Tag Archives: 2016 Hugos

Inaugural Dragon Award Winners Announced

Congrats to the winners of the inaugural Dragon Awards.  I won’t do a long post on the awards.  Mainly because I still don’t have internet at home post-Hermine and would prefer to spend my precious bar-with-wifi time otherwise.  But partly … Continue reading

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Hugo Awards Postmortem – 2016 Edition

Signs indicated that things were going to get ugly well before last night’s Hugo Awards ceremony.  The Worldcon business meeting passed resolutions moving the deadline to register and nominate from January 31 to December 31 and limiting the eligibility to … Continue reading

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2016 Hugo Awards Ballot

I didn’t wind up reading a lot of the nominees and blogged about even fewer, but I at least wanted to get my votes up.  To be honest, I’ve lost a certain amount of interest in the Hugos.  And despite … Continue reading

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Review of Uprooted by Naomi Novik

Uprooted may be the most perfect fantasy novel I have read since A Game of Thrones.  Or maybe The Lord of the Rings. Uprooted is a finalist for the 2016 Hugo Award for Best Novel, and it has my vote.

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Review of Seveneves by Neal Stephenson

The moon blew up without warning and for no apparent reason. That’s a killer opening line.  And not one that Stephenson ever explains.  This isn’t a book about why the Moon blew up; it’s a book about what humanity decides … Continue reading

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Review of Binti by Nnedi Okorafor

A frequent complaint regarding today’s short speculative fiction is that it is too frequently only nominally speculative or not really speculative at all.  I’m leery of going that far, if only because I like non-speculative fiction just fine and I … Continue reading

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Review of The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin

Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall; Death is the fifth, and master of all. The Fifth Season is a beautifully written apocalyptic fantasy featuring an intricate and inventive magic system and world.  It’s also very ambitious from a literary standpoint, but those … Continue reading

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