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1986 Locus Poll Award

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Best SF Novel
1 The Postman David Brin
2 Ender's Game Orson Scott Card
3 Footfall Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle
4 Robots and Empire Isaac Asimov
5 Helliconia Winter Brian W. Aldiss
6 The Cat Who Walks Through Walls Robert A. Heinlein
7 Dinner at Deviant's Palace Tim Powers
8 Brightness Falls from the Air James Tiptree, Jr.
9 Cuckoo's Egg C. J. Cherryh
10 Always Coming Home Ursula K. Le Guin
11 Blood Music Greg Bear
12 Eon Greg Bear
13 The Proteus Operation James P. Hogan
14 The Kif Strike Back C. J. Cherryh
15 Contact Carl Sagan
16 Artifact Gregory Benford
17 The Memory of Whiteness Kim Stanley Robinson
18 Schismatrix Bruce Sterling
19 Between the Strokes of Night Charles Sheffield
20 Chapterhouse: Dune Frank Herbert
21 Ancient of Days Michael Bishop
22 Emprise Michael P. Kube-McDowell
23 Dayworld Philip José Farmer
24 Child of Fortune Norman Spinrad
25 Tom O'Bedlam Robert Silverberg
26 Starquake Robert L. Forward
27 Kiteworld Keith Roberts
28 The Remaking of Sigmund Freud Barry N. Malzberg
29 Five-Twelfths of Heaven Melissa Scott
30 The Darkling Wind S. P. Somtow
Best Fantasy Novel
1 Trumps of Doom Roger Zelazny
2 The Book of Kells R. A. MacAvoy
3 Dragonsbane Barbara Hambly
4 The Vampire Lestat Anne Rice
5 Lyonesse: The Green Pearl Jack Vance
6 The King's Justice Katherine Kurtz
7 The Summer Tree Guy Gavriel Kay
8 The Dream Years Lisa Goldstein
9 With a Tangled Skein Piers Anthony
10 Dark of the Moon P. C. Hodgell
11 Silverthorn Raymond E. Feist
12 Mulengro: A Romany Tale Charles de Lint
13 Lovecraft's Book Richard A. Lupoff
14 Brokedown Palace Steven Brust
15 The Damnation Game Clive Barker
16 The Wishsong of Shannara Terry Brooks
17 Wizard of the Pigeons Megan Lindholm
18 In Yana, the Touch of Undying Michael Shea
19 The Last Rainbow Parke Godwin
20 Things Invisible to See Nancy Willard
21 The Song of Mavin Manyshaped Sheri S. Tepper
22 Wings of Flame Nancy Springer
23 The Bronze King Suzy McKee Charnas
24 Marianne, The Magus, and the Manticore Sheri S. Tepper
Best First Novel
1 Contact Carl Sagan
2 Emprise Michael P. Kube-McDowell
3 In the Drift Michael Swanwick
4 The Summer Tree Guy Gavriel Kay
5 Tailchaser's Song Tad Williams
6 Cats Have No Lord Will Shetterly
7 Masters of Glass M. Coleman Easton
8 Saraband of Lost Time Richard Grant
9 Walk the Moons Road Jim Aikin
10 Infinity's Web Sheila Finch
11 The Isle of Glass Judith Tarr
12 Saturnalia Grant Callin
13 The Torch of Honor Roger MacBride Allen
14 Children of the Light Susan B. Weston
15 The Warrior Who Carried Life Geoff Ryman
16 Song of Kali Dan Simmons
17 The Secret Country Pamela C. Dean
18 Skirmish Melisa Michaels
19 The Long Forgetting Edward A. Byers
20 The Sorcery Within Dave Smeds
21 The Princess of Flames Ru Emerson
22 Pandora's Genes Kathryn Lance
23 Down Town Tappan King and Viido Polikarpus
24 Ibis Linda Steele
25 Staroamer's Fate Chuck Rothman
Best Novella
1 The Only Neat Thing to Do James Tiptree, Jr.
2 Sailing to Byzantium Robert Silverberg
3 Green Mars Kim Stanley Robinson
4 The Plague Star George R. R. Martin
5 24 Views of Mt. Fuji, by Hokusai Roger Zelazny
6 The Scapegoat C. J. Cherryh
7 Loaves and Fishes George R. R. Martin
8 To the Storming Gulf Gregory Benford
9 Green Days in Brunei Bruce Sterling
