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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The Return of Pulphouse

Dean Wesley Smith and Kristine Kathryn Rusch have announced that after a brief 20 year hiatus, they plan to bring back Pulphouse Magazine. Pulphouse originally ran for thirteen issues in the 1990s, along with the Pulphouse Hardcover magazine, Axolotl Press, and the Writer’s Choice Monthly series. They will be launching a Kickstarter later this year and expect the first issue to appear in January 2018.
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Asimov’s Reader Poll Finalists

Asimov’s has announced the finalists for their thirty-first 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. Editor Sheila Williams notes that they intend to make the finalists available on-line each year from now on.


  • “Choose Poison, Choose Life,” by Michael Blumlein
  • “Where There Is Nothing, There Is God,” by David Erik Nelson
  • “What We Hold Onto,” by Jay O’Connell
  • “Lazy Dog Out,” by Suzanne Palmer
  • “Einstein’s Shadow,” by Allen M. Steele


  • “I Married a Monster from Outer Space,” by Dale Bailey
  • “They Have All One Breath,” by Karl Bunker
  • “President John F. Kennedy, Astronaut,” by Sandra McDonald
  • “Ten Poems for the Mossums, One for the Man,” by Suzanne Palmer
  • “Matilda,” by Kristine Kathryn Rusch

Short Stories

  • “The Mutants Men Don’t See,” by James Alan Gardner
  • “White Dust,” by Nathan Hillstrom
  • “All That Robot…,” by Rich Larson
  • “Exceptional Forces,” by Sean McMullen
  • “Dome on the Prairie,” by Robert Reed


  • “The Abassador’s Daughter,” by Megan Arkenberg
  • “Your Clone Excels at You,” by Robert Frazier
  • “After,” by Herb Kauderer
  • “Attack of the Fifty-Foot Woman,” by Ron Koertge
  • “The Robot Grows Old,” by Geoffrey A. Landis
  • “Long Argument, the Longest,” by Jane Yolen
  • “Nice Touch,” by Jane Yolen
  • “Old Women of the Wood,” by Jane Yolen

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2017 Dell Magazine Award for Undergraduate Excellence in Science Fiction and Fantasy Writing

Dell Magazines has announced the winners of the 2017 Dell Magazine Award for Undergraduate Excellence in Science Fiction and Fantasy Writing. The contest has run every year since 1994 with prizes presented at the ICFA in Orlando.

  • Winner: “Noor,” by Taimur Ahmad of Princeton University
  • First Runner-up: “The Food of Love,” by Claire Spaulding, Columbia University
  • Second Runner-up: “Questions for Oretta,” by Alexandra Barr, University of Alberta
  • Third Runner-up: “Braidwood Rings,” by Pearl Lorentzen, University of Alberta
  • Honorable Mention: “Everyone is Split,” by Taimur Ahmad, Princeton University
  • Honorable Mention: “Everything, in Both Hands,” by Alina Sichevaya, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Honorable Mention: “Protagonist,” by Gian-Paul Bergeron, Yale University
  • Honorable Mention: “Storm & Splinter,” by Marcella Haddad, Arcadia University
  • Honorable Mention: “Ravenous Things,” by Sarah Goldman, Bryn Mawr College

Fantastic Stories of the Imagination Closing

Warren Lapine has announced that Fantastic Stories of the Imagination will be closing following the publication of its January issue and its People of Color Take Over issue. Subscriptions will be filled with e-copies of F&SF and The Cascadia Subduction Zone. Lapine will remain active in genre publishing through his Positronic imprint of Wilder Publications.
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New Zenith Closes

New Zenith magazine has announced that it has closed and has cancelled publication of its Winter and Spring issues. New Zenith launched as a magzine for short fiction of all genres with their Summer 2016 issue and put out a Fall issue before making the announcement. Both issues appeared in print and e-zine.
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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).

Moreno-Garcia Joins The Dark

Silvia Moreno-Garcia has been hired to serve as co-editor of The Dark Magazine, alongside current editor and publisher Sean Wallace. Moreno-Garcia will assume responsibility on October 1 and her first issue with be the January issue.
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Uncanny Annual Kickstarter

Lynne Thomas and Michael Damian Thomas have announced a Kickstarter to provide funding for the third year of their on-line magazine, Uncanny: A Magazine of Science Fiction & Fantasy. Uncanny publishes as an eBook on a bimonthly schedule. Each issue contains at least 4-6 new short stories, 2 reprinted stories, 2 poems, 2 nonfiction essays, and 2 interviews. The Kickstarter started on July 18 and will run through August 16.
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IGMS New Editor

Scott M. Roberts has been named the new editor of Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show, replacing long time editor Edmund Schubert. Roberts takes over with the July/August issue, which is now posted. The magazine skipped the May/June issue and the number scheme picks up with issue 51, following issue 50, which was released in March/April.
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