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2005 Locus Awards

Where & When: Westercon 58, Calgary, Sat 2 Jul 2005

Eligibility Year: 2004

SF NOVEL

  1. The Baroque Cycle: The Confusion; The System of the World, Neal Stephenson (Morrow)
  2. Iron Sunrise, Charles Stross (Ace)
  3. Eastern Standard Tribe, Cory Doctorow (Tor)
  4. Forty Signs of Rain, Kim Stanley Robinson (HarperCollins UK; Bantam)
  5. The Algebraist, Iain M. Banks (Orbit)
  6. Camouflage, Joe Haldeman (Ace)
  7. Newton's Wake, Ken MacLeod (Orbit; Tor)
  8. The Life of the World to Come, Kage Baker (Tor)
  9. River of Gods, Ian McDonald (Simon & Schuster UK)
  10. Cloud Atlas, David Mitchell (Sceptre; Random House)
  11. The Plot Against America, Philip Roth (Houghton Mifflin)
  12. For Us, the Living, Robert A. Heinlein (Scribner)
  13. Crucible, Nancy Kress (Tor)
  14. Air, Geoff Ryman (St. Martin's)
  15. Century Rain, Alastair Reynolds (Gollancz; Ace 2005)
  16. Banner of Souls, Liz Williams (Bantam Spectra)
  17. Exultant, Stephen Baxter (Gollancz; Del Rey)
  18. Stamping Butterflies, Jon Courtenay Grimwood (Gollancz)
  19. *Lost in Transmission, Wil McCarthy (Bantam Spectra)
  20. *The Zenith Angle, Bruce Sterling (Del Rey)
  21. The Fourth Circle, Zoran Zivkovic (Ministry of Whimsy)
  22. Frek and the Elixir, Rudy Rucker (Tor)
  23. White Devils, Paul McAuley (Simon & Schuster UK; Tor)
  24. Spondulix, Paul Di Filippo (Cambrian)
  25. Black Brillion, Matthew Hughes (Tor)
  26. The Language of Power, Rosemary Kirstein (Del Rey)
  27. Life, Gwyneth Jones (Aqueduct Press)
  28. City of Pearl, Karen Traviss (Eos)
  29. Polaris, Jack McDevitt (Ace)

FANTASY NOVEL

  1. Iron Council, China Miéville (Del Rey)
  2. The Wizard Knight, Gene Wolfe (Tor (2 volumes))
  3. Going Postal, Terry Pratchett (Doubleday UK; HarperCollins)
  4. The Dark Tower: Song of Susannah; The Dark Tower, Stephen King (Grant/Scribner)
  5. The Family Trade, Charles Stross (Tor)
  6. Alphabet of Thorn, Patricia A. McKillip (Ace)
  7. The Last Light of the Sun, Guy Gavriel Kay (Viking Canada; Roc)
  8. Perfect Circle, Sean Stewart (Small Beer Press)
  9. Mortal Love, Elizabeth Hand (Morrow)
  10. Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, Susanna Clarke (Bloomsbury)
  11. In the Night Room, Peter Straub (Random House)
  12. A Handbook of American Prayer, Lucius Shepard (Thunder's Mouth)
  13. The Charnel Prince, Greg Keyes (Del Rey)
  14. Dead Lines, Greg Bear (HarperCollins UK; Ballantine)
  15. Shadowmarch, Tad Williams (DAW)
  16. Glass Dragons, Sean McMullen (Tor)
  17. One King, One Soldier, Alexander C. Irvine (Del Rey)
  18. The Last Guardian of Everness, John C. Wright (Tor)
  19. Dragon's Treasure, Elizabeth A. Lynn (Ace 2003)
  20. Murder of Angels, Caitlín R. Kiernan (Roc)
  21. The Witches' Kitchen, Cecelia Holland (Forge)

