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Locus Poll and Survey

Here is the online version of the 43rd annual Locus Awards ballot, covering works that appeared in 2013.

In each category, you may vote for up to five works or nominees, ranking them 1 (first place) through 5 (fifth).

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Locus Poll

In each category, enter '1' in the Rank column for your first choice, '2' for your second choice, '3' for your third choice, '4' for your fourth choice, and '5' for your fifth choice. Do not vote for more than five items in each category.

Best SF Novel

Rank Title
Finches of Mars, Brian Aldiss (The Friday Project)
iD: The Second Machine Dynasty, Madeline Ashby (Angry Robot US; Angry Robot UK)
Jupiter War, Neal Asher (Tor UK; Night Shade '14)
MaddAddam, Margaret Atwood (McClelland & Stewart; Bloomsbury; Talese)
The Last President, John Barnes (Ace)
Lexicon, Max Barry (Penguin; Mulholland UK)
Proxima, Stephen Baxter (Gollancz; Roc '14)
Protector, C.J. Cherryh (DAW)
Abaddon's Gate, James S.A. Corey (Orbit US; Orbit UK)
The Arrows of Time, Greg Egan (Gollancz; Night Shade '14)
The Cusanus Game, Wolfgang Jeschke (Tor)
The Best of All Possible Worlds, Karen Lord (Del Rey; Jo Fletcher UK)
Evening's Empires, Paul McAuley (Gollancz)
The Red: First Light, Linda Nagata (Mythic Island)
The Adjacent, Christopher Priest (Gollancz; Titan US '14)
On the Steel Breeze, Alastair Reynolds (Gollancz; Ace '14)
Shaman, Kim Stanley Robinson (Orbit US; Orbit UK)
Neptune's Brood, Charles Stross (Ace; Orbit UK)
Burning Paradise, Robert Charles Wilson (Tor)
Countdown City, Ben H. Winters (Quirk)

Best Fantasy Novel

Rank Title
The Tyrant's Law, Daniel Abraham (Orbit US; Orbit UK)
Life After Life, Kate Atkinson (Doubleday UK; Reagan Arthur)
American Elsewhere, Robert Jackson Bennett (Orbit)
The Shining Girls, Lauren Beukes (Random House Struik South Africa; Harper Collins UK; Mulholland Books)
The Aylesford Skull, James P. Blaylock (Titan)
London Falling, Paul Cornell (Tor UK; Tor)
Cold Steel, Kate Elliott (Orbit US; Orbit UK)
The Ocean at the End of the Lane, Neil Gaiman (Morrow; Headline Review)
NOS4A2, Joe Hill (Morrow; Gollancz as NOS4R2)
Sister Mine, Nalo Hopkinson (Grand Central)
The Year of the Ladybird, Graham Joyce (Gollancz; Doubleday as The Ghost in the Electric Blue Suit '14)
Dead Set, Richard Kadrey (Harper Voyager US)
River of Stars, Guy Gavriel Kay (Roc; Viking Canada; HarperCollins UK)
Doctor Sleep, Stephen King (Scribner; Hodder & Stoughton)
Joyland, Stephen King (Hard Case Crime)
Wake, Elizabeth Knox (Victoria University Press)
Datura (Or a Delusion We All See), Leena Krohn (Cheeky Frawg)
The Republic of Thieves, Scott Lynch (Del Rey; Gollancz)
The Village Sang to the Sea: A Memoir of Magic, Bruce McAllister (Aeon)
The Scrivener's Tale, Fiona McIntosh (Harper Voyager Australia; Harper Voyager US)
Between Two Thorns, Emma Newman (Angry Robot US; Angry Robot UK)
Anno Dracula 1976-1991: Johnny Alucard, Kim Newman (Titan US; Titan UK)
Red Moon, Benjamin Percy (Grand Central; Hodder & Stoughton)
Raising Steam, Terry Pratchett (Doubleday UK; Doubleday US '14)
The Violent Century, Lavie Tidhar (Hodder; PS Publishing)
Blood Oranges, Kathleen Tierney (Roc)
Necessary Evil, Ian Tregillis (Tor; Orbit UK)
The Land Across, Gene Wolfe (Tor)

