Monday, February 3, 2014

2014 Hugos?

Well, I'm having a busy couple of years, as I try to finish up my own book (history, non-fiction - I haven't talked about it much because it's pretty far removed from this blog's goals) and try to raise a toddler. I still need to write a review for last years Nebula winner, 2312, which I did read...

Meanwhile, I've realized that, for the first time in some years, I have absolutely no idea what could and should be nominated for the awards this year. There are new novels from some of the usual suspects, from Mira Grant to Neil Gaiman, but what else is out there?

Looking around, Ann Leckie's Ancillary Justice seems to be getting a lot of love. Karen Lord's The Best of All Possible Worlds also sounds interesting to me (I have showed, many times during this blog, that I am a sucker for slightly-elevated Trek pastiche, so this sounds like it's right in my wheelhouse).

Anything else out there that I should be keeping my eye on?


  1. Nothing, huh?

    Just because I only post once a year, nobody reads my blog anymore??? ;)

  2. After swimming heavily into the SF waters for a few years, I've changed directions. Reading all of the Hugo nominees for a couple of years was kind of an eye opener in regards to the difference in taste between Hugo voters and myself. Maybe they're right, but I'm not going to subject myself to more Mira Grant to find out.
    Good luck on your book!