1941 Best Novel
Slan was a lot of fun. A little bit dated, but it was basically X-Men. How could I not love it?
1 Slan by A.E. Van Vogt (Astounding Science-Fiction, Dec 1940)
2 Kallocain by Karin Boye (Bonnier)
3 Gray Lensman by E.E. "Doc" Smith (Astounding Science-Fiction, Jan 1940)
4 The Ill-Made Knight by T.H. White (Collins)
5 The Reign of Wizardry by Jack Williamson (Unknown, Mar 1940)
1941 Best Novelette
Does my bias for Heinlein show? Probably. This was a really fun story about a neat technology. I agree. The roads must roll.
1 The Roads Must Roll by Robert A. Heinlein (Astounding Science-Fiction, June 1940)
2 Blowups Happen by Robert A. Heinlein (Astounding Science-Fiction, Sept 1940)
3 Vault of the Beast by A.E. Van Vogt (Astounding Science-Fiction, August 1940)
4 It! by Theodore Sturgeon (Unknown, Aug 1940)
5 Farewell to the Master by Harry Bates (Astounding Science-Fiction, Oct 1940)
1941 Best Short Story
My bias for Asimov is even greater than my bias for Heinlein. But Robbie is his first robot story. That's some serious history.
1 Robbie by Isaac Asimov (Super Science Stories, Sept 1940)
2 Requiem by Robert A. Heinlein (Astounding Science-Fiction, Jan 1940)
3 Martian Quest by Leigh Brackett (Astounding Science-Fiction, Feb 1940)
4 The Stellar Legion by Leigh Brackett (Planet Stories, Winter 1940)
5 Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius by Jorge Luis Borges (Sur, 1940)
This was a hard one. But I really liked Stephen King's story. It was pretty unique, and a bit frightening.
1 Obits by Stephen King (The Bazaar of Bad Dreams, Scribner)
2 Folding Beijing by Hao Jingfang, trans. Ken Liu (Uncanny Magazine, Jan-Feb 2015)
3 Flashpoint: Titan by CHEAH Kai Wai (There Will Be War Volume X, Castalia House)
4 What Price Humanity? by David VanDyke (There Will Be War Volume X, Castalia House)
5 And You Shall Know Her by the Trail of Dead by Brooke Bolander (Lightspeed, Feb 2015)
2016 Short Story
I really liked this story. Stories about artificial intelligence are always a lot of fun.
1 Cat Pictures Please by Naomi Kritzer ( Clarkesworld, January 2015)
2 Seven Kill Tiger by Charles Shao (There Will Be War Volume X, Castalia House)
3 Asymmetrical Warfare by S. R. Algernon (Nature, Mar 2015)
4 No Award