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Hugo Blogging: Best Novelette

So the Hugo Packet arrived today (yesterday when you’re reading this — I am cleverly scheduling a couple of posts for while I’m away), and so I’m going to continue looking at this year’s finalists. As with the short stories, … Continue reading

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Hugo Blogging: Best Novel

Bet you thought I’d forgotten about these, didn’t you? No, it’s just that the thought of reading any more John C Wright stuff made me feel physically ill, so I gave up on the novellas several times. I did my … Continue reading

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Hugo Blogging: “Best” Short Story

All the stories in this year’s Hugo nominations for the Best Short Story award are there because they were on one or both of two overlapping slates. Not only do I believe that slates are wrong in themselves in an … Continue reading

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Hugo Blogging: Retro-Hugo Novellas

I won’t be able to get all of the retro-Hugo material read before the closing date for voting (I’ve had health problems which mean my ability to concentrate has been diminished, and which also mean that I sadly won’t be … Continue reading

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Hugo Blogging Best Novel Redux: Parasite by Mira Grant

When I wrote about the candidates for the Best Novel Hugo a few weeks ago, I judged a couple of the books on the basis of, not the full novel, but rather an excerpt. The three books published by Orbit … Continue reading

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Hugo Blogging: Best Graphic Story

Remember when this used to be a comics blog? Those of you who thought my other Hugo blog posts were a little grumpy might want to look away, because not only am I in a bad mood for unrelated reasons, … Continue reading

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Hugo Blogging: Best Novel

The annoying thing about this category is that it’s the perfect storm of all the controversies surrounding the Hugo awards. It’s the category in which three of the five nominees are only represented in the Hugo Packet by 70-page extracts … Continue reading

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