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Thoughts on the 2012 Hugos

I ranked a lot of the winners first in my voting, which I thought was pretty cool. And some of them I had second. (Instant runoff voting is fun.) The novellas were the hardest for me to rank, because the four I ranked were all really good, really well-… Continue reading

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Back from WorldCon

This was my first WorldCon. It was about what I expected, based on what I’ve read about WorldCons in the past and other cons I’ve attended that are more literature focused.The Hyatt Regency Chicago is downtown, which has some pluses and minuses. Like i… Continue reading

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Book review: Deadline

Deadline, by Mira GrantThis book is nominated for best novel in the 2012 Hugo Awards, and this will be the final post in my Hugo nominees series.Many people recommended this series to me, but I don’t like horror, and I especially don’t like zombies. Bu… Continue reading

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Book review: Leviathan Wakes

Leviathan Wakes, by James SA CoreyThis is a nominee for best novel in the 2012 Hugo Awards.The executive officer of an ice hauler ends up captain of the remainder of their crew after their ship is nuked by a stealth battleship. A detective ends up deep… Continue reading

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Book review: Of Blood and Honey

Of Blood and Honey by Stina LeichtLeicht is nominated for the Campbell award for best new writer.Liam, a young Catholic man in Northern Ireland, lands in a prison camp for being in the wrong place at the wrong time. He says he isn’t political, but a se… Continue reading

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Book review: Redemption in Indigo

Redemption in Indigo, by Karen Lord.This was in the Hugo packet, as Lord is up for a Campbell Award for best new writer. (The Campbell is not a Hugo, it’s just on the same ballot.)A young woman is married to a foolish glutton, and she returns home to e… Continue reading

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Hugo nominees, part 3

This week, I’m reviewing the novellas on the 2012 Hugo ballot. A novella is 17500-40000 words, making it an awkward length, as it’s too long to be a short story but too short to be a novel. The works are linked here. As always, these are in alphabetica… Continue reading

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Hugo nominees, part 2

Last week, I wrote about the Hugo-nominated short stories. This week, I’m writing about the novelettes.A novelette ranges from 7500 to 17499 words, making it either a longish short story or a shortish novella. The nominated works are here for your read… Continue reading

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Book review: Among Others

Among Others, by Jo Walton, 2011This book was nominated for the Hugos in 2012, and it won the Nebula for best novel. I got it from a friend for my birthday.Morwenna Phelps comes from Wales. Her twin sister Morganna was killed in a magical battle with t… Continue reading

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Hugo nominees, part 1

I’m going to WorldCon this year, which means I get to vote on the Hugos. This is pretty exciting. I’ve never had the chance to vote before. As a member, you can download all the nominated works so you can read them before deciding. It’s great, because … Continue reading

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