Best YA Book

Rank Title
Zombie Baseball Beatdown, Paolo Bacigalupi (Little, Brown)
Doll Bones, Holly Black (McElderry; Doubleday UK)
The Coldest Girl in Coldtown, Holly Black (Little, Brown; Indigo)
The Woken Gods, Gwenda Bond (Strange Chemistry US; Strange Chemistry UK)
The Living, Matt de la Peña (Delacorte)
Homeland, Cory Doctorow (Tor Teen; Titan)
The Golden Day, Ursula Dubosarsky (Allen & Unwin '11; Candlewick)
The Lord of Opium, Nancy Famer (Atheneum; Simon & Schuster UK)
When We Wake, Karen Healey (Allen & Unwin; LIttle, Brown)
The Summer Prince, Alaya Dawn Johnson (Levine)
Mortal Fire, Elizabeth Knox (Foster)
September Girls, Bennett Madison (Harper Teen)
Hysteria, Megan Miranda (Walker US; Bloomsbury)
More Than This, Patrick Ness (Candlewick; Walker)
The Dream Thieves, Maggie Stiefvater (Scholastic; Scholastic UK)
Burning Sky, Sherry Thomas (Balzer + Bray)
The Girl Who Soared Over Fairyland and Cut the Moon in Two, Catherynne M. Valente (Feiwel and Friends)
The Waking Dark, Robin Wasserman (Knopf; Atom UK)

Best First Novel

Rank Title
The Thinking Woman's Guide to Real Magic, Emily Croy Barker (Dorman)
The Golden City, J. Kathleen Cheney (Roc)
Wolfhound Century, Peter Higgins (Orbit US; Gollancz)
Ancillary Justice, Ann Leckie (Orbit US; Orbit UK)
A Stranger in Olondria, Sofia Samatar (Small Beer)
The Age of Ice, J.M. Sidorova (Scribner)
The Golem and the Jinni, Helene Wecker (Harper)
The Scroll of Years, Chris Willrich (Pyr)
A Questionable Shape, Bennett Sims (Two Dollar Radio)

Best Collection

Rank Title
Stardust: The Ruby Castle Stories, Nina Allan (PS Publishing)
The Collected Short Works of Poul Anderson, Volume 5: The Door to Anywhere, Poul Anderson (NESFA)
North American Lake Monsters, Nathan Ballingrud (Small Beer)
The Beautiful Thing That Awaits Us All and Other Stories, Laird Barron (Night Shade)
Before and Afterlives, Christopher Barzak (Lethe)
What the Doctor Ordered, Michael Blumlein (Centipede)
Trafalgar, Angelica Gorodischer (Small Beer)
The Best of Joe Haldeman, Joe Haldeman (Subterranean)
The Ape's Wife and Other Stories, Caitlín R. Kiernan (Subterranean)
Space Is Just a Starry Night, Tanith Lee (Aqueduct)
Conservation of Shadows, Yoon Ha Lee (Prime)
In Search Of and Others, Will Ludwigsen (Lethe)
Snodgrass and Other Illusions: The Best Short Stories of Ian R. MacLeod, Ian R. MacLeod (Open Road Media)
The Very Best of Barry N. Malzberg, Barry N. Malzberg (NonStop)
A Very British History: The Best Science Fiction Stories of Paul McAuley, Paul McAuley (PS Publishing)
Caution: Contains Small Parts, Kirstyn McDermott (Twelve Planets)
Kabu Kabu, Nnedi Okorafor (Prime)
Antiquities and Tangibles and Other Stories, Tim Pratt (Merry Blacksmith)
The Story Until Now, Kit Reed (Wesleyan University Press)
The Greatship, Robert Reed (Argo-Navis)
Adam Robots, Adam Roberts (Gollancz)
Vampires in the Lemon Grove, Karen Russell (Knopf)
Five Autobiographies and a Fiction, Lucius Shepard (Subterranean)
The Collected Stories of Robert Silverberg, Volume Eight: Hot Times in Magma City, Robert Silverberg (Subterranean)
How the World Became Quiet, Rachel Swirsky (Subterranean)
The Bread We Eat in Dreams, Catherynne M. Valente (Subterranean)
Magic Highways: The Early Jack Vance, Volume Three, Jack Vance (Subterranean)
Good-Bye, Robinson Crusoe and Other Stories, John Varley (Subterranean)
Horse of a Different Color, Howard Waldrop (Small Beer)
Beyond the Rift, Peter Watts (Tachyon)
The Best of Connie Willis, Connie Willis (Del Rey)

