AnLab Finalists

Analog has announced the finalists for this year’s Anlab Readers’ Award. The winners will be announced at this year’s SFWA Nebula Conference at a breakfast sponsored by Dell Magazines on Sunday, May 20.

Best Novella

  • “The Girls with Kaleidoscope Eyes,” by Howard V. Hendrix
  • “Native Seeds,” by Catherine Wells
  • “Nexus,” by Michael F. Flynn
  • “Not Far Enough,” by Martin L. Shoemaker
  • “The Proving Ground,” by Alec Nevala-Lee

Best Novelette

  • “Europa’s Survivors,” by Marianne J. Dyson
  • “For All Mankind,” by C. Stuart Hardwick
  • “Galleon,” by Brian Trent
  • “My Fifth and Most Exotic Voyage,” by Edward M. Lerner
  • “The Old Man,” by Rich Larson

Best Short Story

  • “The Chatter of Monkeys,” by Bond Elam
  • “Focus,” by Gord Sellar
  • “Long Haul,” by Marie DesJardin
  • “Paradise Regained,” by Edward M. Lerner
  • “Time Travel Is Only for the Poor,” by S.L. Huang
  • “Two Hours at Frontier,” by Sean McMullen

Best Fact Article

  • “Alien Archaeology,” by Michael Carroll
  • “Fatal Starlight,” by Paul Fisher
  • “Rendezvous with a Comet: How ESA’s Rosetta Mission Is Decoding Ancient Planetary Mysteries,” by Richard A. Lovett
  • “Sustainability Lab 101: Cuba as a Simulation of Possible Futures,” by Stanley Schmidt
  • “The Question for the 2:00 Marathon,” by Richard A. Lovett

Best Poem

  • “Barriers,” by J. Northcutt, Jr.
  • “Hypothesis/Assertion,” by Daniel D. Villani
  • “Space Junk,” by Bruce Boston
  • “Quantum Entanglement,” by Fred D. White
  • “Theory of Gravity,” by Josh Pearce

Best Cover

  • January/February by Kurt Huggins
  • March/April by Tomislav Tikulin
  • July/August by Rado Javor
  • September/October by Eldar Zakirov
  • November/December by Marianne Plumridge Eggleton

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Analog/Asimov’s Recall

Due to an error at the printer, some copies of both the March-April issues of Analog and Asimov’s were bound with an incorrect signature. Dell Magazines was able to replace the copies for subscribers, but there is a possibility that some of the copies on store shelves are misbound. If a customer’s copy is misbound, they can contact the customer service department (800-220-7443) for a replacement.

Dell Magazine Awards

Dell Magazine gave out their annual awards in Pittsburgh during the 2017 SFWA Nebula Conference.

Analystical Laboratory (AnLab) Winners

  • Best Novella: “The Coward’s Option,” by Adam-Troy Castro
  • Best Novelette: “Detroit Hammersmith: Zero-Gravity Toilet Repairman [Retired],” by Suzanne Palmer
  • Best Short Story: “In the Absence of Instructions to the Contrary,” by Frank Wu
  • Best Fact Article: “Energy for the Future,” by Richard A. Lovett
  • Best Poem: “somebody I Used to Love Asks Me Who Marie Curie Is,” by Carly Rubin
  • Best Cover: December 2016, by Vincent diFate

Asimov’s Readers’ Award Winners

  • Best Novella: “Lazy Dog Out,” by Suzanne Palmer
  • Best Novelette: “I Married a Monster from Outer Space,” by Dale Bailey
  • Best Short Story: (tie) “The Mutants Men Don’t See,” by James Alan Gardner; “All That Robot…,” by Rich Larson
  • Best Poem: “After,” by Herb Kauderer
  • Best Cover: Donato Giancola

Anlab Finalists

Analog has announced the finalists for their annual reader’s poll and invites readers to read the stories. The winners will be announced the weekend of May 18-21 at the SFWA Nebula Conference in Pittsburgh.


