The Locus Awards - Horror/Dark Fantasy

The Locus Awards are presented to the winners of Locus Magazine's annual reader's poll to provide suggestions and recommendations to Hugo Award voters.
Award Year Authors(s) Title
1999 Stephen King Bag of Bones A story of grief and a lost love's enduring bonds, of a new love haunted by the secrets of the past, of an innocent child caught in a terrible crossfire of natural and supernatural forces. Set in the territory King has made mythic--on the banks of Dark Score Lake in remote western Maine--"Bag of Bones" delves into the plight of 40-year-old bestselling novelist Mike Noonan as he makes his return to the area for the first time since his wife's death. He finds his beloved town is familiar on its surface--but much changed underneath.
1997 Stephen King Desperation There's a place along Interstate 50 that some call the loneliest place on Earth. It's not a very nice place to live. It's an even worse place to die. It's known as Desperation, Nevada...
1996 Tim Powers Expiration Date
1995 Dan Simmons Fires of Eden A real-estate mogul's attempts to build a deluxe Hawaiian resort are undermined by the disappearance of guests, discovery of strange beasts capable of human speech, and volcanic eruptions, as vengeful gods bring their immortal rivalries into the modern world.
1994 Lucius Shephard The Golden
1993 Dan Simmons Children of the Night In Romania to help treat rare blood ailments, hematologist Kate Neuman adopts a child whose body is capable of accepting any type of blood, and soon she is tracked by superhuman members of a Romanian underground.
1992 Dan Simmons Summer of Night In the summer of 1960 in Elm Haven, Illinois, a sinister being is stalking the town's children, and when a long-silent bell peals in the middle of the night, the townfolk know it marks the end of innocence.
1991 Anne Rice The Witching Hour Two people with special powers are drwan together and set out in a passionate alliance to unlock the mystery of her past and his unwelcome gift. As the strane saga is played out, a world of witches is created that will fascinate readers for years to come.
1990 Dan Simmons Carrion Comfort Novel drawing on a number of genres to tell the tale of psychic vampires who can bend other people to their wills. Concentration camp survivor Saul Laski and a host of others seek to bring them down.
1989 Barbara Hambly Those Who Hunt the Night Returning home to find his wife in a strange coma, London Professor James Asher is requested by vampire Simon Ysidro to help his people stop a killer who is hunting their graves by day and exposing them to the sun.