The winners of the Locus Awards have been announced. I have not read any of these, however the debut novel award, His Majesty's Dragon, by Naomi Novik interested me very much. Is anyone really surprised? I love the timeframe in which it takes place, because I am a huge Jane Austen fan. And I'm one of those types of people who researches history just for the fun of it. I also love the idea of a historical fantasy that "reimagines" historic events.