2009 Locus Award Finalist List is Out

And it is here, for those of you who are interested. I’m a finalist in two categories:

Young Adult Novel

Little Brother, Cory Doctorow (Tor);
The Graveyard Book, Neil Gaiman (HarperCollins, Bloomsbury);
Tender Morsels, Margo Lanagan (Knopf);
Nation, Terry Pratchett (Doubleday UK, HarperCollins);
Zoe’s Tale, John Scalzi (Tor)


Short Story

“King Pelles the Sure”, Peter S. Beagle (Strange Roads);
“Boojum”, Elizabeth Bear & Sarah Monette (Fast Ships, Black Sails);
“Exhalation”, Ted Chiang (Eclipse Two);
“The Kindness of Strangers”, Nancy Kress (Fast Forward 2);
After the Coup“, John Scalzi (Tor.com 7/08).

In both cases it’s difficult to be anything but pleased with the company I am keeping.

You’ll notice these are “finalists” rather than “nominees.” That’s because the folks at Locus already know who the winners are, they’re just not telling until the Locus Awards Ceremony in Seattle WA during the Science Fiction Awards Weekend, June 26-27, 2009. Because they’re mean like that.

In any event, congrats to all the finalists. It’s an excellent list overall.

8 Comments on “2009 Locus Award Finalist List is Out”

  1. You’re right. They are mean like that :) Congratulations on the nominations. I think both short lists you’re on are seriously awesome this year.

  2. Scalzi writes, “You went commando to a diplomatic function?” You get my vote, but of course I’m biased.

  3. Thanks for posting the lists. My kids are at teh riught age for YA fiction, and voracious readers, so I’m always looking for quality reading material.

  4. Glad I’m not having to make the call – I’d have a *VERY* tough time in the ‘Young Adult’ catagory as I loved both Zoe’s Tale and Little Brother. I also have Graveyard, but haven’t had time to read it yet. And curse you for suggesting so many good books! :)

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