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A little while back, I did a comparison of Vox Day’s recommendations for the Locus Awards with what ended up as finalists. For anyone interested in reviewing that post, you can find it here.

While I’ve been busy with other things, the Locus Awards have happened, so now I can have a look at how Vox Day, as supreme leader of the Rabid Puppies, actually scored.

Of his recommendations, the following came in as winners:
Best SF novel: None
Best Fantasy novel: Uprooted by Naomi Novik
Best YA book: The Shepherd’s Crown by Terry Pratchett
First novel: The Grace of Kings by Ken Liu
Best novella: Slow Bullets by Alastair Reynolds
Best novelette: None
Best short story: None

This is Day’s first foray into the Locus Awards, and it’s difficult to see what influence he might have had with his recommendations. It’s possible these four choices were destined to win anyway, or it’s possible the Rabid Puppy voting block pushed some of them over the line. Clearly the size of their block wasn’t big enough to push anything really unusual over, for example Chuck Tingle’s “Space Raptor Butt Invasion.” For anyone who missed it, here were Day’s recommendations:

Best SF Novel
1 Golden Son, Pierce Brown (Del Rey)
2 Seveneves, Neal Stephenson (Morrow)
3 Somewhither, John C. Wright (Castalia House)
4 Agent of the Imperium, Marc Miller, (Far Future)
5 A Borrowed Man, Gene Wolfe (Tor)
Best Fantasy Novel
1 Son of the Black Sword, Larry Correia (Baen)
2 The Aeronaut’s Windlass, Jim Butcher (Roc)
3 Uprooted, Naomi Novik (Del Rey)
4 The Buried Giant, Kazuo Ishiguro (Knopf)
5. A Net of Dawn and Bones, C. Chancy (Amazon Digital Services)
Best YA Book
1 Half a War, Joe Abercrombie (Del Rey; Harper Voyager UK)
2 Half the World, Joe Abercrombie (Del Rey)
3 The Shepherd’s Crown, Terry Pratchett (Harper; Doubleday UK)
Best First Novel
1 Agent of the Imperium, Marc Miller (Far Future)
2 Sorcerer to the Crown, Zen Cho (Ace; Macmillan UK)
3 The Grace of Kings, Ken Liu (Saga)
4 Signal to Noise, Silvia Moreno-Garcia (Solaris)
5 The Watchmaker of Filigree Street, Natasha Pulley (Bloomsbury)
Best Novella
1 Fear of the Unknown and Self-Loathing in Hollywood, Nick Cole (Tales of Tinfoil)
2 Penric’s Demon, Lois McMaster Bujold (Spectrum)
3 Perfect State, Brandon Sanderson (Dragonsteel Entertainment)
4 Teaching the Dog to Read, Jonathan Carroll (Subterranean)
5 Slow Bullets, Alastair Reynolds (Tachyon Publications)
Best Novelette
1 Flashpoint: Titan, Cheah Kai Wai, There Will Be War Vol. X (Castalia House)
2 Folding Beijing, Hao Jingfang (Uncanny Magazine)
3 What Price Humanity?, David VanDyke, There Will Be War Vol. X (Castalia House)
4 Hyperspace Demons, Jonathan Moeller (Castalia House)
5 Obits, Stephen King, The Bazaar of Bad Dreams (Scribner)
Best Short Story
1 Space Raptor Butt Invasion, Chuck Tingle (Amazon Digital Services)
2 Seven Kill Tiger, Charles Shao, There Will Be War Vol. X (Castalia House)
3 If You Were an Award, My Love, Juan Tabo and S. Harris (Vox Popoli)
4 The Commuter, Thomas Mays (Amazon Digital Services)
5 Asymmetrical Warfare, S. R. Algernon (Nature Nr. 519)

For more of Vox Day’s Locus Recommendations, check here.

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