Locus Award Finalists Announced

The Locus Science Fiction Foundation recently announced the finalists for the 2012 Locus Awards. The Locus Award celebrates science fiction, fantasy, and horror, and nonfiction works related to these subjects. If you're looking for a good read, try some of these!

Science Fiction Novel:

Leviathan Wakes, James S.A. Corey

11/22/63, Stephen King

Embassytown, China Mieville

Rule 34, Charles Stross

The Children of the Sky, Vernor Vinge

Fantasy Novel:

A Dance with Dragons, George R.R. Martin

Snuff, Terry Pratchett

The Wise Man's Fear, Patrick Rothfuss

Deathless, Catherynne M. Valente

Among Others, Jo Walton

First Novel:

Ready Player One, Ernest Cline

The Night Circus, Erin Morgenstern

Mechanique: A Tale of the Circus Tresaulti, Geneieve Valentine

Young Adult Book:

Planesrunner, Ian McDonald

Akata Witch, Nnedi Okorafor

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, Ransom Riggs

The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making, Catherynne M. Valente

Goliath, Scott Westerfeld


Welcome to Bordertown, Holly Black & Ellen Kushner, eds.

Steampunk!, Kelly Link & Gavin J. Grant, eds.


Sleight of Hand, Peter S. Beagle

Two Worlds and in Between, Caitlin R. Kiernan

After the Apocalypse, Maureen F. McHugh

The Bible Repairman and Other Stories, Tim Powers


In Other Worlds: SF and the Human Imagination, Margaret Atwood

Becoming Ray Bradbury, Johnathan R. Eller

Art Books:

Spectrum 18: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art, Cathy Fenner & Arnie Fenner

Masters of Science Fiction and Fantasy Art, Karen Haber, ed.

Find the complete list of nominees here.

And, if you enjoy the types of books on this list, you might enjoy the Fresh City Life My Branch Geek Book Club! We meet the 3rd Saturday of every month at the Schlessman Family Branch at 2 p.m. Upcoming titles: May 19: World War Z by Max Brooks, June 16: American Gods by Neil Gaiman. Be a proud Geek Who Reads and join us!

Written by Becker on May 3, 2012

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