  • “The Coward’s Option,” by Adam-Troy Castro
  • “The Soul Behind the Face,” by Adam-Troy Castro
  • “The Journeyman: Into the Great North Wood,” by Michael F. Flynn
  • “Wyatt Earp 2.0,” by Wil McCarthy
  • “Progress Report,” by Rajnar Vajra


  • “Playthings,” by Stephen L. Burns
  • “Dreams of the Rocket Men,” by C. Stuart Hardwick
  • “Detroit Hammersmith, Zero-Gravity Toilet Repairman [Retired],” by Suzanne Palmer
  • “Prodigal,” by Gord Sellar
  • “Diamond Jim and the Dinosaurs,” by Rosemary Claire Smith

Short Story

  • “The Battle of Ceres,” by Karl Bunker
  • “Jewels from the Sky,” by Brendan DuBois
  • “Rocket Surgery,” by Effie Seiberg
  • “Death of a Starship Poet,” by James Van Pelt
  • “The Continuing Saga of Tom Corbett, Space Cadet,” by James Van Pelt
  • “In the Absence of Instructions to the Contrary,” by Frank Wu

Fact Articles

  • “A Mind of Its Own,” Part 1 & Part 2, by Edward M. Lerner
  • “Here We Go Loopedy Loop: A Brief History of Time Travel,” Part 1 & Part 2, by Edward M. Lerner
  • “Human 2.0: Being All We Can Be,” Part 1 & Part 2, by Edward M. Lerner
  • “Dawn Comes to the Asteroid Belt: What NASA’s 9-Year Mission is Learning About One of Science Fiction’s Favorite Realms,” by Richard A. Lovett
  • “Energy for the Future: Solar-Derived Fuels, Artificial Leaves, and Electricity-Eating Microbes that Poop Out Gasoline,” by Richard A. Lovett


  • “Paint It Black,” by Bruce Boston
  • “Black Hole Blues,” by G.O. Clark
  • “Final Dispatch,” by Robert Frazier
  • “Soft Collision,” by Scott E. Green & Herb Kauderer
  • “Somebody I Used to Love Asks Me Who Marie Curie Is,” by Carly Rubin


  • January/February, by Maurizio Manzieri
  • March, by Eldar Zakirov
  • April, by Bob Eggleton
  • June, BY Bob Eggleton
  • October, by Sandeep Karunakaran
  • December, by Vincent di Fate

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Analog & Asimov’s Change Schedule

Analog and Asimov’s Magazines, both published by Dell, have announced that beginning in January 2017, they will publish on a bimonthly schedule. Each issue will be sixteen pages longer than their current double-issues. The Magazines currently have been publishing ten issues a year (including two double issues).

Analog and Asimov’s Readers Polls

The winners of the Asimov’s Readers’ Awards and Analog‘s Analog Analytical Laboratory (AnLab) Awards were announced by Asimov’s editor Sheila Williams and Analog editor Trevor Quachri during the Nebula Weekend in San Jose.

Asimov‘s Readers’ Awards

  • Best Novella: “The Application of Hope,” by Kristine Kathryn Rusch (August)
  • Best Novelette: “Over There,” by Will McIntosh (January)
  • Best Short Story (tie): “The Wall,” by Naomi Kritzer (April-May); “The New Guys Always Work Overtime,” by David Erik Nelson (February)
  • Best Poem: “Rivers,” by Geoffrey A. Landis (June)
  • Best Cover Artist: Kinuko Craft

Analog‘s Analytical Laboratory (AnLab) Awards

  • Best Novella: “The Chaplain’s Legacy,” by Brad Torgersen (July-August)
  • Best Novelette: “Buddha Nature,” by Amy Thompson (January-February)
  • Best Short Story: “The War of the Worlds, Book One, Chapter 18: The Sergeant-Major,” by John G. Hemry (January-February)
  • Best Fact Article: “The Great Ptolemaic Smackdown and Down-and-Dirty Mud-Wrassle,” by Michael F. Flynn (January-February)
  • Best Cover: July-August 2013 by Tomislav Tikulin

Asimov’s and Analog Poll Winners

The winners of the Analog Science Fiction and Fact Analytical Laboratory Winners and the Asimov’s Readers’ Poll were announced at the Dell Magazines breakfast on Saturday, March 18 in San Jose, CA as part of the Nebula Weekend.

