Friday, April 5, 2013

Hugo nominees 2013

Again! Another year, with the reading and the enjoying and the planet spinning and words coursing through my brain's word-processing centers.

Best Novel:
  • Redshirts: A Novel with Three Codas, John Scalzi
  • Captain Vorpatril’s Alliance, Lois McMaster Bujold
  • 2312, Kim Stanley Robinson
  • Throne of the Crescent Moon, Saladin Ahmed
  • Blackout, Mira Grant
Best Novella:
  • The Emperor’s Soul, Brandon Sanderson
  • After the Fall, Before the Fall, During the Fall, Nancy Kress
  • “The Stars Do Not Lie”, Jay Lake
  • On a Red Station, Drifting, Aliette de Bodard
  • San Diego 2014: The Last Stand of the California Browncoats, Mira Grant
Best Novelette:
  • “The Girl-Thing Who Went Out for Sushi”, Pat Cadigan
  • “In Sea-Salt Tears”, Seanan McGuire
  • “Fade To White”, Catherynne M. Valente
  • “Rat-Catcher”, Seanan McGuire
  • “The Boy Who Cast No Shadow”, Thomas Olde Heuvelt
Best Short Story:
  • “Mono no Aware”, Ken Liu
  • “Immersion”, Aliette de Bodard
  • “Mantis Wives”, Kij Johnson

[Update: the winners, announced.]

This post's theme word is chalcedony, "a milky or greyish transcucent to transparent quartz." My opinions are to the Hugos as chalcedony to diamond.

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