YOUNG ADULT BOOK

  1. A Hat Full of Sky, Terry Pratchett (Doubleday UK; HarperCollins)
  2. Gifts, Ursula K. Le Guin (Harcourt)
  3. The Faery Reel: Tales from the Twilight Realm, Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling, eds. (Viking)
  4. The Blue Girl, Charles de Lint (Viking)
  5. Abarat: Days of Magic, Nights of War, Clive Barker (HarperCollins)
  6. New Magics, Patrick Nielsen Hayden, ed. (Tor)
  7. The Sea of Trolls, Nancy Farmer (Atheneum)
  8. The Golem's Eye, Jonathan Stroud (Hyperion)
  9. The Keys to the Kingdom, Book 2: Grim Tuesday, Garth Nix (Scholastic)
  10. Unexpected Magic: Collected Stories, Diana Wynne Jones (Greenwillow)
  11. Midnighters, Book One: The Secret Hour, Scott Westerfeld (Eos)
  12. Kingdom of the Golden Dragon, Isabel Allende (HarperCollins)
  13. Airborn, Kenneth Oppel (Eos)
  14. Gothic!: Ten Original Dark Tales, Deborah Noyes, ed. (Candlewick Press)
  15. Basilisk, N. M. Browne (Bloomsbury)

FIRST NOVEL

  1. Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, Susanna Clarke (Bloomsbury)
  2. The Year of Our War, Steph Swainston (Gollancz; Eos 2005)
  3. City of Pearl, Karen Traviss (Eos)
  4. Trash Sex Magic, Jennifer Stevenson (Small Beer Press)
  5. The Coyote Kings of the Space-Age Bachelor Pad, Minister Faust (Del Rey)
  6. Ghosts in the Snow, Tamara Siler Jones (Bantam Spectra)
  7. Olympic Games, Leslie What (Tachyon Publications)
  8. Move Under Ground, Nick Mamatas (Night Shade)
  9. Weapons of Choice, John Birmingham (Del Rey)
  10. Through Violet Eyes, Stephen Woodworth (Dell)
  11. Fitzpatrick's War, Theodore Judson (DAW)
  12. The Arcanum, Thomas Wheeler (Bantam)
  13. Firethorn, Sarah Micklem (Scribner)
  14. The Labyrinth, Catherynne M. Valente (Prime Books)
  15. The Gods and Their Machines, Oisin McGann (Tor)

NOVELLA

  1. "Golden City Far", Gene Wolfe (Flights: Extreme Visions of Fantasy)
  2. "The Concrete Jungle", Charles Stross (The Atrocity Archives)
  3. "Sergeant Chip", Bradley Denton (F&SF Sep 2004)
  4. Viator, Lucius Shepard (Night Shade)
  5. Mayflower II, Stephen Baxter (PS Publishing)
  6. "Elector", Charles Stross (Asimov's Sep 2004)
  7. "Appeals Court", Charles Stross & Cory Doctorow (Argosy May/Jun 2004)
  8. "The Gorgon in the Cupboard", Patricia A. McKillip (To Weave a Web of Magic)
  9. "Shadow Twin", Gardner Dozois, George R. R. Martin & Daniel Abraham (Sci Fiction 9 Jun 2004)
  10. "Long Voyage Home", R. Garcia y Robertson (Asimov's Feb 2004)
  11. "The Wreck of the Godspeed", James Patrick Kelly (Between Worlds)
  12. "Arabian Wine", Gregory Feeley (Asimov's Apr/May 2004)
  13. "Under the Flag of Night", Ian McDowell (Asimov's Mar 2004)
  14. No Traveller Returns, Paul Park (PS Publishing)
  15. "The Heloise Archive", L. Timmel Duchamp (Love's Body, Dancing in Time)
  16. "The Tribes of Bela", Albert E. Cowdrey (F&SF Aug 2004)
  17. "The Bad Hamburger", Matthew Jarpe & Jonathan Andrew Sheen (F&SF Dec 2004)
  18. "Giliad", Gregory Feeley (The First Heroes: New Tales of the Bronze Age)

NOVELETTE (tie)

