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
The Gorilla in a Tutu Principle or, Pecan Pie at Minnie and Earl’s—Adam-Troy Castro (September/October 2019)
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)
Sequoias and Other Myths—Stanley Schmidt (September/October 2019)
Asimov’s Science Fiction Readers’ Award Winners
Waterlines—Suzanne Palmer (July/August 2019)
In the Stillness Between the Stars—Mercurio D. Rivera (September/October 2019)
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.
The top five choices for Asimov’s33rd 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.
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
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’s authors who represent the Who’s Who of science fiction writers over the past thirty years.
As I looked over our index of 2017 stories, it struck me that I find something special in every story that I purchase for the magazine. A highly personal annotated list of the work that will be on this year’s ballot grew from those musings. Be warned that there are spoilers here. I’ve divided this essay into short stories, novelettes, and longer works, but the rest of the order is mostly controlled by whim…