Reviews of Locus SF Award Winners

This is a list of Locus Award winners for best science fiction 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.

Prior to 1980, there was just one Locus Award for best novel. After that, the award was split into science fiction and fantasy awards.

2017 Cixin Liu & Ken Liu Death's End
2016 Ann Leckie Ancillary Mercy 10 out of 10
2015 Ann Leckie Ancillary Sword 9 out of 10
2014 James S.A. Corey Abaddon's Gate
2013 John Scalzi Redshirts 7 out of 10
2012 China MiƩville Embassytown 9 out of 10
2011 Connie Willis Blackout 5 out of 10
2011 Connie Willis All Clear 5 out of 10
2010 Cherie Priest Boneshaker 8 out of 10
2009 Neal Stephenson Anathem 9 out of 10
2008 Michael Chabon The Yiddish Policemen's Union 10 out of 10
2007 Vernor Vinge Rainbows End 6 out of 10
2006 Charles Stross Accelerando 8 out of 10
2005 Neal Stephenson The Confusion 6 out of 10
2005 Neal Stephenson The System of the World 5 out of 10
2004 Dan Simmons Ilium 7 out of 10
2003 Kim Stanley Robinson The Years of Rice and Salt 6 out of 10
2002 Connie Willis Passage 8 out of 10
2001 Ursula K. Le Guin The Telling 6 out of 10
2000 Neal Stephenson Cryptonomicon 9 out of 10
1999 Connie Willis To Say Nothing of the Dog 7 out of 10
1998 Dan Simmons The Rise of Endymion 9 out of 10
1997 Kim Stanley Robinson Blue Mars 5 out of 10
1996 Neal Stephenson The Diamond Age 7 out of 10
1995 Lois McMaster Bujold Mirror Dance 8 out of 10
1994 Kim Stanley Robinson Green Mars 6 out of 10
1993 Connie Willis Doomsday Book 8 out of 10
1992 Lois McMaster Bujold Barrayar 6 out of 10
1991 Dan Simmons The Fall of Hyperion 8 out of 10
1990 Dan Simmons Hyperion 10 out of 10
1989 C.J. Cherryh Cyteen 10 out of 10
1988 David Brin The Uplift War 8 out of 10
1987 Orson Scott Card Speaker for the Dead 10 out of 10
1986 David Brin The Postman 4 out of 10
1985 Larry Niven The Integral Trees 6 out of 10
1984 David Brin Startide Rising 7 out of 10
1983 Isaac Asimov Foundation's Edge 6 out of 10
1982 Julian May The Many-Colored Land 7 out of 10
1981 Joan D. Vinge The Snow Queen 6 out of 10
1980 John Varley Titan 4 out of 10
 
1979 Vonda N. McIntyre Dreamsnake 7 out of 10
1978 Frederik Pohl Gateway 7 out of 10
1977 Kate Wilhelm Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang 5 out of 10
1976 Joe Haldeman The Forever War 7 out of 10
1975 Ursula K. Le Guin The Dispossessed 8 out of 10
1974 Arthur C. Clarke Rendezvous with Rama 3 out of 10
1973 Isaac Asimov The Gods Themselves 7 out of 10
1972 Ursula K. Le Guin The Lathe of Heaven 7 out of 10
1971 Larry Niven Ringworld 7 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 2017-06-25