  1. "The Faery Handbag", Kelly Link (The Faery Reel: Tales from the Twilight Realm)
  2. "Reports of Certain Events in London", China Miéville (McSweeney's Enchanted Chamber of Astonishing Stories)
  3. "Quarry", Peter S. Beagle (F&SF May 2004)
  4. "Three Days in a Border Town", Jeff VanderMeer (Polyphony, Volume 4)
  5. "Men Are Trouble", James Patrick Kelly (Asimov's Jun 2004)
  6. "PeriAndry's Quest", Stephen Baxter (Analog Jun 2004)
  7. "The Voluntary State", Christopher Rowe (Sci Fiction 5 May 2004)
  8. "Observable Things", Paul Di Filippo (Conqueror Fantastic)
  9. "The Word that Sings the Scythe", Michael Swanwick (Asimov's Oct/Nov 2004)
  10. "The Lost Pilgrim", Gene Wolfe (The First Heroes: New Tales of the Bronze Age)
  11. "The People of Sand and Slag", Paolo Bacigalupi (F&SF Feb 2004)
  12. "The Little Stranger", Gene Wolfe (F&SF Oct/Nov 2004)
  13. "A Night in the Tropics", Jeffrey Ford (Argosy Jan/Feb 2004)
  14. "The Catch", Kage Baker (Asimov's Oct/Nov 2004)
  15. "The Silver Dragon", Elizabeth A. Lynn (Flights: Extreme Visions of Fantasy)
  16. "The Tang Dynasty Underwater Pyramid", Walter Jon Williams (Sci Fiction 4 Aug 2004)
  17. "Leaving His Cares Behind Him", Kage Baker (Asimov's Apr/May 2004)
  18. "Super 8", Terry Bisson (Sci Fiction 24 Nov 2004)
  19. "Flat Diane", Daniel Abraham (F&SF Oct/Nov 2004)
  20. Mere, Robert Reed (Golden Gryphon)
  21. "The Clapping Hands of God", Michael F. Flynn (Analog Jul/Aug 2004)
  22. "The Garden: A Hwarhath Science Fictional Romance", Eleanor Arnason (Synergy SF: New Science Fiction)
  23. "The Fear Gun", Judith Berman (Asimov's Jul 2004)
  24. "Mr. Aickman's Air Rifle", Peter Straub (McSweeney's Enchanted Chamber of Astonishing Stories)
  25. "Q", John Grant (Sci Fiction 20 Oct 2004)
  26. "The Dragons of Summer Gulch", Robert Reed (Sci Fiction 1 Dec 2004)
  27. "Pat Moore", Tim Powers (Flights: Extreme Visions of Fantasy)
  28. "Biographical Notes to ‘A Discourse on the Nature of Causality, with Air-Planes' by Benjamin Rosenbaum", Benjamin Rosenbaum (All-Star Zeppelin Adventure Stories)
  29. "Stone Animals", Kelly Link (Conjunctions 43: Beyond Arcadia)
  30. "Riding the White Bull", Caitlin R. Kiernan (Argosy Jan/Feb 2004)
  31. "The Seal Hunter", Charles Coleman Finlay (F&SF Jan 2004)
  32. "Martyrs of the Upshot Knothole", James Morrow (Conqueror Fantastic)
  33. "Inappropriate Behavior", Pat Murphy (Sci Fiction 11 Feb 2004)
  34. "CATNYP", Delia Sherman (The Faery Reel: Tales from the Twilight Realm)
  35. "Leviathan Wept", Daniel Abraham (Sci Fiction 7 Jul 2004)
  36. "The Gladiator's War: A Dialog", Lois Tilton (Asimov's Jun 2004)

