“Clearly Lettered in a Mostly Steady Hand” by Fran Wilde (Uncanny 9/17) is the winner of the 2018 Eugie Foster Memorial Award for Short Fiction (the Eugie Award), announced September 1, 2018 at Dragon Con, held at the Hyatt Regency in Atlanta GA. Other finalists were:
- “Infinite Love Engine”, Violet Allen (Lightspeed 4/17)
- “Zen and the Art of Starship Maintenance”, Tobias S. Buckell (Cosmic Powers)
- “The Last Novelist (or A Dead Lizard in the Yard)”, Matthew Kressel (Tor.com 3/15/17)
- “And Then There Were (N-One)”, Sarah Pinsker (Uncanny 3-4/17)
Wilde received a plaque and a $1,000 prize. All finalists received a pin. The award celebrates “the best in innovative fiction” and honors writer and editor Eugie Foster, who died in 2014. Speculative short stories published in 2017 were eligible for the award, with nominations made by a panel of editors, reviewers, and select readers, and the winner chosen by a jury.
For more information, visit www.eugiefoster.com.
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