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— 2023 —
novella “The Court Martial of the Renegat Renegades”, Kristine Kathryn Rusch
novelette “Falling Off the Edge of the World”, Suzanne Palmer
short story (tie) “Sparrows”, Susan Palwick
short story (tie) “Destiny Delayed”, Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki
poem “The Three Laws of Poetics”, Stewart C. Baker
cover (tie) Dominic Harman for Asimov's Jan/Feb 2022
cover (tie) Maurizio Manzieri for Asimov's Nov/Dec 2022
— 2022 —
novella “A Blessing of Unicorns”, Elizabeth Bear
novelette “Table Etiquette for Diplomatic Personnel, In Seventeen Scenes”, Suzanne Palmer
short story “Muallim”, Ray Nayler
poem “Mars Rover, Curiosity”, Jane Yolen
cover Donato Giancola for Asimov's Jan/Feb 2021
— 2021 —
novella “Take a Look at the Five and Ten”, Connie Willis
novelette “The Hind”, Kevin J. Anderson & Rick Wilber
short story “GO. NOW. FIX.”, Timons Esaias
poem “Ode to Cassini”, Jane Yolen
cover John Picacio for Asimov's Mar/Apr 2020
— 2020 —
novella “Waterlines”, Suzanne Palmer
novelette “In the Stillness Between the Stars”, Mercurio D. Rivera
short story “Sacrificial Iron”, Ted Kosmatka
poem “A Street Away”, Jane Yolen
cover Maurizio Manzieri for Asimov's Jul/Aug 2019
— 2019 —
novel/novella “Bubble and Squeak”, David Gerrold & Ctein
novelette “Lieutenant Tightass”, Kristine Kathryn Rusch
short story “In Event of Moon Disaster”, Rich Larson
poem “This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things”, Suzanne Palmer
cover Eldar Zakirov for Asimov's Jan/Feb 2018
— 2018 —
novel/novella “I Met a Traveller in an Antique Land”, Connie Willis
novelette “Books of the Risen Sea”, Suzanne Palmer
short story “Crimson Birds of Small Miracles”, Sean Monaghan
poem “Titan's Magic Islands”, Geoffrey A. Landis
cover Eldar Zakirov for Asimov's Nov/Dec 2017
— 2017 —
novella “Lazy Dog Out”, Suzanne Palmer
novelette “I Married a Monster from Outer Space”, Dale Bailey
short story “All That Robot…”, Rich Larson
short story “The Mutants Men Don't See”, James Alan Gardner
poem “After”, Herb Kauderer
cover Donato Giancola for
— 2016 —
novella “Inhuman Garbage”, Kristine Kathryn Rusch
novelette “Lock Up Your Chickens and Daughters--H'ard and Andy Are Come to Town!”, Michael Swanwick & Gregory Frost
short story “Tuesdays”, Suzanne Palmer
poem “1,230 Grams of Einstein”, Robert Frazier
cover Maurizio Manzieri for Asimov's Oct/Nov 2015
— 2015 —
novella “The Legion of Tomorrow”, Allen M. Steele
novelette “The Common Good”, Nancy Kress
short story “The Plantimal”, Ken Liu & Mike Resnick
poem “In the Quiet Hour”, Bruce Boston
cover Maurizio Manzieri for Asimov's Jun 2014
— 2014 —
novella “The Application of Hope”, Kristine Kathryn Rusch
novelette “Over There”, Will McIntosh
short story (tie) “The Wall”, Naomi Kritzer
short story (tie) “The New Guys Always Work Overtime”, David Erik Nelson
poem “Rivers”, Geoffrey A. Landis
cover Kinuko Craft for Asimov's Sep 2013
— 2013 —
novella “Murder Born”, Robert Reed
novelette “The Way of the Needle”, Derek Künsken
short story (tie) “Final Exam”, Megan Arkenberg
short story (tie) “Sexy Robot Mom”, Sandra McDonald
poem “Future History”, Joe Haldeman
cover Laura Diehl for Asimov's Dec 2012
— 2012 —
novella “The Man Who Bridged the Mist”, Kij Johnson
novelette “All About Emily”, Connie Willis
