Locus Award for Best Novelette

The Locus Award for Best Novelette is one of a series of Locus Awards given annually by Locus Magazine. Awards presented in a given year are for works published in the previous calendar year.

The first award in this category was presented in 1975.


Winners are as follows:[1]

Year Novelette Author Publisher Ref
1975 Adrift Just Off the Islets of Langerhans: Latitude 38° 54' N, Longitude 77° 00' 13'' W Harlan Ellison
1976 The New Atlantis Ursula K. Le Guin
1977 The Bicentennial Man Isaac Asimov
1978 — (No award given)
1979 The Barbie Murders John Varley
1980 Sandkings George R. R. Martin
1981 The Brave Little Toaster Thomas M. Disch
1982 Guardians George R. R. Martin
1983 Djinn, No Chaser Harlan Ellison
1984 The Monkey Treatment George R. R. Martin
1985 Bloodchild Octavia Butler
1986 Paladin of the Lost Hour Harlan Ellison
1987 Thor Meets Captain America David Brin
1988 Rachel in Love Pat Murphy
1989 The Function of Dream Sleep Harlan Ellison
1990 Dogwalker Orson Scott Card
1991 Entropy's Bed at Midnight Dan Simmons
1992 All Dracula's Children Dan Simmons
1993 Danny Goes to Mars Pamela Sargent
1994 Death in Bangkok Dan Simmons
1995 The Martian Child David Gerrold
1996 When the Old Gods Die Mike Resnick
1997 Mountain Ways Ursula K. Le Guin
1998 Newsletter Connie Willis
1999 The Planck Drive Greg Egan
Taklamakan Bruce Sterling
2000 Huddle Stephen Baxter
Border Guards Greg Egan
2001 The Birthday of the World Ursula K. Le Guin
2002 Hell Is the Absence of God Ted Chiang
2003 The Wild Girls Ursula K. Le Guin
2004 A Study in Emerald Neil Gaiman
2005 The Faery Handbag Kelly Link
Reports of Certain Events in London China Miéville
2006 I, Robot Cory Doctorow
2007 When Sysadmins Ruled the Earth Cory Doctorow
2008 The Witch's Headstone Neil Gaiman
2009 Pump Six Paolo Bacigalupi
2010 By Moonlight Peter S. Beagle
2011 The Truth Is a Cave in the Black Mountains Neil Gaiman
2012 White Lines on a Green Field Catherynne M. Valente
2013 The Girl-Thing Who Went Out for Sushi Pat Cadigan
2014 The Sleeper and the Spindle Neil Gaiman
2015 Tough Times All Over Joe Abercrombie
2016 Black Dog Neil Gaiman
2017 You'll Surely Drown Here If You Stay Alyssa Wong
2018 The Hermit of Houston Samuel R. Delany
2019 The Only Harmless Great Thing Brooke Bolander
2020 Omphalos Ted Chiang
2021 The Pill Meg Elison Big Girl Plus..., PM Press [2][3][4][5]
2022 That Story Isn't the Story John Wiswell Uncanny (#43), Nov/Dec 2021 [6][7][8][9]


  1. ^ Locus Award for Best Novelette accessed 4 March 2015
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  6. ^ locusmag (2022-06-25). "2022 Locus Awards Winners". Locus Online. Retrieved 2022-07-15.
  7. ^ "sfadb: Locus Awards 2022". Retrieved 2022-07-15.
  8. ^ Thomas, Michael (2022-06-26). "Two Uncanny Magazine Stories Win 2022 Locus Awards!". Uncanny Magazine. Retrieved 2022-07-15.
  9. ^ "2022 Locus Awards Announced". LITSTACK. 2022-06-27. Retrieved 2022-07-15.