… for Best Science Fiction Novel – Ancillary Sword by Ann Leckie

For Best Fantasy Novel – The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison

For Best Young Adult Book – Half a King by Joe Abercrombie

For Best First Novel – The Memory Garden by Mary Rickert


The only category I’ve read in its entirety is Best Science Fiction novel, and if you read this blog you’ll know that I loved Jeff VanderMeer’s Southern Reach trilogy and was lukewarm about Ancillary Sword.  So, in this instance, I don’t agree with the winner chosen by the Locus voters.

Still, my opinions aside, congratulation to everyone who was nominated and those who took home a plaque.  A full list of the winners and nominees can be found here.