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2012 Locus Awards Winners

The winners of the 2012 Locus Awards have been announced:

Science Fiction Novel

Fantasy Novel

First Novel

Young Adult Book


  • Silently and Very Fast, Catherynne M. Valente (WSFA; Clarkesworld)
  • The Affair of the Chalk Cliffs, James P. Blaylock (Subterranean)
  • “The Man Who Bridged the Mist”, Kij Johnson (Asimov’s 10-11/11)
  • “Kiss Me Twice”, Mary Robinette Kowal (Asimov’s 6/11)
  • “The Ants of Flanders”, Robert Reed (F&SF 7-8/11)


  • “White Lines on a Green Field”, Catherynne M. Valente (Subterranean Fall ’11)
  • “Underbridge”, Peter S. Beagle (Naked City)
  • “The Copenhagen Interpretation”, Paul Cornell (Asimov’s 7/11)
  • “The Summer People”, Kelly Link (Tin House: The Ecstatic/Steampunk!)
  • “What We Found”, Geoff Ryman (F&SF 9-10/11)

Short Story

  • “The Case of Death and Honey”, Neil Gaiman (A Study in Sherlock)
  • “The Way It Works Out and All”, Peter S. Beagle (F&SF 7-8/11)
  • “The Paper Menagerie”, Ken Liu (F&SF 3-4/11)
  • “The Bread We Eat in Dreams”, Catherynne M. Valente (Apex 11/11)
  • “The Cartographer Wasps and the Anarchist Bees”, E. Lily Yu (Clarkesworld 4/11)




  • Evaporating Genres: Essays on Fantastic Literature, Gary K. Wolfe (Wesleyan)
  • In Other Worlds: SF and the Human Imagination, Margaret Atwood (Talese; Virago; Signal (Canada))
  • Becoming Ray Bradbury, Jonathan R. Eller (University of Illinois)
  • Musings and Meditations, Robert Silverberg (Nonstop)
  • Sightings: Reviews 2002-2006, Gary K. Wolfe (Beccon)

Art Books

  • Spectrum 18: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art, Cathy Fenner & Arnie Fenner (Underwood)
  • Out of This World: Science Fiction But Not As You Know It, Mike Ashley, ed. (British Library)
  • Cor Blok, A Tolkien Tapestry: Pictures to Accompany The Lord of the Rings (HarperCollins UK)
  • Masters of Science Fiction and Fantasy Art, Karen Haber, ed. (Rockport)
  • Jeffrey Jones, Jeffrey Jones: A Life in Art (IDW)


  • Shaun Tan
  • Bob Eggleton
  • John Picacio
  • Charles Vess
  • Michael Whelan


  • Ellen Datlow
  • Gardner Dozois
  • Jonathan Strahan
  • Ann & Jeff VanderMeer
  • Gordon Van Gelder


  • Asimov’s
  • Analog
  • Clarkesworld
  • F&SF


  • Tor
  • Baen
  • Night Shade
  • Small Beer
  • Subterranean

Winners were announced during the Locus Awards Weekend in Seattle WA, June 15-17, 2012. Full coverage of the ceremony will run in the August 2012 issue of Locus.


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