Asimov's Readers' Award Finalists

We are very excited to bring you the works that finished in the top five slots in each category of the 34th Annual Readers’ Award Poll. Although we won’t be announcing the winners until a later date, we’re listing all the finalists in alphabetical order by story title. We’ve uploaded these files, so check out the links to these tales if you missed them when they were first published in Asimov’s! (If you see more than five stories in a category, this is due to a tie that expanded the finalist list.)

A big thanks goes to our readers for taking the time to vote and to our writers for allowing us to post their works. Enjoy these works and remember to check out the 2019 issues of Asimov’s. We want to know what your favorites are when we compile the 35th annual poll.

Congratulations to our 34th Annual Readers' Award Finalists!

BEST NOVELLA

Gremlin—Carrie Vaughn (May/June 2019)
Surfers at the End of Time—Rudy Rucker and Marc Laidlaw (November/December 2019)
The Work of Wolves—Tegan Moore (July/August 2019)
Waterlines—Suzanne Palmer (July/August 2019)
Winter Wheat—Gord Sellar (September/October 2019)
 

BEST NOVELETTES

Charlie Tells Another One—Andy Duncan (September/October 2019)
How I Found Harry’s All-Night Hamburgers—Lawrence Watt-Evans (March/April 2019)
In the Stillness Between the Stars—Mercurio D. Rivera (September/October 2019)
SeeApp—James Van Pelt (November/December 2019)
Taking Icarus Home—Suzanne Palmer (January/February 2019)
 

BEST SHORT STORY

Ardy’s Choice—Maggie Shen King (July/August 2019)
Can You Watch My Stuff—Rich Larson (September/October 2019)
Personal Space—Lawrence Watt-Evans (September/October 2019)
Sacrificial Iron—Ted Kosmatka (podcast) (May/June 2019)
The Lights Go Out, One by One—Kofi Nyameye (March/April 2019)
 

BEST POEM

A Street Away—Jane Yolen (January/February 2019)
Nine Hypotheses Concerning a Mysterious Lump Under the Rug on the Foyer Floor—Jenny Blackford (September/October 2019)
The Dogs of the Soviet Space Program—Christopher Cokinos (March/April 2019)
The Other SETI—David Barber (May/June 2019)
The Ruined Library—Bruce Boston (July/August 2019)
 

BEST COVER

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January/February 2019
Michael Whelan

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March/April 2019
Eldar Zakirov

 

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May/June 2019
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July/August 2019
Maurizio Manzieri

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September/October 2019
Dominic Harman

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November/December 2019
Donato Giancola

 

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