The winners are selected by the readers of Locus magazine. The awards began in 1971, originally as a way to highlight quality work in advance of the Hugo Awards. The winners were announced yesterday, during the annual Locus Awards Weekend in Seattle WA.
The winners are:
The Goblin Emperor, Katherine Addison (Tor)
SCIENCE FICTION NOVEL
Ancillary Sword, Ann Leckie (Orbit)
YOUNG ADULT BOOK
Half a King, Joe Abercrombie (Del Rey)
The Memory Garden, Mary Rickert (Sourcebooks Landmark)
Yesterday’s Kin, Nancy Kress (Tachyon)
“Tough Times All Over,” Joe Abercrombie (Rogues)
“The Truth About Owls,” Amal El-Mohtar (Kaleidoscope)
Rogues, George R.R. Martin & Gardner Dozois, ed. (Bantam)
Last Plane to Heaven, Jay Lake (Tor)
What Makes This Book So Great, Jo Walton (Tor)
Spectrum 21: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art, John Fleskes, ed. (Flesk)
See the complete list of nominees for the 2015 Locus Awards here.
There’s a handy list of all the previous winners of the Locus Award at the Science Fiction Awards Database.
For more information about the Awards, visit the 2015 Locus Awards Information Page.