Best Anthology

Rank Title
The Other Half of the Sky, Athena Andreadis & Kay Holt, eds. (Candlemark & Gleam)
Twelve Tomorrows, Stephen Cass, ed. (MIT Technology Review)
Queen Victoria's Book of Spells, Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling, eds. (Tor)
Old Mars, George R. R. Martin & Gardner Dozois, eds. (Bantam)
Shadows of the New Sun: Stories in Honor of Gene Wolfe, J.E. Mooney & Bill Fawcett, eds., (Tor)
We See a Different Frontier, Fabio Fernandes & Djibril al-Ayad, eds. (Futurefire)
Once Upon a Time, Paula Guran, ed. (Prime)
Rags and Bones, Melissa Marr & Tim Pratt, eds. (Little, Brown; Headline)
End of the Road, Jonathan Oliver, ed. (Solaris US; Solaris UK)
Exotic Gothic 5, Danel Olsen, ed. (PS Publishing)
The Lowest Heaven, Anne C. Perry & Jared Shurin, eds. (Jurassic London)
Fearsome Journeys: The New Solaris Book of Fantasy, Jonathan Strahan, ed. (Solaris US; Solaris UK)
Solaris Rising 2: The New Solaris Book of Science Fiction, Ian Whates, ed. (Solaris US; Solaris UK)
The Best Horror of the Year: Volume Five, Ellen Datlow, ed. (Night Shade)
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirtieth Annual Collection, Gardner Dozois, ed. (St. Martin's Griffin; Robinson as The Mammoth Book of Best New SF 26)
Unnatural Creatures, Neil Gaiman & Maria Dahvana Headley, eds. (Harper; Bloomsbury)
The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror: 2013 Edition, Paula Guran, ed. (Prime)
Year's Best SF 18, David G. Hartwell, ed. (Tor)
21st Century Science Fiction, David Hartwell & Patrick Nielsen Hayden, eds. (Tor)
The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy: 2013, Rich Horton, ed. (Prime)
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 24, Stephen Jones, ed. (Robinson; Running Press)
The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume Seven, Jonathan Strahan, ed. (Night Shade)

Best Nonfiction Book

Rank Title
Parabolas of Science Fiction, Brian Attebery & Veronica Hollinger, eds. (Wesleyan)
Benchmarks Revisited, Algis Budrys (Ansible)
Benchmarks Concluded, Algis Budrys (Ansible)
The Transgressive Iain Banks: Essays on a Writer Beyond Borders, Martyn Colebrook & Katharine Cox, eds. (McFarland)
Wonderbook: The Illustrated Guide to Creating Imaginative Fiction, Jeff VanderMeer (Abrams Image)
Afrofuturism: The World of Black Sci-Fi and Fantasy Culture, Ytasha L. Womack (Lawrence Hill)
Here Be Dragons: Exploring Fantasy Maps and Settings, Stefan Ekman (Wesleyan)
The Man From Mars: Ray Palmer's Amazing Pulp Journey, Fred Nadis (Tarcher)
The Riddles of the Hobbit, Adam Roberts (Palgrave Macmillan)
Lovecraft and Influence: His Predecessors and Successors, Robert H. Waugh, ed. (Scarecrow)
Past Masters and Other Bookish Natterings, Bud Webster (Merry Blacksmith)
Strange Matings: Science Fiction, Feminism, African American Voices, and Octavia E. Butler, Rebecca J. Holden & Nisi Shawl, eds. (Aqueduct)

