Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel


Winners of the Locus Award for Best SF Novel, awarded by the Locus magazine. Awards presented in a given year are for works published in the previous calendar year.

The award for Best Science Fiction Novel was first presented in 1980, and is among the awards still presented (as of 2019). Previously, there had simply been an award for Best Novel. A similar award for Best Fantasy Novel was introduced in 1978.


Year Winner
1980 Titan by John Varley
1981 The Snow Queen by Joan D. Vinge
1982 The Many-Colored Land by Julian May
1983 Foundation's Edge by Isaac Asimov
1984 Startide Rising by David Brin
1985 The Integral Trees by Larry Niven
1986 The Postman by David Brin
1987 Speaker for the Dead by Orson Scott Card
1988 The Uplift War by David Brin
1989 Cyteen by C. J. Cherryh
1990 Hyperion by Dan Simmons
1991 The Fall of Hyperion by Dan Simmons
1992 Barrayar by Lois McMaster Bujold
1993 Doomsday Book by Connie Willis
1994 Green Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson
1995 Mirror Dance by Lois McMaster Bujold
1996 The Diamond Age by Neal Stephenson
1997 Blue Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson
1998 The Rise of Endymion by Dan Simmons
1999 To Say Nothing of the Dog by Connie Willis
2000 Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson
2001 The Telling by Ursula K. Le Guin
2002 Passage by Connie Willis
2003 The Years of Rice and Salt by Kim Stanley Robinson
2004 Ilium by Dan Simmons
2005 The Baroque Cycle (i.e. Quicksilver; The Confusion; The System of the World) by Neal Stephenson
2006 Accelerando by Charles Stross
2007 Rainbows End by Vernor Vinge
2008 The Yiddish Policemen's Union by Michael Chabon
2009 Anathem by Neal Stephenson
2010 Boneshaker by Cherie Priest
2011 Blackout/All Clear by Connie Willis
2012 Embassytown by China Miéville
2013 Redshirts by John Scalzi
2014 Abaddon's Gate by James S. A. Corey
2015 Ancillary Sword by Ann Leckie
2016 Ancillary Mercy by Ann Leckie
2017 Death's End by Liu Cixin
2018 The Collapsing Empire by John Scalzi
2019 The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal[1]
2020 The City in the Middle of the Night by Charlie Jane Anders [2]
2021 Network Effect by Martha Wells[3]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ locusmag (2019-06-29). "2019 Locus Awards Winners". Locus Online. Retrieved 2019-07-03.
  2. ^ locusmag (2020-06-27). "2020 Locus Awards Winners". Locus Online. Retrieved 2020-07-04.
  3. ^ locusmag (2021-06-26). "2021 Locus Awards Winners". Locus Online. Retrieved 27 June 2021.

External linksEdit

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