The 2014 Locus Award Finalists were announced this week. It’s a shortlist that makes a bit more sense than the last one we saw. The winners will be announced at the Locus Awards Weekend June 27 – 29 in Seattle.
I haven’t read Shaman yet, but I love KSR, so I’m glad he got a nod. Also, Wecker and Samatar have been on my radar. And is this the first year King and Hill (father and son) will duke it out for a major award (the Stoker, too!)?
Science Fiction Novel
Madd Addam by Margaret Atwood (McClelland & Stewart; Bloomsbury; Talese)
Abbadon’s Gate by James S.A. Corey (Orbit US; Orbit UK)
The Best of All Possible Worlds by Karen Lord (Del Rey; Jo Fletcher UK)
Shaman by Kim Stanley Robinson (Orbit US; Orbit UK)
Neptune’s Brood by Charles Stross (Ace; Orbit UK)
The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman (Morrow; Headline Review) My review here!
NOS4A2 by Joe Hill (Morrow; Gollancz as NOS4R2)
River of Stars by Guy Gavriel Kay (Roc; Viking Canada; HarperCollins UK)
Doctor Sleep by Stephen King (Scribner; Hodder & Stoughton)
The Republic of Thieves by Scott Lynch (Del Rey; Gollancz)
The Thinking Woman’s Guide to Real Magic by Emily Croy Barker (Dorman)
The Golden City by J. Kathleen Cheney (Roc)
Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie (Orbit US; Orbit UK) My review here!
A Stranger in Olondria by Sofia Samatar (Small Beer)
The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker (Harper)