Strange Horizons 2013 Reader’s Poll

The results of the 2013 Reader’s Poll for Strange Horizons have been announced:


  • First place: “Selkie Stories are for Losers”,  Sofia Samatar
  • Second place: “I Have Placed My Sickness Upon You”, Karin Tidbeck
  • Third place: “Inventory”, Carmen Maria Machado
  • Fourth place: “Ten Cigars”,  C. S. E. Cooney
  • Fifth place: “Town’s End”, Yukimi Ogawa


  • First place: “Full Metal Hanuman”,  Bryan Thao Worra
  • Second place: “Lost”, Amal El-Mohtar
  • Third place: “Tattertongue”,  Jenn Grunigen
  • Fourth place: “Jael”,  Nancy Hightower
  • Fifth place (tie): “Tatakai”, Shweta Narayan
  • Fifth place (tie): “I Am Learning To Forget”, Dominik Parisien


  • First place: “Recentering Science Fiction and the Fantastic: What would a non-Anglocentric Understanding of Science Fiction and Fantasy Look Like?”, Bodhisattva Chattopadhyay
  • Second place: “Noticing Language: An Interview with Rose Lemberg”, Julia Rios
  • Third place: “The Convergence Between Poetry and the Fantastic: A Conversation”, Lavie Tidhar & Shimon Adaf
  • Fourth place: “Write Your Heart Out: An Interview with Nalo Hopkinson”, Sofia Samatar
  • Fifth place: “Different Frontiers: Taking Over English”: a round-table moderated by Benjanun Sriduangkaew

Columns (See the archives for individual columns)

  • First place: Intertitles, Genevieve Valentine
  • Second place: Movements, Rochita Loenen-Ruiz
  • Third place: Communities, Renay
  • Fourth place: Me and Science Fiction, Eleanor Arnason
  • Fifth place: Scores, John Clute

Reviews (See the archives for individual reviews)

  • First place: Sofia Samatar
  • Second place: Aishwarya Subramanian
  • Third place: Liz Bourke
  • Fourth place: Nina Allan
  • Fifth place: L. Timmel Duchamp