2017 Hugo Reading Wrap Up

2017 Hugo Reading Wrap Up

Voting for the Hugos closes tomorrow! Deciding how to rank a lot of really stellar work has been really challenging, but this is a good problem to have.  I would much rather have this problem than the one we had the past few years. Here's a all my posts about the fiction finalists--just in case you're still tinkering with your ballot. I keep making changes...

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2017 Hugo Reading: Too Like the Lightning by Ada Palmer and Death’s End by Cixin Liu

2017 Hugo Reading: Novelettes

I think the novelette finalists are a bit more of a mixed bag. Some of them I think are outstanding, one fell flat for me, and then there's that other one. You know the one. The novelette finalists are: "The Tomato Thief" by Ursula Vernon (Apex Magazine) "You'll Surely Drown Here If You Stay" by Alyssa Wong (Uncanny Magazine) "The Jewel and Her Lapidary"...

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2017 Hugo Reading:The Obelisk Gate by N.K. Jemisin

2017 Hugo Reading:
The Obelisk Gate by N.K. Jemisin

I read this book over a year ago—I was lucky enough to get an advance copy—so my memory of specific plot points is a bit on the blurry side, so you’ll have to excuse any inaccuracies on that front. What I do remember, though, is finding The Obelisk Gate completely riveting and I had a hard time putting it down to do things like sleep, eat, and talk to...

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2017 Hugo Reading: Too Like the Lightning by Ada Palmer and Death’s End by Cixin Liu

2017 Hugo Reading: Short Stories

With one obvious exception, all the Hugo short story finalists are stellar and it's going to be extremely difficult to rank them on my ballot. Extremely difficult. In case you've forgotten, the finalists are: “A Fist of Permutations in Lightning and Wildflowers” by Alyssa Wong (Tor.com, March 2016) “That Game We Played During the War” by Carrie Vaughn...

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Hello! I'm Natalie Luhrs.

I write about books, culture, disability, and whatever else strikes my fancy. I have many opinions.

I am a two-time Hugo Award finalist, in 2017 for Best Fan Writer and in 2021 for my essay “George R.R. Martin Can Fuck Off Into the Sun, Or: The 2020 Hugo Awards Ceremony (Rageblog Edition)” in the Best Related Work category.

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