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Locus Awards Shortlist 2024

Locus Awards Shortlist

Locus Awards Shortlist

The Locus Awards shortlist has been announced and we are delighted to see so many Orbit books make the cut.


Terraformers by Annalee Newitz

The Terraformers by Annalee Newitz 

A science fiction epic for our times and a love letter to our future, The Terraformers will take you on a journey spanning thousands of years and exploring the triumphs, strife, and hope that find us wherever we make our home.

Translation State by Ann Leckie

Translation State by Ann Leckie

Masterfully merging space adventure and mystery, and a poignant exploration about relationships and belonging, Translation State is a triumphant new standalone story set in Leckie’s celebrated Imperial Radch universe.


Emily Wilde's Encyclopaedia of Faeries

Emily Wilde’s Encyclopaedia of Faeries by Heather Fawcett 

Enter the world of the hidden folk – and discover a whimsical, enchanting and heart-warming tale, featuring the intrepid Emily Wilde. . .

Paladin's Faith by T. Kingfisher

Paladin’s Faith by T. Kingfisher

From two-time Hugo Award-winning author T. Kingfisher comes a darkly cosy fantasy romance with a thrilling mystery, the fourth book in the Saint of Steel series, set in the same world as Swordheart.



Some Desperate Glory by Emily Tesh

Some Desperate Glory by Emily Tesh

A thrillingly told space opera about the wreckage of war, the family you find, and the path you must forge when every choice is stripped from you. Some Desperate Glory is the highly anticipated debut novel from Astounding Award and World Fantasy Award-Winner, Emily Tesh.

These Burning Stars by Bethany Jacobs

These Burning Stars by Bethany Jacobs

A powerful space opera debut that sets a gripping cat-and-mouse quest for revenge against the sweeping portrait of a galactic empire on the verge of collapse. Perfect for fans of Ann Leckie and Arkady Martine.



The Culture: The Drawings

The Culture: The Drawings by Iain M. Banks

This extraordinary collection celebrates the dazzling worldbuilding of Iain M. Banks, one of the most important and influential writers in modern science fiction.


Finally, we are delighted to have been shortlisted for Publisher of the year!


The Locus Awards winners will be announced 22 June 2024 at the Locus Awards Ceremony.