Saturday, April 10, 2010

Hugo nominees 2010

Yet again I attempt to read and consider (and maybe blog some thoughts about) the Hugo nominees. This year's another doozie of a great-looking list.

Best novel:
  • Boneshaker, Cherie Priest
  • The City & The City, China MiĆ©ville
  • Julian Comstock: A Story of 22nd-Century America, Robert Charles Wilson
  • Palimpsest, Catherynne M. Valente
  • Wake, Robert J. Sawyer
  • The Windup Girl, Paolo Bacigalupi
Best novella:
  • “Act One”, Nancy Kress
  • The God Engines, John Scalzi
  • “Palimpsest”, Charles Stross
  • Shambling Towards Hiroshima, James Morrow
  • “Vishnu at the Cat Circus”, Ian McDonald
  • The Women of Nell Gwynne’s, Kage Baker
Best novelette:
  • “Eros, Philia, Agape”, Rachel Swirsky
  • The Island”, Peter Watts
  • “It Takes Two”, Nicola Griffith
  • “One of Our Bastards is Missing”, Paul Cornell
  • “Overtime”, Charles Stross
  • “Sinner, Baker, Fabulist, Priest; Red Mask, Black Mask, Gentleman, Beast”, Eugie Foster
Best short story:
  • “The Bride of Frankenstein”, Mike Resnick
  • “Bridesicle”, Will McIntosh
  • “The Moment”, Lawrence M. Schoen
  • “Non-Zero Probabilities”, N.K. Jemisin
  • “Spar”, Kij Johnson

This post's theme word is losel, "one that is worthless." I hope this list contains no losels... though it will probably contain losers, unless there is an n-way tie in every category.

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