Best Art Book

Rank Title
Christian Alzmann, Tales: The Art of Christian Alzmann (Design Studio)
Hannes Bok, Hannes Bok: A Life in Illustration, Joseph Wrzos, ed. (Centipede)
Gerald Brom, The Art of Brom, John Fleskes, ed. (Flesk)
Margaret Brundage, The Alluring Art of Margaret Brundage, Stephen D. Korshak & J. David Spurlock, eds. (Vanguard)
Spectrum Fantastic Art Live 2, John Fleskes, ed. (Flesk)
Spectrum 20: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art, Cathy Fenner & Arnie Fenner, eds. (Underwood)
Frank Frazetta, The Frazetta Sketchbook, J. David Spurlock, ed. (Vanguard)
Frank Frazetta, Frank Frazetta: Art and Remembrances, Frank Frazetta, Jr. (Hermes)
Paul Hellard & Mark Thomas, eds., Exposé 11 (Ballistic)
Stephan Martiniere, Trajectory (Design Studio)
Mark Schulz, Carbon (Flesk)
Maurice Sendak, Maurice Sendak: A Celebration of the Artist and His Work, Justin G. Schiller, Dennis M.V. David & Leonard S. Marcus, eds. (Abrams)
Shaun Tan, Rules of Summer (Hachette Australia; Hodder Children's; Levine '14)
White Cloud Worlds: Volume Two, Paul Tobin, ed. (Ignite)
David Wiesner, fMr. Wuffles! (Clarion; Andersen)
Fantasy+ 5, Vincent Zhao, ed. (CYPI)

Best Novella

Rank Title
Spin, Nina Allen (TTA Press)
"Quicken", Damien Broderick (Beyond the Doors of Death)
"Wakulla Springs", Andy Duncan & Ellen Klages ( 10/2/13)
"Feral Moon", Alexander Jablokov (Asimov's 3/13)
"The Weight of the Sunrise", Vylar Kaftan (Asimov's 2/13)
Black Helicopters, Caitlín R. Kiernan (Subterranean)
"Rock of Ages", Jay Lake (METAropolis: Green Space)
"Iseul's Lexicon", Yoon Ha Lee (Conservation of Shadows)
"The Princess and the Queen", George R.R. Martin (Dangerous Women)
"The Home of Broken Dolls", Kirstyn McDermott (Caution: Contains Small Parts)
"The Mummy's Heart", Norman Partridge (Halloween)
"The Queen of Eyes", Rachel Pollack (F&SF 9-10/13)
"Precious Mental", Robert Reed (Asimov's 6/13)
Six-Gun Snow White, Catherynne M. Valente (Subterranean)

Best Novelette

Rank Title
"Kormak the Lucky", Eleanor Arnason (F&SF 7-8/13)
"The Good Husband", Nathan Ballingrud (North American Lake Monsters)
"Jaws of Saturn", Laird Barron (The Beautiful Thing That Awaits Us All)
"Paranormal Romance", Christopher Barzak (Lightspeed 6/13)
"A Window or a Small Box", Jedediah Berry ( 6/5/13)
Chalk, Pat Cadigan (This Is Horror)
"The Christmas Show", Pat Cadigan ( 12/17/13)
"The Truth of Fact, the Truth of Feeling", Ted Chiang (Subterranean Fall '13)
"A Hole in the Ether", Benjamin Crowell (Asimov's 9/13)
