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Time for the results! Earlier this month we asked you to vote for your favorite works from the fiction, poetry, and articles departments, and your favorite columnists and reviewers. The poll was open from 13.00 PST on 13th January 2014 until 23.59 PST on 20th January 2014. Each person could vote for up to five works or nominees, ranking them 1 (first place) to 5 (fifth place). Each first-place vote was worth five points, each second-place vote was worth four points, and so on. It was not compulsory to vote in every category, nor to use all five slots in a given category. Multiple votes on one ballot for the same item were discarded, and we required a unique email address for the ballot to be submitted. Those addresses were only used to verify the validity of ballots.

As ever, many thanks to those of you who voted in our Readers' Poll this year–we always appreciate it, and any other feedback you send us. Congratulations to this year's winners, and thanks to all of our contributors for submitting their work.

Fiction

Poetry

Articles

Columns (See the archives for individual columns)

  • First place: Intertitles by Genevieve Valentine
  • Second place: Movements by Rochita Loenen-Ruiz
  • Third place: Communities by Renay
  • Fourth place: Me and Science Fiction by Eleanor Arnason
  • Fifth place: Scores by John Clute

Reviews (See the archives for individual reviews)

  • First place: Sofia Samatar
  • Second place: Aishwarya Subramanian
  • Third place: Liz Bourke
  • Fourth place: Nina Allan
  • Fifth place: L. Timmel Duchamp

Previous years: 2012, 2011, 2010




Niall Harrison is an independent critic based in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. He is a former editor of Strange Horizons, and his writing has also appeared in The New York Review of Science FictionFoundation: The International Review of Science Fiction, The Los Angeles Review of Books and others. He has been a judge for the Arthur C. Clarke Award, and a Guest of Honor at the 2023 British National Science Fiction Convention. His collection All These Worlds: Reviews and Essays is available from Briardene Books.
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