The Nebula Awards are in our rearview, and next up are the Locus Awards, leading us into Hugo Season!

The Locus Weekend will be held in Seattle, Washington, on June 28-30, 2019.

The Locus Awards have lots of categories, so I am focused on the short fiction this week and in a few weeks we’ll discuss the novels.

Click the title links below to read our reviews and on the author links to visit our page for the author. I’ve included the cover art for some of our favorites.

Who do you think will win the Locus Award in these categories?
Answer below for a chance to win a book from our stacks.


The Black God’s Drums by P. Djèlí ClarkThe Tea Master and the Detective by Aliette de BodardArtificial Condition by Martha WellsThe Descent of Monsters by J.Y. Yang


“The Last Banquet of Temporal Confections” by Tina Connolly“How to Swallow the Moon” by Isabel Yap, Uncanny“Queen Lily” by Theodora Goss, Lightspeed


“The Secret Lives of the Nine Negro Teeth of George Washington” by P. Djeli Clark“A Witch’s Guide to Escape: A Practical Compendium of Portal Fantasies” by Alix E. HarrowHow Long ‘Til Black Future Month? by N.K. Jemisin“Firelight” by Ursula K. Le Guin“The Starship and the Temple Cat” by Yoon Ha Lee


  • Marion Deeds

    Marion Deeds, with us since March, 2011, is the author of the fantasy novella ALUMINUM LEAVES. Her short fiction has appeared in the anthologies BEYOND THE STARS, THE WAND THAT ROCKS THE CRADLE, STRANGE CALIFORNIA, and in Podcastle, The Noyo River Review, Daily Science Fiction and Flash Fiction Online. She’s retired from 35 years in county government, and spends some of her free time volunteering at a second-hand bookstore in her home town.

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