2008 Hugo Recap

Here are the Hugo stories ordered very roughly by how much I enjoyed them. Reading them makes me want to read more of Elizabeth Bear and Daniel Abraham, and “Luminous,” by Greg Egan. Now I just need to buy my membership.

Novels

What I suspect will win: Halting State

Novellas

What I suspect will win: “Recovering Apollo 8”

Novelettes

What I suspect will win: The first four pages of “Glory”

But I’d like to see “Cambist” win, because “Merchant” already got the Nebula, and both stories are wonderful.

Short Stories

What I suspect will win: “Last Contact”

Next week: Who knows?