Tag Archives: Novelettes

2015 Hugo Best Novelette Ballot

Can we please let the best novelette category die?  Of the five nominees, three are or appear to be part of a serialized story.  Of the other two, one or both is really just a slightly longer short story.  The … Continue reading

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Review of The Journeyman: In the Stone House by Michael F. Flynn

The Journeyman: In the Stone House commits the same sin as Flow and Championship B’tok by telling only a piece of a larger story. But I give it a pass. Why? I could say that it sticks to one POV, … Continue reading

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Review of Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Dust, Earth to Alluvium by Gray Rinehart

I thought Ashes was going to be a different type of story. The way it begins suggests a mediation on death. It ends up though, being a more traditional sort of story. The human colony on Alluvium suffers under the … Continue reading

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Review of Championship B’tok by Edward M. Lerner

There isn’t really a problem with Championship B’tok as a story. The problem is that it isn’t a story—it’s just part of one. That larger story is likely a good one but this piece of it doesn’t work on its … Continue reading

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Review of The Day the World Turned Upside Down by Thomas Olde Heuvelt, translated by Lia Belt

Sorrow is a bottomless well. Why then, must so much art engage with it on only the most superficial level, returning time and again to that most shallow and ubiquitous form, immature heartbreak (see: country music)? It’s not that it’s … Continue reading

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Review of The Triple Sun by Rajnar Vajra

As the title suggests, The Triple Sun intentionally hearkens back to Golden Age science fiction where there were aliens on Earth’s closet neighbors and we adventured among the aliens on far-off planets. The Triple Sun follows a three-person team of … Continue reading

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