SHORT STORY

  1. "Forbidden Brides of the Faceless Slaves in the Nameless House of the Night of Dread Desire", Neil Gaiman (Gothic! Ten Original Dark Tales)
  2. "Pulp Cover", Gene Wolfe (Asimov's Mar 2004)
  3. "'Tis the Season", China Miéville (Socialist Review Dec 2004)
  4. "The Wolf-man of Alcatraz", Howard Waldrop (Sci Fiction 22 Sep 2004)
  5. "The Annals of Eelin-Ok", Jeffrey Ford (The Faery Reel: Tales from the Twilight Realm)
  6. "Faces", Joe Haldeman (F&SF Jun 2004)
  7. "The Last Geek", Michael Swanwick (Crossroads: Tales of the Southern Literary Fantastic)
  8. "My Mother, Dancing", Nancy Kress (Asimov's Jun 2004)
  9. "Scout's Honor", Terry Bisson (Sci Fiction 28 Jan 2004)
  10. "The Best Christmas Ever", James Patrick Kelly (Sci Fiction 26 May 2004)
  11. "Singing My Sister Down", Margo Lanagan (Black Juice)
  12. "All of Us Can Almost...", Carol Emshwiller (Sci Fiction 17 Nov 2004)
  13. "The Gods of a Lesser Creation", William Barton (Asimov's Aug 2004)
  14. "Zora and the Zombie", Andy Duncan (Sci Fiction 4 Feb 2004)
  15. "Luciferase", Bruce Sterling (Sci Fiction 22 Dec 2004)
  16. "Gliders Though They Be", Carol Emshwiller (Sci Fiction 2 Jun 2004)
  17. "The Mission", Jack McDevitt (Crossroads: Tales of the Southern Literary Fantastic)
  18. "Hula Ville", James P. Blaylock (Sci Fiction 3 Nov 2004)
  19. "Strood", Neal Asher (Asimov's Dec 2004)
  20. "Synthetic Serendipity", Vernor Vinge (IEEE Spectrum Online 7 Jul 2004)
  21. "The Baum Plan for Financial Independence", John Kessel (Sci Fiction 24 Mar 2004)
  22. "Skindancing", Liz Williams (The Banquet of the Lords of Night and Other Stories)
  23. "Oversite", Maureen F. McHugh (Asimov's Sep 2004)
  24. "tourism", M. John Harrison (Amazon.com Aug 2004)
  25. "The Green Glass Sea", Ellen Klages (Strange Horizons 6 Sep 2004)
  26. "Red Hands, Black Hands", Chris Roberson (Asimov's Dec 2004)
  27. "Wonderwall", Elizabeth Hand (Flights: Extreme Visions of Fantasy)
  28. *"The Night Market", Holly Black (The Faery Reel: Tales from the Twilight Realm)
  29. *"Opal Ball", Robert Reed (F&SF Oct/Nov 2004)
  30. "Start the Clock", Benjamin Rosenbaum (F&SF Aug 2004)
  31. "Cold Fires", M. Rickert (F&SF Oct/Nov 2004)
  32. *"Alone in the House of Mims", Barth Anderson (Strange Horizons 24 Apr 2004)
  33. *"Dinosaur Songs", Kathleen Ann Goonan (Asimov's Jul 2004)
  34. *"Embracing-the-New", Benjamin Rosenbaum (Asimov's Jan 2004)
  35. "Zero's Twin", A. A. Attanasio (F&SF Jun 2004)

COLLECTION

  1. The John Varley Reader, John Varley (Ace)
  2. The Collected Short Fiction of C. J. Cherryh, C. J. Cherryh (DAW)
  3. Phases of the Moon: Stories from Six Decades, Robert Silverberg (Subterranean Press; ibooks)
  4. Innocents Aboard, Gene Wolfe (Tor)
  5. Mother Aegypt and Other Stories, Kage Baker (Night Shade)
  6. Secret Life, Jeff VanderMeer (Golden Gryphon)
  7. Novelties & Souvenirs: Collected Short Fiction, John Crowley (Perennial)
  8. Breathmoss and Other Exhalations, Ian R. MacLeod (Golden Gryphon)
  9. Neutrino Drag, Paul Di Filippo (Four Walls Eight Windows)
  10. Seventy-Five: The Diamond Anniversary of a Science Fiction Pioneer, Jack Williamson (Haffner)
  11. Stable Strategies and Others, Eileen Gunn (Tachyon Publications)
  12. Trujillo and Other Stories, Lucius Shepard (PS Publishing)
  13. Black Juice, Margo Lanagan (Allen & Unwin Australia; Eos 2005)
  14. The Cat's Pajamas and Other Stories, James Morrow (Tachyon Publications)
  15. The Banquet of the Lords of Night and Other Stories, Liz Williams (Night Shade)
  16. Cartomancy, Mary Gentle (Gollancz)
  17. Stagestruck Vampires & Other Phantasms, Suzy McKee Charnas (Tachyon Publications)
  18. Two Trains Running, Lucius Shepard (Golden Gryphon)
  19. Morning Child and Other Stories, Gardner Dozois (ibooks)
  20. Partial Eclipse and Other Stories, Graham Joyce (Subterranean Press)
  21. Love's Body, Dancing in Time, L. Timmel Duchamp (Aqueduct Press)
  22. American Sorrows, Jay Lake (Wheatland Press)
  23. Thumbprints, Pamela Sargent (Golden Gryphon)