short story “Movement”, Nancy Fulda
poem “Five Pounds of Sunlight”, Geoffrey A. Landis
cover Paul Youll for Asimov's Oct/Nov 2011
— 2011 —
novella “Becoming One with the Ghosts”, Kristine Kathryn Rusch
novelette “The Emperor of Mars”, Allen M. Steele
short story (tie) “The Lovely Ugly”, Carol Emshwiller
short story (tie) “Libertarian Russia”, Michael Swanwick
poem “Welcome Home”, Janis Ian
cover (tie) Michael Whelan for Asimov's Aug 2010
cover (tie) Tomislav Tikulin for Asimov's Jul 2010
— 2010 —
novella “Broken Windchimes”, Kristine Kathryn Rusch
novelette “Blood Dauber”, Ted Kosmatka & Michael Poore
short story “Bridesicle”, Will McIntosh
poem “Edgar Allan Poe”, Bryan D. Dietrich
cover John Picacio for Asimov's Sep 2009
— 2009 —
novella “The Room of Lost Souls”, Kristine Kathryn Rusch
novelette “The Ray-Gun: A Love Story”, James Alan Gardner
short story “26 Monkeys, Also the Abyss”, Kij Johnson
poem “Deaths on Other Planets”, Joanne Merriam
cover (tie) John Picacio for Asimov's Sep 2008
cover (tie) Thomasz Maronski for Asimov's Mar 2008
— 2008 —
novella “Recovering Apollo 8”, Kristine Kathryn Rusch
novelette “Dark Integers”, Greg Egan
short story “Tideline”, Elizabeth Bear
poem “The Dimensional Rush of Relative Primes”, Bruce Boston
cover Donato Giancola for Asimov's Jul 2007
— 2007 —
novella “The Walls of the Universe”, Paul Melko
novelette “Yellow Card Man”, Paolo Bacigalupi
short story “Impossible Dreams”, Tim Pratt
poem “Remembering the Future”, Darrell Schweitzer
cover J. K. Potter for Asimov's Mar 2006
— 2006 —
novella “Diving Into the Wreck”, Kristine Kathryn Rusch
novelette “Second Person, Present Tense”, Daryl Gregory
short story “The Children of Time”, Stephen Baxter
poem “Newton's Mass”, Timons Esaias
cover Michael Whelan for Asimov's Jan 2005
— 2005 —
novella “Liberation Day”, Allen M. Steele
novelette “The Garcia Narrows Bridge”, Allen M. Steele
short story “Travels with My Cats”, Mike Resnick
poem “Heavy Weather”, Bruce Boston
cover Donato Giancola for Asimov's Aug 2004
— 2004 —
novella “Ariel”, Lucius Shepard
novelette “The Bellman”, John Varley
short story “Coyote at the End of History”, Michael Swanwick
poem “Alternate History”, Maureen F. McHugh
cover artist Jim Burns
— 2003 —
novella “Breathmoss”, Ian R. MacLeod
novelette “The Wild Girls”, Ursula K. Le Guin
short story “She Sees My Monsters Now”, Robert Reed
poem “Eight Things Not to Do or Say When a Mad Scientist Moves into Your Neighborhood”, Bruce Boston
cover artist Dominic Harman
interior artist Michael Carroll
— 2002 —
novella “Stealing Alabama”, Allen Steele
novelette “Into Greenwood”, Jim Grimsley
short story “Old MacDonald Had a Farm”, Mike Resnick
poem “January Fires”, Joe Haldeman
cover artist Michael Carroll
interior artist Darryl Elliot
— 2001 —
novella “Oracle”, Greg Egan
novelette “On the Orion Line”, Stephen Baxter
short story “The Elephants on Neptune”, Mike Resnick
poem “10 Things You Can't Do Inside a Space Helmet”, G. O. Clark
cover artist Bob Eggleton
interior artist Darryl Elliott
— 2000 —
novella “Hunting the Snark”, Mike Resnick
novelette “The Chop Girl”, Ian R. MacLeod
short story “Ancient Engines”, Michael Swanwick
poem “Christmas (after we all got time machines)”, Geoffrey A. Landis
cover artist Jim Burns
interior artist Darryl Elliott
— 1999 —
novella “Oceanic”, Greg Egan
novelette “Echea”, Kristine Kathryn Rusch
