Il Premio Locus, assegnato dai lettori della famosissima rivista di settore, è uno dei premi più importanti per la narrativa fantastica ed è spesso un'indicazione di chi vincerà il Premio Hugo. Possiamo definirlo, in un certo senso, il Golden Globe della fantascienza. Quest'anno, seguendo una tendenza già in corso da diversi anni, la maggior parte dei premi è andata a scrittrici; due in particolare, Martha Wells, che ha vinto nelle categorie del romanzo di fantascienza e fantasy, e Ursula Vernon, che sotto lo pseudonimo T. Kingfisher ha vinto nel romanzo horror e nel romanzo breve. La Locus Science Fiction Foundation ha annunciato i vincitori di ogni categoria dei Locus Awards 2024 il 22 giugno 2024, durante il Locus Awards Weekend. Henry Lien ha condotto la cerimonia di premiazione con Cory Doctorow come ospite speciale. In fondo alla lista dei premi il video della premiazione.

Premio Locus 2024

Romanzo di fantascienza

Vincitore: Martha Wells, System Collapse


  • Samit Basu, The Jinn-Bot of Shantiport
  • Aliette de Bodard, A Fire Born of Exile
  • Cory Doctorow, Red Team Blues
  • Kate Elliott, Furious Heaven
  • Ann Leckie, Translation State
  • Annalee Newitz, The Terraformers
  • John Scalzi, Starter Villain
  • Adrian Tchaikovsky, Lords of Uncreation
  • Connie Willis, The Road to Roswell

Romanzo fantasy

Vincitore: Martha Wells, Witch King


  • Moniquill Blackgoose, To Shape a Dragon’s Breath
  • Kate Elliott, The Keeper’s Six
  • Heather Fawcett, Emily Wilde’s Encyclopaedia of Faeries
  • Max Gladstone, Dead Country
  • S.L. Huang, The Water Outlaws
  • T. Kingfisher, Paladin’s Faith
  • Shelley Parker-Chan, He Who Drowned the World
  • Tim Powers, My Brother’s Keeper
  • Adrian Tchaikovsky, City of Last Chances

Romanzo horror

Vincitore: T. Kingfisher, A House with Good Bones


  • Isabel Cañas, Vampires of El Norte
  • Tananarive Due, The Reformatory
  • Elizabeth Hand, A Haunting on the Hill
  • Alix E. Harrow, Starling House
  • Grady Hendrix, How to Sell a Haunted House
  • Stephen Graham Jones, Don’t Fear the Reaper
  • Victor LaValle, Lone Women
  • Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Silver Nitrate
  • Chuck Wendig, Black River Orchard

Romanzo young adult

Vincitore: Charlie Jane Anders, Promises Stronger Than Darkness


  • Lorraine Avila, The Making of Yolanda la Bruja
  • Alex Brown, Damned If You Do
  • Alechia Dow, A Song of Salvation
  • Alaya Dawn Johnson, The Library of Broken Worlds
  • Garth Nix, The Sinister Booksellers of Bath
  • Mark Oshiro, Into the Light
  • Rebecca Ross, Divine Rivals
  • Maggie Tokuda-Hall, The Siren, the Song, and the Spy
  • Andrew Joseph White, The Spirit Bares Its Teeth

Romanzo d'esordio

Vincitore: Vajra Chandrasekera, The Saint of Bright Doors


  • Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, Chain-Gang All-Stars
  • Nathan Ballingrud, The Strange
  • Kika Hatzopoulou, Threads That Bind
  • Bethany Jacobs, These Burning Stars
  • Hannah Kaner, Godkiller
  • Andrew F. Sullivan, The Marigold
  • Wole Talabi, Shigidi and the Brass Head of Obalufon
  • Emily Tesh, Some Desperate Glory
  • Emma Törzs, Ink Blood Sister Scribe

Romanzo breve

Vincitore: T. Kingfisher, Thornhedge


  • Kelly Barnhill, The Crane Husband
  • Indra Das, The Last Dragoners of Bowbazar
  • Ai Jiang, Linghun
  • Cassandra Khaw, The Salt Grows Heavy
  • Arkady Martine, Rose/House
  • Seanan McGuire, Lost in the Moment and Found
  • Malka Older, The Mimicking of Known Successes
  • Moses Ose Utomi, The Lies of the Ajungo
  • Nghi Vo, Mammoths at the Gates

Racconto lungo

Vincitore: Uchechukwu Nwaka, The Rainbow Bank


  • P. Djèlí Clark, What I Remember of Oresha Moon Dragon Devshrata
  • Amal El-Mohtar, John Hollowback and the Witch
  • Ai Jiang, I AM AI
  • Naomi Kritzer, The Year Without Sunshine
  • Kelly Link, Prince Hat Underground
  • Premee Mohamed, At Every Door a Ghost
  • Sarah Pinsker, One Man’s Treasure
  • Eugenia Triantafyllou, Six Versions of My Brother Found Under a Bridge
  • Nghi Vo, On the Fox Roads


