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Locus Awards Ballot 2009

I'd vote for Boneshaker (science fiction) and Canticle (fantasy). How about you?






Best SF Novel

Rank Title
The Empress of Mars, Kage Baker (Subterranean; Tor)
Ark, Stephen Baxter (Gollancz)
Transition, Iain M. Banks (Orbit US; Little, Brown UK as by Iain Banks)
The Devil's Alphabet, Daryl Gregory (Del Rey)
Buyout, Alexander C. Irvine (Del Rey)
Under the Dome, Stephen King (Scribner; Hodder & Stoughton)
Steal Across the Sky, Nancy Kress (Tor)
Chronic City, Jonathan Lethem (Doubleday)
Gardens of the Sun, Paul McAuley (Gollancz; Pyr '10)
The Walls of the Universe, Paul Melko (Tor)
Boneshaker, Cherie Priest (Tor)
Yellow Blue Tibia, Adam Roberts (Gollancz)
Galileo's Dream, Kim Stanley Robinson (HarperVoyager; Ballantine Spectra)
The Sunless Countries, Karl Schroeder (Tor)
This Is Not a Game, Walter Jon Williams (Orbit US; Orbit UK)
Julian Comstock: A Story of 22nd-Century America, Robert Charles Wilson (Tor)

Best Fantasy Novel

Rank Title
The Price of Spring, Daniel Abraham (Tor)
Last Days, Brian Evenson (Underland)
Dragon in Chains, Daniel Fox (Del Rey)
Gears of the City, Felix Gilman (Bantam Spectra)
Cloud & Ashes, Greer Gilman (Small Beer)
Avilion, Robert Holdstock (Gollancz)
The High City, Cecelia Holland (Forge)
The Red Tree, Caitl�n R. Kiernan (Roc)
Green, Jay Lake (Tor)
Madness of Flowers, Jay Lake (Night Shade)
Audrey's Door, Sarah Langan (Harper)
Palimpsest, Catherynne M. Valente (Bantam Spectra)
The City & The City, China Mi�ville (Del Rey; Macmillan UK)
Unseen Academicals, Terry Pratchett (Harper; Doubleday UK)
Spell Games, T.A. Pratt (Bantam Spectra)
Drood, Dan Simmons (Little, Brown)
The Revolution Business, Charles Stross (Tor)
Canticle, Ken Scholes (Tor)
Finch, Jeff VanderMeer (Underland)
Lifelode, Jo Walton (NESFA)
The Painting and the City, Robert Wexler (PS)
In Great Waters, Kit Whitfield (Jonathan Cape UK; Del Rey)
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Re: Locus Awards Ballot 2009

I'm with you Paul on Boneshaker and Canticle but Spell Games would be a very close second.  Too bad that they can't give it to all three books.



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Re: Locus Awards Ballot 2009

Reading The Empress of Mars right now.


Thanks for reminding me to get my vote in!!!

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Re: Locus Awards Ballot 2009

Well I keep running into interviews with Caitlin R Kiernan here and there for the past two weeks. So I picked up her newest The Red Tree. Talk about one of those authors you forgot. She use to write for The Dreaming comic and blew my mind way back then. I read half of it this afternoon. WOW!