From Boing Boing comes news of this year’s Locus nominees, shared there because one of its editors, Cory Doctorow, is nominated. I am not a huge SF reader, so most of these have stayed off my radar. But if you go for that stuff, enjoy this list of good books!


• 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)


• 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)


• 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)


• 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)


• “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)


• “Faster Gun”, Elizabeth Bear ( 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!)


• “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)
• “Mono No Aware”, Ken Liu (The Future Is Japanese)


• After, Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling, eds. (Hyperion)
• The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Twenty-ninth Annual Collection, Gardner Dozois, ed. (St. Martin’s Griffin; Robinson as The Mammoth Book of Best New SF 25)
• The Future Is Japanese, Nick Mamatas & Masumi Washington, eds. (Haikasoru)
• Edge of Infinity, Jonathan Strahan, ed. (Solaris US; Solaris UK)
• The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year: Volume Six, Jonathan Strahan, ed. (Night Shade)


• The Best of Kage Baker, Kage Baker (Subterranean)
• Shoggoths in Bloom, Elizabeth Bear (Prime)
• At the Mouth of the River of Bees, Kij Johnson (Small Beer)
• The Unreal and the Real: Selected Stories Volume One: Where on Earth and Volume Two: Outer Space, Inner Lands, Ursula K. Le Guin (Small Beer)
• The Dragon Griaule, Lucius Shepard (Subterranean)


• Asimov’s
• F&SF
• Clarkesworld
• Subterranean


• Tor
• Subterranean Press
• Orbit
• Baen
• Angry Robot


• John Joseph Adams
• Ellen Datlow
• Gardner Dozois
• Jonathan Strahan
• Ann & Jeff VanderMeer


• Donato Giancola
• Stephan Martiniere
• John Picacio
• Shaun Tan
• Michael Whelan


• An Exile on Planet Earth, Brian Aldiss (Bodleian Library)
• Science Fiction: The 101 Best Novels 1985-2010, Damien Broderick & Paul Di Filippo, eds. (NonStop)
• Distrust That Particular Flavor, William Gibson (Putnam)
• The Cambridge Companion to Fantasy Literature, Edward James & Farah Mendlesohn, eds. (Cambridge University Press)
• Some Remarks, Neal Stephenson (Morrow)


• Spectrum 19: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art, Cathy Fenner & Arnie Fenner, eds. (Underwood)
• Trolls, Brian Froud & Wendy Froud (Abrams)
• Tarzan: The Centennial Celebration, Scott Tracy Griffin (Titan)
• J.R.R. Tolkien: The Art of The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien, Wayne G. Hammond & Christina Scull, eds. (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
• Steampunk: An Illustrated History, Brian J. Robb (Aurum)


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