2012 Locus Poll Award

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Best SF Novel
1 Embassytown China Miéville
2 11/22/63 Stephen King
3 Rule 34 Charles Stross
4 The Children of the Sky Vernor Vinge
5 Leviathan Wakes Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck
6 Dancing with Bears Michael Swanwick
7 Grail Elizabeth Bear
8 Home Fires Gene Wolfe
9 Deadline Mira Grant
10 Vortex Robert Charles Wilson
11 Earthbound Joe Haldeman
12 Firebird Jack McDevitt
13 The Clockwork Rocket Greg Egan
14 The Islanders Christopher Priest
15 Heart of Iron Ekaterina Sedia
16 Daybreak Zero John Barnes
17 This Shared Dream Kathleen Ann Goonan
18 7th Sigma Steven Gould
19 All the Lives He Led Frederik Pohl
20 Wake Up and Dream Ian R. MacLeod
21 The Courier's New Bicycle Kim Westwood
22 Zone One Colson Whitehead
Best Fantasy Novel
1 A Dance with Dragons George R. R. Martin
2 Among Others Jo Walton
3 Snuff Terry Pratchett
4 The Wise Man's Fear Patrick Rothfuss
5 Deathless Catherynne M. Valente
6 The Kingdom of Gods N. K. Jemisin
7 The Magician King Lev Grossman
8 The Heroes Joe Abercrombie
9 The Folded World Catherynne M. Valente
10 The Cold Commands Richard K. Morgan
11 Raising Stony Mayhall Daryl Gregory
12 The Uncertain Places Lisa Goldstein
13 Redwood and Wildfire Andrea Hairston
14 Heartless Gail Carriger
15 Professor Moriarty: The Hound of the D'Urbervilles Kim Newman
16 The Dragon's Path Daniel Abraham
17 The Alchemists of Kush Minister Faust
18 Mr. Fox Helen Oyeyemi
19 Briarpatch Tim Pratt
20 The Fallen Blade Jon Courtenay Grimwood
21 The Hammer K. J. Parker
22 Mistification Kaaron Warren
Best First Novel
1 The Night Circus Erin Morgenstern
2 Mechanique: A Tale of the Circus Tresaulti Genevieve Valentine
3 Soft Apocalypse Will McIntosh
4 God's War Kameron Hurley
5 Ready Player One Ernest Cline
6 Of Blood and Honey Stina Leicht
7 The Tiger's Wife Téa Obreht
8 The Girl of Fire and Thorns Rae Carson
9 Seed Rob Ziegler
10 The Desert of Souls Howard Andrew Jones
11 Debris Jo Anderton
12 Low Town Daniel Polansky
13 Blood Red Road Moira Young
Best Novella
1 Silently and Very Fast Catherynne M. Valente
2 The Man Who Bridged the Mist Kij Johnson
3 Kiss Me Twice Mary Robinette Kowal
4 The Ants of Flanders Robert Reed
5 The Affair of the Chalk Cliffs James P. Blaylock
6 The Ballad of Ballard and Sandrine Peter Straub
7 The Man Who Ended History: A Documentary Ken Liu
8 The Ice Owl Carolyn Ives Gilman
9 Gravity Dreams Stephen Baxter
10 The Men from Porlock Laird Barron
11 Near Zennor Elizabeth Hand
12 The Adakian Eagle Bradley Denton
13 Rampion Alexandra Duncan
14 Blue and Gold K. J. Parker
15 A Brood of Foxes Kristin Livdahl
Best Novelette
1 White Lines on a Green Field Catherynne M. Valente
2 The Summer People Kelly Link
3 What We Found Geoff Ryman
4 Underbridge Peter S. Beagle
5 The Copenhagen Interpretation Paul Cornell
6 The Choice Paul McAuley
7 Fields of Gold Rachel Swirsky
8 The Dala Horse Michael Swanwick
9 The Book of Phoenix (Excerpted from The Great Book) Nnedi Okorafor
10 The Maltese Unicorn Caitlín R. Kiernan
11 A Long Walk Home Jay Lake
12 Purple Robert Reed
