2009 Locus Award Finalists Announced!

Congratulations to all the nominees! Two Tor.com stories made the final nominations: John Scalzi’s “After the Coup” for Short Story and Cory Doctorow’s “The Things That Make Me Weak and Strange” for Novelette. Here is the official Locus announcement. The awards will be presented at the Science Fiction Awards Weekend in Seattle, June 26-27th.


* Matter, Iain M. Banks (Orbit UK)
* City at the End of Time, Greg Bear (Gollancz, Del Rey)
* Marsbound, Joe Haldeman (Ace)
* Anathem, Neal Stephenson (Atlantic UK, Morrow)
* Saturn’s Children, Charles Stross (Orbit, Ace)


* The Shadow Year, Jeffrey Ford (Morrow)
* Lavinia, Ursula K. Le Guin (Harcourt)
* The Bell at Sealey Head, Patricia A. McKillip (Ace)
* The Dragons of Babel, Michael Swanwick (Tor)
* An Evil Guest, Gene Wolfe (Tor)


* Thunderer, Felix Gilman (Bantam Spectra)
* Black Ships, Jo Graham (Orbit US)
* Pandemonium, Daryl Gregory (Ballantine Del Rey)
* The Gone-Away World, Nick Harkaway (William Heinemann, Knopf)
* Singularity’s Ring, Paul Melko (Tor)


* Little Brother, Cory Doctorow (Tor)
* The Graveyard Book, Neil Gaiman (HarperCollins, Bloomsbury)
* Tender Morsels, Margo Lanagan (Knopf)
* Nation, Terry Pratchett (Doubleday UK, HarperCollins)
* Zoe’s Tale, John Scalzi (Tor)


* “The Erdmann Nexus”, Nancy Kress (Asimov’s 10-11/08)
* “Pretty Monsters”, Kelly Link (Pretty Monsters)
* “The Tear”, Ian McDonald (Galactic Empires)
* Once Upon a Time in the North, Philip Pullman (Knopf)
* “True Names”, Benjamin Rosenbaum & Cory Doctorow (Fast Forward 2)


* “Pump Six”, Paolo Bacigalupi (Pump Six and Other Stories)
* “The Ice War”, Stephen Baxter (Asimov’s 9/08)
* “Shoggoths in Bloom”Elizabeth Bear (Asimov’s 3/08)
* “The Things that Make Me Weak and Strange Get Engineered Away”, Cory Doctorow (Tor.com 8/08)
* “Pride and Prometheus”, John Kessel (F&SF 1/08)


* “King Pelles the Sure”, Peter S. Beagle (Strange Roads)
* “Boojum”, Elizabeth Bear & Sarah Monette (Fast Ships, Black Sails)
* “Exhalation”, Ted Chiang (Eclipse Two)
* “The Kindness of Strangers”, Nancy Kress (Fast Forward 2)
* “After the Coup”, John Scalzi (Tor.com 7/08)


* Analog
* Asimov’s
* F&SF
* Realms of Fantasy
* Subterranean


* Ace
* Baen
* Night Shade Books
* Subterranean Press
* Tor


* The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror 2008: 21st Annual Collection, Ellen Datlow, Kelly Link & Gavin Grant, eds. (St. Martin’s Griffin)
* Galactic Empires, Gardner Dozois, ed. (SFBC)
* The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Fifth Annual Collection, Gardner Dozois, ed. (St. Martin’s)
* Eclipse Two, Jonathan Strahan, ed. (Night Shade Books)
* The Starry Rift, Jonathan Strahan, ed. (Viking)


* Pump Six and Other Stories, Paolo Bacigalupi (Night Shade Books)
* The Drowned Life, Jeffrey Ford (HarperPerennial)
* Pretty Monsters, Kelly Link (Viking)
* The Best of Lucius Shepard, Lucius Shepard (Subterranean Press)
* The Best of Michael Swanwick, Michael Swanwick (Subterranean Press)


* Ellen Datlow
* Gardner Dozois
* David G. Hartwell
* Jonathan Strahan
* Gordon Van Gelder


* Bob Eggleton
* John Picacio
* Shaun Tan
* Charles Vess
* Michael Whelan


* Spectrum 15: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art, Cathy Fenner & Arnie Fenner, eds. (Underwood Books)
* What It Is We Do When We Read Science Fiction, Paul Kincaid (Beccon)
* Rhetorics of Fantasy, Farah Mendlesohn (Wesleyan University Press)
* P. Craig Russell, Coraline: The Graphic Novel, Neil Gaiman, adapted and illustrated by P. Craig Russell (HarperCollins)
* Shaun Tan, Tales From Outer Suburbia (Allen & Unwin; Scholastic ’09)


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