Wolfe a 2016 Locus Award Finalist

The 2016 Locus awards finalists were announced yesterday with A Borrowed Man up for best Science Fiction Novel. Wolfe’s book about a clone of a long-dead author will be pitted against four others including Anne Leckie’s novel Ancillary Mercy, which is also up for a Hugo award this year as well. I mention her because she’s a new personal favorite of mine having just read Ancillary Justice at the beginning of the year. If you haven’t had a chance to check out Leckie’s Ancillary Trilogy then definitely add it to your to-read list. I found that her style and intelligence reminded me a lot of Wolfe’s and I hope she continues to have a lot of well-deserved success. She’s also from my hometown of Saint Louis and it’s always exciting to see local talent succeed.

You can find the entire list of talented nominees on the Locus Magazine website.

 

Wolfe Places In The Locus “Best Of” Polls

Locus Magazine online polled it’s readers to find out what they thought was the best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the 20th and 21st century.  The most notable list for Wolfe was “The Fifth Head of Cerberus” (one of my personal favorites) placing 6th from the top for best novella of the 20th Century.  The Book of the New Sun made both lists for 20th Century Science Fiction and 20th Century Fantasy, though not in the top ten.  He also made the 20th Century short story list with “The Island of Doctor Death.”