in 1971.
Locus has announced the nominees for the 2013 Locus Awards. The winners will be announced at the Science Fiction Awards Weekend in Seattle, Washington with Master of Ceremonies, Connie Willis. The finalists in the novel categories are:
SCIENCE FICTION NOVEL
- The Hydrogen Sonata, Iain M. Banks (Orbit US; Orbit UK)
- Captain Vorpatril’s Alliance, Lois McMaster Bujold (Baen)
- Caliban’s War, James S.A. Corey (AKA: Daniel Abraham and Ty Frank) (Orbit US; Orbit UK)
- 2312, Kim Stanley Robinson (Orbit US; Orbit UK)
- Redshirts, John Scalzi (Tor; Gollancz)
- The Killing Moon, N.K. Jemisin (Orbit US; Orbit UK)
- The Drowning Girl, Caitlín R. Kiernan (Roc)
- Glamour in Glass, Mary Robinette Kowal (Tor)
- Hide Me Among the Graves, Tim Powers (Morrow; Corvus)
- The Apocalypse Codex, Charles Stross (Ace; Orbit UK)
YOUNG ADULT NOVEL
- The Drowned Cities, Paolo Bacigalupi (Little, Brown; Atom)
- Pirate Cinema, Cory Doctorow (Tor Teen)
- Railsea, China Miéville (Del Rey; Macmillan)
- Dodger, Terry Pratchett (Harper; Doubleday UK)
- The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There, Catherynne M. Valente (Feiwel & Friends; Much-in-Little ’13)
- Throne of the Crescent Moon, Saladin Ahmed (DAW; Gollancz ’13)
- vN: The First Machine Dynasty, Madeline Ashby (Angry Robot US; Angry Robot UK)
- Seraphina, Rachel Hartman (Random House; Doubleday UK)
- The Games, Ted Kosmatka (Del Rey; Titan)
- Alif the Unseen, G. Willow Wilson (Grove; Corvus)
Visit Locus Online for the official press release and the complete list of finalists in all categories. Congrats to all the finalists and best of luck in June!
The Campbell Awards Nominations
The John W. Campbell Memorial Award for the best science-fiction novel of the year is one of the three major annual awards for science fiction. The first Campbell Award was presented at the Illinois Institute of Technology in 1973. Since then the Award has been presented in various parts of the world: at California State University at Fullerton; at St. John’s College, Oxford; at the World SF Writers Conference in Dublin; in Stockholm; at the World SF meeting in Dublin again; the University of Kansas; and in a joint event with the SFRA Convention in Kansas City in 2007.
Since 1979, the Campbell Award has been presented during the Campbell Conference Awards Banquet at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas, as the focal point of a weekend of discussions about the writing, illustration, publishing, teaching, and criticism of science fiction.
The Award was created to honor the late editor of Astounding Science Fiction magazine, now named Analog. Campbell, who edited the magazine from 1937 until his death in 1971, is called by many writers and scholars the father of modern science fiction. Writers and critics Harry Harrison and Brian W. Aldiss established the award in Campbell’s name as a way of continuing his efforts to encourage writers to produce their best possible work.
- The Hydrogen Sonata, Iain M. Banks (Orbit)
- Any Day Now, Terry Bisson (Overlook)
- Existence, David Brin (Tor)
- The Rapture of the Nerds, Cory Doctorow & Charles Stross (Tor)
- Empty Space, M. John Harrison (Night Shade)
- Intrusion, Ken MacLeod (Orbit)
- Railsea, China Miéville (Del Rey)
- The Fractal Prince, Hannu Rajaniemi (Tor)
- Blue Remembered Earth, Alastair Reynolds (Ace)
- Jack Glass: The Story of a Murderer, Adam Roberts (Gollancz)
- 2312, Kim Stanley Robinson (Orbit)
- Slow Apocalypse, John Varley (Ace)
- Alif the Unseen, G. Willow Wilson (Grove Press)
The award, for best SF novel, will be presented during the Campbell Conference, to be held July 13-16, 2013 at the Oread Hotel in Lawrence KS.
Kim Stanly Robinson’s 2312 has now been nominated for an impressive six awards.