2021 Asimov’s Readers’ Awards

The winners of the Asimov’s 35th Annual Readers’ Awards Poll have been announced. Emily Hockaday says a future awards event to celebrate the 2020 and 2019 winners will be held when it’s safe to do so.

BEST NOVELLA

  • Take a Look at the Five and Ten by Connie Willis (November/December 2020)

BEST NOVELETTE

  •  “The Hind” by Kevin J. Anderson & Rick Wilber (November/December 2020)

BEST SHORT STORY

  •  “GO. NOW. FIX.” by Timons Esaias (January/February 2020)

BEST POEM

  •  “Ode to Cassini” by Jane Yolen (May/June 2020)

BEST COVER

  • March/April 2020 – John Picacio

 [Via Asimov’s Science Fiction.]

2021 Asimov’s Readers’ Awards Finalists

The top choices for Asimov’s 35th Annual Readers’ Awards Poll are online. There are links that will allow you to read all the finalists. The winners chosen by readers will be revealed at a later date.

BEST NOVELLA

BEST NOVELETTE

BEST SHORT STORY

BEST POEM

BEST COVER

  • March/April 2020 – John Picacio
  • September/October 2020 – Maurizio Manzieri
  • November/December 2020 – Eldar Zakirov

[Via Asimov’s Science Fiction.]

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:

2020 Asimov’s Readers’ Awards Finalists

The top five choices for Asimov’s 34th Annual Readers’ Awards Poll are online. There are links that will allow you to read all the finalists. The winners chosen by readers will be revealed at a later date.

BEST NOVELLAS

BEST NOVELETTES

BEST SHORT STORIES

BEST POEMS

BEST COVER

  • January/February 2019 – Michael Whelan
  • March/April 2019 – Eldar Zakirov
  • May/June 2019 – NASA
  • July/August 2019 – Maurizio Manzieri
  • September/October 2019 – Dominic Harman
  • November/December 2019 – Donato Giancola

[Via the loveliness that is Locus Online.]

Help Pick the 34th Annual Asimov’s Readers’ Awards

Voting is open in the 34th Annual Asimov’s Readers’ Award Ballot. The online ballot is at the link. The deadline to vote is February 1, 2020.

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

BEST NOVELLA

BEST NOVELETTE

BEST SHORT STORY

BEST POEM

BEST COVER

[Via Locus Online.]

2019 Asimov’s Readers’ Awards

Cover by Eldar Zakirov

The winners of Asimov’s 33rd Annual Readers’ Awards Poll were revealed on May 18.

BEST NOVELLA

BEST NOVELETTE

BEST SHORT STORY

BEST POEM

BEST COVER

  • Eldar Zakirov (1-2/18)

[Via Locus Online.]

2019 Asimov’s Readers’ Awards Finalists

The top five choices for Asimov’s 33rd Annual Readers’ Awards Poll are online. There are links that will allow you to read all the finalists. The winners chosen by readers will be revealed at a later date.

BEST NOVELLA

BEST NOVELETTE

BEST SHORT STORY

BEST POEM

BEST COVER

Images of the five finalists are available at the site.

[Thanks to Ctein for the story.]

Help Pick the 33rd Annual Asimov’s Readers’ Awards

Voting is open in the 33rd Annual Asimov’s Readers’ Awards. You have until February 1 to complete your online ballot.

Editor Sheila Williams’ overview of the eligible work, “Our Year in Review” begins —  

I’ve enjoyed every story that ran in Asimov’s is this past year. What makes a story special is often obvious, but sometimes the gems are hidden. That’s why I’m once again reflecting on the 33 short stories, 22 novelettes, and 11 novellas that appeared in our pages (or on our electronic devices) in 2018. It’s a coincidence that each of those categories contains repeating integers, but the high-entertainment value of each tale is not coincidental. Since we’re doing at least one podcast per issue, you’ll find links to these recordings as well. A word of warning: this is a highly opinionated and spoiler-filled essay. e0a1b

2018 Asimov’s Readers’ Awards

The Asimov’s 32nd Annual Readers’ Awards Poll winners have been posted.

BEST NOVEL / NOVELLA

  • I Met a Traveller in an Antique Land – Connie Willis (November/December 2017)

BEST NOVELETTE

BEST SHORT STORY

BEST POEM

BEST COVER ARTIST

  • Eldar Zakirov (November/December 2017)

[Via Locus Online.]

2018 Asimov’s Readers’ Awards Finalists

The top five choices for Asimov’s 32nd Annual Readers’ Awards Poll are online. There are links that will allow you to read all the finalists.

BEST NOVEL / NOVELLA

BEST NOVELETTE

BEST SHORT STORY

BEST POEM

COVERS

[Thanks to Mark Hepworth for the story.]