vN by Madeline Ashby, cover Martin Bland/SpyroteknikLast night (well, last night in the UK – yesterday afternoon in the US) this year’s Locus Award finalists were announced, and we’re delighted to announce that Madeline Ashby’s vN has been shortlisted in the Best First Novel category, and Angry Robot author Aliette de Bodard has been shortlisted in both Best Novella and Best Short Story categories!

Not only that, but Angry Robot has been shortlisted for Best Publisher.

The competition in all of the categories is fierce, and the entire awards list highlights some of the amazing work being done in the SF & F genres today, and our congratulations go to Madeline and all of the other finalists. Except perhaps for those in the Best Publisher category – our cybernetic army lies in wait. Just sayin’…

Locus Online has the full list.


  1. Big congrats to your terrific imprint, brilliant! Sure you and/or authors won’t go home without pick up up a few…

  2. She is very deserving of it – vN was an EXCELLENT read!

    Of course Best Publisher! wooohooo!

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