"The Waiting Stars", Aliette de Bodard (Other Half of the Sky)
"Zero for Conduct", Greg Egan (Twelve Tomorrows)
"A Hollow Play", Amal El-Mohtar (Glitter & Mayhem)
"A Terror", Jeffrey Ford ( 7/24/13)
"No Others are Genuine", Gregory Frost (Asimov's 10-11/13)
"The Sleeper and the Spindle", Neil Gaiman (Rags and Bones)
"The Chorus Line", Daniel Hatch (Analog 12/13)
"Baba Makosh", M.K. Hobson (F&SF 11-12/13)
"The Same Deep Waters as You", Brian Hodge (Weirder Shadows over Innsmouth)
"We, the Fortunate Bereaved", Brian Hodge (Halloween)
"Painted Birds and Shivered Bones", Kat Howard (Subterranean Spring '13)
"And Then Some", Matthew Hughes (Asimov's 2/13)
"The Ugly Duckling", Matthew Hughes (Old Mars)
"Watching the Cow", Alex Irvine (F&SF 1-2/13)
"The Soul in the Bell Jar", K.J. Kabza (F&SF 11-12/13)
"The Prayer of Ninety Cats", Caitlín R. Kiernan (Subterranean Spring '13)
‘‘We Three Kids'', Margo Lanagan ( 12/13)
"The Wreck of the Mars Adventure", David D. Levine (Old Mars)
"The Litigation Master and the Monkey King", Ken Liu (Lightspeed 8/13)
"The Effigy Engine: A Tale of the Red Hats", Scott Lynch (Fearsome Journeys)
"Entangled", Ian R. Macleod (Asimov's 12/13)
"The Discovered Country", Ian R. MacLeod (Asimov's 9/13)
"What Amanda Wants", Kirstyn McDermott (Caution: Contains Small Parts)
"The Queen of the Night's Aria", Ian McDonald (Old Mars)
"The Canal Barge Magician's Number Nine Daughter", Ian McHugh (Clockwork Phoenix 4)
"The Firewall and the Door", Sean McMullen (Analog 3/13)
"Technarion", Sean McMullen (Interzone 9-10/13)
"The Whale God", Alec Nevala-Lee (Analog 9/13)
"The Irish Astronaut", Val Nolan (Electric Velocipede Spring '13)
"Hotel", Suzanne Palmer (Asimov's 1/13)
"The Dragonslayer of Merebarton", K.J. Parker (Fearsome Journeys)
"The Sun and I", K.J. Parker (Subterranean Summer '13)
"The Year of the Rat", Chen Quifan (F&SF 7-8/13)
"Grizzled Veterans of Many and Much", Robert Reed (F&SF 5-6/13)
"Monday's Monk", Jason Sanford (Asimov's 3/13)
"Phosphorus", Veronica Schanoes (Queen Victoria's Book of Spells)
"Cry of the Kharchal", Vandana Singh (Clarkesworld 8/13)
"Meet the President", Zadie Smith (The New Yorker 8/12/13 & 8/19/13)
"The Halloween Men", Maria V. Snyder (Halloween)
"Atmosphaera Incognita", Neal Stephenson (Starship Century)
"The Book Seller", Lavie Tidhar (Interzone 1-2/13)
"Game of Chance", Carrie Vaughn (Unfettered)
"The Unwanted Women of Surrey", Kaaron Warren (Queen Victoria's Book of Spells)
"The Blue Celeb", Desmond Warzel (F&SF 1-2/13)
"At Palomar", Rick Wilber (Asimov's 7/13)

