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.
- “If the Martians Have Magic“, P. Djèlí Clark (Uncanny 9-10/21)
- “Philia, Eros, Storge, Agápe, Pragma”, R.S.A Garcia (Clarkesworld 1/21)
- The Album of Dr. Moreau, Daryl Gregory (Tordotcom)
- “Broad Dutty Water: A Sunken Story”, Nalo Hopkinson (F&SF 11-12/21)
- “Proof by Induction“, José Pablo Iriarte (Uncanny 5-6/21)
- “The Dark Ride”, John Kessel (F&SF 1-2/21)
- “The Metric“, David Moles (Asimov’s 5-6/21)
- “Sarcophagus“, Ray Nayler (Clarkesworld 4/21)
- “Bots of the Lost Ark“, Suzanne Palmer (Clarkesworld 6/21)
- The Necessity of Stars, E. Catherine Tobler (Neon Hemlock)
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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