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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