The finalists for the 2022 Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award for the best short science fiction story have been selected.
- “If the Martians Have Magic,” P. Djeli Clark, Uncanny Magazine, Sept 2021
- “Philia, Eros, Storge, Agápe, Pragma,” R.S.A. Garcia, Clarkesworld, Jan 2021
- “The Album of Dr. Moreau,” Daryl Gregory, Tordotcom Publishing, May 2021
- “Broad Dutty Water,” Nalo Hopkinson, Fantasy & Science Fiction, Dec 2021
- “Proof by Induction,” José Pablo Iriarte, Uncanny Magazine, May 2021
- “The Dark Ride,” John Kessel, Fantasy & Science Fiction, Jan 2021
- “The Metric,” David Moles, Asimov’s, May 2021
- “Sarcophagus,” Ray Nayler, Clarkesworld, April 2021
- “Bots of the Lost Ark,” Suzanne Palmer, Clarkesworld, June 2021
- “The Necessity of Stars,” E. Catherine Tobler, Neon Hemlock, July 2021
The Sturgeon Award was established in 1987 by James Gunn, Founding Director of the Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction at the University of Kansas, and the heirs of Theodore Sturgeon. The winner will be announced later this summer and will be presented with their award and a cash prize as a guest of honor at our first annual Sturgeon Symposium this fall to be held on September 29-30.
[Based on a press release.]