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.