FINALISTS: 2009 Sturgeon Award

The finalists for The 2009 Theodore Sturgeon Award (the short fiction counterpart of the John W. Campbell Memorial Award for best novel of the year) have been announced:

  • Paolo Bacigalupi, “The Gambler” Fast Forward 2
  • Ted Chiang, “Exhalation” Eclipse 2
  • Charles Coleman Finlay, “The Political Prisoner” F&SF, August
  • Cory Doctorow & Benjamin Rosenbaum, “True Names” Fast Forward 2
  • James Alan Gardner, “The Ray Gun: A Love Story” Asimov’s, February
  • Kathleen Ann Goonan, “Memory Dog” Asimov’s, Apr/May
  • Kij Johnson, “26 Monkeys, Also the Abyss” (NOTE: Johnson, a juror, removed story from consideration. Asimov’s, July)
  • Ian McDonald, “The Tear” Galactic Empires
  • Maureen McHugh, “Special Economics” Del Rey Book of Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Hanu Rajaniemi, “His Master’s Voice” Interzone 218
  • Michael Swanwick, “From Babel’s Fall’n Glory We Fled” Asimov’s, February

Congratulations to all the nominees.

See also: Past winners.

[via Ellen Datlow]