2009 Locus Recommended Reading List

About this time each year Locus, "the magazine of the science fiction and fantasy field", releases its recommended reading list for the previous calendar year.  So, naturally, they have now put out their lists for 2009.

Australian items on the list:

Young Adult Novel
Liar by Justine Larbalestier
Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld

A Book of Endings by Deborah Biancotti
Oceanic by Greg Egan

Anthology - Original
The Dragon Book edited by Jack Dann and Gardner Dozois
The New Space Opera 2 edited by Gardner Dozois and Jonathan Strahan
X6 edited by Keith Stevenson
Eclipse Three edited by Jonathan Strahan

Anthology - Bests
The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume Three edited by Jonathan Strahan

"Horn" by Peter M. Ball (Twelfth Planet Press)
"Hot Rock" by Greg Egan (Oeanic)
"Wives" by Paul Haines (X6)
"Sea-Hearts" by Margo Lanagan (X6)

"The Qualia Engine" by Damien Broderick (Asimov's 8/09)
"The Wind Blowing, and this Tide" by Damien Broderick (Asimov's 4-5/09)
"The Heart of the City" by Garth Nix (Subterranean Summer '09)
"Siren Beat" by Tansy Rayner Roberts (Siren Beat/Roadkill)

Short Story
"On the Destruction of Copenhagen by the War-Machines of the Merfolk" by Peter M. Ball (Strange Horizons 7/6/09)
"In the Lot and in the Air" by Lisa Hannett (Clarkesworld 7/09)
"Ferryman" by Margo Lanagan (Firebirds Soaring)
"Living Curiosities" by Margo Lanagan (Sideshow)

Note: this list has been updated from the original post due to the iformation contained in the comments.


Horn by Peter M Ball (novella) and Siren Beat by Tansy Rayner Roberts (novelette) also Australians on the list.
And other Aussies on the Short Story list -
"On the Destruction of Copenhagen by the War-Machines of the Merfolk", Peter M. Ball (Strange Horizons 7/6/09)
"In the Lot and in the Air", Lisa Hannett (Clarkesworld 7/09)

Thanks, I've amended the list now.

Hi Perry
Thanks. X6 - a novellanthology, which contains 'Wives' and 'Sea-Hearts' is also listed as an original anthology on the recommneded reads - and is wholly, and proudly, Australian.



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