Hugos – first take

Best Novel

  • The Algebraist by Iain M. Banks – must buy
  • Iron Council by China Miéville – next on my “to read” list
  • Iron Sunrise by Charles Stross – must buy
  • Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke – have read it; liked it
  • River of Gods by Ian McDonald – have read it; liked it

As  points out, an all-British list.

Best Novella

  • “The Concrete Jungle” by Charles Stross
  • “Elector” by Charles Stross – have read it; liked it
  • “Sergeant Chip” by Bradley Denton – have read it; didn’t like it
  • “Time Ablaze” by Michael A. Burstein
  • “Winterfair Gifts” by Lois McMaster Bujold – have read it; liked it

Best Novelette

  • “Biographical Notes to “A Discourse on the Nature of Causality, with Air-Planes” by Benjamin Rosenbaum” by Benjamin Rosenbaum
  • “The Clapping Hands of God” by Michael F. Flynn
  • “The Faery Handbag” by Kelly Link – have read this; liked it
  • “The People of Sand and Slag” by Paolo Bacigalupi – have read this; liked it
  • “The Voluntary State” by Christopher Rowe – have read this; loved it

Best Short Story

  • “The Best Christmas Ever” by James Patrick Kelly – have read this; didn’t really like it
  • “Decisions” by Michael A. Burstein
  • “A Princess of Earth” by Mike Resnick
  • “Shed Skin” by Robert J. Sawyer – have read this; didn’t really like it
  • “Travels with My Cats” by Mike Resnick – have read this; didn’t really like it

Will update as time goes on with news of what’s available on-line.

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1 Response to Hugos – first take

  1. wwhyte says:

    The significance of the Terror of the Zygons episode 1, of course, was that it was moving Doctor Who from Winter/Spring to Autumn/Winter where it belongs.

    I seem to remember insisting that we arrive home from our European camping holiday BANG ON September 1st on a hunch that Season 19 would start then, because that was when Season 18 had started. Of course, that was the year of the move to bi-weekly transmission on a weekday starting in January, so in the end we were just two and a half months early for The Five Faces of Doctor Who.

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