2022 Locus Awards Finalists

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The finalists for the 2022 Locus Awards have been announced. Here they are for the novel categories:

Locus Science Fiction Novel:

The Galaxy, and the Ground Within by Becky Chambers (Hodder & Stoughton; Harper Voyager US)
Leviathan Falls by James S.A. Corey (Orbit US; Orbit UK)
The Echo Wife by Sarah Gailey (Tor; Hodder & Stoughton)
Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro (Knopf; Faber & Faber)
A Desolation Called Peace by Arkady Martine (Tor; Tor UK)
Noor by Nnedi Okorafor (DAW)
We Are Satellites by Sarah Pinsker (Berkley; Ad Astra)
You Sexy Thing by Cat Rambo (Tor)
Shards of Earth by Adrian Tchaikovsky (Tor UK; Orbit US)
Hummingbird Salamander by Jeff VanderMeer (MCD; Fourth Estate)


Locus Fantasy Novel:

Light From Uncommon Stars by Ryka Aoki (Tor)
The Witness for the Dead by Katherine Addison (Tor; Solaris)
Black Water Sister by Zen Cho (Ace; Macmillan)
Paladin’s Strength by T. Kingfisher (Argyll)
Under the Whispering Door by TJ Klune (Tor; Tor UK)
Jade Legacy by Fonda Lee (Orbit US; Orbit UK)
The Last Graduate by Naomi Novik (Del Rey; Del Rey UK)
Soulstar by C.L. Polk (Tordotcom)
The Jasmine Throne by Tasha Suri (Orbit US; Orbit UK)
No Gods, No Monsters by Cadwell Turnbull (Blackstone)


Locus Horror Novel:

Revelator by Daryl Gregory (Knopf)
The Final Girl Support Group by Grady Hendrix (Berkley; Titan)
My Heart Is a Chainsaw by Stephen Graham Jones (Saga; Titan)
Billy Summers by Stephen King (Scribner; Hodder & Stoughton)
Later by Stephen King (Hard Case Crime)
Moon Lake by Joe R. Lansdale (Mulholland)
A Broken Darkness by Premee Mohamed (Solaris)
Sorrowland by Rivers Solomon (MCD; #Merky)
The Death of Jane Lawrence by Caitlin Starling (St. Martin’s)
The Book of Accidents by Chuck Wendig (Del Rey; Del Rey UK)


Locus Young Adult Book:

Victories Greater Than Death by Charlie Jane Anders (Tor Teen; Titan)
This Poison Heart by Kalynn Bayron (Bloomsbury; Bloomsbury USA)
The Infinity Courts by Akemi Dawn Bowman (Simon Pulse)
The Gilded Ones by Namina Forna (Delacorte; Usborne)
A Dark and Starless Forest by Sarah Hollowell (Clarion)
Redemptor by Jordan Ifueko (Amulet; Hot Key)
Chaos on CatNet by Naomi Kritzer (Tor Teen)
A Snake Falls to Earth by Darcie Little Badger (Levine Querido)
Terciel & Elinor by Garth Nix (Allen & Unwin; Tegen; Hot Key)
Iron Widow by Xiran Jay Zhao (Penguin Teen; Rock the Boat)


Locus First Novel:

The Unbroken by C.L. Clark (Orbit US; Orbit UK)
A Master of Djinn by P. Djèlí Clark (Tordotcom; Orbit UK)
Machinehood by S.B. Divya (Saga)
The All-Consuming World by Cassandra Khaw (Erewhon)
A Marvellous Light by Freya Marske (Tordotcom; Tor UK)
Winter’s Orbit by Everina Maxwell (Tor; Orbit UK)
She Who Became the Sun by Shelley Parker-Chan (Tor; Mantle)
The Chosen and the Beautiful by Nghi Vo (Tordotcom)
Wendy, Darling by A.C. Wise (Titan)
Iron Widow by Xiran Jay Zhao (Penguin Teen; Rock the Boat)


For the complete list of noms in all categories check out the official press release from Locus. Our congratulations to all the nominees!

What do you think of these lists? Any surprises? Any favorites?

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