What should go in the 2020 Hugosauriad addendum?

I had a short Twitter conversation about the lack of Dinosaurs in this year’s Hugo Awards. There were two good suggestions from people:

  • Seanan McGuire’s InCryptid series has plesiosaurs in Book 5 Chaos Choreography. I’ve not truly engaged with Best Series but cryptids and prehistoric marine creatures are a different strand in dino-literature.
  • Omphalos of course does not dinosaurs in it because it is a story set in a world were Young Earth Creationism is factually correct. I do like it when things are defined by their abscence.

So post the Hugo results, I’ll do a 2020 addendum covering those two or maybe an essay each. Ted Chiang and Seanan McGuire themselves are relevant topics in a Hugo history as well, so that’s kind of neat.


11 responses to “What should go in the 2020 Hugosauriad addendum?”

  1. I think there may have been a saurian – or plausibly saurian – mentioned somewhere in “This Is How You Lose The Time War”.


  2. The InCryptid series also has pleiosaurs in one of the Fran + Jonathan short stories, Loch and Key (yes pun intended), which can be found on her website here: http://seananmcguire.com/icshorts.php in addition to being included in the hugo packet.

    So I’d say it counts, since that’s a whole story with them, instead of just a prologue like in Chaos Choreography.


  3. And so, on the day afterwards, GRRM has proven that he can be permanently included in the list of Hugo dinosaurs.

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