The finalists for the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award for the best short science fiction story have been announced by the Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction. The award is normally presented during the annual Campbell Conference Awards, but will instead be announced online later this summer.
- “The Galactic Tourist Industrial Complex”, Tobias S. Buckell (New Suns)
- “Omphalos”, Ted Chiang (Exhalation)
- This Is How You Lose the Time War, Amal El-Mohtar & Max Gladstone (Saga)
- “Give the Family My Love“, A.T. Greenblatt (Clarkesworld 2/19)
- “The Dead, In Their Uncontrollable Power“, Karen Osborne (Uncanny 3-4/19)
- “The Painter of Trees“, Suzanne Palmer (Clarkesworld 6/19)
- “Waterlines“, Suzanne Palmer (Asimov’s 7-8/19)
- Sisters of the Vast Black, Lina Rather (Tor.com Publishing)
- “The Last Voyage of Skidbladnir“, Karin Tidbeck (Tor.com 1/14/19)
- “New Atlantis”, Lavie Tidhar (F&SF 5-6/19)
- “The Archronology of Love“, Caroline M. Yoachim (Lightspeed 4/19)
The Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award recognizes the best science fiction short story of each year. Established in 1987 by James Gunn and the heirs of Theodore Sturgeon, including his partner Jayne Engelhart Tannehill and Sturgeon’s children, it is a memorial to one of the great short-story writers in a field distinguished by its short fiction.
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