ANTHOLOGY

  1. The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-First Annual Collection, Gardner Dozois, ed. (St. Martin's)
  2. The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Seventeenth Annual Collection, Ellen Datlow, Kelly Link & Gavin J. Grant, eds. (St. Martin's)
  3. The Locus Awards: Thirty Years of the Best Science Fiction and Fantasy, Charles N. Brown & Jonathan Strahan, eds. (Voyager Australia; Eos)
  4. Year's Best SF 9, David G. Hartwell & Kathryn Cramer, eds. (Eos)
  5. Between Worlds, Robert Silverberg, ed. (Science Fiction Book Club)
  6. All-Star Zeppelin Adventure Stories, David Moles & Jay Lake, eds. (Wheatland Press)
  7. Flights: Extreme Visions of Fantasy, Al Sarrantonio, ed. (Roc)
  8. Year's Best Fantasy 4, David G. Hartwell & Kathryn Cramer, eds. (Eos)
  9. Polyphony, Volume 4, Deborah Layne & Jay Lake, eds. (Wheatland Press)
  10. The First Heroes: New Tales of the Bronze Age, Harry Turtledove & Noreen Doyle, eds. (Tor)
  11. Best Short Novels: 2004, Jonathan Strahan, ed. (Science Fiction Book Club)
  12. Microcosms, Gregory Benford, ed. (DAW)
  13. Nebula Awards Showcase 2004, Vonda N. McIntyre, ed. (Roc)
  14. The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror: Volume Fifteen, Stephen Jones, ed. (Carroll & Graf)
  15. Science Fiction: The Best of 2003, Karen Haber & Jonathan Strahan, eds. (ibooks)
  16. Conqueror Fantastic, Pamela Sargent, ed. (DAW)

NON-FICTION

  1. The Wave in the Mind, Ursula K. Le Guin (Shambhala)
  2. Ray Bradbury: The Life of Fiction, Jonathan R. Eller & William F. Touponce (Kent State University Press)
  3. The Gernsback Days, Mike Ashley & Robert A. W. Lowndes (Wildside Press)
  4. Dancing Naked: The Unexpurgated William Tenn, William Tenn (NESFA Press)
  5. The Annotated Brothers Grimm, Maria Tatar, ed. (Norton)
  6. Solar Labyrinth: Exploring Gene Wolfe's Book of the New Sun, Robert Borski (iUniverse)
  7. The Road to the Dark Tower: Exploring Stephen King's Magnum Opus, Bev Vincent (NAL)
  8. x, y, z, t: Dimensions of Science Fiction, Damien Broderick (Borgo Press)
  9. The Evolution of the Weird Tale, S. T. Joshi (Hippocampus)
  10. Attending Daedalus: Gene Wolfe, Artifice and the Reader, Peter Wright (Liverpool University Press 2003 2003)
  11. The Cherryh Odyssey, Edward Carmien (Borgo Press)
  12. Speaking of the Fantastic II, Darrell Schweitzer (Wildside Press)
  13. Brazilian Science Fiction, M. Elizabeth Ginway (Bucknell University)

