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Locus Magazine has announced the winners of its annual Locus Award poll, a popular choice award for science fiction and fantasy. As always, it's a great guide to some of the best genre material from the preceding year. Here's the top novel lists, with links to some of my reviews:

Science Fiction Novel

* Leviathan Wakes, James S. A. Corey (Orbit US; Orbit UK)
* 11/22/63, Stephen King (Scribner; Hodder & Stoughton as 11.22.63)
* Embassytown, China Miéville (Del Rey; Macmillan)
* Rule 34, Charles Stross (Ace; Orbit UK)
* The Children of the Sky, Vernor Vinge (Tor)

Fantasy Novel

* A Dance with Dragons, George R.R. Martin (Bantam; Harper Voyager UK)
* Snuff, Terry Pratchett (Harper; Doubleday UK)
* The Wise Man’s Fear, Patrick Rothfuss (DAW; Gollancz)
* Deathless, Catherynne M. Valente (Tor)
* Among Others, Jo Walton (Tor)

2012 Locus Award Finalists

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