Results for the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award for the best short science fiction of 2019 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 was instead announced online.
- WINNER: “Waterlines“, Suzanne Palmer (Asimov’s 7-8/19)
- Second place: This Is How You Lose the Time War, Amal El-Mohtar & Max Gladstone (Saga)
- Third place: “The Last Voyage of Skidbladnir“, Karin Tidbeck (Tor.com 1/14/19)
Other finalists were:
- “The Galactic Tourist Industrial Complex”, Tobias S. Buckell (New Suns)
- “Omphalos”, Ted Chiang (Exhalation)
- “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)
- Sisters of the Vast Black, Lina Rather (Tor.com Publishing)
- “New Atlantis”, Lavie Tidhar (F&SF 5-6/19)
- “The Archronology of Love“, Caroline M. Yoachim (Lightspeed 4/19)
Judges were Elizabeth Bear, Kij Johnson, Sarah Pinsker, Noel Sturgeon, and Taryne Taylor. Due to the pandemic, the “in-person presentation of the award will be postponed until next year’s Gunn Center Conference, date and location to be announced.”
[Edited 10/27/2020 to add judges’ names.]
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