ART BOOK

  1. Spectrum 11: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art, Cathy Fenner & Arnie Fenner, eds. (Underwood)
  2. Terry Pratchett: The Art of Discworld, Terry Pratchett, illustrated by Paul Kidby (Gollancz; HarperCollins)
  3. The Best of Gahan Wilson, Gahan Wilson (Underwood)
  4. Fantastic Art: The Best of Luis Royo, Luis Royo (NBM)
  5. The Paint in My Blood, Alan M. Clark (IFD)
  6. Futures: 50 Years in Space: The Challenge of the Stars, David A. Hardy & Patrick Moore (Harper Design International)
  7. The People Could Fly: The Picture Book, Virginia Hamilton, illustrated by Leo & Diane Dillon (Knopf)
  8. Kingsgate: The Art of Keith Parkinson, Keith Parkinson (SQP/Fanfare)
  9. Digital Art for the 21st Century: Renderosity, John Grant & Audre Vysniauskas (Harper Design International)
  10. The Deceiving Eye: The Art of Richard Hescox, Richard Hescox (Paper Tiger)
  11. As Dead As Leaves: The Art of Caniglia, Caniglia (Shocklines)
  12. Ilene Meyer: Paintings, Drawings, Perceptions, Ilene Meyer (Underwood)

EDITOR

  1. Ellen Datlow
  2. Gardner Dozois
  3. Gordon Van Gelder
  4. David G. Hartwell
  5. Patrick Nielsen Hayden
  6. Gavin Grant & Kelly Link
  7. Peter Crowther
  8. Robert Silverberg
  9. Terri Windling
  10. Jim Baen
  11. Martin H. Greenberg
  12. Stanley Schmidt
  13. Jonathan Strahan
  14. Jeff VanderMeer
  15. Lou Anders
  16. Andy Cox
  17. Stephen Jones
  18. Laura Anne Gilman
  19. Jennifer Brehl
  20. Beth Meacham
  21. Deborah Layne & Jay Lake
  22. Shawna McCarthy
  23. Betsy Wollheim
  24. Ginjer Buchanan

MAGAZINE

  1. F&SF
  2. Asimov's
  3. Analog
  4. Sci Fiction
  5. Realms of Fantasy
  6. Strange Horizons
  7. Interzone
  8. Emerald City
  9. Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet
  10. The New York Review of Science Fiction
  11. SF Site
  12. Ansible
  13. SF Weekly
  14. The Third Alternative
  15. Cemetery Dance
  16. Weird Tales
  17. Black Gate
  18. Argosy
  19. The Alien Online
  20. Amazing Stories
  21. Fantastic Metropolis
  22. Infinity Plus
  23. The Infinite Matrix

PUBLISHER/IMPRINT

  1. Tor
  2. Baen
  3. DAW
  4. Del Rey
  5. Ace
  6. Bantam Spectra
  7. Golden Gryphon
  8. Eos
  9. Night Shade Books/Ministry of Whimsy
  10. Small Beer Press
  11. Gollancz
  12. PS Publishing
  13. NESFA Press
  14. Subterranean Press
  15. Meisha Merlin
  16. Roc
  17. St. Martin's
  18. Firebird
  19. SFBC
  20. Prime
  21. Orbit
  22. Wildside Press
  23. Warner Aspect
  24. Wizards of the Coast
  25. Scholastic

ARTIST

  1. Michael Whelan
  2. Bob Eggleton
  3. Frank Kelly Freas
  4. Donato Giancola
  5. Kinuko Y. Craft
  6. Charles Vess
  7. Thomas Canty
  8. John Picacio
  9. Leo & Diane Dillon
  10. Frank Frazetta
  11. Dave McKean
  12. Chesley Bonestell
  13. Frank Wu
  14. Jim Burns
  15. John Jude Palencar
  16. Brom
  17. Gahan Wilson
  18. Alan M. Clark
  19. Boris Vallejo
  20. Luis Royo
  21. Vincent Di Fate
  22. J. K. Potter
  23. Paul Kidby
  24. Julie Bell
  25. David Cherry
  26. Don Maitz
  27. Stephen Youll
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