13 Clean John Kessel
14 The Little Green God of Agony Stephen King
15 Six Months, Three Days Charlie Jane Anders
16 The Old Man and the Martian Sea Alastair Reynolds
17 Late Bloomer Suzy McKee Charnas
18 A Small Price to Pay for Birdsong K. J. Parker
19 The Last Ride of the Glory Girls Libba Bray
20 My Husband Steinn Eleanor Arnason
21 Laika's Ghost Karl Schroeder
22 Blackwood's Baby Laird Barron
23 The Cold Step Beyond Ian R. MacLeod
24 The Projected Girl Lavie Tidhar
25 The Vicar of Mars Gwyneth Jones
26 The Ki-anna Gwyneth Jones
27 Ghostweight Yoon Ha Lee
28 Mysteries of the Old Quarter Paul Park
29 ---- uncredited
30 Steam Girl Dylan Horrocks
Best Short Story
1 The Case of Death and Honey Neil Gaiman
2 The Paper Menagerie Ken Liu
3 The Cartographer Wasps and the Anarchist Bees E. Lily Yu
4 The Bread We Eat in Dreams Catherynne M. Valente
5 The Way It Works Out and All Peter S. Beagle
6 "And Weep Like Alexander" Neil Gaiman
7 Tidal Forces Caitlín R. Kiernan
8 The Brave Little Toaster Cory Doctorow
9 The Invasion of Venus Stephen Baxter
10 Valley of the Girls Kelly Link
11 After the Apocalypse Maureen F. McHugh
12 Dolly Elizabeth Bear
13 Attlee and the Long Walk Kage Baker
14 For I Have Lain Me Down on the Stone of Loneliness and I'll Not Be Back Again Michael Swanwick
15 Goodnight Moons Ellen Klages
16 Pug Theodora Goss
17 Ascension Day Alastair Reynolds
18 Daddy Long Legs of the Evening Jeffrey Ford
19 Younger Women Karen Joy Fowler
20 Mulberry Boys Margo Lanagan
21 Smoke City Christopher Barzak
22 The Corpse Painter's Masterpiece M. Rickert
23 The Server and the Dragon Hannu Rajaniemi
24 Slow as a Bullet Andy Duncan
25 The Sandal-Bride Genevieve Valentine
26 Woman Leaves Room Robert Reed
27 Movement Nancy Fulda
28 The Patrician Tansy Rayner Roberts
29 And Go Like This John Crowley
30 Tying Knots Ken Liu
Best Collection
1 The Bible Repairman and Other Stories Tim Powers
2 After the Apocalypse: Stories Maureen F. McHugh
3 Sleight of Hand Peter S. Beagle
4 The Collected Stories of Carol Emshwiller Vol. 1 Carol Emshwiller
5 Two Worlds and In Between Caitlín R. Kiernan
6 Paradise Tales Geoff Ryman
7 Admiralty Poul Anderson
8 Kurt Vonnegut: Novels & Stories, 1963-1973 Kurt Vonnegut
9 Gothic High-Tech Bruce Sterling
10 When the Great Days Come Gardner Dozois
11 The Inheritance and Other Stories Robin Hobb and Megan Lindholm
12 Yellowcake Margo Lanagan
13 Unpossible and Other Stories Daryl Gregory
14 Love and Romanpunk Tansy Rayner Roberts
15 Somewhere Beneath Those Waves Sarah Monette
16 The Monkey's Wedding and Other Stories Joan Aiken
17 TVA Baby and Other Stories Terry Bisson
18 The Universe of Things Gwyneth Jones
19 Matilda Told Such Dreadful Lies: The Essential Lucy Sussex Lucy Sussex
Best Anthology
1 The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Eighth Annual Collection Gardner Dozois
2 Welcome to Bordertown Ellen Kushner and Holly Black
3 Engineering Infinity Jonathan Strahan
4 Steampunk! An Anthology of Fantastically Rich and Strange Stories Kelly Link and Gavin J. Grant
5 Eclipse Four: New Science Fiction and Fantasy Jonathan Strahan
