The 2017 results are in:
The winner for best shorter story is “The First American” by Schuyler Hernstrom. The story is in issue #5 of Cirsova Magazine.
This follows Hernstrom’s victory for best shorter story of 2016.
The winner for best novel is Legionnaire (Galaxy’s Edge) by Jason Anspach and Nick Cole.
This year, we’re also awarding an honorable mention/runner-up/silver medal in each category:
Jody Lynn Nye is recognized for the short story “Trouble in an Hourglass”, found in Straight Outta Tombstone.
Robert Kroese is recognized for the novel Out of the Soylent Planet.
Congratulations to the winners, and thanks to all the bloggers who nominated and voted. As you read great stories during 2018, keep them in mind for the next Planetary Awards!