Locus award nominees

With every year, the Locus Award nominees look more representative of the field than the Hugos, particularly in the shorter categories.  But while there are no sparkly vampire stories here, it’s worth noting that there are still no novelette or short stories nominees from the big 3 magazines.  What the heck happened?

SCIENCE FICTION NOVEL
The Hydrogen Sonata, Iain M. Banks (Orbit US; Orbit UK)
Captain Vorpatril’s Alliance, Lois McMaster Bujold (Baen)
Caliban’s War, James S.A. Corey (Orbit US; Orbit UK)
2312, Kim Stanley Robinson (Orbit US; Orbit UK)
Redshirts, John Scalzi (Tor; Gollancz)

FANTASY NOVEL
The Killing Moon, N.K. Jemisin (Orbit US; Orbit UK)
The Drowning Girl, Caitlín R. Kiernan (Roc)
Glamour in Glass, Mary Robinette Kowal (Tor)
Hide Me Among the Graves, Tim Powers (Morrow; Corvus)
The Apocalypse Codex, Charles Stross (Ace; Orbit UK)

YOUNG ADULT BOOK
The Drowned Cities, Paolo Bacigalupi (Little, Brown; Atom)
Pirate Cinema, Cory Doctorow (Tor Teen)
Railsea, China Miéville (Del Rey; Macmillan)
Dodger, Terry Pratchett (Harper; Doubleday UK)
The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There, Catherynne M. Valente (Feiwel and Friends; Much-in-Little ’13)

FIRST NOVEL
Throne of the Crescent Moon, Saladin Ahmed (DAW; Gollancz ’13)
vN, Madeline Ashby (Angry Robot US; Angry Robot UK)
Seraphina, Rachel Hartman (Random House; Doubleday UK)
The Games, Ted Kosmatka (Del Rey; Titan)
Alif the Unseen, G. Willow Wilson (Grove; Corvus)

NOVELLA
“In the House of Aryaman, a Lonely Signal Burns”, Elizabeth Bear (Asimov’s 1/12)
On a Red Station, Drifting, Aliette de Bodard (Immersion)
After the Fall, Before the Fall, During the Fall, Nancy Kress (Tachyon)
“The Stars Do Not Lie”, Jay Lake (Asimov’s 10-11/12)
The Boolean Gate, Walter Jon Williams (Subterranean)

NOVELETTE
“Faster Gun”, Elizabeth Bear (Tor.com 8/12)
“The Girl-Thing Who Went Out for Sushi”, Pat Cadigan (Edge of Infinity)
“Close Encounters”, Andy Duncan (The Pottawatomie Giant & Other Stories)
“Fake Plastic Trees”, Caitlín R. Kiernan (After)
“The Lady Astronaut of Mars”, Mary Robinette Kowal (Rip-Off!)

SHORT STORY
“The Deeps of the Sky”, Elizabeth Bear (Edge of Infinity)
“Immersion”, Aliette de Bodard (Clarkesworld 6/12)
“Mantis Wives”, Kij Johnson (Clarkesworld 8/12)
“Elementals”, Ursula K. Le Guin (Tin House Fall ’12)

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