55327_girl-writing_mdFor anyone curious about how well Vox Day’s recommendations worked out in the Locus Award finalists, here’s the list of his successes in the fiction categories.

Looking at this, it does seem like the Rabid Puppies may have had some effect. The Best YA Book category, where women writers were totally shut out and Best First Novel, where Day scored 4/5 suggest influence. Of course, it’s likely that Day magnified his effect by choosing already popular works. However, his contingent wasn’t strong enough to get any unlisted works into the finalists. He proposed the same derisive list of Hugo short stories with no joy.

Best SF Novel

Seveneves, Neal Stephenson (Morrow)
A Borrowed Man, Gene Wolfe (Tor)

Best Fantasy Novel
Uprooted, Naomi Novik (Del Rey)

Best YA Book
Half a War, Joe Abercrombie (Del Rey; Harper Voyager UK)
Half the World, Joe Abercrombie (Del Rey)
The Shepherd’s Crown, Terry Pratchett (Harper; Doubleday UK)

Best First Novel
Sorcerer to the Crown, Zen Cho (Ace; Macmillan UK)
The Grace of Kings, Ken Liu (Saga)
Signal to Noise, Silvia Moreno-Garcia (Solaris)
The Watchmaker of Filigree Street, Natasha Pulley (Bloomsbury)

Best Collection
Dancing Through the Fire, Tanith Lee (Fantastic Books)
Three Moments of an Explosion, China Miéville (Macmillan UK; Del Rey 2016)
The Best of Gregory Benford, Gregory Benford (Subterranean)

Best Anthology
Hanzai Japan: Fantastical, Futuristic Stories of Crime From and About Japan, Nick Mamatas & Masumi Washington, eds. (Haikasoru)
Old Venus, George R.R. Martin & Gardner Dozois, eds. (Bantam)

Best Novella
Penric’s Demon, Lois McMaster Bujold (Spectrum)
Slow Bullets, Alastair Reynolds (Tachyon Publications)

Best Novelette
Folding Beijing, Hao Jingfang (Uncanny Magazine)

Best Short Story
None

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