10 World War Last Norman Spinrad
11 The Gorgon Field Kate Wilhelm
12 The Curse of Kings Connie Willis
13 When Winter Ends Michael P. Kube-McDowell
14 How the Wind Spoke at Madaket Lucius Shepard
15 Duke Pasquale's Ring Avram Davidson
16 George Washington Slept Here Charles L. Harness
17 Flight Peter Dickinson
18 Talion John Brunner
Best Novelette
1 Paladin of the Lost Hour Harlan Ellison
2 The Fringe Orson Scott Card
3 Portraits of His Children George R. R. Martin
4 The Jaguar Hunter Lucius Shepard
5 Dogfight William Gibson and Michael Swanwick
6 Under Siege George R. R. Martin
7 All My Darling Daughters Connie Willis
8 A Gift from the GrayLanders Michael Bishop
9 The Road Not Taken Harry Turtledove
10 Storming the Cosmos Rudy Rucker and Bruce Sterling
11 A Spanish Lesson Lucius Shepard
12 The Things That Happen Frederik Pohl
13 Mercurial Kim Stanley Robinson
14 The End of Life as We Know It Lucius Shepard
15 Kitemistress Keith Roberts
16 Side Effects Walter Jon Williams
17 The Slovo Stove Avram Davidson
18 Vilest Beast Harry Turtledove
19 Rockabye Baby S. C. Sykes
20 Solstice James Patrick Kelly
21 Shanidar David Zindell
22 O Happy Day! Geoff Ryman
23 Unferno George Alec Effinger
24 Vestibular Man Felix C. Gotschalk
Best Short Story
1 With Virgil Oddum at the East Pole Harlan Ellison
2 Fermi and Frost Frederik Pohl
3 Snow John Crowley
4 Time's Rub Gregory Benford
5 Dinner in Audoghast Bruce Sterling
6 Mengele Lucius Shepard
7 No Regrets Lisa Tuttle
8 Flying Saucer Rock & Roll Howard Waldrop
9 The Gods of Mars Jack Dann and Gardner Dozois and Michael Swanwick
10 "... How My Heart Breaks When I Sing This Song ..." Lucius Shepard
11 Hong's Bluff William F. Wu
12 Tourists Lisa Goldstein
13 Sunrise on Pluto Robert Silverberg
14 Out of All Them Bright Stars Nancy Kress
15 Paper Dragons James P. Blaylock
16 The Transmigration of Philip K. Michael Swanwick
17 Mozart in Mirrorshades Lewis Shiner and Bruce Sterling
18 My Life in the Jungle Jim Aikin
19 The Poplar Street Study Karen Joy Fowler
20 The Great Wall Wayne Wightman
21 The Blind Minotaur Michael Swanwick
21 The War at Home Lewis Shiner
23 The Lake Was Full of Artificial Things Karen Joy Fowler
24 The R Strain Harry Turtledove
25 Heirs of the Perisphere Howard Waldrop
26 The Last Dragon Master A. A. Attanasio
27 The Bob Dylan Tambourine Software & Satori Support Services Consortium, Ltd. Michael Bishop
Best Collection
1 Skeleton Crew Stephen King
2 Fire Watch Connie Willis
3 Limits Larry Niven
4 Nightflyers George R. R. Martin
5 Melancholy Elephants Spider Robinson
6 Clive Barker's Books of Blood, Vols. IV-VI Clive Barker
7 The Gorgon and Other Beastly Tales Tanith Lee
8 Slow Birds and Other Stories Ian Watson
9 Dealing in Futures Joe Haldeman
10 I Hope I Shall Arrive Soon Philip K. Dick
11 Anthonology Piers Anthony
12 Byte Beautiful: Eight Science Fiction Stories James Tiptree, Jr.
13 Phoenix in the Ashes Joan D. Vinge
14 Flight from Nevèrÿon Samuel R. Delany
15 The Best of Marion Zimmer Bradley Marion Zimmer Bradley
16 Viriconium Nights M. John Harrison
17 Dragonfield and Other Stories Jane Yolen
18 Beastmarks A. A. Attanasio
19 Eye Frank Herbert
20 The Book of Ian Watson Ian Watson
21 Trinity and Other Stories Nancy Kress
Best Anthology
1 Medea: Harlan's World Harlan Ellison
2 The Year's Best Science Fiction: Second Annual Collection Gardner Dozois