Best Short Story

Rank Title
"Some Desperado", Joe Abercrombie (Dangerous Women)
"The Master Conjurer", Charlie Jane Anders (Lightspeed 10/13)
"Social Services", Madeline Ashby (An Aura of Familiarity: Visions from the Coming Age of Networked Matter)
"On the Arrival of the Paddle-Steamer on the Docks of V", Peter M. Ball (Eclipse Online 2/13)
"The Giant in Repose", Nathan Ballingrud (Once Upon a Time: New Fairy Tales)
"The Herons of Mer de l'Ouest", M Bennardo (Lightspeed 2/13)
"The Penitent", M Bennardo (Beneath Ceaseless Skies 5/30/13)
"Bloom", Gregory Norman Bossert (Asimov's 12/13)
"Trans-Siberia: An Account of a Journey", Sarah Brooks (Interzone 11-12/13)
"Gray Wings", Karl Bunker (Asimov's 4-5/13)
"The Water That Falls on You from Nowhere", John Chu ( 2/20/13)
"The Amnesia Helmet", F. Brett Cox (Eclipse Online 1/22/13)
"Waiting for Medusa", Jack Dann (Asimov's 10-11/13)
"Karina Who Kissed Spacetime", Indrapramit Das (Apex 6/13)
"The Philip Sidney Game", Alan DeNiro (Interfictions #2 10/13)
"The Wildfires of Antarctica", Alan DeNiro (Asimov's 10-11/13)
"The Fairy Enterprise", Jeffrey Ford (Queen Victoria's Book of Spells)
"The Science of Herself", Karen Joy Fowler (The Science of Herself)
"Night Train to Paris", David Gerrold (F&SF 1/13)
"Estella Saves the Village", Theodora Goss (Queen Victoria's Book of Spells)
"The Psammophile", Maria Dhavana Headley (Unlikely Stories 7 11/13)
"Such & Such Said to So & So", Maria Dahvana Headley (Glitter and Mayhem)
"The Ink Readers of Doi Saket", Thomas Olde Heuvelt ( 4/24/13)
"On the Origin of Song", Naim Kabir (Beneath Ceaseless Skies 10/3/13)
"Difference of Opinion", Meda Kahn (Strange Horizons 9/9/13)
"Soulcatcher", James Patrick Kelly (Clarkesworld 5/13)
"The Promise of Space", James Patrick Kelly (Clarkesworld 9/13)
"The Road of Needles", Caitlín R. Kiernan (Once Upon a Time: New Fairy Tales)
"Pathways", Nancy Kress (Twelve Tomorrows)
"The Sounds of Old Earth", Matthew Kressel (Lightspeed 1/13)
"Effigy Nights", Yoon Ha Lee (Clarkesworld 1/13)
"A Brief History of the Trans-Pacific Tunnel", Ken Liu (F&SF 1-2/13)
"Din Ba Din", Kate MacLeod (Strange Horizons 8/12/13)
"Transitional Forms", Paul McAuley (Twelve Tomorrows)
"The Beasts We Want To Be", Sam J. Miller (Electric Velocipede Winter '13)
"The Shore at the Edge of the World", Eugene Mirabelli (F&SF 9-10/13)
"A Heap of Broken Images", Sunny Moraine (We See a Different Frontier)
"Halfway Home", Linda Nagata (Nightmare 9/13)
"Fire Above, Fire Below", Garth Nix ( 5/8/13)
"Town's End", Yukimi Ogawa (Strange Horizons 3/11/13)
"Misbegotten", Raphael Ordoñez (Beneath Ceaseless Skies 1/24/13)
"In Metal, In Bone", An Owomoyela (Eclipse Online 3/23/13)
"Cherry Blossoms on the River of Souls", Richard Parks (Beneath Ceaseless Skies 10/3/13)
"A Stranger from a Foreign Ship", Tom Purdom (Asimov's 9/13)
"Among Us", Robert Reed (F&SF 1-2/13)
"Mystic Falls", Robert Reed (Clarkesworld 11/13)
"Jack of Coins", Christopher Rowe ( 5/1/13)
"Rosary and Goldenstar", Geoff Ryman (F&SF 9-10/13)
"Selected Program Notes from the Retrospective Exhibition of Theresa Rosenberg Latimer", Kenneth Schneyer (Clockwork Phoenix 4)
"Rag and Bone", Priya Sharma ( 4/10/13)
"Our Lady of Ruins", Sarah Singleton (The Dark 12/13)
"The Bees Her Heart, the Hive Her Belly", Benjanun Sriduangkaew (Clockwork Phoenix 4)
"Jinki and the Paradox", Sathya Stone (Strange Horizons 6/3/13)
"The She-Wolf's Hidden Grin", Michael Swanwick (Shadows of the New Sun)
"What Lies at the Edge of a Petal is Love", Rachel Swirsky (The Dark 10/13)
"If You Were a Dinosaur, My Love", Rachel Swirsky (Apex 3/13)
"Sing", Karin Tidbeck ( 4/13)
"Abyssus Abyssum Invocat", Genevieve Valentine (Lightspeed 2/13)
"The Best We Can", Carrie Vaughn ( 7/17/13)
"The Dead Sea-Bottom Scrolls", Howard Waldrop (Old Mars)
"No Portraits on the Sky", Kali Wallace (Clarkesworld 4/13)
"Firebrand", Peter Watts (Twelve Tomorrows)
"Uncaged", Gene Wolfe (Rags and Bones)
The Fox, Conrad Williams (This Is Horror)
"Ilse, Who Saw Clearly", E. Lily Yu (Apex 5/13)
"Loss, with Chalk Diagrams", E. Lily Yu (Eclipse Online 11/3/13)

Best Magazine or Fanzine

Rank Title
Abyss & Apex
Amazing Stories
Andromeda Spaceways Inflight
Beneath Ceaseless Skies
Black Gate
Black Static
Bull Spec
The Cascadia Subduction Zone
Cemetery Dance
The Coode Street Podcast
Electric Velocipede
Daily SF
Dark Discoveries
Dreams & Nightmares
Eclipse Online
Electric Spec
Electric Velocipede
Escape Pod
File 770
Fiction River
Galactic Suburbia
Galaxy's Edge
Intergalactic Medicine Show
International Speculative Fiction
Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts
Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet
Mythic Delirium
The New York Review of SF
Nightmare Magazine
On Spec
SF Signal
SF Site
SF Squeecast
Space and Time
Strange Horizons
Tales of the Talisman
Weird Tales

