Locus announced their Top Ten Finalists last night. Spear is a finalist in the Fantasy Novel category. I am smiling.

If you go read the whole Locus Award Top Ten Finalists list you’ll see that fellow Ray Bradbury nominees Ray Nayler and Alex Jennings are finalists for First Novel and Horror respectively, and fellow Nebula finalists Ray Nayler (again!) and Travis Baldtree (First Novel) and T. Kingfisher, Tamsyn Muir and R.F. Kuang (Fantasy Novel) are there, as are two writers who blurbed Spear, John Scalzi (Science Fiction Novel) and Alix E. Harrow (Novella and Novelette).

Winners will be announced June 24 in Oakland.