Probably third place in the constellation of F/SF awards is the reader’s awards from Locus Magazine, the premier magazine for information on F and SF novels.
The results from their reader’s poll are now in. Unlike the Nebulas (which I can’t vote in), and the Hugos (which I don’t because I’ve never gone to Worldcon), I can and do vote in these every year.
If they had a category for best new writer or such, I’d definitely put in for Sarah Bear next year…
Winners of the 2004 Locus Awards are announced in Locus Magazine’s July 2004 issue, along with complete results of this year’s readers poll.
# SF NOVEL Ilium, Dan Simmons (Subterranean; Eos)
# FANTASY NOVEL Paladin of Souls, Lois McMaster Bujold (Eos)
# FIRST NOVEL Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom, Cory Doctorow (Tor)
# YOUNG ADULT NOVEL The Wee Free Men, Terry Pratchett (HarperCollins)
# NOVELLA “The Cookie Monster��, Vernor Vinge (Analog Oct 2003)
# NOVELETTE “A Study in Emeralds”, Neil Gaiman (Shadows Over Baker Street)
# SHORT STORY “Closing Time”, Neil Gaiman (McSweeney�s Mammoth Treasury of Thrilling Tales)
# COLLECTION Changing Planes, Ursula K. Le Guin (Harcourt)
# ANTHOLOGY The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Twentieth Annual Collection, Gardner Dozois, ed. (St. Martin’s)
# NONFICTION/ART The Sandman: Endless Nights, Neil Gaiman, et al. (Vertigo)
# EDITOR Gardner Dozois
# MAGAZINE The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction
# BOOK PUBLISHER Tor
# ARTIST Michael Whelan