Best Book Publisher

Rank Title
Allen & Unwin
Angry Robot
Apex Publications
Arc Manor/Phoenixc Pick
Atomic Fez
Bad Moon Books
Del Rey
Black Library
Cemetery Dance
Centipede Press
Cheeky Frawg
Chomu Press
Dark Regions
Del Rey
Farrar Straus Giroux
Feiwel and Friends
First Second
Grand Central
Hadley Rille
Haffner Press
Hodder & Stroughton
Houghton Miffling
Library of America
Little, Brown
Night Shade Books
Paizo/Planet Stories
PM Press
PS Publishing
Quercus/Jo Fletcher
Random House
Severn House
Simon & Schuster
Small Beer Press
Strange Chemistry
St. Martin's
Subterranean Press
[Macmillan] Tor UK
Twelfth Planet Press
Wesleyan University Press
Wizards of the Coast

Best Editor - Pro or Fan

Rank Title
John Joseph Adams
Lou Anders
Mike Ashley
Ginjer Buchanan
Neil Clarke
Andy Cox
Peter Crowther
Ellen Datlow
Gardner Dozois
Marc Gascoigne
Liz Gorinsky
Gavin Grant/Kelly Link
Anne Groell
Susan Marie Groppi
Jed Hartman
David G. Hartwell
Stephen Jones
John Klima
Alisa Krasnostein
Jeremy Lassen
George Mann
Shawna McCarthy
Beth Meacham
Betsy Mitchell
Patrick Nielsen Hayden
Teresa Nielsen Hayden
Sharyn November
Brett Alexander Savory
William Schafer
Stanley Schmidt
Jonathan Strahan
Lynne M. Thomas
Juliet Ulman
Gordon Van Gelder
Ann & Jeff VanderMeer
Sean Wallace
Toni Weisskopf
Sheila Williams
Terri Windling
Betsy Wollheim

Best Artist - Pro or Fan

Rank Title
Jim Burns
Thomas Canty
Vincent Chong
Leo & Diane Dillon
Larry Dixon
Daniel Dos Santos
Les Edwards
Bob Eggleton
Jon Foster
Donato Giancola
Dominic Harman
John Harris
Stephen Hickman
Michael Kaluta
Paul Kidby
Tom Kidd
Michael Komarck
Kekai Kotaki
Todd Lockwood
Don Maitz
Stephan Martiniere
David Mattingly
Chris McGrath
Kurt Miller
Erik Mohr
John Jude Palencar
John Picacio
Steve Stone
Shaun Tan
Boris Vallejo
Charles Vess
Taral Wayne
Michael Whelan
Frank Wu
Stephen Youll
Paul Young

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personal computer
game console
e-book reader (Kindle, etc.)
iPod/MP3 player

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 web page? yes no
Do you have a blog? yes no
Do you Twitter? yes no
Do you look at YouTube? yes no
Do you use social networking sites? yes no
Do you use peer-to-peer filesharing networks? yes no
Do you play MMORPGs or game online? yes no
Do you get your news online? yes no
Have you ever paid for an e-book, e-story? 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
Beneath Ceaseless Skies
Daily Science Fiction
Medicine Show

NY Review of SF
SF Site
Strange Horizons
Tangent Online

Which of the following print magazines do you read regularly?

Black Static
Cemetery Dance
Weird Tales
On Spec

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:


Do you like:

   hard science
   social science
Horror/Dark Fantasy


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+

How many new e-books 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 audiobooks 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 genre fiction you buy: new used about equal

Where do you buy most of your print genre fiction?

chain stores
mail order
online bookseller
independent bookstores
wholesale or discount stores

Where do you buy most of your e-fiction?

Publisher/Author websites


Do you pay for e-fiction on a regular basis? yes    no
How much did you generally pay for each piece of short fiction?

$0-$0.99 $1-$2.99 $3-$5.99 $6-$9.99 $10-$15.99 $16+

How much did you generally pay for each e-book?

$0-$0.99 $1-$2.99 $3-$5.99 $6-$9.99 $10-$15.99 $16+

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
Do you subscribe to Netflix? yes no

Have you ever attended a:
science fiction convention? Worldcon? neither
Did you attend the 2013 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?

comics/graphic novels
science, non-fiction
gaming, including RPGs
computer/video games
fanzines/small press magazines
Doctor Who
Game of Thrones
Star Trek
Star Wars
The Walking Dead
mainstream fiction
mystery fiction
historical fiction
romance fiction
young-adult fiction

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February 2014 Issue

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