Announcing the 2016 Locus Award Winners

Locus Magazine has announced the winners of the 2016 Locus Awards during the Locus Awards Weekend in Seattle, WA, with Connie Willis serving as MC for the awards ceremony. Among those honored was Tor Books Senior Editor David G. Hartwell, who passed away earlier this year.

The list of nominees and winners is below. Winners for each category appear in bold.


  • Winner: Ancillary Mercy, Ann Leckie (Orbit US; Orbit UK)
  • The Water Knife, Paolo Bacigalupi (Borzoi; Orbit UK)
  • Aurora, Kim Stanley Robinson (Orbit US; Orbit UK)
  • Seveneves, Neal Stephenson (Morrow)
  • A Borrowed Man, Gene Wolfe (Tor)


  • Winner: Uprooted, Naomi Novik (Del Rey)
  • Karen Memory, Elizabeth Bear (Tor)
  • The House of Shattered Wings, Aliette de Bodard (Roc; Gollancz)
  • Wylding Hall, Elizabeth Hand (PS; Open Road)
  • The Fifth Season, N.K. Jemisin (Orbit US; Orbit UK)


  • Winner: The Shepherd’s Crown, Terry Pratchett (Harper; Doubleday UK)
  • Half a War, Joe Abercrombie (Del Rey; Harper Voyager UK)
  • Half the World, Joe Abercrombie (Del Rey)
  • Harrison Squared, Daryl Gregory (Tor)
  • Shadowshaper, Daniel José Older (Levine)


  • Winner: The Grace of Kings, Ken Liu (Saga)
  • Sorcerer to the Crown, Zen Cho (Ace; Macmillan UK)
  • Signal to Noise, Silvia Moreno-Garcia (Solaris)
  • The Watchmaker of Filigree Street, Natasha Pulley (Bloomsbury US; Bloomsbury UK)
  • The Sorcerer of the Wildeeps, Kai Ashante Wilson (


  • Winner: Slow Bullets, Alastair Reynolds (Tachyon)
  • Penric’s Demon, Lois McMaster Bujold (self-published)
  • “The Citadel of Weeping Pearls,” Aliette de Bodard (Asimov’s 10-11/15)
  • “The Four Thousand, the Eight Hundred,” Greg Egan (Asimov’s 12/15)
  • Binti, Nnedi Okorafor (


  • Winner: “Black Dog,” Neil Gaiman (Trigger Warning)
  • “The Heart’s Filthy Lesson,” Elizabeth Bear (Old Venus)
  • And You Shall Know Her by the Trail of Dead,” Brooke Bolander (Lightspeed 2/15)
  • Folding Beijing,” Hao Jingfang (Uncanny 1-2/15)
  • “Another Word for World,” Ann Leckie (Future Visions)



  • Winner: Old Venus, George R.R. Martin & Gardner Dozois, eds. (Bantam)
  • The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Thirty-second Annual Collection, Gardner Dozois, ed. (St. Martin’s Griffin)
  • Hanzai Japan: Fantastical, Futuristic Stories of Crime From and About Japan, Nick Mamatas & Masumi Washington, eds. (Haikasoru)
  • Stories for Chip: A Tribute to Samuel R. Delany, Nisi Shawl & Bill Campbell, eds. (Rosarium)
  • Meeting Infinity, Jonathan Strahan, ed. (Solaris US; Solaris UK)


  • Winner: Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances, Neil Gaiman (Morrow)
  • The Best of Gregory Benford, Gregory Benford (Subterranean)
  • The Best of Nancy Kress, Nancy Kress (Subterranean)
  • Dancing Through the Fire, Tanith Lee (Fantastic Books)
  • Three Moments of an Explosion, China Miéville (Macmillan UK; Del Rey 2016)


  • Winner: Asimov’s
  • Clarkesworld
  • F&SF
  • File 770


  • Winner: Tor
  • Baen
  • Gollancz
  • Orbit
  • Subterranean


  • Winner: David G. Hartwell
  • John Joseph Adams
  • Ellen Datlow
  • Gardner Dozois
  • Jonathan Strahan


  • Winner: Michael Whelan
  • Galen Dara
  • Julie Dillon
  • Bob Eggleton
  • John Picacio


  • Winner: Letters to Tiptree, Alisa Krasnostein & Alexandra Pierce, eds. (Twelfth Planet)
  • The Culture Series of Iain M. Banks, Simone Caroti (McFarland)
  • Lois McMaster Bujold, Edward James (University of Illinois Press)
  • Frederik Pohl, Michael R. Page (University of Illinois Press)
  • Ray Bradbury, David Seed (University of Illinois Press)


  • Winner: Julie Dillon, Julie Dillon’s Imagined Realms, Book 2: Earth and Sky (self-published)
  • Women of Wonder: Celebrating Women Creators of Fantastic Art, Cathy Fenner, ed. (Underwood)
  • Spectrum 22: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art, John Fleskes, ed. (Flesk)
  • Edward Gorey: His Book Cover Art & Design, Steven Heller, ed. (Pomegranate)
  • The Fantasy Illustration Library, Volume One: Lands & Legends, Malcolm R. Phifer & Michael C. Phifer (Michael Publishing)


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