La Locus Science Fiction Foundation, l'associazione che pubblica la famosa rivista Locus (vincitrice di innumerevoli premi Hugo e da sempre punto di riferimento del settore del fantastico), ha annunciato qualche giorno fa i finalisti all'edizione 2018 del Premio Locus, uno dei maggiori premi nel settore della fantascienza e del fantasy. Il Premio Locus sta al Premio Hugo un po' come il Golden Globe sta all'Oscar: è un premio prestigioso, ma è spesso anche indicazione di quali saranno i protagonisti nella battaglia per il premio maggiore. Se il Golden Globe è assegnato dai giornalisti, però, il Locus è basato sui voti dei lettori della rivista.

I vincitori saranno annunciati durante il Locus Awards Weekend, a Seattle, dal 22 al 24 giugno. La cerimonia sarà condotta da Connie Willis.

Ecco i finalisti.

Romanzo di fantascienza

  • James S.A. Corey, Persepolis Rising (Persepolis rising. La rinascita, Fanucci)
  • Cory Doctorow, Walkaway
  • Kameron Hurley, The Stars Are Legion
  • Ann Leckie, Provenance
  • Yoon Ha Lee, Raven Stratagem
  • Ian McDonald, Luna: Wolf Moon
  • Ada Palmer, Seven Surrenders
  • Kim Stanley Robinson, New York 2140 (New York 2140, Fanucci)
  • John Scalzi, The Collapsing Empire (Il collasso dell'impero, Fanucci)
  • Jeff VanderMeer, Borne (Borne, Einaudi)

Romanzo fantasy

  • Elizabeth Bear, The Stone in the Skull
  • Robert Jackson Bennett, City of Miracles
  • John Crowley, Ka: Dar Oakley in the Ruin of Ymr
  • Aliette de Bodard, The House of Binding Thorns
  • Max Gladstone, The Ruin of Angels
  • Daryl Gregory, Spoonbenders
  • N.K. Jemisin, The Stone Sky
  • Fonda Lee, Jade City
  • Charles Stross, The Delirium Brief
  • Fran Wilde, Horizon

Romanzo horror

  • Dan Chaon, Ill Will
  • John Darnielle, Universal Harvester
  • Jonathan L. Howard, After the End of the World
  • Cassandra Khaw, Food of the Gods
  • Paul La Farge, The Night Ocean
  • Victor LaValle, The Changeling
  • Ian R. MacLeod, Red Snow
  • Sarah Pinborough, Behind Her Eyes
  • Kit Reed, Mormama
  • Steve Rasnic Tem, Ubo

Romanzo young adult

  • Paolo Bacigalupi, Tool of War
  • Sarah Rees Brennan, In Other Lands
  • Stephanie Burgis, The Dragon with a Chocolate Heart
  • Paul Cornell, Chalk
  • Kate Elliott, Buried Heart
  • Frances Hardinge, A Skinful of Shadows
  • Garth Nix, Frogkisser!
  • Nnedi Okorafor, Akata Warrior
  • Daniel José Older, Shadowhouse Fall
  • Philip Pullman, The Book of Dust: La Belle Sauvage

Opera prima

  • Katherine Arden, The Bear and the Nightingale
  • S.A. Chakraborty, The City of Brass
  • Lara Elena Donnelly, Amberlough
  • Ruthanna Emrys, Winter Tide
  • Theodora Goss, The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter
  • Sam J. Miller, The Art of Starving
  • Annalee Newitz, Autonomous
  • George Saunders, Lincoln in the Bardo
  • Rivers Solomon, An Unkindness of Ghosts
  • Karin Tidbeck, Amatka

Romanzo breve

  • Peter S. Beagle, In Calabria
  • Sarah Gailey, River of Teeth
  • Caitlín R. Kiernan, Agents of Dreamland
  • Ellen Klages, Passing Strange
  • Seanan McGuire, Down Among the Sticks and Bones
  • Nnedi Okorafor, Binti: Home
  • Sarah Pinsker, And Then There Were (N-One)
  • Martha Wells, All Systems Red
  • JY Yang, The Black Tides of Heaven
  • JY Yang, The Red Threads of Fortune

Racconto lungo

  • Aliette de Bodard, Children of Thorns, Children of Water
  • Samuel R. Delany, The Hermit of Houston
  • Theodora Goss, Come See the Living Dryad
  • Mary Robinette Kowal, The Worshipful Society of Glovers
  • Yoon Ha Lee, Extracurricular Activities
  • Ken Liu, The Hidden Girl
  • Seanan McGuire, The Mathematical Inevitability of Corvids
  • Sarah Pinsker, Wind Will Rove
  • Kai Ashante Wilson, The Lamentation of Their Women
  • JY Yang, Waiting on a Bright Moon


