Locus Award

The Locus Awards are an annual set of literary awards by the science fiction and fantasy magazine Locus, a monthly based in Oakland, California, United States. The award winners are selected by polling magazine readers.

The awards are presented at an annual banquet. The publishers of winning works are honored with certificates, which is unique in the field.[1]

The Locus list was inaugurated in 1971 for publication year 1970 and was originally more of a list than an award, intended to predict the Hugo Awards, and then to provide suggestions and guidance for them.[1][2]

Frequently nominatedEdit

As of the 2019 awards, the following have had the most nominations:[3]

Person Nominations Nominations (fiction) Wins
Robert Silverberg 158 88 9
Gardner Dozois 131 21 43
Ellen Datlow 100 0 14
Michael Swanwick 82 73 3
Ursula K. Le Guin 80 56 24
Martin H. Greenberg 80 0 0
Gene Wolfe 73 66 6
Stephen Baxter 73 67 1
David G. Hartwell 73 0 1
Robert Reed 71 67 0
Lucius Shepard 70 60 8
Gregory Benford 69 54 0
Terri Windling 66 1 0
Frederik Pohl 65 46 3
Nancy Kress 64 57 2
George R. R. Martin 62 42 16


CategoriesEdit

Inactive categoriesEdit

There are several categories that no longer receive Locus Awards:[4]

  • Locus Award for Best Original Anthology (1972-1975)[5]
  • Locus Award for Best Reprint Anthology/Collection (1972-1975)[6]
  • Locus Award for Best Fanzine (1971-1977)[7]
  • Locus Award for Best Single Fanzine Issue (1971)[8]
  • Locus Award for Best Critic (1974-1977)[9]
  • Locus Award for Best Fan Writer (1971-1973)[10]
    • 1971: Harry Warner, Jr.
    • 1972: Charlie Brown
    • 1973: Terry Carr
  • Locus Award for Best Fan Critic (1971)[11]
    • 1971: Ted Pauls
  • Locus Award for Best Publisher - Hardcover (1975-1976)[12]
    • 1975: Science Fiction Book Club
    • 1976: Science Fiction Book Club
  • Locus Award for Best Publisher - Paperback (1975-1976)[13]
  • Locus Award for Best Paperback Cover Artist (1971-1973)[14]
    • 1971: Leo & Diane Dillon
    • 1972: Gene Szafran
    • 1973: Frank Kelly Freas
  • Locus Award for Best Magazine Artist (1972-1973)[15]
    • 1972: Frank Kelly Freas
    • 1973: Frank Kelly Freas
  • Locus Award for Best Fan Artist (1971-1975)[16]
    • 1971: Alicia Austin
    • 1972: Bill Rotsler
    • 1973: Bill Rotsler
    • 1974: Tim Kirk
    • 1975: Tim Kirk
  • Locus Award for Best Fan Cartoonist (1971)[17]
    • 1971: Bill Rotsler
  • Locus Award for Best Convention (1971)[18]
    • 1971: Noreascon

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "About the Locus Awards" Archived 2013-08-28 at the Wayback Machine. The Locus Index to SF Awards. Locus. Retrieved 12 April 2012.
  2. ^ Locus Science Fiction Award
    Locus nominations are presented annually to twenty publishers through a process of nomination by readers of Locus magazine. In 1971, when the first such list was compiled, it was not so much an award as an informal poll designed to predict the outcome of (and clarify the choices for) the Hugo awards.
  3. ^ "Locus Awards Tallies". Science Fiction Awards Database. Retrieved 2019-10-27.
  4. ^ Locus Award Winners by Category Archived 2013-10-02 at the Wayback Machine accessed 14 June 2013
  5. ^ Locus Awards for Best Original Anthology Archived 2008-12-01 at the Wayback Machine accessed 14 June 2013
  6. ^ Locus Award for Best Reprint Anthology/Collection Archived 2008-12-01 at the Wayback Machine accessed 14 June 2013
  7. ^ Locus Award for Best Fanzine Archived 2008-12-01 at the Wayback Machine accessed 14 June 2013
  8. ^ Locus Award for Best Single Fanzine Issue Archived 2008-12-01 at the Wayback Machine accessed 14 June 2013
  9. ^ Locus Award for Best Critic Archived 2008-12-01 at the Wayback Machine accessed 14 June 2013
  10. ^ Locus Award for Best Fan Writer Archived 2008-12-01 at the Wayback Machine accessed 14 June 2013
  11. ^ Locus Award for Best Fan Critic Archived 2008-12-01 at the Wayback Machine accessed 14 June 2013
  12. ^ Locus Award for Best Publisher - Hardcover Archived 2008-12-01 at the Wayback Machine accessed 14 June 2013
  13. ^ Locus Award for Best Publisher - Paperback Archived 2008-12-01 at the Wayback Machine accessed 14 June 2013
  14. ^ Locus Award for Best Paperback Cover Artist Archived 2008-12-01 at the Wayback Machine accessed 14 June 2013
  15. ^ Locus Award for Best Magazine Artist Archived 2008-12-01 at the Wayback Machine accessed 14 June 2013
  16. ^ Locus Award for Best Fan Artist Archived 2008-12-01 at the Wayback Machine accessed 14 June 2013
  17. ^ Locus Award for Best Fan Cartoonist Archived 2008-12-01 at the Wayback Machine accessed 14 June 2013
  18. ^ Locus Award for Best Convention Archived 2008-12-01 at the Wayback Machine accessed 14 June 2013

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