Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel

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The Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel is one of the annual Locus Awards presented by the science fiction and fantasy magazine Locus. Awards presented in a given year are for works published in the previous calendar year. The award for Best Science Fiction Novel was first presented in 1980, and is among the awards still presented (as of 2022). Previously, there had simply been an award for Best Novel. A similar award for Best Fantasy Novel was introduced in 1978.[1] The Locus Awards have been described as a prestigious prize in science fiction, fantasy and horror literature.[2][3]


Year Nominated Work[1] Author Ref.
1980 Titan John Varley
1981 The Snow Queen Joan D. Vinge
1982 The Many-Colored Land Julian May
1983 Foundation's Edge Isaac Asimov
1984 Startide Rising David Brin
1985 The Integral Trees Larry Niven
1986 The Postman David Brin
1987 Speaker for the Dead Orson Scott Card
1988 The Uplift War David Brin
1989 Cyteen C. J. Cherryh
1990 Hyperion Dan Simmons
1991 The Fall of Hyperion Dan Simmons
1992 Barrayar Lois McMaster Bujold
1993 Doomsday Book Connie Willis
1994 Green Mars Kim Stanley Robinson
1995 Mirror Dance Lois McMaster Bujold
1996 The Diamond Age Neal Stephenson
1997 Blue Mars Kim Stanley Robinson
1998 The Rise of Endymion Dan Simmons
1999 To Say Nothing of the Dog Connie Willis
2000 Cryptonomicon Neal Stephenson
2001 The Telling Ursula K. Le Guin
2002 Passage Connie Willis
2003 The Years of Rice and Salt Kim Stanley Robinson
2004 Ilium Dan Simmons
2005 The Baroque Cycle (i.e. Quicksilver; The Confusion; The System of the World) Neal Stephenson
2006 Accelerando Charles Stross
2007 Rainbows End Vernor Vinge
2008 The Yiddish Policemen's Union Michael Chabon
2009 Anathem Neal Stephenson [4]
2010 Boneshaker Cherie Priest [5]
2011 Blackout/All Clear Connie Willis [6]
2012 Embassytown China Miéville
2013 Redshirts John Scalzi
2014 Abaddon's Gate James S. A. Corey [7]
2015 Ancillary Sword Ann Leckie
2016 Ancillary Mercy Ann Leckie [8]
2017 Death's End Liu Cixin
2018 The Collapsing Empire John Scalzi
2019 The Calculating Stars Mary Robinette Kowal [9]
2020 The City in the Middle of the Night Charlie Jane Anders
2021 Network Effect Martha Wells
2022 A Desolation Called Peace Arkady Martine
2023 The Kaiju Preservation Society John Scalzi

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  1. ^ a b Langford, David (June 27, 2022). "Locus Award". In Clute, John; Langford, David (eds.). The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (4th ed.). Retrieved July 3, 2022.
  2. ^ Schaub, Michael (June 26, 2018). "Locus Award winners include N.K. Jemisin, Victor LaValle and John Scalzi". The Los Angeles Times.
  3. ^ Flood, Allison (June 27, 2016). "Locus awards go to Ann Leckie, Naomi Novik and other stars". The Guardian.
  4. ^ "Awards: Locus; John W. Campbell; Frank O'Connor Shortlist". Shelf Awareness. 2009-06-30. Archived from the original on 2017-10-02. Retrieved 2024-04-17.
  5. ^ "Awards: Trillium Book Awards; Locus Awards". Shelf Awareness. 2010-06-28. Archived from the original on 2017-10-02. Retrieved 2024-04-17.
  6. ^ "Awards: Locus Winners". Shelf Awareness. 2011-06-27. Archived from the original on 2023-02-03. Retrieved 2024-04-17.
  7. ^ "Awards: Locus Winners; Guardian Children's Fiction". Shelf Awareness. 2014-06-30. Archived from the original on 2023-03-20. Retrieved 2024-04-17.
  8. ^ "Awards: Locus; Guardian & 4th Estate BAME". Shelf Awareness. 2016-06-28. Archived from the original on 2022-08-15. Retrieved 2024-04-17.
  9. ^ "Awards: Locus Winners; Branford Boase Winner". Shelf Awareness. 2019-07-02. Archived from the original on 2021-04-19. Retrieved 2024-04-17.

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