Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel

 

2012 selection

Embassytown

Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel 2012

by China Mieville

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

In the far future, humans have colonized a distant planet, home to the enigmatic Ariekei, sentient beings famed for a language unique in the universe, one that only a few altered human...


2011 selection

Blackout

Oxford Time Travel #4

Hugo Award for Best Novel 2011, Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel 2011, Nebula Award for Best Novel 2011

by Connie Willis

Oxford in 2060 is a chaotic place, with scores of time-traveling historians being sent into the past. Michael Davies is prepping to go to Pearl Harbor. Merope Ward is coping with a bunch of bratty 1940 evacuees...


All Clear

Oxford Time Travel #5

Hugo Award for Best Novel 2011, Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel 2011, Nebula Award for Best Novel 2011

by Connie Willis

Winner of the Nebula Award

Traveling back in time, from Oxford circa 2060 into the thick of World War II, was a routine excursion for three British historians eager to study firsthand the heroism and horrors...


2010 selection

Boneshaker

Clockwork Century Universe #1

Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel 2010

by Cherie Priest

In the early days of the Civil War, rumors of gold in the frozen Klondike brought hordes of newcomers to the Pacific Northwest. Anxious to compete, Russian prospectors commissioned inventor Leviticus Blue to...


2009 selection

Anathem

Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel 2009

by Neal Stephenson

Anathem, the latest invention by the New York Times bestselling author of Cryptonomicon and The Baroque Cycle, is a magnificent creation: a work of great scope, intelligence, and imagination that ushers readers...


2008 selection

The Yiddish Policemen's Union

Hugo Award for Best Novel 2008, Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel 2008, Nebula Award for Best Novel 2008

by Michael Chabon

For sixty years Jewish refugees and their descendants have prospered in the Federal District of Sitka, a "temporary" safe haven created in the wake of the Holocaust and the shocking 1948 collapse of the fledgling...


2007 selection

Rainbows End

Hugo Award for Best Novel 2007, Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel 2007

by Vernor Vinge

Four time Hugo Award winner Vernor Vinge has taken readers to the depths of space and into the far future in his bestselling novels A Fire Upon the Deep and A Deepness in the Sky. Now, he has written a science-fiction...


2005 selection

Quicksilver

The Baroque Cycle #1

Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel 2005

by Neal Stephenson

Quicksilver is the story of Daniel Waterhouse, fearless thinker and conflicted Puritan, pursuing knowledge in the company of the greatest minds of Baroque-era Europe, in a chaotic world where reason wars with...


The Confusion

The Baroque Cycle #2

Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel 2005

by Neal Stephenson

In the year 1689, a cabal of Barbary galley slaves -- including one Jack Shaftoe, aka King of the Vagabonds, aka Half-Cocked Jack -- devises a daring plan to win freedom and fortune. A great adventure ensues...


The System of the World

The Baroque Cycle #3

Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel 2005

by Neal Stephenson

'Tis done.

The world is a most confused and unsteady place -- especially London, center of finance, innovation, and conspiracy -- in the year 1714, when Daniel Waterhouse makes his less-than-triumphant return...


2004 selection

Ilium

Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel 2004

by Dan Simmons

The Trojan War rages at the foot of Olympos Mons on Mars -- observed and influenced from on high by Zeus and his immortal family -- and twenty-first-century professor Thomas Hockenberry is there to play a role...


2003 selection

The Years of Rice and Salt

Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel 2003

by Kim Stanley Robinson

With the incomparable vision and breathtaking detail that brought his now-classic Mars trilogy to vivid life, bestselling author KIM STANLEY ROBINSON boldly imagines an alternate history of the last seven hundred...


2002 selection

Passage

Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel 2002

by Connie Willis

One of those rare, unforgettable novels that are as chilling as they are insightful, as thought-provoking as they are terrifying, award-winning author Connie Willis's Passage is an astonishing blend of relentless...


2001 selection

The Telling

Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel 2001

by Ursula K. Le Guin & Virginia Virginia Kidd Agency Inc.

The Left Hand of DarknessSutty, an Observer from Earth for the interstellar Ekumen, has been assigned to a new world-a world in the grips of a stern monolithic state, the Corporation. Embracing the sophisticated...


