The Locus Awards 2012

20 Jun

The fight for The Hugo Award 2012 heats up with the announcement of The Locus Awards. China Mieville has been awarded best science fiction novel for Embassytown and George R.R. Martin got the award for the best fantasy novel for A Dance with Dragons, both books that are nominated for this year’s Hugo.

This is the sixth award for China Mieville at the Locus Awards and an astounding eleventh for George R.R. Martin. The Locus has tended to follow the Hugo Awards for best science fiction awards, including last year’s winner Blackout/All Clear by Connie Willis, but has gone off on its own in the fantasy section where for the last two years it has favoured (you guessed it) China Mieville.

My money is still on Embassytown at the moment, but the shock of Jane Rogers beating Mieville to the Arthur C Clarke Award we could be in for an upset…

Full list of Locus Award 2012 winners:

Science Fiction Novel: Embassytown, China Miéville (Del Rey; Macmillan)

Fantasy Novel: A Dance with Dragons, George R.R. Martin (Bantam; Harper Voyager UK)

First Novel: The Night Circus, Erin Morgenstern (Doubleday)

Young Adult Book: The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making,

Novella: Silently and Very Fast, Catherynne M. Valente (WSFA; Clarkesworld)

Novelette: “White Lines on a Green Field”, Catherynne M. Valente (Subterranean Fall ’11)

Short Story: “The Case of Death and Honey”, Neil Gaiman (A Study in Sherlock)

Anthology: The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Twenty-eighth Annual Collection, Gardner Dozois, ed. (St. Martin’s Griffin)

Collection: The Bible Repairman and Other Stories, Tim Powers (Tachyon)

Non-fiction: Evaporating Genres: Essays on Fantastic Literature, Gary K. Wolfe (Wesleyan)

Art Books: Spectrum 18: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art, Cathy Fenner & Arnie Fenner (Underwood)

Artist: Shaun Tan

Editor: Ellen Datlow

Magazine: Asimov’s

Publisher: Tor

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