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 2019 issues of Analog—we’ll want to know your favorites when we compile the next AnLab results.

BEST NOVELLA

A Stab of the Knife—Adam-Troy Castro (July/August)
Blurred Lives—Adam-Troy Castro (January/February)
Harry and the Lewises—Edward M. Lerner (September/October)
The Last Biker Gang—Wil McCarthy (May/June)

BEST NOVELETTE

Ashes of Exploding Suns, Monuments to Dust—Christopher McKitterick (November/December)
Empress of Starlight—G. David Nordley (November/December)
Endless City—David Gerrold (January/February)
Lab B-15—Nick Wolven (March/April)
Left to Take the Lead—Marissa Lingen (July/August)

BEST SHORT STORY

A Measure of Love—C. Stuart Hardwick (November/December)
Finding Their Footing—Marissa Lingen (May/June)
Home on the Free Range—Holly Schofield (January/February)
Razzibot—Rich Larson (March/April)
The Unnecessary Parts of the Story—Adam-Troy Castro (September/October)
The Willing Body, the Reluctant Heart—Marie Vibbert (May/June)

BEST FACT ARTICLE

Alien Biochemistry—Jay Werkheiser (September/October)
Hell Is Other Planets—Julie Novakova (January/February)
In Defense of the Planet—Marianne Dyson (November/December)
Taming the Genie—C. Stuart Hardwick (March/April)
The Science Behind The Quantum Magician—Derek Künsken (July/August)

BEST POEM

Atomic Numbers—D.A. Xiaolin Spires (January/February)
Collisions—Kathryn Fritz (November/December)
Past Pluto—Eric Pinder (November/December)
Venus, As It Might Have Been—Mary Soon Lee (March/April)
Wife of a Particle Physicist—Bruce Boston (January/February)

BEST COVER

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January/February 2018
Josh Meehan

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July/August 2018
NASA

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March/April 2018
Donato Giancola

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May/June 2018
Fred Gambino

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November/December 2018
Eldar Zakirov

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September/October 2018
Joel Iskowitz