Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Hugo nominees 2009

I'm trying to read all the nominees and think about them. It will probably be some time before the retroblogging project achieves the goal of posting thoughts on all these.

Best novel:

  • Anathem by Neal Stephenson
  • The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
  • Little Brother by Cory Doctorow
  • Saturn’s Children by Charles Stross
  • Zoe’s Tale by John Scalzi
Best novella:

  • “The Erdmann Nexus” by Nancy Kress
  • “The Political Prisoner” by Charles Coleman Finlay
  • “The Tear” by Ian McDonald
  • “True Names” by Benjamin Rosenbaum & Cory Doctorow
  • “Truth” by Robert Reed
Best novelette:
  • “Alastair Baffle’s Emporium of Wonders” by Mike Resnick
  • “The Gambler” by Paolo Bacigalupi
  • “Pride and Prometheus” by John Kessel
  • “The Ray-Gun: A Love Story” by James Alan Gardner
  • “Shoggoths in Bloom” by Elizabeth Bear
Best short story:
  • “26 Monkeys, Also the Abyss” by Kij Johnson
  • “Article of Faith” by Mike Resnick
  • “Evil Robot Monkey” by Mary Robinette Kowal
  • “Exhalation” by Ted Chiang
  • “From Babel’s Fall’n Glory We Fled” by Michael Swanwick

A nice collection. I've read Anathem and Zoe's Tale before, as I am a longtime fan of the authors, and the timing of publication and my own free money/leisure time synchronized. I look forward to the others.

This post's theme word is effulgent, "radiant" or "brightly shining." May all the nominees prove to be effulgent reads!

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