Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel


The Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel is a literary award given annually by Locus Magazine as part of their Locus Awards.


Year Novel Author
1978 The Silmarillion J. R. R. Tolkien
1980 Harpist in the Wind Patricia A. McKillip
1981 Lord Valentine's Castle Robert Silverberg
1982 The Claw of the Conciliator Gene Wolfe
1983 The Sword of the Lictor Gene Wolfe
1984 The Mists of Avalon Marion Zimmer Bradley
1985 Job: A Comedy of Justice Robert A. Heinlein
1986 Trumps of Doom Roger Zelazny
1987 Soldier of the Mist Gene Wolfe
1988 Seventh Son Orson Scott Card
1989 Red Prophet Orson Scott Card
1990 Prentice Alvin Orson Scott Card
1991 Tehanu: The Last Book of Earthsea Ursula K. Le Guin
1992 Beauty Sheri S. Tepper
1993 Last Call Tim Powers
1994 The Innkeeper's Song Peter S. Beagle
1995 Brittle Innings Michael Bishop
1996 Alvin Journeyman Orson Scott Card
1997 A Game of Thrones George R. R. Martin
1998 Earthquake Weather Tim Powers
1999 A Clash of Kings George R. R. Martin
2000 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban J. K. Rowling
2001 A Storm of Swords George R. R. Martin
2002 American Gods Neil Gaiman
2003 The Scar China Miéville
2004 Paladin of Souls Lois McMaster Bujold
2005 Iron Council China Miéville
2006 Anansi Boys Neil Gaiman
2007 The Privilege of the Sword Ellen Kushner
2008 Making Money Terry Pratchett
2009 Lavinia Ursula K. Le Guin
2010 The City & the City China Miéville
2011 Kraken China Miéville
2012 A Dance with Dragons George R. R. Martin
2013 The Apocalypse Codex Charles Stross
2014 The Ocean at the End of the Lane Neil Gaiman
2015 The Goblin Emperor Katherine Addison
2016 Uprooted Naomi Novik
2017 All the Birds in the Sky Charlie Jane Anders
2018 The Stone Sky N. K. Jemisin
2019 Spinning Silver[1] Naomi Novik
2020 Middlegame[2] Seanan McGuire
2021 The City We Became[3] N. K. Jemisin


  1. ^ locusmag (2019-06-29). "2019 Locus Awards Winners". Locus Online. Retrieved 2019-07-04.
  2. ^ locusmag (2020-07-04). "2020 Locus Awards Winners". Locus Online. Retrieved 2020-07-04.
  3. ^ locusmag (2021-06-26). "2021 Locus Awards Winners". Locus Online. Retrieved 2021-08-18.

External linksEdit

  • The Locus Award Index: Fantasy
  • The Locus Award: 2011 winners
  • Excerpts and summaries of all Locus winning and nominated fantasy novels