2020 Analytical Laboratory Results

Analog July-August 2020 edited by Trevor Quachri, art by Dominic Harman
Analog July-August 2020 edited by Trevor Quachri, art by Dominic Harman

Analog Magazine has announced The 2020 Analytical Laboratory Awards.

In each category, the readers listed three favorite items in descending order of preference. As explained by the staff: Each first place vote was counted as three points, second place two, and third place one. The total number of points for each item was divided by the maximum it could have received (if everyone had ranked it 1) and multiplied by 10. The result is the score listed, on a scale of 0 (nobody voted for it) to 10 (everybody ranked it first). The number in parentheses at the head of each category is the average for that category.

NOVELLAS (4.94)

1. “Draiken Dies,” Adam-Troy Castro (5.59)
2. “Flyboys,” Stanley Schmidt (4.82)
3. “Moral Biology,” Neal Asher (4.41)

NOVELETTES (0.62)

1. “Minerva Girls,” James Van Pelt (3.90)
2. “The Quest for the Great Grey Mossy,” Harry Turtledove (2.05)
3. “The Offending Eye,” Robert R. Chase (1.54)
4. “Sticks and Stones,” Tom Jolly (1.49)
5. “I, Bigfoot,” Sarina Dorie (1.28)

SHORT STORIES (0.29)

1. “Wheel of Echoes,” Sean McMullen (0.97)
2. “The Writhing Tentacles of History,” Jay Werkheiser (0.87)
3. “Rover,” A.T. Sayre (0.77)
4. (tie) “The Greatest Day,” Eric Choi (0.72)
    (tie) “Hive,” Jay Werkheiser (0.72)
    (tie) “The Chrysalis Pool,” Sean McMullen (0.72)

FACT ARTICLES (1.88)

1. “Space Dust: How an Asteroid Altered Life on Earth,” Richard A. Lovett (2.62)
2. “Veiling the Earth,” Gregory Benford (2.46)
3. “Big Smart Objects,” Gregory Benford & Larry Niven (2.31)

POETRY (0.81)

1. “How to Go Twelfth,” Mary Soon Lee (1.85)
2. “Miles to Go Before We Rest,” G.O. Clark (1.23)
3. (tie) “Ghost Transmission,” Robert Frazier (0.92)
    (tie) “Planck,” Josh Pearce (0.92)
    (tie) “In Theory,” Rebecca Siegel (0.92)

COVER (2.58)

1. July/August, by Dominic Harman for “Sticks and Stones” (3.69)
2. March/April, by Eldar Zakirov for House of Styx (3.64)
3. (tie) January/February, by Tomislav Tikulin for “The Great Grey Mossy” (3.03)
    (tie) May/June, by Donato Giancola for “Moral Biology” (3.03)

2020 Analog AnLab Readers’ Award Finalists

Analog magazine has posted the works from 2020 that finished in the top slots in each category of the Analog Analytical Laboratory. The winners will be revealed in Analog’s July/August issue.

There are links to PDF files (where provided) that will allow you to read the finalists.

BEST NOVELLA

BEST NOVELETTE

BEST SHORT STORY

BEST FACT ARTICLE

BEST POEM

BEST COVER

  • January/February 2020 – Tomislav Tikulin
  • March/April 2020 – Eldar Zakirov
  • May/June 2020 – Donato Giancola
  • July/August 2020 – Dominic Harman

[Via Analog Science Fiction and Fact.]

2019 Analog AnLab and Asimov’s Readers’ Awards

The Analog Science Fiction and Fact’s AnLab Awards and Asimov’s Science Fiction’s Readers’ Awards were presented today in a virtual award ceremony featuring editors and authors. The video is available on YouTube.

Analog Science Fiction and Fact Analytical Laboratory Winners

Best Novella

  • The Gorilla in a Tutu Principle or, Pecan Pie at Minnie and Earl’s—Adam-Troy Castro (September/October 2019)

Best Novelette

  • Bonehunters—Harry Turtledove (May/June 2019)

Best Short Story

  • All Tomorrow’s Parties—Phoebe North (July/August 2019)

Best Fact Article

  • The Venus Sweet Spot: Floating Home—John J. Vester (May/June 2019)

Best Poem

  • Sequoias and Other Myths—Stanley Schmidt (September/October 2019)

Best Cover

  • January/February—Donato Giancola

Asimov’s Science Fiction Readers’ Award Winners

Best Novella

  • Waterlines—Suzanne Palmer (July/August 2019)

Best Novelette

  • In the Stillness Between the Stars—Mercurio D. Rivera (September/October 2019)

Best Short Story

  • Sacrificial Iron—Ted Kosmatka (podcast) (May/June 2019)

Best Poem

  • A Street Away—Jane Yolen (January/February 2019)

Best Cover

  • July/August — Maurizio Manzieri

Here is the video:

2019 Analog AnLab Readers’ Award Finalists

Analog magazine has posted the works from 2019 that finished in the top five slots in each category of the Analog Analytical Laboratory. The winners will be revealed in Analog’s July/August issue.

