Need a good summer read — or two or three? Here’s a list of the best of the best, courtesy of the Locus Awards handed out last Saturday (June 29, 2013).
Science Fiction Novel: Redshirts, John Scalzi (Tor; Gollancz)
Fantasy Novel: The Apocalypse Codex, Charles Stross (Ace; Orbit UK)
First Novel: Throne of the Crescent Moon, Saladin Ahmed (DAW; Gollancz)
Young Adult Book: Railsea, China Miéville (Del Rey; Macmillan)
Novella: After the Fall, Before the Fall, During the Fall, Nancy Kress (Tachyon)
Novelette: “The Girl-Thing Who Went Out for Sushi“, Pat Cadigan (Edge of Infinity)
Short Story: “Immersion”, Aliette de Bodard (Clarkesworld 6/12)
Anthology: Edge of Infinity, Jonathan Strahan, ed. (Solaris US; Solaris UK)
Collection: Shoggoths in Bloom, Elizabeth Bear (Prime)
Non-Fiction: Distrust That Particular Flavor, William Gibson (Putnam)
Art Book: Spectrum 19: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art, Cathy Fenner & Arniw Fenner, eds. (Underwood)
Artist: Michael Whelan
Editor: Ellen Datlow
If you’d like even more choices, see the Locus Award runners-up here on locusmag.com.