La Locus Science Fiction Foundation ha annunciato i finalisti all'edizione 2024 del Premio Locus. Indetto nel 1970, il premio, assegnato dai lettori della più importante rivista di settore, Locus, è sempre stato considerato un'indicazione sia per il voto sia per prevedere i risultati del Premio Hugo, che viene assegnato più avanti nell'anno. Negli ultimi cinque anni tre romanzi hanno vinto entrambi i premi. Rispetto all'Hugo, il Locus tende a premiare più spesso autori americani, e avendo la categoria romanzo suddivisa per generi, tende a premiare meno opere non facilmente etichettabili o di confine.

Ecco i finalisti dell'edizione 2024. I vincitori saranno annunciati il 22 giugno.

Premio Locus 2024 – Finalisti

Romanzo di fantascienza

  • 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
  • Martha Wells, System Collapse
  • Connie Willis, The Road to Roswell

Romanzo fantasy

  • 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
  • Martha Wells, Witch King

Romanzo horror

  • 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
  • T. Kingfisher, A House with Good Bones
  • Victor LaValle, Lone Women
  • Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Silver Nitrate
  • Chuck Wendig, Black River Orchard

Romanzo young adult

  • 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

Opera prima

  • Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, Chain-Gang All-Stars
  • Nathan Ballingrud, The Strange
  • Vajra Chandrasekera, The Saint of Bright Doors
  • 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

  • Kelly Barnhill, The Crane Husband
  • Indra Das, The Last Dragoners of Bowbazar
  • Ai Jiang, Linghun
  • Cassandra Khaw, The Salt Grows Heavy
  • T. Kingfisher, Thornhedge
  • 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

  • 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
  • Uchechukwu Nwaka, The Rainbow Bank
  • Sarah Pinsker, One Man’s Treasure
  • Eugenia Triantafyllou, Six Versions of My Brother Found Under a Bridge
  • Nghi Vo, On the Fox Roads


  • Charlie Jane Anders, A Soul in the World
  • P. Djèlí Clark, How to Raise a Kraken in Your Bathtub
  • 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


  • 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 & Milton Davis (a cura di), The Year’s Best African Speculative Fiction (2022)
  • Shane Hawk & Theodore C. Van Alst Jr. (a cura di), Never Whistle at Night
  • R.F. Kuang & John Joseph Adams (a cura di), The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2023
  • Jordan Peele & John Joseph Adams (a cura di), Out There Screaming
  • 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

Antologia personale

  • Peter S. Beagle, The Essential Peter S. Beagle, Volumes 1 & 2
  • Tobias S. Buckell, Zen and the Art of Starship Maintenance and Other Stories
  • Tananarive Due, The Wishing Pool and Other Stories
  • Kelly Link, White Cat, Black Dog
  • 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


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


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


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


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


  • 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
  • Ursula K. Le Guin, Space Crone
  • 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

Libro illustrato

  • Iain M. Banks, The Culture: The Drawings
  • Ray Bradbury, adattato da Al Feldstein, disegni di Jack Davis, Frank Frazetta, Al Williamson, Wallace Wood, et al., Home to Stay! The Complete Ray Bradbury EC Stories
  • 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), disegni di Frank Frazetta, The Fantastic Worlds of Frank Frazetta
  • Ayize Jama-Everett, disegni di Tristan Roach, The Last Count of Monte Cristo
  • George R.R. Martin, disegni e adattamento di Raya Golden, Voyaging, Volume One: The Plague Star
  • Dave McKean, Thalamus, Volumes 1 & 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