Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Outstanding Hard Science Fiction of 2020

Here are 26 outstanding hard science fiction stories from 2020 that were finalists for major SF/F ๐Ÿ†awards, included in "year's best" SF/F ๐Ÿ“™anthologies, or recommended by prolific ๐Ÿ‘reviewers in short fiction (see Q&A). That's 26 out of 240+ best SF/F stories from 2020. A story's score is the sum of the +n points in it's "Recommended By" list (click the Details link to see the awards, year's best, and reviewers and the points).

Click the links to highlight the stories discussed.
  • 15 are free online (highlighted in default view), 7 have podcasts.
  • Among ๐Ÿ“špublications, it should be no surprise that Analog and Asimov's have the most hard SF stories here with 5 stories (19%) and 7 stories (27%), respectively.
  • Among ️️✒️authors, none had more than one story in the list this year.

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