3 Terry Carr's Best Science Fiction of the Year Terry Carr
4 The Dead of Winter Lynn Abbey and Robert Asprin
5 Universe 15 Terry Carr
6 Imaginary Lands Robin McKinley
7 The Hugo Winners, Volume 4 Isaac Asimov
8 The 1985 Annual World's Best SF Arthur W. Saha and Donald A. Wollheim
9 Interzone: The 1st Anthology John Clute and Colin Greenland and David Pringle
10 Berserker Base Fred Saberhagen
11 L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Algis Budrys
12 Liavek Emma Bull and Will Shetterly
13 The Planets Byron Preiss
14 The Great SF Stories #13 (1951) Isaac Asimov and Martin H. Greenberg
15 Bestiary! Jack Dann and Gardner Dozois
16 The Year's Best Horror Stories: Series XIII Karl Edward Wagner
17 Shadows 8 Charles L. Grant
18 Nebula Awards 20 George Zebrowski
19 Despatches from the Frontiers of the Female Mind Jen Green and Sarah LeFanu
20 The Great SF Stories #14 (1952) Isaac Asimov and Martin H. Greenberg
21 Afterwar Janet Morris
22 The Science Fiction Yearbook Jim Baen and John F. Carr and Jerry Pournelle
23 After the Flames Elizabeth Mitchell
24 Whispers - 1984 Stuart David Schiff
25 The Third Omni Book of Science Fiction Ellen Datlow
26 The Year's Best Fantasy Stories: 11 Arthur W. Saha
Best Artist
1 ---- Michael Whelan
2 ---- J. K. Potter
3 ---- Boris Vallejo
4 ---- Frank Kelly Freas
5 ---- Rowena Morrill
6 ---- Victoria Poyser
7 ---- Don Maitz
8 ---- Darrell K. Sweet
9 ---- Barclay Shaw
10 ---- Frank Frazetta
11 ---- Jim Burns
12 ---- Vincent Di Fate
13 ---- Carl Lundgren
14 ---- David Mattingly
15 ---- David A. Cherry
16 ---- Val Lakey Lindahn
17 ---- Thomas Canty
18 ---- Kevin Johnson
19 ---- Phil Foglio
Best Book Publisher
1 ---- Ballantine/Del Rey
2 ---- Putnam/Berkley/Ace
3 ---- Tor
4 ---- DAW
5 ---- Bantam Spectra
6 ---- Bluejay
7 ---- Baen
8 ---- Arbor House
9 ---- Phantasia
10 ---- Doubleday
11 ---- Scream/Press
12 ---- Gollancz
13 ---- Mark V. Ziesing
14 ---- Donald M. Grant
15 ---- Atheneum
16 ---- Pocket
17 ---- Arkham House
18 ---- SF Book Club
19 ---- Avon
20 ---- NAL/Signet
21 ---- Warner/Questar
Best Magazine/Fanzine
1 Locus - 1985 Charles N. Brown
2 The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction Edward L. Ferman
3 Asimov's Science Fiction George H. Scithers
4 Analog Science Fiction and Fact Stanley Schmidt
5 Omni Ben Bova
6 Amazing Science Fiction Stories Ted White
7 Interzone Simon Ounsley and David Pringle
8 Science Fiction Chronicle Andrew I. Porter
9 Twilight Zone T. E. D. Klein
10 Science Fiction Review Richard E. Geis
11 Starlog Howard Zimmerman
12 Fantasy Review Robert A. Collins
13 Far Frontiers Jerry Pournelle and James P. Baen
14 File 770 Mike Glyer
Best Non-Fiction/Reference
1 Benchmarks: Galaxy Bookshelf Algis Budrys
2 The Pale Shadow of Science Brian W. Aldiss
3 The Novels of Philip K. Dick Kim Stanley Robinson
4 Faces of Fear: Encounters with the Creators of Modern Horror Douglas E. Winter
5 Science Made Stupid Tom Weller
6 Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels David Pringle
7 Supernatural Fiction Writers: Fantasy and Horror Everett F. Bleiler
8 The Atlas of the Land Karen Wynn Fonstad
9 An Edge in My Voice Harlan Ellison
10 Ghastly Beyond Belief Neil Gaiman and Kim Newman
11 A. Merritt: Reflections in the Moon Pool A. Merritt and Sam Moskowitz
12 Microworlds: Writings on Science Fiction and Fantasy Stanislaw Lem

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