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: Novellas

This year, the finalists for Best Novella are: A Taste of Honey by Kai Ashante Wilson (Tor.com) Every Heart A Doorway by Seanan McGuire (Tor.com) Penric and the Shaman by Lois McMaster Bujold (Spectrum Literary Agency) The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe by Kij Johnson (Tor.com) The Ballad of Black Tom by Victor Lavalle (Tor.com) This Census-Taker by China...

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2017 Hugo Reading:A Closed and Common Orbit by Becky Chambers

2017 Hugo Reading:
A Closed and Common Orbit by Becky Chambers

A Closed and Common Orbit may be the sequel to Becky Chambers’s first novel, The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet, but its scope and cast of characters is much smaller. Instead of a full complement of characters, this time Chambers focuses on two secondary characters from the first novel: Lovelace, the ship’s AI, and Pepper, an engineer. At the end of The...

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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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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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