My picks for the 26th annual Asimov's Readers' Poll

The 26th annual Asimov's Readers' Poll is open for votes through February 1. As is the norm, Asimov's had a very strong year in 2011. Unfortunately, I was limited to three votes in each category. But I could have easily voted for twice as many stories.

My votes for the awards are as follows. Please note that while the actual votes for the award are ranked in order of preference, my list is organized by author last name.

Best Novella

  • The Man Who Bridged the Mist—Kij Johnson
  • Kiss Me Twice—Mary Robinette Kowal
  • Stealth— Kristine Kathryn Rusch

Best Novelette

  • Two Thieves—Chris Beckett
  • Clean—John Kessel
  • Corn Teeth—Melanie Tem

Best Short Story

  • Smoke City—Christopher Barzak
  • Shipbirth—Aliette de Bodard
  • Movement—Nancy Fulda

Best Cover

  • September—Maurizo Manzieri
  • March—Marc Simonetti
  • October/November (for “The Man Who Bridged the Mist”)—Paul Youll