The finalists for this year’s Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award for short fiction have been announced. The winner will be announced at the Campbell Conference Awards Banquet on June 16th.
The shortlisted stories are:
Nina Allan, The Art of Space Travel.
Amal El-Mohtar, “Seasons of Glass and Iron,” The Starlit Wood.
Carolyn Ives Gilman, “Touring with the Alien,” Clarkesworld, April 2016.
Victor LaValle, The Ballad of Black Tom.
Ian R. MacLeod, “The Visitor From Taured,” Asimov’s, September 2016.
Sam J. Miller, “Things with Beards,” Clarkesworld, June 2016.
Dominica Phetteplace, “Project Empathy,” Asimov’s, March 2016.
Catherynne M. Valente, “The Future is Blue,” Drowned Worlds.
Kai Ashante Wilson, A Taste of Honey.
From Nebula and Hugo Award–nominated Carolyn Ives Gilman comes Dark Orbit, a compelling novel featuring alien contact, mystery, and murder.
Reports of a strange, new habitable planet have reached the Twenty Planets of human civilization. When a team of scientists is assembled to investigate this world, exoethnologist Sara Callicot is recruited to keep an eye on an unstable crewmate.