There are links to PDF files (where provided) that will allow you to read the finalists.

BEST NOVELLAS

BEST NOVELETTES

BEST SHORT STORIES

BEST FACT ARTICLE

BEST POEM

BEST COVER

  • January/February 2019 – Donato Giancola
  • May/June 2019 – Tomislav Tikulin
  • September/October 2019 – Kurt Higgins

[Via Locus Online.]

2018 AnLab Readers’ Awards

Cover by Donato Giancola

The winners of the 2018 Analog Analytical Laboratory Readers’ Awards were announced on May 18.

BEST NOVELLA

BEST NOVELETTE

BEST SHORT STORY

BEST FACT ARTICLE

BEST POEM

BEST COVER

  • Donato Giancola (3-4/18)

[Via Locus Online, with a correction from Analog.]

2018 AnLab Readers’ Award Finalists

Analog magazine has posted the works from 2018 that finished in the top five slots in each category of the Analog Analytical Laboratory. The winners will be revealed in Analog’s July/August issue.

There are links to PDF files that will allow you to read all the finalists.

BEST NOVELLA

BEST NOVELETTE

BEST SHORT STORY

BEST FACT ARTICLE

BEST POEM

BEST COVER

Images of the five finalists are available at the site.  

Vote for Analog’s 2018 Analytical Laboratory Readers’ Award

Analog has opened voting for the 2018 Analytical Laboratory Readers’ Award and is taking online ballots until February 1.  

The AnLab ballot comes pre-loaded with all the eligible works.

From short stories and novellas to novelettes and poems – and even best covers! – let us know your Analog Science Fiction and Fact favorites this year.  Winners join the pantheon of Analog authors who represent the Who’s Who of science fiction writers over the past thirty years.

2017 AnLab Readers’ Awards

Analog magazine has announced the winners of the 2017 AnLab Readers’ Awards.

There are links to PDF files that will allow you to read some of the winners.

BEST NOVELLA

  • Nexus – Michael F. Flynn (March/April 2017)

BEST NOVELETTE

BEST SHORT STORY

BEST FACT ARTICLE

  • The Quest for the 2:00 Marathon – Richard A. Lovett (September/October 2017)

BEST POEM

COVER

  • Rado Javor (July/August 2017)

[Via Locus Online.]

2017 AnLab Readers’ Award Finalists

Analog magazine has posted the works from 2017 that finished in the top five slots in each category of the Analog Analytical Laboratory. The winners will be revealed during Nebula Weekend, and in Analog’s July/August issue.

There are links to PDF files that will allow you to read all the finalists.

BEST NOVELLA

BEST NOVELETTE

BEST SHORT STORY

BEST FACT ARTICLE

  • Alien Archaeology – Michael Carroll (May/June 2017)
  • Fatal Starlight – Paul Fisher (November/December 2017)
  • Rendezvous With a Comet: How ESA’s Rosetta Mission is Decoding Ancient Planetary Mysteries – Richard A. Lovett (January/February 2017)
  • Sustainability Lab 101: Cuba as a Simulation of Possible Futures – Stanley Schmidt (March/April 2017)
  • The Quest for the 2:00 Marathon – Richard A. Lovett (September/October 2017)

BEST POEM

COVER

[Via Locus Online.]

2017 Analog Analytical Laboratory Awards

Suzanne Palmer, who won two awards, one in each magazine’s poll..

The Analog magazine AnLab (Analytical Laboratory) award winners were announced this morning at a breakfast held during the SFWA Nebula Conference.

BEST NOVELLA

BEST NOVELETTE

BEST SHORT STORY

BEST FACT ARTICLE

  • Dawn Comes to the Asteroid Belt: What NASA’s 9-Year Mission is Learning About One of Science Fiction’s Favorite Realms — Richard A. Lovett – November 2016

BEST POEM

BEST COVER

  • December 2016 by Vincent DiFate

Frank Wu with Analog editor Trevor Quchri.

[Thanks to Frank Wu for the story.]