Locus Awards 2008

This is old news to many of you but I just found out that Scott and me are finalists for the Young Adult section of the Locus Awards. And the woo hoos ring out across the Larbfeld world!


Extras, Scott Westerfeld (Simon Pulse; Simon & Schuster UK)
The H-Bomb Girl, Stephen Baxter (Faber & Faber)
Magic’s Child, Justine Larbalestier (Penguin Razorbill)
Powers, Ursula K. Le Guin (Harcourt; Gollancz)
Un Lun Dun, China Miéville (Ballantine Del Rey; Macmillan UK)

Quite the strong list, eh? Being on a shortlist with Ursula Le Guin makes me feel faint. Let me fan myself a moment. For those who are wondering this is not the first time me and Scott have been on the same shortlist. We’ve been up for Aurealis, Ditmar and Norton Awards at the same time and now the Locus. Wow, I can’t believe our books have been on so many shortlists! It’s ridiculous and wonderful and the most excellent good luck.

The Locus Awards honours much fabulous work this year (as it does every year) but I was particularly thrilled about two mates of mine making the Best First novel list. Congratulations to Christopher Barzak who made the list with his brilliant and very moving One For Sorrow and Cassandra Clare for her unputdownable hilariously funny City of Bones. They’re geniuses both and I’m stoked other people have noticed! YAY!!!


  1. PJ Hoover on #

    Oooh, congrats! What a juicy list!

  2. Christopher Barzak on #

    Congrats to you and Scott, too! I’m feeling kinda fancy myself. 🙂

  3. Lauren on #

    Well done, rock star!

  4. Hillary! on #

    Oooooooooooooooooooh! YAY for Chris Barzak! I loved One For Sorrow!
    And, OMF Justine! MAGIC’S CHILD IS ON THE SAME LIST AS POWERS! THAT IS SO FAWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I loved Powers best out of her Annals of The Western Shore trilogy. I wonder who is gonna win! YOU MUST TELL US! I hope you win!

  5. capt. cockatiel on #

    Woo-hoo! Good luck to you and Scott!

  6. Dess on #

    Such great books! Extras, Magic’s Child AND Un Lun Dun! Crongrats!

  7. caitlin on #

    congratulations to you and Scott. Will the two of you be attending the Locus awards? I get to see Ursula Le Guin on Wed. night. By the way I was lucky enough to read an advance of How To Ditch Your Fairy — I loved it! I was laughing throughout and thanks for using one of my favorite words knackered.

  8. Justine on #

    Thanks, everyone!

    Caitlin: You lucky thing. Le Guin is AMAZING.

    And thanks so much for the kind words about HTDYF. Not many people have read it yet!

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