Locus Award

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The Locus Awards are an annual set of literary awards by the science fiction and fantasy magazine Locus, a monthly based in Oakland, California. The award winners are selected by poll of magazine readers.

Currently,[when?] the awards are presented at an annual banquet. The publishers of winning works are honored with certificates, which is unique in the field.[1]

The awards were inaugurated in 1971 for publication year 1970 and the original purpose was to influence the Hugo Awards.[1]

Winners[edit]

The following have won the most awards as of July 2011:[2]

* indicates that all wins came in editing categories.
** indicates that all wins came in art-related categories.

Categories[edit]

Inactive categories[edit]

There are several categories that no longer receive Locus Awards:[3]

  • Locus Award for Best Original Anthology (1972-1975)[4]
  • Locus Award for Best Reprint Anthology/Collection (1972-1975)[5]
  • Locus Award for Best Fanzine (1971-1977)[6]
  • Locus Award for Best Single Fanzine Issue (1971)[7]
  • Locus Award for Best Critic (1974-1977)[8]
  • Locus Award for Best Fan Writer (1971-1973)[9]
    • 1971: Harry Warner, Jr.
    • 1972: Charlie Brown
    • 1973: Terry Carr
  • Locus Award for Best Fan Critic (1971)[10]
    • 1971: Ted Pauls
  • Locus Award for Best Publisher - Hardcover (1975-1976)[11]
    • 1975: Science Fiction Book Club
    • 1976: Science Fiction Book Club
  • Locus Award for Best Publisher - Paperback (1975-1976)[12]
  • Locus Award for Best Paperback Cover Artist (1971-1973)[13]
    • 1971: Leo & Diane Dillon
    • 1972: Gene Szafran
    • 1973: Frank Kelly Freas
  • Locus Award for Best Magazine Artist (1972-1973)[14]
    • 1972: Frank Kelly Freas
    • 1973: Frank Kelly Freas
  • Locus Award for Best Fan Artist (1971-1975)[15]
    • 1971: Alicia Austin
    • 1972: Bill Rotsler
    • 1973: Bill Rotsler
    • 1974: Tim Kirk
    • 1975: Tim Kirk
  • Locus Award for Best Fan Cartoonist (1971)[16]
    • 1971: Bill Rotsler
  • Locus Award for Best Convention (1971)[17]
    • 1971: Noreascon

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "About the Locus Awards". The Locus Index to SF Awards. Locus. Retrieved 12 April 2012.
  2. ^ http://www.locusmag.com/SFAwards/Db/LocusTallies.html
  3. ^ Locus Award Winners by Category accessed 14 June 2013
  4. ^ Locus Awards for Best Original Anthology accessed 14 June 2013
  5. ^ Locus Award for Best Reprint Anthology/Collection accessed 14 June 2013
  6. ^ Locus Award for Best Fanzine accessed 14 June 2013
  7. ^ Locus Award for Best Single Fanzine Issue accessed 14 June 2013
  8. ^ Locus Award for Best Critic accessed 14 June 2013
  9. ^ Locus Award for Best Fan Writer accessed 14 June 2013
  10. ^ Locus Award for Best Fan Critic accessed 14 June 2013
  11. ^ Locus Award for Best Publisher - Hardcover accessed 14 June 2013
  12. ^ Locus Award for Best Publisher - Paperback accessed 14 June 2013
  13. ^ Locus Award for Best Paperback Cover Artist accessed 14 June 2013
  14. ^ Locus Award for Best Magazine Artist accessed 14 June 2013
  15. ^ Locus Award for Best Fan Artist accessed 14 June 2013
  16. ^ Locus Award for Best Fan Cartoonist accessed 14 June 2013
  17. ^ Locus Award for Best Convention accessed 14 June 2013

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