AnLab Readers' Award Finalists

We’re very excited to bring you the Analog Analytical Laboratory finalists. Available below are the works that finished in the top slots for Best Novelette, Best Short Story, and Best Poem, and the those that finished in the top three for Best Novella, Best Fact Article, and Best Cover. Although we won’t be announcing the winners until our July/August issue, finalists are listed below in alphabetical order by title. If you missed any pieces 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 2021 issues of Analog—we’ll want to know your favorites when we compile the next AnLab results.

BEST NOVELLAS

“Draiken Dies,” Adam-Troy Castro (September/October 2020)
“Flyboys,” Stanley Schmidt (July/August 2020)
“Moral Biology,” Neal Asher (May/June 2020)
 

BEST NOVELETTES

“I, Bigfoot,” Sarina Dorie (September/October 2020)
“Minerva Girls,” James Van Pelt (September/October 2020)
“Sticks and Stones,” Tom Jolly (July/August 2020)
“The Offending Eye,” Robert R. Chase (July/August 2020)
“The Quest for the Great Grey Mossy,” Harry Turtledove  (January/February 2020)
 

BEST SHORT STORIES

“Hive,” Jay Werkheiser (January/February 2020)
“Rover,” A.T. Sayre (March/April 2020)
“The Chrysalis Pool,” Sean McMullen (September/October 2020)
“The Greatest Day,” Eric Choi (January/February 2020) click here for PODCAST
“The Writhing Tentacles of History,” Jay Werkheiser (September/October 2020)
“Wheel of Echoes,” Sean McMullen  (January/February 2020)
 

BEST FACT ARTICLE

“Big Smart Objects,” Gregory Benford & Larry Niven (November/December 2020)
“Space Dust: How an Asteroid Altered Life on Earth,” Richard A. Lovett (May/June 2020)
“Veiling the Earth,” Gregory Benford (March/April 2020)
 

BEST POEMS

“Ghost Transmission,” Robert Frazier (January/February 2020)
“How to Go Twelfth,” Mary Soon Lee (March/April 2020)
“In Theory,” Rebecca Siegel (January/February 2020)
“Miles to Go Before We Rest,” G.O. Clark (May/June 2020)
“Planck,” Josh Pearce (March/April 2020)
 

BEST COVERS

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January/February 2020
Tomislav Tikulin 

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March/April 2020
Eldar Zakirov

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May/June 2020
Donato Giancola

 

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July/August 2020
Dominic Harman

 

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