Asimov's Readers' Awards Finalists

We are very excited to bring you the works that finished in the top five slots in each category of the 30th Annual Readers’ Award Poll. Although we won’t be announcing the winners until our celebratory breakfast in May, we’re listing all the finalists in alphabetical order by author’s last name. Due to ties, you’ll find six stories in the novella and short story categories.  We’ve uploaded almost all the works as well, so check out the links to these tales if you missed them when they were first published in Asimov’s!

A big thanks goes to our readers for taking the time to vote and to our writers for allowing us to post their works. We plan to make the posting of these stories, poems, and covers an annual tradition. Enjoy these works and remember to check out the 2016 issues of Asimov’s. We want to know what your favorites are when we compile the 31st annual poll.

Congratulations to our 30th Annual Readers' Awards Finalists!


Lock Up Your Chickens and Daughters -H'ard and Andy Are Come to Town!Michael Swanwick & Gregory Frost - April/May 2015
The Molenstraat Music FestivalSean Monaghan - September 2015
Our Lady of the Open RoadSarah Pinsker - June 2015
The End of WarDjango Wexler - June 2015


The Four Thousand, The Eight Hundred, Greg Egan - December 2015
The New MotherEugene Fischer - April/May 2015
A Thousand Nights Till MorningWill McIntosh - August 2015
Inhuman GarbageKristine Kathryn Rusch - March 2015
The Long WaitAllen M Steele - January 2015


My Time on EarthIan Creasey - October/November 2015
Calved, Sam J Miller - September 2015
Tuesdays, Suzanne Palmer - March 2015
The First Step, Kristine Kathryn Rusch - August 2015
Ninety-five Percent Safe, Caroline M Yoachim - January 2015
What I Intend, Robert Reed - April/May 2015


1,230 Grams of Einstein, Robert Frazier
Love and the Moon, Geoffrey A. Landis
October Leaves, Suzanne Palmer
The Circulatory Man, James Valvis



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