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:
Uprooted, Naomi Novik (Del Rey)
SCIENCE FICTION NOVEL
Ancillary Mercy, Ann Leckie (Orbit)
YOUNG ADULT BOOK
The Shepherd’s Crown, Terry Pratchett (Harper)
The Grace of Kings, Ken Liu (Saga)
Slow Bullets, Alastair Reynolds (Tachyon)
“Black Dog,” Neil Gaiman (Trigger Warning)
“Cat Pictures Please,” Naomi Kritzer (Clarkesworld, January 2015)
Old Venus, George R.R. Martin & Gardner Dozois, eds. (Bantam)
Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances, Neil Gaiman (Morrow)
Asimov’s Science Fiction
David G. Hartwell
Letters to Tiptree, Alisa Krasnostein & Alexandra Pierce, eds. (Twelfth Planet)
Julie Dillon, Julie Dillon’s Imagined Realms, Book 2: Earth and Sky (self-published)
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.