2000 selection

Cryptonomicon

Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel 2000

by Neal Stephenson

With this extraordinary first volume in what promises to be an epoch-making masterpiece, Neal Stephenson hacks into the secret histories of nations and the private obsessions of men, decrypting with dazzling...


1999 selection

To Say Nothing of the Dog

Oxford Time Travel #3

Hugo Award for Best Novel 1999, Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel 1999

by Connie Willis

From Connie Willis, winner of multiple Hugo and Nebula Awards, comes a comedic romp through an unpredictable world of mystery, love, and time travel...

Ned Henry is badly in need of a rest.  He's been shuttling...


1998 selection

Rise of Endymion

Hyperion Cantos #4

Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel 1998

by Dan Simmons

The magnificent conclusion to one of the greatest science fiction sagas of our time

The time of reckoning has arrived. As a final genocidal Crusade threatens to enslave humanity forever, a new messiah has come...


1997 selection

Blue Mars

Mars Trilogy #3

Hugo Award for Best Novel 1997, Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel 1997

by Kim Stanley Robinson

The red planet is red no longer, as Mars has become a perfectly inhabitable world. But while Mars flourishes, Earth is  threatened by overpopulation and ecological disaster. Soon people look to Mars as a refuge,...


1996 selection

The Diamond Age

1994 selection

Green Mars

Mars Trilogy #2

Hugo Award for Best Novel 1994, Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel 1994

by Kim Stanley Robinson

In the Nebula Award winning Red Mars, Kim Stanley Robinson began his critically acclaimed epic saga of the colonization of Mars, Now the Hugo Award winning Green Mars continues the thrilling and timeless tale...


1993 selection

The Doomsday Book

Oxford Time Travel #2

Hugo Award for Best Novel 1993, Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel 1993, Nebula Award for Best Novel 1993

by Connie Willis

For Kivrin, preparing an on-site study of one of the deadliest eras in humanity's history was as simple as receiving inoculations against the diseases of the fourteenth century and inventing an alibi for a woman...


1991 selection

The Fall of Hyperion

Hyperion Cantos #2

Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel 1991

by Dan Simmons

In the stunning continuation of the epic adventure begun in Hyperion, Simmons returns us to a far future resplendent with drama and invention.  On

the world of Hyperion, the mysterious Time Tombs are opening.  And...


1990 selection

Hyperion

Hyperion Cantos #1

Hugo Award for Best Novel 1990, Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel 1990

by Dan Simmons

On the world called Hyperion, beyond the law of the Hegemony of Man, there waits the creature called the Shrike.  There are those who worship it.  There are those who fear it.  And there are those who...


1988 selection

The Uplift War

The Uplift stories #3

Hugo Award for Best Novel 1988, Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel 1988

by David Brin

David Brin's Uplift novels are among the most thrilling and extraordinary science fiction ever written.  Sundiver, Startide Rising, and The Uplift War--a New York Times bestseller--together make up one of...


1987 selection

Speaker for the Dead

The Ender Saga #2

Hugo Award for Best Novel 1987, Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel 1987, Nebula Award for Best Novel 1987

by Orson Scott Card

In the aftermath of his terrible war, Ender Wiggin disappeared, and a powerful voice arose: The Speaker for the Dead, who told the true story of the Bugger War.

Now, long years later, a second alien race has...


1986 selection

The Postman

Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel 1986

by David Brin

This is the story of a lie that became the most powerful kind of truth.  A timeless novel as urgently compelling as War Day or Alas, Babylon, David Brin's The Postman is the dramatically moving saga of a man...


1984 selection

Startide Rising

The Uplift stories #2

Hugo Award for Best Novel 1984, Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel 1984, Nebula Award for Best Novel 1984

by David Brin

David Brin's Uplift novels are among the most thrilling and extraordinary science fiction ever written.  Sundiver, Startide Rising, and The Uplift War--a New York Times bestseller--together make up one of...


1983 selection

Foundation's Edge

Foundation #4

Hugo Award for Best Novel 1983, Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel 1983

by Isaac Asimov

Now, 498 years after its founding, the Foundation seemed to be following the Seldon Plan perfectly. Too perfectly. Now an impossible planet -- with impossible powers -- threatens to upset the Seldon Plan for...