The finalists for this year’s Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award have been announced. They are as follows:
- “Things Undone” by John Barnes (Jim Baen’s Universe)
- “This Wind Blowing, and This Tide” by Damien Broderick (Asimov’s)
- “As Women Fight” by Sara Genge (Asimov’s)
- “Blood Dauber” by Ted Kosmatka and Michael Poore (Asimov’s)
- “Cockatrice” by Tanith Lee (Fantasy Magazine)
- Shambling Towards Hiroshima by James Morrow (Tachyon Publications)
- “Her Voice in a Bottle” by Tim Pratt (Subterranean)
- “True Fame” by Robert Reed (Asimov’s)
- “The Death of Che Guevara” by Lewis Shiner (Subterranean)
- “Eros, Philia, Agape” by Rachel Swirsky (Tor.com)
- “The Island” by Peter Watts (The New Space Opera 2)
The jury also listed “Spar” by Kij Johnson (Clarkesworld), but as Johnson is a member of the jury she asked for it to be withdrawn. This is the second year in succession that she has had to withdraw a story.
The winner will be announced at the Campbell Conference over the weekend 16-18 July.