Asimov's Reader Poll Winners By Year
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Complete List by Nominee
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• Results by Year:

 
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, Cover of Asimov's Aug 2010
COVER (tie): Tomislav Tikulin, Cover of 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, Cover of 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): Thomasz Maronski, Cover of Asimov's Mar 2008
COVER (tie): John Picacio, Cover of Asimov's Sep 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, Cover of 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, Cover of 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, Cover of 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, Cover of 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): "Barnacle Bill the Spacer", Lucius Shepard
NOVELLA (tie): "Cleon the Emperor", Isaac Asimov
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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