Category: Hugo2022

  • Bonus Hugo Stat Nerdery

    I assume the PDF is a Nicholas Whye production because it is full of additional fun stuff. There’s a really great table at the end of the PDF which I’ve included here as a screenshot: The key thing is columns M and N. M is the rank of the ultimate winner in the nomination stage […]

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  • Hugo Quick Reactions

    It’s been a busy work day for me and I had to sneak in peaks at the Hugos during one of those meetings that are both important and deathly boring. I missed Cora’s acceptance speech (sorry!) and later only got back onto the live stream to see Charlie-Jane Anders win Best Related Work. Debarkle didn’t […]

  • Hugo Novel Picture Quiz

    This year, as the Hugo Awards come closer, I thought I’d combine my current hobby (throwing weird prompts as Midjourney AI) and a guessing game. I used the names of each of the Hugo Award finalist novels as prompts for the AI. It drew a quartet of pictures for each. Based on the picture, you […]

  • It’s the final countdown

    Also, vote in the fan categories!

  • How many is not enough? Part 3

    This post is just updated graphs. I added 2020 and 2019 data to the mix. 2018 sadly did not give the total numbers of nominees for the categories. No conclusions just pictures.

  • How many is not enough? part 2

    The answer to the title question is “I don’t know” and at some point we will still get down to an arbitrary answer. However, there is progress that we can make. I’ll take it as given that having more nominees is roughly an indication of health of the category. Put another way, you shouldn’t be […]

  • How many is not enough? Part 1

    Some more Hugo navel-gazing in response to the Business Meeting proposals. The “Zero percent solution” to remove what I’ve been calling the Hugo kill switch has had a lot of positive responses (see https://file770.com/hugo-voting-threshold-reform-proposal/ ). However, there is a sort of counter proposal on offer entitled ““To Defuse the Turnout Bomb, Cut the Red Wire…” […]

  • Hugo 2022 Novellas: Summing up

    Reviews for each are here: Across the Green Grass Fields by Seanan McGuire Elder Race by Adrian Tchaikovsky Fireheart Tiger by Aliette de Bodard The Past Is Red by Catherynne M. Valente A Psalm for the Wild-Built by Becky Chambers A Spindle Splintered by Alix E. Harrow Here’s my rough and unfinished ranking. My final vote may differ. Top Two A […]

  • Hugo 2022 Novellas: The Past Is Red by Catherynne M. Valente

    Catherynne M. Valente likes to experiment with style and setting, which has helped her gain regular recognition on Hugo ballots. This year she has stories as finalists in all three short fiction categories, the longest of which is The Past is Red. This is a sequel/extension of her 2016 story The Future is Blue, which […]

  • Hugo 2022 Novellas: A Spindle Splintered by Alix E. Harrow

    I enjoyed Harrow’s The Ten Thousand Doors of January and a Spindle Splintered is a different look at portal fantasy. Zinnia Gray has a fatal condition that makes it unlikely that she will survive past her 21st birthday. Partly due to her condition, Zinnia has had a long-lasting fascination with the story of Sleeping Beauty […]