“The Secret Life of Bots” by Suzanne Palmer (Clarkesworld 9/17) is the winner of the 2018 Washington Science Fiction Association (WSFA) Small Press Award for Short Fiction.
Other finalists were “Probably Still the Chosen One”, Kelly Barnhill (Lightspeed 2/17); “Floaters Can’t Float”, Pip Coen (Compelling Science Fiction 4/17); “A Vague Inclination to Please”, Brandon Daubs (All Hail Our Robot Conquerers); “Oba Oyinbo”, Jonathan Edelstein (Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show 10/17); “Through Milkweed and Gloom”, Wendy Nikel (Submerged); “The Cat of Five Virtues”, Richard Parks (Tales of the Sunrise Lands); and “The Oracle and the Warlord”, Karina Sumner-Smith (The Sum of Us).
The award, recognizing the “best original short fiction” published by a small press in the previous year, was presented at Capclave in Rockville MD at the Hilton Washington DC/Rockville on September 28-30, 2018. The winner was chosen by members of WSFA. Palmer receives a $500 cash prize, and both the author and publisher of the winning story receive certificates and trophies.
For more, see the WSFA Small Press Award site.
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