Category Archives: 2013 hugos

Book review: 2312

2312 by Kim Stanley Robinson.This was another nominee for the best novel Hugo award.300 years in the future, humanity has colonized Mercury, Venus, the moon, Mars, Jupiter’s moons, and Saturn’s moons. Neptune’s moons are the next target. There are trav… Continue reading

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Book review: Three Parts Dead

Three Parts Dead by Max GladstoneGladstone is a nominee for the Campbell Award for Best New Writer.This is a fun read. Tara Abernathy is a Craft user, who was thrown out of the Hidden Schools. This is more dangerous than it sounds, because the Hidden S… Continue reading

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Book review: Blackbirds

Blackbirds by Chuck Wendig, Angry Robot 2012.Chuck Wendig is nominated for the Campbell Award for best new writer. It’s not a Hugo, but it’s on the same ballot.Miriam can see people’s deaths when she touches them. She’s started attending people’s death… Continue reading

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Hugo thoughts: Best semiprozine

This category is really hard. These are all good magazines.Apex: Edited by Lynne M. Thomas, Apex features dark fantasy, weird, and horror. The issue included in the packet was #39, August 2012, which features stories by Marie Brennan, Kat Howard, Genev… Continue reading

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Book review: Redshirts

Redshirts by John ScalziThe new crew members of the Intrepid realize there’s something funny going on with away missions: someone always dies, but never any of three bridge officers, one of whom frequently gets severely injured. They meet someone who t… Continue reading

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Book review: Redshirts

Redshirts by John ScalziThe new crew members of the Intrepid realize there’s something funny going on with away missions: someone always dies, but never any of three bridge officers, one of whom frequently gets severely injured. They meet someone who t… Continue reading

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Book review: Redshirts

Redshirts by John ScalziThe new crew members of the Intrepid realize there’s something funny going on with away missions: someone always dies, but never any of three bridge officers, one of whom frequently gets severely injured. They meet someone who t… Continue reading

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Hugo thoughts: Best fan writer

When I read fannish writing on the internet, I like to read about the things I like. I like reading other people’s reactions to them.Mark Oshiro is a brilliant fan writer. He reads and watches things (TV shows and anime series) and writes reactions to … Continue reading

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Hugo thoughts: Best fan writer

When I read fannish writing on the internet, I like to read about the things I like. I like reading other people’s reactions to them.Mark Oshiro is a brilliant fan writer. He reads and watches things (TV shows and anime series) and writes reactions to … Continue reading

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Book review: Throne of the Crescent Moon

Throne of the Crescent Moon by Saladin AhmedAdoulla is the last of the ghul hunters. Raseed is his partner, a highly religious dervish who is keen with his sword. Ramia is a nomad girl who is also a lion. They band together to fight a truly evil spirit… Continue reading

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