  • Charlie Jane Anders, Don’t Press Charges and I Won’t Sue
  • Tobias S. Buckell, Zen and the Art of Starship Maintenance
  • Karen Joy Fowler, Persephone of the Crows
  • Elizabeth Hand, Fire.
  • Nancy Kress, Dear Sarah
  • Linda Nagata, The Martian Obelisk
  • Vina Jie-Min Prasad, Fandom for Robots
  • Rebecca Roanhorse, Welcome to Your Authentic Indian ExperienceTM
  • Michael Swanwick, Starlight Express
  • Caroline M. Yoachim, Carnival Nine


  • Cosmic Powers, a cura di John Joseph Adams
  • Black Feathers, a cura di Ellen Datlow
  • The Book of Swords, a cura di Gardner Dozois
  • The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Thirty-Fourth Annual Collection, a cura di Gardner Dozois
  • Bookburners, a cura di Max Gladstone
  • The Djinn Falls in Love and Other Stories, a cura di Mahvesh Murad e Jared Shurin
  • The Best of Subterranean, a cura di William Schafer
  • The Best Science Fiction & Fantasy of the Year, Volume Eleven, a cura di Jonathan Strahan
  • Infinity Wars, a cura di Jonathan Strahan
  • Transcendent 2: The Year’s Best Transgender Speculative Fiction, a cura di Bogi Takács

Antologia personale

  • Charlie Jane Anders, Six Months, Three Days, Five Others
  • Peter S. Beagle, The Overneath
  • Neil Gaiman, Norse Mythology
  • Joe Hill, Strange Weather
  • Ellen Klages, Wicked Wonders
  • Naomi Kritzer, Cat Pictures Please and Other Stories
  • Ursula K. Le Guin, Ursula K. Le Guin: The Hainish Novels and Stories
  • Carmen Maria Machado, Her Body and Other Parties
  • Sofia Samatar, Tender
  • Catherynne M. Valente, The Refrigerator Monologues


  • Analog
  • Asimov’s
  • Beneath Ceaseless Skies
  • Clarkesworld
  • F&SF
  • File 770
  • Lightspeed
  • Strange Horizons
  • Uncanny


  • Angry Robot
  • Baen
  • DAW
  • Gollancz
  • Orbit
  • Saga
  • Small Beer
  • Subterranean
  • Tachyon
  • Tor


  • John Joseph Adams
  • Neil Clarke
  • Ellen Datlow
  • Gardner Dozois
  • C.C. Finlay
  • Jonathan Strahan
  • Lynne M. Thomas e Michael Damian Thomas
  • Ann e Jeff VanderMeer
  • Sheila Williams
  • Navah Wolfe


  • Kinuko Y. Craft
  • Galen Dara
  • Julie Dillon
  • Bob Eggleton
  • Gregory Manchess
  • Victo Ngai
  • John Picacio
  • Shaun Tan
  • Charles Vess
  • Michael Whelan


  • Liz Bourke, Sleeping with Monsters: Readings and Reactions in Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Samuel R. Delany, In Search of Silence: The Journals of Samuel R. Delany, Volume 1, 1957-1969
  • Edmund Gordon, The Invention of Angela Carter
  • James Gunn, Star-Begotten: A Life Lived in Science Fiction
  • Paul Kincaid, Iain M. Banks
  • Luminescent Threads: Connections to Octavia E. Butler, a cura di Alexandra Pierce e Mimi Mondal
  • Frank M. Robinson, Not So Good a Gay Man
  • John Scalzi, Don’t Live for Your Obituary
  • Nat Segaloff, A Lit Fuse: The Provocative Life of Harlan Ellison
  • D. Harlan Wilson, J.G. Ballard

Libro d'arte

  • The Art of the Pulps: An Illustrated History, Douglas Ellis, a cura di Ed Hulse e Robert Weinberg
  • Spectrum 24: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art, a cura di John Fleskes
  • Terry Pratchett’s Discworld Imaginarium, Paul Kidby
  • Kevin Crossley-Holland, Jeffrey Alan Love, Norse Myths: Tales of Odin, Thor, and Loki
  • Gregory Manchess, Above the Timberline
  • Craig Hodgetts, Syd Mead, The Movie Art of Syd Mead: Visual Futurist
  • Jean-Baptiste Monge, Celtic Faeries: The Secret Kingdom
  • Richard Pini, Wendy Pini, Line of Beauty: The Art of Wendy Pini
  • Christina Rossetti, Omar Rayyan, Goblin Market
  • James Wyatt, The Art of Magic: The Gathering: Kaladesh

For more information about the Seattle event and for Locus Awards and Locus Workshop ticketing, please visit the 2018 Locus Awards Information page.