Vincitore: P. Djèlí Clark, How to Raise a Kraken in Your Bathtub


  • Charlie Jane Anders, A Soul in the World
  • Aliette de Bodard, The Mausoleum’s Children
  • Tananarive Due, Suppertime
  • Thomas Ha, Window Boy
  • N.K. Jemisin, Reckless Eyeballing
  • Rachael K. Jones, The Sound of Children Screaming
  • Darcie Little Badger, Those Hitchhiking Kids
  • Nnedi Okorafor, Stones
  • Sarah Pinsker, There’s a Door to the Land of the Dead in the Land of the Dead


Vincitore: Jordan Peele e John Joseph Adams (a cura di), Out There Screaming


  • Neil Clarke (a cura di), The Best Science Fiction of the Year: Volume 7
  • Ellen Datlow (a cura di), Christmas and Other Horrors
  • Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki, Eugen Bacon e Milton Davis (a cura di), The Year’s Best African Speculative Fiction (2022)
  • Shane Hawk e Theodore C. Van Alst Jr. (a cura di), Never Whistle at Night
  • R.F. Kuang e John Joseph Adams (a cura di), The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2023
  • Nisi Shawl (a cura di), New Suns 2
  • Jonathan Strahan (a cura di), The Book of Witches
  • Wole Talabi (a cura di), Mothersound: The Sauútiverse Anthology
  • Lavie Tidhar (a cura di), The Best of World SF: Volume 3


Vincitore: Kelly Link, White Cat, Black Dog


  • Peter S. Beagle, The Essential Peter S. Beagle, volumi 1 e 2
  • Tobias S. Buckell, Zen and the Art of Starship Maintenance and Other Stories
  • Tananarive Due, The Wishing Pool and Other Stories
  • Premee Mohamed, No One Will Come Back For Us
  • Tobi Ogundiran, Jackal, Jackal
  • Suzan Palumbo, Skin Thief
  • Sarah Pinsker, Lost Places
  • Michael Swanwick, The Best of Michael Swanwick, Volume Two
  • Catherynne M. Valente, The Best of Catherynne M. Valente, Volume One


Vincitore: Uncanny


  • Analog
  • Asimov’s
  • Beneath Ceaseless Skies
  • Clarkesworld
  • F&SF
  • khōréō
  • Strange Horizons


Vincitore: Tor


  • Angry Robot
  • DAW
  • Gollancz
  • Neon Hemlock
  • Orbit
  • Small Beer
  • Subterranean
  • Tachyon
  • Tordotcom


Vincitore: Neil Clarke


  • Ellen Datlow
  • Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki
  • Arley Sorg e Christie Yant
  • Jonathan Strahan
  • Lynne M. Thomas e Michael Damian Thomas
  • Sheree Renée Thomas
  • E. Catherine Tobler
  • Ann VanderMeer
  • Sheila Williams


Vincitore: John Picacio


  • Brom
  • Rovina Cai
  • Kinuko Y. Craft
  • Julie Dillon
  • Bob Eggleton
  • Abigail Larson
  • Charles Vess
  • Michael Whelan
  • Alyssa Winans


Vincitore: Ursula K. Le Guin, Space Crone


  • Jack Dann, The Fiction Writer’s Guide to Alternate History
  • Kevin Jon Davies (a cura di), 42: The Wildly Improbable Ideas of Douglas Adams
  • M. John Harrison, Wish I Was Here: An Anti-Memoir
  • Niall Harrison, All These Worlds
  • Sadie Hartmann, 101 Horror Books to Read Before You’re Murdered
  • Chinelo Onwualu (a cura di), Ex Marginalia: Essays on Writing Speculative Fiction by Persons of Color
  • Maureen Kincaid Speller, A Traveller in Time: The Critical Practice of Maureen Kincaid Speller
  • Robert Charles Wilson, Owning the Unknown: A Science Fiction Writer Explores Atheism, Agnosticism, and the Idea of God
  • Alvaro Zinos-Amaro, Being Michael Swanwick

Libri d'arte e illustrati

Vincitore: Iain M. Banks, The Culture: The Drawings


  • Ray Bradbury, Home to Stay! The Complete Ray Bradbury EC Stories, adattato da Al Feldstein, disegni di Jack Davis, Frank Frazetta, Al Williamson, Wallace Wood, et al.
  • Tony DiTerlizzi, The Pen & Ink Drawings of Tony DiTerlizzi
  • Cathy Fenner e Arnie Fenner (a cura di)Spectrum Fantastic Art Quarterly, Volume Three
  • Dian Hanson (a cura di), The Fantastic Worlds of Frank Frazetta, disegni di Frank Frazetta
  • Ayize Jama-Everett, The Last Count of Monte Cristo, disegni di Tristan Roach
  • George R.R. Martin, Voyaging, Volume One: The Plague Star, disegni e adattamento di Raya Golden
  • Dave McKean, Thalamus, volumi 1 e 2: The Art of Dave McKean
  • Adam Rowe, Worlds Beyond Time: Sci-Fi Art of the 1970s
  • Kevin M. Strait e Kinshasha Holman Conwill (a cura di), Afrofuturism: A History of Black Futures

Premio speciale 2024 per l'eccellenza nell'opera e nella carriera

Jeanne Cavelos all'Odyssey Writing Workshop