Category: Hugo2021

  • First look at Hugo Stats

    Stats were a little late being released and currently, the usual nomination data isn’t there. There are some interesting twists in the distribution preferences. Sometimes, the 1st pref voting order is a close match with the final voting order but lots of exceptions this year. Novel: Network Effect was an easy winner for Best Novel […]

  • An Odd Way to Read October Daye

    With the Hugo Award closing date not until November and due to circumstances giving me an unusually good head start, I’m making a serious stab at voting in the Best Series category this year. The Daevabad Trilogy, S.A. Chakraborty (Harper Voyager) <- I’d already read all of this and enjoyed it! The Interdependency, John Scalzi […]

  • Lodestar 2021 Review: Legendborn by Tracy Deonn

    We have a lot more reading time this year in the Hugo Awards than usual and I’ve found I’ve made some dents into categories I don’t normally get to. My biggest problem with longer fiction is that my reading time for novels is now almost exclusively when I’m exercising which means audiobooks. I’ve recently launched […]

  • Hugo 2021: Best Series – The Poppy War by R F Kuang

    Having already read three of the six Best Series finalists, 2021 was already looking like the year that I might actually have a well-informed opinion of the category. In the time since the finalist were announced, I’ve completed The Lady Astronaut series [ ] which left Seanan McGuire’s October Daye series and R F Kuang’s […]

  • Hugo Packet Time!

    How exciting! I’m just perusing the contents PDFs for the moment but there is a dramatic (ha ha) uptick in the BDP-long/short contents. In short there are links to a FULL episode on Vimeo for Doctor Who and The Expanse. Long Form also has a link to the full movie of The Old Guard as […]

  • Hugo 2021: Black Sun (Between Earth & Sky 1) by Rebecca Roanhorse

    It is time for a big canvas, multi-character epic fantasy with duelling gods and political machinations. Rebecca Roanhorse follows four characters towards disaster as a holy city awaits a foretold solar eclipse. The setting is a set of nations with a feel of pre-colonisation Americas, with influences drawn from multiple cultures. The alternating perspectives of […]

  • Hugo 2021: The Fated Sky/Relentless Moon/Lady Astronaut by Mary Robinette Kowal

    Mary Robinette Kowal’s Lady Astronaut series continues to offer an almost Campbellian approach to science fiction with her alternative history series. Set in an alternate 1960s where a cataclysmic meteorite crash has plunged the Earth into a climate crisis and spurned on space exploration, the first two novels followed the back story of Elma York, […]

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