AnLab Readers' Award Finalists

We’re very excited to bring you the works that finished in the top five slots in each category of the Analog Analytical Laboratory. Although we won’t be announcing the winners until our July/August issue, we’re listing all the finalists in alphabetical order by story title. If you see more than five pieces, it’s because we had ties in this category. If you missed any stories or poems when they were first published in Analog, just click on the appropriate link below.

A big thanks goes to our readers for taking the time to vote and to our writers for allowing us to post their work. Enjoy these stories and remember to check out the 2018 issues of Analog – we’ll want to know your favorites when we compile the next AnLab results.

BEST NOVELLA

Native Seeds – Catherine Wells (November/December 2017)
Nexus – Michael F. Flynn (March/April 2017)
Not Far Enough – Martin L. Shoemaker (July/August 2017)
The Girls With Kaleidoscope Eyes – Howard V. Hendrix (May/June 2017)
The Proving Ground – Alec Nevala-Lee (January/February 2017)

BEST NOVELETTE

Europa's Survivors – Marianne J. Dyson (March/April 2017)
For All Mankind – C. Stuart Hardwick (July/August 2017)
Galleon – Brian Trent (July/August 2017)
My Fifth and Most Exotic Voyage – Edward M. Lerner  (September/October 2017)
The Old Man – Rich Larson (September/October 2017)

BEST SHORT STORY

Focus – Gord Sellar (May/June 2017)
Long Haul – Marie DesJardin (January/February 2017)
Paradise Regained – Edward M. Lerner (January/February 2017)
The Chatter of Monkeys – Bond Elam (May/June 2017)
Time Travel Is Only for the Poor – S.L. Huang (November/December 2017)
Two Hours at Frontier – Sean McMullen (November/December 2017)

BEST FACT ARTICLE

Alien Archaeology – Michael Carroll (May/June 2017)
Fatal Starlight – Paul Fisher (November/December 2017)
Rendezvous With a Comet: How ESA's Rosetta Mission is Decoding Ancient Planetary Mysteries – Richard A. Lovett (January/February 2017)
Sustainability Lab 101: Cuba as a Simulation of Possible Futures – Stanley Schmidt (March/April 2017)
The Quest for the 2:00 Marathon – Richard A. Lovett (September/October 2017)

BEST POEM

Barriers – J. Northcutt Jr. (March/April 2017)
Hypothesis/Assertion – Daniel D. Villani (March/April 2017)
Space Junk – Bruce Boston (July/August 2017)
Quantum Entanglement – Fred D. White (November/December 2017)
Theory of Gravity – Josh Pearce (July/August 2017)

BEST COVER

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January/February 2017
Kurt Huggins

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March/April 2017
Tomislav Tikulin

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July/August 2017
Rado Javor

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September/October 2017
Eldar Zakirov

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November/December 2017
Marianne Plumridge Eggleton