Locus Awards announced
The winners of this year’s Locus Awards for science fiction and fantasy were announced Saturday, 26 June 2010, in Seattle, Washington.
Boneshaker (Tor), by Cherie Priest, was named Best SF Novel by the readers of Locus Magazine, while the Best Fantasy Novel winner was The City & The City (Del Rey; Macmillan UK), by China Miéville and Best First Novel was The Windup Girl (Night Shade), by Paolo Bacigalupi. All three novels are up for the Hugo Award for Best Novel, to be awarded later this year at Worldcon in Melbourne, Australia.
The Best Young Adult Book was Leviathan (Simon Pulse; Simon & Schuster UK), by Scott Westerfield.
The late Kage Baker’s The Women of Nell Gwynne’s (Subterranean) was voted Best Novella, “By Moonlight”, in the collection We Never Talk About My Brother, by Peter S. Beagle, was named best Novelette, and “An Invocation of Incuriosity”, by Neil Gaiman won the award for Best Short Story. The Best Short Story Winner appears in Songs of the Dying Earth, an anthology of stories collected in honor of Jack Vance.
The New Space Opera 2 (Eos; HarperCollins Australia), edited by Gardner Dozois and Jonathan Strahan) was named Best Anthology and The Best of Gene Wolfe (Tor), by Gene Wolfe (as published as The Very Best of Gene Wolfe [PS]), was voted Best Collection. The Best Non-Fiction Book/Art Book award went to Cheek by Jowl (Aqueduct), by Ursula K. Le Guin.
Michael Whelan was voted Best Artist, while Ellen Datlow won the Locus as Best Editor for the sixth year in a row. The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction was named Best Magazine and Tor won the award as Best Book Publisher.
The Locus Awards were presented as part of the Science Fiction Awards Weekend, which was held on the 25th through the 27th of June at the Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame in Seattle, Washington.
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