Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Desperately seeking post II-Hugo Awards

Another summer routine tied to Gardner Dozois's Year's Best Science Fiction is to read the five Hugo nominees for Best Novel as atonement for not having read any SF the rest of the year. Here is the full nominee list from Worldcon. The five novels are
Ken McLeod, Learning the World
George R. R. Martin, A Feast For Crows (read this! Inspired continuation of story but too many loose ends to win)
John Scalzi, Old Man's War (And at Instapundit there was much rejoicing)
Charles Stross, Accelerando (must be favorite, because the Hugos snubbed almost every story in this book)
Robert Charles Wilson, Spin

In other news Doctor Who received three well-deserved nominations for Dramatic Presentation, Short Form, and Battlestar Galactica one for "Pegasus". IMHO, after I have seen precisely none of the movies nominated for long form, "Serenity" is a shoo-in. I may even be able to vote if my husband is sufficiently tempted by the 40th-anniversary Star Trek festivities.

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