Reviews of Locus Fantasy Award Winners

This is a list of Locus Award winners for best fantasy novel, including ratings for those books that I've read and links to reviews where I've written one. This award is voted on by the readers of Locus and was originally intended to provide recommendations and suggestions for Hugo voting, but now often draws a larger total number of voters.

2023 R.F. Kuang Babel 7 out of 10
2022 Fonda Lee Jade Legacy
2021 N.K. Jemisin The City We Became 7 out of 10
2020 Seanan McGuire Middlegame 4 out of 10
2019 Naomi Novik Spinning Silver 8 out of 10
2018 N.K. Jemisin The Stone Sky 9 out of 10
2017 Charlie Jane Anders All the Birds in the Sky 5 out of 10
2016 Naomi Novik Uprooted 8 out of 10
2015 Katherine Addison The Goblin Emperor 8 out of 10
2014 Neil Gaiman The Ocean at the End of the Lane
2013 Charles Stross The Apocalypse Codex
2012 George R.R. Martin A Dance with Dragons
2011 China Miéville Kraken
2010 China Miéville The City & The City 9 out of 10
2009 Ursula K. Le Guin Lavinia
2008 Terry Pratchett Making Money
2007 Ellen Kushner The Privilege of the Sword
2006 Neil Gaiman Anansi Boys 9 out of 10
2005 China Miéville Iron Council
2004 Lois McMaster Bujold Paladin of Souls 8 out of 10
2003 China Miéville The Scar 9 out of 10
2002 Neil Gaiman American Gods 7 out of 10
2001 George R.R. Martin A Storm of Swords 7 out of 10
2000 J.K. Rowling Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban 4 out of 10
1999 George R.R. Martin A Clash of Kings 6 out of 10
1998 Tim Powers Earthquake Weather
1997 George R.R. Martin A Game of Thrones 7 out of 10
1996 Orson Scott Card Alvin Journeyman
1995 Michael Bishop Brittle Innings
1994 Peter S. Beagle The Innkeeper's Song
1993 Tim Powers Last Call
1992 Sheri S. Tepper Beauty 6 out of 10
1991 Ursula K. Le Guin Tehanu 9 out of 10
1990 Orson Scott Card Prentice Alvin
1989 Orson Scott Card Red Prophet
1998 Orson Scott Card Seventh Son
1987 Gene Wolfe Soldier of the Mist
1986 Roger Zelazny Trumps of Doom
1985 Robert A. Heinlein Job: A Comedy of Justice 7 out of 10
1984 Marion Zimmer Bradley The Mists of Avalon
1983 Gene Wolfe The Sword of the Lictor 7 out of 10
1982 Gene Wolfe The Claw of the Conciliator 8 out of 10
1981 Robert Silverberg Lord Valentine's Castle
1980 Patricia A. McKillip Harpist in the Wind 8 out of 10
1979 J.R.R. Tolkien The Silmarillion 8 out of 10

Ratings for books that don't have a review are based on my memory of the book. The rating may well change if I get a chance to read the book again.

Last modified and spun 2023-06-27