short story “Radiant Doors”, Michael Swanwick
poem “egg horror poem”, Laurel Winter
cover artist John Foster
interior artist Alan Giana
— 1998 —
novella “…Where Angels Fear to Tread”, Allen Steele
novelette “We Will Drink a Fish Together...”, Bill Johnson
short story “The 43 Antarean Dynasties”, Mike Resnick
poem “why goldfish shouldn't use power tools”, Laurel Winter
cover artist Chris Moore
interior artist Darryl Elliott
— 1997 —
novella “Gas Fish”, Mary Rosenblum
novelette “The Flowers of Aulit Prison”, Nancy Kress
short story “Decency”, Robert Reed
poem “Curse of the Science Fiction Writer's Wife”, Bruce Boston
cover artist Wojtek Siudmak
interior artist Darryl Elliott
— 1996 —
novella “A Woman's Liberation”, Ursula K. Le Guin
novelette “Think Like a Dinosaur”, James Patrick Kelly
short story “Life on the Moon”, Tony Daniel
poem “Curse of Bruce Boston's Wife”, Scott L. Towner
cover artist Bob Eggleton
interior artist Ron Chironna
— 1995 —
novella “Forgiveness Day”, Ursula K. Le Guin
novelette “Cocoon”, Greg Egan
short story “Digital Music”, Alan Gordon
poem “when the voices”, W. Gregory Stewart
cover artist Bob Eggleton
interior artist Gary Freeman
— 1994 —
novella “Dancing on Air”, Nancy Kress
novelette “Inn”, Connie Willis
short story “Martin on a Wednesday”, Nancy Kress
poem “Curse of the Shapeshifter's Wife”, Bruce Boston
cover artist Wojtek Siudmak
interior artist Steve Cavallo
— 1993 —
novella (tie) “Cleon the Emperor”, Isaac Asimov
novella (tie) “Barnacle Bill the Spacer”, Lucius Shepard
novelette “The Nutcracker Coup”, Janet Kagan
short story “Even the Queen”, Connie Willis
poem “A Robot's Farewell to the Master”, Ace G. Pilkington
cover artist Bob Eggleton
interior artist Gary Freeman
— 1992 —
novella “Beggars In Spain”, Nancy Kress
novelette “Understand”, Ted Chiang
short story “A Walk in the Sun”, Geoffrey A. Landis
poem “Angels Fly Because They Take Themselves Lightly”, Jane Yolen
cover artist (tie) Gary Freeman
cover artist (tie) Bob Eggleton
interior artist Laura Lakey
— 1991 —
novella “Mr. Boy”, James Patrick Kelly
novelette “Getting the Bugs Out”, Janet Kagan
short story “Bears Discover Fire”, Terry Bisson
poem “A Dragon's Yuletide Shopping List”, Robert Frazier & James Patrick Kelly
cover artist Michael Whelan
interior artist Janet Aulisio
— 1990 —
novella “A Touch of Lavender”, Megan Lindholm
novelette “The Loch Moose Monster”, Janet Kagan
short story “Windwagon Smith and the Martians”, Lawrence Watt-Evans
poem “Old Robots Are the Worst”, Bruce Boston
cover artist Keith Parkinson
interior artist Janet Aulisio
— 1989 —
novella “The Last of the Winnebagos”, Connie Willis
novelette “Dowser”, Orson Scott Card
short story “A Midwinter's Tale”, Michael Swanwick
cover artist Hisaki Yasuda
interior artist Laura Lakey
— 1988 —
novella “Mother Goddess of the World”, Kim Stanley Robinson
novelette “Rachel in Love”, Pat Murphy
short story “Why I Left Harry's All-Night Hamburgers”, Lawrence Watt-Evans
poem “The Famous Hospitality of Dao'i”, J. J. Hunt
cover artist Bob Eggleton
interior artist J. K. Potter
special award “I, Robot: The Movie”, Harlan Ellison
— 1987 —
novella “Spice Pogrom”, Connie Willis
novelette “The Prisoner of Chillon”, James Patrick Kelly
short story “Robot Dreams”, Isaac Asimov

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