6 The Weird: A Compendium of Strange and Dark Stories Jeff VanderMeer and Ann VanderMeer
7 The Thackery T. Lambshead Cabinet of Curiosities Jeff VanderMeer and Ann VanderMeer
8 The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume Five Jonathan Strahan
9 Life on Mars: Tales from the New Frontier Jonathan Strahan
10 Naked City: Tales of Urban Fantasy Ellen Datlow
11 Year's Best SF 16 Kathryn Cramer and David G. Hartwell
12 Teeth: Vampire Tales Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling
13 The Book of Cthulhu Ross E. Lockhart
14 Ghosts by Gaslight: Stories of Steampunk and Supernatural Suspense Jack Dann and Nick Gevers
15 Subterranean: Tales of Dark Fantasy 2 William Schafer
16 The Best Horror of the Year: Volume Three Ellen Datlow
17 Blood and Other Cravings Ellen Datlow
18 The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 2011 Rich Horton
19 Happily Ever After John Klima
20 A Book of Horrors Stephen Jones
21 The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 22 Stephen Jones
22 The Year's Best Dark Fantasy and Horror: 2011 Paula Guran
Best Non-Fiction
1 Evaporating Genres: Essays on Fantastic Literature Gary K. Wolfe
2 Becoming Ray Bradbury Jonathan R. Eller
3 Musings and Meditations Robert Silverberg
4 In Other Worlds: SF and the Human Imagination Margaret Atwood
5 Sightings: Reviews 2002-2006 Gary K. Wolfe
6 Pardon This Intrusion: Fantastika in the World Storm John Clute
7 Nested Scrolls: A Writer's Life Rudy Rucker
8 Denying Science: Conspiracy Theories, Media Distortions, and the War Against Reality John Grant
Best Art Book
1 Spectrum 18: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art Cathy Fenner and Arnie Fenner
2 Masters of Science Fiction and Fantasy Art Karen Haber
3 Out of This World: Science Fiction But Not as You Know It Mike Ashley
4 A Tolkien Tapestry: Pictures to Accompany The Lord of the Rings Cor Blok
5 Jeffrey Jones: A Life in Art Jeffrey Jones and Cliff Biggers
6 Hardware: The Definitive SF Works of Chris Foss Chris Foss and Rian Hughes and Imogene Foss
7 Fantasy+ 3: Best Hand-Painted Illustrations Vincent Zhao
8 Exposé 9: The Finest Digital Art in the Known Universe Daniel Wade
Best Editor
1 ---- Ellen Datlow
2 ---- Jonathan Strahan
3 ---- Gardner Dozois
4 ---- Jeff VanderMeer and Ann VanderMeer
5 ---- Gordon Van Gelder
6 ---- David G. Hartwell
7 ---- John Joseph Adams
8 ---- Sheila Williams
9 ---- Catherynne M. Valente
10 ---- Terri Windling
11 ---- Lou Anders
12 ---- Stanley Schmidt
13 ---- Liz Gorinsky
14 ---- Gavin Grant and Kelly Link
15 ---- Betsy Wollheim
16 ---- William Schafer
17 ---- Neil Clarke
18 ---- Patrick Nielsen Hayden
19 ---- Martin H. Greenberg
20 ---- Shawna McCarthy
21 ---- Ginjer Buchanan
22 ---- Alisa Krasnostein
23 ---- Jeremy Lassen
24 ---- Sharyn November
25 ---- Stephen Jones
26 ---- Teresa Nielsen Hayden
Best Artist
1 ---- Shaun Tan
2 ---- Michael Whelan
3 ---- John Picacio
4 ---- Charles Vess
5 ---- Bob Eggleton
6 ---- Donato Giancola
7 ---- Stephan Martiniere
8 ---- Kinuko Y. Craft
9 ---- John Jude Palencar
10 ---- Frank Frazetta
11 ---- Thomas Canty
