“The Plantimal” wins Asimov’s award

Ken Liu and I won the Asimov’s Poll/Award for Best Short Story of
2014 with our collaboration, “The Plantimal”. This was my 6th Asimov’s
Award, for which I am properly grateful.

The genesis for the story? I was driving Carol to a plant nursery,
and she remarked that she want to get some potted annuals. I thought
she said “potted animals”, she explained that I needed a hearing aid
or a better attention span, I wrote the two words down in my Idea
File, and three years later Ken and I found a use for them. I think
I’ll take the prize money and finally buy Carol some potted animals.

About Mike

According to Locus, I am the all-time leading award winner, living or dead, for short fiction. I have won 5 Hugos (from a record 37 nominations), a Nebula, and other major awards in the USA, France, Japan, Spain, Croatia, Catalonia, and Poland. I'm and author of 74 novels, over 260 stories, and 3 screenplays, and the editor of 42 anthologies. My work has been translated into 27 languages. I am currently the editor of the Stellar Guild line of books, and Galaxy's Edge magazine.
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