Category: Hugo2018

  • Review: The Collapsing Empire by John Scalzi

    The book has a slow but entertaining start as a cast of characters, families and settings are introduced – not that many but enough to give a sense of the size of the universe we are looking at. Sharp dialogue keeps the story flowing as broad-brush strokes history of a mercantile human space-empire is introduced. […]

  • Review: Black Mirror S4 Ep1 “USS Callister”

    USS Callister was intended to be the big quasi-movie sized feature of Season 4 of Black Mirror. Just scraping into eligibility with a December 2017 release it had a substantial CGI budget and slick production values. Spoilers from this point on.

  • More Packet Pondering

    Thank you for all the helpful suggestions so far. I did an initial run through 2017 and came back loaded with way too much stuff. I’m thinking of a new plan. First compile a large collection of favourites from 2017 and then put that on Smashwords so people can download it in any format they […]

  • Packet Advice

    Now that the cat it out of the bag (it was the easiest way to hide him from the feds), it is time to ask for help, advice, suggestions for the Hugo Packet! No request yet from Worldcon but I should imagine they’ll stuff quickly when they ask for it. Firstly I’m not aiming to […]

  • Hugo 2018 Finalist Some Initial Thoughts

    Best Novel: The finalists are an interesting generational cross-section in terms of career stage (I don’t know their actual ages). I’m most looking forward to Mur Lafferty’s Six Wakes, which I had intended to get to before the ballot closed but didn’t. 3 books read already and 3 to read. Novella: Novellas have been on […]

  • 2018 Hugo Finalists

    Finalists for Hugo Awards 2018 have been announced. Lots of good stuff aside from one obvious impostor in fan writer 🙂 2018 Hugo Awards Finalists Best Novel The Collapsing Empire, by John Scalzi (Tor) New York 2140, by Kim Stanley Robinson (Orbit) Provenance, by Ann Leckie (Orbit) Raven Stratagem, by Yoon Ha Lee (Solaris) Six […]