12 ---- Vincent Di Fate
13 ---- Jim Burns
14 ---- Phil Foglio
15 ---- Dave McKean
16 ---- Leo Dillon and Diane Dillon
17 ---- Daniel Dos Santos
18 ---- Tom Kidd
19 ---- Yoshitaka Amano
20 ---- J. K. Potter
21 ---- Vincent Chong
22 ---- Boris Vallejo
22 ---- Brom
24 ---- Julie Bell
25 ---- Todd Lockwood
Best Magazine
1 Asimov's Science Fiction - 2011 Sheila Williams
2 The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction - 2011 Gordon Van Gelder
3 Clarkesworld Magazine - 2011 Neil Clarke
4 Tor.com - 2011 Patrick Nielsen Hayden and Liz Gorinsky
4 Tor.com - 2011 Patrick Nielsen Hayden
4 Tor.com - 2011 Liz Gorinsky
4 Tor.com - 2011 Megan Messinger
4 Tor.com - 2011 James R. Frenkel
4 Tor.com - 2011 David G. Hartwell
4 Tor.com - 2011 Liz Szabla
4 Tor.com - 2011 Brendan Deneen
4 Tor.com - 2011 Wesley Adams
4 Tor.com - 2011 Kate Farrell
5 Analog Science Fiction and Fact - 2011 Stanley Schmidt
6 Subterranean Online - 2011 William Schafer
6 Subterranean Online, Summer 2011 Gwenda Bond
7 Lightspeed - 2011 John Joseph Adams
8 Strange Horizons - 2011 Niall Harrison
9 Interzone - 2011 Andy Cox
9 Interzone - 2011 Andy Cox and Andy Hedgecock
10 Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet, #27, August 2011 Kelly Link and Gavin J. Grant
11 The New York Review of Science Fiction - 2011 David G. Hartwell and Kevin J. Maroney
12 Apex Magazine - 2011 Catherynne M. Valente
12 Apex Magazine - 2011 Lynne M. Thomas
13 Realms of Fantasy - 2011 Douglas Cohen and Shawna McCarthy
13 Realms of Fantasy - 2011 Douglas Cohen
14 Cemetery Dance - 2011 Richard Chizmar
15 Ansible - 2011 David Langford
16 Weird Tales - 2011 Ann VanderMeer
17 SF Site uncredited
18 Fantasy Magazine - 2011 John Joseph Adams
19 Black Gate - 2011 John O'Neill
20 Beneath Ceaseless Skies - 2011 Scott H. Andrews
21 Electric Velocipede, Issue #23, Winter 2011 John Klima
Best Publisher/Imprint
1 ---- Tor
2 ---- Subterranean Press
3 ---- Night Shade Books
4 ---- Baen Books
5 ---- Small Beer Press
6 ---- Orbit
7 ---- Ace
8 ---- DAW Books
9 ---- Pyr
10 ---- Angry Robot
11 ---- PS Publishing
12 ---- Del Rey Books
13 ---- Gollancz
14 ---- Tachyon
15 ---- NESFA Press
16 ---- Aqueduct Press
17 ---- Roc
18 ---- HarperVoyager
19 ---- Twelfth Planet Press
20 ---- ChiZine Publications
21 ---- Haffner Press
22 ---- Prime
23 ---- St. Martin's
Best Young Adult Book
1 The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making Catherynne M. Valente
2 Planesrunner Ian McDonald
3 Akata Witch Nnedi Okorafor
4 Goliath Scott Westerfeld
5 Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children Ransom Riggs
6 The Freedom Maze Delia Sherman
7 Absolute Midnight Clive Barker
8 Daughter of Smoke & Bone Laini Taylor
9 Across the Great Barrier Patricia C. Wrede
10 A Monster Calls Patrick Ness
11 Red Glove Holly Black
12 Mastiff Tamora Pierce
13 The Highest Frontier Joan Slonczewski
14 Huntress Malinda Lo
15 Beauty Queens Libba Bray
16 The Boy at the End of the World Greg van Eekhout
17 Across the Universe Beth Revis
18 Scrivener's Moon Philip Reeve
19 Eona Alison Goodman

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