The Hugo awards were announced last Saturday, while I was sleeping off the effects of my hard work at Blues N Brews. And if you compare the winners to how I cast my ballot, you can probably infer how I feel about the whole process. But I’ll talk about it a little anyway.
Read More I could grouse and carp about the Hugos, but I won’t
So here’s the vote I cast yesterday morning for this year’s Hugos. I would feel bad about handing out No Awards, but then I remember what I chore a lot of these stories were.
Read More My actual votes for the 2011 Hugo
What are these novellas doing on this year’s Hugo ballot? I feel like a completely different group of people nominated them. They’re all enjoyable in some way, even if I wouldn’t go so far as to call all them science fiction. One of them isn’t even a proper story. Let’s start there.
Read More In which I finally enjoy the Hugo-nominated novellas
I like about two-thirds of what I’ve read for the Hugo novellas so far, but that’s because I’ve read — oh, let’s see — just about one and a half of them. Yes, I actually liked something that was nominated for a Hugo, but I’m going to finish my reading before I tell you which […]
Read More My Hugo reading is getting too close to the deadline, as usual
I am really unhappy with the Hugo ballot this year. The novelettes were so bad, I had to delete an f-load of f-bombs from my original notes. Two of the stories I don’t want to finish, one I wish I hadn’t finished, one I finished but have no idea what was going on, and one, only […]
Read More In which I lose interest in the Hugo-nominated novelettes
I read all the Hugo-nominated short stories, but only because they were short. And they all got a strong reaction out of me. Which is both good and bad.
Read More In which I shrug off the Hugo-nominated short stories
I enjoyed the Graphic Novel category of this year’s Hugo nominations, a lot more than the novels. For one thing, I only threw out two of the nominees barely read. For a bigger thing, I liked all three that I fully read, even though one of them requires reading a whole stack to understand the […]
Read More In which I declare my liking for the Hugo-nominated graphic novels
It looks like the latest writing frenzy has dried up for the moment, so this is my chance to sort out what I’ve been reading. I have to say, I don’t have a lot of patience for this year’s Hugo-nominated novels. I finally decided that I’ve read about as much of them as I can […]
Read More In which I give a big fat raspberry to the Hugo novels
Well, here we go: the Hugo nominations have been announced. Time to get reading. Some more. I’ve read one of the books. Of all the unread stories on my iTouch, the two I had most been looking forward to reading are among the nominees. I will admit there’s a couple that I’ve been avoiding. But […]
Read More Obligatory Hugo musings
It’s time to think about Hugo nominations again. When I look over my notes here, I see three stories from 2010 that I liked: “Stereogram of the Gray Fort, in the Days of Her Glory,” “The Red Bride,” and “Iteration.” It’s a while since I’ve really fallen in love with a story, and longer since […]
Read More What to nominate?