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Record winners
Gardner Dozois has won the Locus Poll most often, 36 times; for works of fiction, Ursula K. Le Guin has won 19 times.

Losers Club (Most nominations with no wins)
Among fiction writers, Gregory Benford, Nancy Kress, Tanith Lee, Robert Reed, Greg Bear, Paul J. McAuley, and Brian Stableford have placed most often without having won

Never Won
Greg Bear, Gregory Benford, William Gibson. Vernor Vinge was on this list until 2004.

Never Even Nominated
L. Ron Hubbard and Hugo Gernsback have never appeared in any Locus Poll results--not even an all-time best category.


(On this page and the Nominee List, 'nominations' refers to rankings below first place in published poll results.)

Total Locus Wins
(Number of fiction wins in parentheses)

36 Gardner Dozois
28 Michael Whelan
21 Ursula K. Le Guin (19)
18 Harlan Ellison (15)
17 Neil Gaiman (15)
12 George R. R. Martin (11), Dan Simmons (12)
11 Terry Carr, Arnie Fenner, Cathy Fenner, Connie Willis (11)
10 John Varley (10)
9 Robert Silverberg (5)
8 Orson Scott Card (8), Ellen Datlow, Lucius Shepard (8)
7 Isaac Asimov (4), China Miéville (7)
6 Kim Stanley Robinson (6), Gene Wolfe (6)
5 David Brin (5), Frank Kelly Freas, Stephen King (3), Kelly Link (4)
4 Paolo Bacigalupi (4), Michael Bishop (3), Ted Chiang (4), John Clute, Cory Doctorow (4), Joe Haldeman (4), Larry Niven (4), Terry Pratchett (4), Neal Stephenson (4)
3 Lois McMaster Bujold (3), Greg Egan (3), Fritz Leiber (3), Frederik Pohl (2), Tim Powers (3), Bill Rotsler, Bruce Sterling (2), Michael Swanwick (2)
2 Lou Aronica, Peter S. Beagle (2), Terry Bisson (2), Pat Cadigan (2), Thomas M. Disch (1), Bob Eggleton, Richard E. Geis, Robert A. Heinlein (1), Tim Kirk, Barry N. Malzberg, Maureen F. McHugh (2), Peter Nicholls, Spider Robinson (1), Kristine Kathryn Rusch (1), Allen Steele (2), Rick Sternbach, Jonathan Strahan, Charles Stross (2), Ian Summers, Shaun Tan, James Tiptree, Jr. (2), Vernor Vinge (2), Kate Wilhelm (1), Roger Zelazny (2)

Total Locus Nominations
(Number of fiction nominations in parentheses)
[Number of wins in brackets]

154 Robert Silverberg (102) [9]
106 Gardner Dozois (25) [36]
78 Martin H. Greenberg (1)
77 Ellen Datlow [8]
73 Michael Swanwick (71) [3]
69 Ursula K. Le Guin (62) [21], Gene Wolfe (69) [6]
67 Stephen Baxter (66) [1], Lucius Shepard (67) [8]
66 Gregory Benford (55)
64 Frederik Pohl (53) [3]
63 David G. Hartwell
59 Michael Bishop (53) [4], Terri Windling (1)
57 Nancy Kress (56), Robert Reed (57)
56 George R. R. Martin (47) [12]
53 Isaac Asimov (21) [7], Orson Scott Card (47) [8], Bruce Sterling (50) [3]

Locus Never-Winners
Number of rankings on poll without ever having placed 1st
(Fiction nominations in parentheses)

78 Martin H. Greenberg (1)
66 Gregory Benford (55)
63 David G. Hartwell
59 Terri Windling (1)
57 Nancy Kress (56), Robert Reed (57)
46 Tanith Lee (46)
38 Paul J. McAuley (38)
33 Brian Stableford (31)
32 Greg Bear (31), Jack Dann (16), Jeffrey Ford (32), Frank Frazetta, Stephen Jones
31 Jim Burns (1)
30 Paul Di Filippo (30)
29 Michael Moorcock (21)
28 Alastair Reynolds (28), Jack Vance (27)
27 Thomas Canty, Damon Knight (6), Charles Sheffield (25), Jeff VanderMeer (13)

Total Locus Losses
Number of times ranked on poll below 1st place [Number of wins in bracket]

145 Robert Silverberg [9]
78 Martin H. Greenberg
70 Gardner Dozois [36], Michael Swanwick [3]
69 Ellen Datlow [8]
66 Stephen Baxter [1], Gregory Benford
63 David G. Hartwell, Gene Wolfe [6]
61 Frederik Pohl [3]
59 Lucius Shepard [8], Terri Windling
57 Nancy Kress, Robert Reed
55 Michael Bishop [4]
50 Bruce Sterling [3]
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