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.
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.”
This month’s issue of Locus Magazine is sporting Gene Wolfe on the cover. I haven’t read it yet but his interview is called “Engineering The Future” so my guess is that it’s about science fiction technology becoming reality.
Gene Wolfe’s “An Evil Guest” is a finalist for a 2009 Locus Award under the Fantasy Novel category. Each category contains five finalists and the winners will be announced on June 26-27 at the Science Fiction Awards Weekend in Seattle Washington.
Gene Wolfe is a Locus Awards Finalist for best Fantasy Novel (Pirate Freedom) and for best Novella (Memorare). Also Shadows of the New Sun (which is about Wolfe not by him) is up for best Non-Fiction.