The nominees for the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award have been announced. The Sturgeon is awarded for best short science fiction by year of publication. The Award is presented during the Campbell Conference Awards Banquet at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas, as the focal point of a weekend of discussions about the writing, illustration, publishing, teaching, and criticism of science fiction.
The finalists are:
- “Lady With Fox,” Greg Benford. Carbide Tipped Pens: Seventeen Tales of Hard Science Fiction (eds. Ben Bova and Eric Choi), Tor Books, 2014.
- “Childfinder,” Octavia E. Butler. Unexpected Stories, Open Road Media Sci-Fi & Fantasy, 2014.
- “In Her Eyes,” Seth Chambers. Fantasy & Science Fiction Jan/Feb 2014.
- “The Man Who Sold the Moon,” Cory Doctorow. Hieroglyph: Stories and Visions for a Better Future (eds. Ed Finn and Kathryn Cramer), Morrow, 2014.
- “Herd Immunity,” Tananarive Due. The End is Now (eds. John Joseph Adams and Hugh Howey), Broad Reach Publishing, 2014.
- “When it Ends, He Catches Her,” Eugie Foster. Daily Science Fiction 26 Sep 2014.
- We Are All Completely Fine, Daryl Gregory. Tachyon, 2014.
- Yesterday’s Kin, Nancy Kress. Tachyon, 2014.
- “A Hotel in Antarctica,” Geoffrey Landis. Hieroglyph: Stories and Visions for a Better Future (eds. Ed Finn and Kathryn Cramer), Morrow, 2014.
- “The Regular,” Ken Liu. Upgraded (ed. Neil Clarke). Wyrm Publishing 2014.
- “The Lightness of the Movement,” Pat MacEwan. Fantasy & Science Fiction Mar/Apr 2014.
- “We Are the Cloud,” Sam J. Miller. Lightspeed Sep 2014.
- “The Fifth Dragon,” Ian McDonald. Reach for Infinity (ed. Jonathan Strahan). Solaris, 2014.
- “Shatterdown,” Suzanne Palmer. Asimov’s Jun 2014.
- “The Cryptic Age,” Robert Reed. Asimov’s Dec 2014.
See also: Past winners