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2009 Locus Poll and Survey Ballot
posted 2 February 2009
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Here is the online version of the 39th annual Locus Awards ballot, covering works that appeared in 2008. You may vote for up to five works in each category. In each position, you may either make a selection from the drop-down list OR enter a write-in candidate in the blank box at the right. Do not vote for the same work more than once, except Best First Novels may also be listed in Best Novel categories. [If you violate this rule, we will disregard your ballot.] Feel free to leave some categories blank or partially blank.

The drop-down selections for books and short fiction are based on Locus's 2008 Recommended Reading List [this link will open a new window], which gives full titles and publication credits. Drop-down selections in magazine, editor, artist, and publisher categories are based on the last two year's results. However, you are welcome to vote for anything. Note that the Hugo and Nebula awards have somewhat different eligibility requirements; Locus Awards are open to publications or work that first appeared, anywhere in the world, during calendar year 2008. If you are voting for items not on our Recommended Reading List, please give both author and title as well as place of appearance (and please enter in the same format, <lastname, title> with no quotations marks or other punctuation, as the drop-down selections).

Please attempt to fill out both the poll and survey; a free issue of Locus will be given for a filled-out ballot to subscribers of record when we count them in April, so please use the exact name on your subscription and your subscription number. Deadline for ballots is April 15, 2009.

If you prefer, you may print this page, fill it in by hand, and mail it to Locus Publications, PO Box 13305, Oakland CA 94661.

Anonymous ballots will not be counted. Please include your name and e-mail address with your submission.

Name Subscriber Number (see below)
Age         Gender       E-mail 
Address 


Are you a current subscriber to Locus magazine? Yes No
If not, were you in the past? Yes No


Locus Poll

Best SF Novel

1
2
3
4
5

Best Fantasy Novel

1
2
3
4
5

Best Young Adult Novel

1
2
3
4
5

Best First Novel

1
2
3
4
5

Best Novella

1
2
3
4
5

Best Novelette

1
2
3
4
5

Best Short Story

1
2
3
4
5

Best Magazine or Fanzine

1
2
3
4
5

Best Book Publisher

1
2
3
4
5

Best Anthology

1
2
3
4
5

Best Single-Author Collection

1
2
3
4
5

Best Editor - Pro or Fan

1
2
3
4
5

Best Artist - Pro or Fan

1
2
3
4
5

Best Non-fiction / Art Book

1
2
3
4
5

Locus Survey

Are you currently: married single formerly married other
Do you have any children? yes no

Do you:
own home/condo
live with relatives
rent house/apartment
share house/apartment
other
 

Annual family income:
$0-10,000
$10,001-20,000
$20,001-30,000
$30,001-40,000
$40,001-50,000
$50,001-75,000
$75,001-100,000
$100,001-150,000
over $150,000

Primary Occupation (check one)
professional
writer/editor
civil service
education
arts
retired
office
student
other:
computer
blue collar
technical
business

Secondary Occupation (check one)
professional
writer/editor
civil service
education
arts
other:
office
student
computer
blue collar
technical
business

Please check the highest level of education completed:
high school
some college
AA degree
Bachelors
some grad school
Masters
law or medicine
PhD

How long have you been reading Locus?
less than 1 year
1-2 years
3-5 years
6-10 years
11-20 years
21-30 years
31+ years
since the beginning

Where did you first hear of Locus?
specialty bookstore
magazine/fanzine mention
Best of the year anthology
book cover blurb
convention
SF club
general bookstore
other:
online
library
friend/word of mouth

Do you own any of the following?
personal computer
laptop
next gen console (Wii, PS3, etc.)
e-book reader (Kindle, etc.)
plasma/HDTV
TiVo/DVR
PDA
iPod/MP3 player
digital camera
cell phone
smartphone
car

If you own a computer, how many? , and what kind(s)?
PC Mac Linux operated other:

If you own an e-book reader, what do you read on it?
books magazines other:

How many hours per week do you spend online?
0 1-2 3-5 6-9 10-19 20+

Do you have a cable or DSL connection? yes no
Do you have an e-mail address? yes no
Do you have a web page? yes no
Do you have a blog? yes no
Do you look at YouTube? yes no
Do you use MySpace/Facebook/etc.? yes no
Do you use peer-to-peer filesharing networks? yes no
Do you play MMORPGs or game online? yes no
Do you Twitter? yes no
Do you get your news online? yes no
Do you read fiction online? yes no
  short stories? yes no
  novels? yes no
Have you ever purchased anything online? yes no
Have you ever paid for an e-book, e-story? yes no
Have you ever paid for downloaded music? yes no
Do you regularly listen to podcasts? yes no
Do you read Locus Online? yes no
Do you read other online SF publications? yes no
Have you ever donated to an online publication? yes no

Which of the following online publications do you read regularly?
Abyss & Apex
Ansible
Baen's Universe
Clarkesworld
Fantasy
Hub
Intergalactic
Medicine Show

IROSF
Lone Star Stories
Sci Fi Weekly
SFRevu
SF Site
Strange Horizons
Subterranean
Tangent Online
Tor.com
other

How long have you been reading SF regularly?
1 year
2-5 years
6-10 years
11-20 years
21-30 years
31+ years

Does SF form the major part of your pleasure reading? yes    no

Do you consider yourself a book collector? yes    no

If yes, do you primarily collect:
hardcovers
everything
paperbacks
other:
magazines

Do you like:
SF
   hard science
   social science
   adventure
Fantasy
   high/heroic
   humorous
   romantic
Horror/Dark Fantasy
   psychological
   splatter
   supernatural
other:

How many new hardcovers do you buy per month?
0 1 2-4 5-10 11+

How many per year?
0 1 2-4 5-10 11+

How many new trade paperbacks do you buy per month?
0 1 2-4 5-10 11+

How many per year?
0 1 2-4 5-10 11+

How many new paperbacks do you buy per month?
0 1 2-4 5-10 11+

How many per year?
0 1 2-4 5-10 11+

Is most of the SF you buy: new used about equal

Where do you buy most of your SF?
chain stores
general bookstores
specialty stores
online booksellers
mail order
newsstands
wholesale or discount stores
conventions

Are you a member of the Science Fiction Book Club? yes no
Are you a member of a general book or video club? yes no
Do you subscribe to cable or Satellite TV? yes no
If yes, do you have access to the Sci-Fi Channel? yes no
Do you subscribe to Netflix? yes no

Which of the following print magazines do you read regularly?
Analog
Asimov's
F&SF
Interzone
Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet
NY Review of SF
Postscripts
Realms of Fantasy
Weird Tales
other:

Have you ever attended a:
science fiction convention? Worldcon? neither
Did you attend the 2008 Worldcon? yes no
Do you nominate vote for the Hugos?

How many conventions, aside from the Worldcon, did you attend last year?
0 1-2 3-5 6-10 11+

Which of the following related subjects are you interested in?
movies
comics/graphic novels
science, non-fiction
gaming, including RPGs
computer/video games
fanzines/small press magazines
Battlestar Galactica
Buffy/Angel
Heroes
Lost
Stargate SG-1
Star Trek
Star Wars
mainstream fiction
mystery fiction
historical fiction
romance fiction
young-adult fiction

How many movies do you see each month?
Theater movies?
0 1-2 3-5 6-10 11+
TV/Video/DVD movies?
0 1-2 3-5 6-10 11+

Comments -- about Locus, the poll, SF/F/H in general...:


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