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 33rd 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 34th annual poll.

Congratulations to our 33rd Annual Readers' Award Finalists!

BEST NOVELLA

3-adica—Greg Egan (September/October)
Bubble and Squeak—David Gerrold & Ctein (May/June)
Bury Me in the Rainbow—Bill Johnson (March/April)
In the Lost City of Leng—Paul Di Filippo & Rudy Rucker (January/February)
Joyride—Kristine Kathryn Rusch (November/December)
The Rescue of the Renegat—Kristine Kathryn Rusch (January/February)

BEST NOVELETTE

Barren Isle—Allen M. Steele (January/February)
Cost of Doing Business—Nancy Kress (May/June)
Ephemera—Ian R. MacLeod (July/August)
Lieutenant Tightass—Kristine Kathryn Rusch (July/August)
The Wrong Refrigerator—Jean Marie Ward (September/October)

BEST SHORT STORY

In Event of Moon Disaster—Rich Larson (March/April)
Mother Tongues—S. Qiouyi Lu (January/February)
R.U.R.-8?—Suzanne Palmer (September/October)
Rules of Biology—Dale Bailey (July/August)
Theories of Flight—Linda Nagata (November/December)

BEST POEM

Palate of the Babel Fish—Todd Dillard (March/April)
Room with a View—G.O. Clark (January/February)
Synesthesia—Bruce Boston (January/February)
This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things—Suzanne Palmer (November/December)
When Time-Travelers from the Future Finally Reach Us—Darrell Schweitzer (March/April)

BEST COVER

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January/February 2018
Eldar Zakirov

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July/August 2018
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March April 2018
Jeff Brown

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May/June 2018
Alejandro Colucci

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November/December 2018
Donato Giancola

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September/October 2018
Eldar Zakirov

 

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