Asimov's readers' award selections

I have now made my selections for the 2007 Asimov's Readers' Award. They are:

  • Best Novella: "Recovering Apollo 8" by Kristine Kathryn Rusch (February 2007). Because Rusch's novella was far and away the best of the year, I declined to select a runner-up.
  • Best Novelete: "Breeze from the Stars" by Mary Rosenblum (March 2007). Runner-up: "News from the Front" by Harry Turtledove (June 2007). I was tempted to name "Nightfall" by Isaac Asimov as a third runner-up, but decided to pass because the story has received plenty of honors in the last six decades.
  • Best Short Story: "Tideline" by Elizabeth Bear (June 2007). Runner-up: "A Small Room in Koboldtown" by Michael Swanwick (April/May 2007). Third Runner-up: "Dead Horse Point" by Daryl Gregory (Aug. 2007).
  • Best Cover Artist: Tor Lundvall.