Sunday, June 22, 2008

Locus Award Winners

Locus has released the results of their annual poll, and the winners are:
  • SF NOVEL: The Yiddish Policemen's Union by Michael Chabon (HarperCollins)
  • FANTASY NOVEL: Making Money by Terry Pratchett (Doubleday UK; HarperCollins)
  • YOUNG ADULT BOOK: Un Lun Dun by China MiĆ©ville (Ballantine Del Rey; Macmillan UK)
  • FIRST NOVEL: Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill (Morrow; Gollancz)
  • NOVELLA: "After the Siege" by Cory Doctorow (The Infinite Matrix Jan 2007)
  • NOVELETTE: "The Witch's Headstone" by Neil Gaiman (Wizards)
  • SHORT STORY: "A Small Room in Koboldtown" by Michael Swanwick (Asimov's Apr/May 2007)
  • COLLECTION: The Winds of Marble Arch and Other Stories by Connie Willis (Subterranean)
  • ANTHOLOGY: The New Space Opera by Gardner Dozois & Jonathan Strahan (Editors) (Eos)
  • NON-FICTION: Breakfast in the Ruins by Barry N. Malzberg (Baen)
  • ART BOOK: The Arrival by Shaun Tan (Lothian 2006; Scholastic)
  • EDITOR: Ellen Datlow
  • ARTIST: Charles Vess
(seen several places first, but snagged from SF Signal)

Looking at the list of finalists -- which were the top vote-getters in the one-round poll, not a shortlist that anyone chose between -- I might have gone differently if I were King of the World. (I'd probably rank Pirate Freedom above Making Money, and I'm not a huge fan of "The Witch's Headstone.") But, generally, it looks like the Locus voters were canny and thoughtful this year -- which is to say that they agree with me.

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