The winner for the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award for the best short science fiction story has 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)
- “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.”
The winner will receive a cash prize as guest of honor at the first Sturgeon Symposium. CSSF will present the trophy and monetary prize to Hopkinson at the Sturgeon Award Ceremony on Thursday, September 29, 2022 in the Hall Center for the Humanities at 900 Sunnyside Avenue, Lawrence KS. The ceremony will feature a reading by Hopkinson, a Q&A session, recognition of special guests, and a presentation by Spencer Libraries Curator Elspeth Healey on the Theodore Sturgeon papers in the KU archives. Those who are interested in attending virtually can register at https://www.crowdcast.io/e/
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