So I have the criteria I made here. All I need now is something to assess. It needed to be something short enough to re-read but not so short as to be hard to evaluate.
I picked the puppy nominees for best Novelette, as I already had them in a spreadsheet and I’d found this a difficult set of works to judge when I had ranked them here. Additionally there was only one John C Wright work in this bunch.
On reflection I should have done the one non-puppy as well. Maybe later.
Anyway here are the scores. Comments behind the scores will come in another post.
|Novellette||“The Journeyman: In the Stone House”||“Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Dust, Earth to Alluvium”||“The Triple Sun: A Golden Age Tale”||“Championship B’tok”||“Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus”|
|Author/Publisher||Michael F. Flynn||Gray Rinehart||Rajnar Vajra||Edward M. Lerner||John C. Wright|
And what does that all prove? Well nothing much…