Analog Science Fiction and Fact Analytical Laboratory Winners

  • Best Novella: “Nightfall on the Peak of Eternal Light,” by Richard A. Lovett & William Gleason
  • Best Novelette: “Ninety Thousand Horses,” by Sean McMullen
  • Best Short Story: “Titanium Soul,” by Catherine Shaffer
  • Best Fact: “Faster Than a Speeding Photon,” by Edward M. Lerner
  • Best Cover: October 2012 by Michael Whelan

Asimov’s Readers’ Poll

  • Best Novella: “Murder Born,” by Robert Reed
  • Best Novelette: “The Way of the Needle,” by Derek Künsken
  • Best Short Story: “Final Exam,” by Megan Arkenberg; “Sexy Robot Mom,” by Sandra McDonald
  • Best Poem: “Future History,” by Joe Haldeman
  • Best Cover Artist: Laura Diehl

Schmidt Retires

Stanley Schmidt has announced his retirement as editor of Analog Science Fiction/Science Fact, effect of September 7. Schmidt has served as editor since 1978, when he took over the reins from Ben Bova. His thirty-four year tenure meets or exceeds the tenure of Astounding/Analog editor John W. Campbell, Jr.’s tenure. During Schmidt’s time as editor, he discovered an nurtured many authors who are integral to the field, including Roger MacBride Allen, Michael A. Burstein, Michael F. Flynn, Janet Kagan, Geoffrey Landis, Elizabeth Moon, Jerry Oltion, and many, many more. Schmidt will be succeeded by Trevor Quachri, who has been serving as Managing Editor of both Analog and Asimov’s for several years.

Dell Magazine Awards

The two Dell magazines, Asimov’s and Analog announced the winners of the annual awards at breakfast on Saturday May 19 during the Nebula Award Weekend in Arlington, VA. Both editors, Sheila Williams and Stanley Schmidt, attended.

Analog‘s Analytical Laboratory (AnLab) Awards:

  • Best Novella: “With Unclean Hands,” by Adam-Troy Castro (11/11)
  • Best Novelette (Tie): “Jak and the Beanstalk,” by Richard A. Lovett (7-8/11); “Betty Knox and Dictionary Jones in the Mystery of the Missing Teenage Anachronisms,” by John G. Hemry (3/11)
  • Best Short Story: “Julie is Three,” by Craig DeLancey (3/11)
  • Best Fact: “Smart SETI,” by Gregory and James Benford (4/11)
  • Best Cover: December 2011 (for “Ray of Light”) by Bob Eggleton

The winners of Asimov’s Readers’ Awards are:

  • Best Novella: “The Man Who Bridged the Mist,” by Kij Johnson(10-11/11)
  • Best Novelette: “All About Emily,” by Connie Willis(12/11)
  • Best Short Story: “Movement,” by Nancy Fulda(3/11)
  • Best Poem: “Five Pounds of Sunlight,” byGeoffrey A. Landis(1/11)
  • Best Cover Artist: October/November, by Paul Youll (for “The Man Who Bridged the Mist”)


Analog/Asimov’s Awards

The Analog and Asimov’s Awards were presented at a breakfast in Washington, D.C. during the Nebula Awards Weekend on May 21 by Stan Schmidt and Sheila Williams.

Analog Analytical Laboratory Winners (Anlab)

  • Best Novella: “Phantom Sense,” by Richard A. Lovett &
    Mark Niemann-Ross (11/10)

  • Best Novelette: “Outbound,” by Brad R. Torgersen (11/10)
  • Best Short Story: “Red Letter Day,” by Kristine Kathryn Rusch (9/10)
  • Best Fact: “Tips for the Budget Time-Traveler,” by Shane Tourtellotte (12/10)
  • Best Cover: December 2010 by Bob Eggleton

Asimov’s Readers’ Award Winners

  • Best Novella: “Becoming One With the Ghosts,” by
    Kristine Kathryn Rusch (10-11/10)

  • Best Novelette: “The Emperor of Mars,” by Allen M. Steele (6/10)
  • Best Short Story: (tie) “The Lovely Ugly,” by Carol Emshwiller (tie) (8/10); “Libertarian Russia,” by Michael Swanwick (tie) (12/10)
  • Best Poem: “Welcome Home,” by Janis Ian (10-11/10)
  • Best Cover Artist: (tie) Tomislav Tikulin (7/10); Michael Whelan (8/10)