Monthly Archives: May 2015

2015 Hugo Awards Best Short Story: Reviewing Turncoat

“Turncoat”, Steve Rzasa (Riding the Red Horse, Castalia House)

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2015 Hugo Awards Best Short Story: Reviewing Totaled

“Totaled”, Kary English (Galaxy’s Edge Magazine, 07-2014)

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2015 Hugo Awards Best Short Story: Reviewing Single Samurai

[Note: I am traveling with an unfamiliar laptop. Neither my thoughts nor my writing are as cohesive as I’d like. My opinions are just fine.]

“A Single Samurai”, Steven Diamond (The Baen Big Book of Monsters, Baen Books)

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2015 Hugo Awards Best Fan Artist: Reviewing N Aalto

Ninni Aalto

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Best Novels and Past Hugo Awards

I went ahead and made a list of all the past Hugo Award winners for Best Novel. I marked in bold the ones I’ve read. It’s possible to get a good sense of the gaps in my reading history. It should be noted that I’ve read more of the nominees than winners which I feel is fair.

I might have to add “reading all past Hugo Awarded best novels” to my reading goal list which includes “read all Pulitzer prize winning novels.”

Oh, and no criticism for not having read Neuromancer unless you’ve read Synners.

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Discovering Artists: Frank Kelly Freas

Participating in the Hugo Awards as a voting member leads down so many interesting paths. A conversation about “who won the year of your birth” led me to Frank Kelly Freas.

It’s like what someone once said about Shakespeare: “Just one cliche after another.” A lot of Freas’ work might seem “generic”…but he came first.

From the comments on an io9 article about Freas.

Such neat discoveries.

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2015 Hugo Awards Best Short Story: Reviewing J C Wright

“The Parliament of Beasts and Birds”, John C. Wright (The Book of Feasts & Seasons, Castalia House)

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2015 Hugo Awards Best Movie: Reviewing Lego Movie

Conveniently already own the Lego Movie. Time to rewatch with a critical eye.

The Lego Movie, written by Phil Lord & Christopher Miller, story by Dan Hageman, Kevin Hageman, Phil Lord & Christopher Miller, directed by Phil Lord & Christopher Miller (Warner Bros. Pictures, Village Roadshow Pictures, RatPac-Dune Entertainment, LEGO System A/S, Vertigo Entertainment, Lin Pictures, Warner Bros. Animation (as Warner Animation Group))

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2015 Hugo Awards Best Short Story: Reviewing L Antonelli

“On A Spiritual Plain”, Lou Antonelli (Sci Phi Journal #2, 11-2014)

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2015 Hugo Awards Best Professional Artist: Reviewing C Reid

Carter Reid

I just downloaded the Hugo Nominee packet today and it has given me more insight into the nominees. Artists even self curated some works to be judged in the Best Professional Artist category. Unfortunately there was nothing there from Cater Reid. This is disappointing because I’m not sure what he wants to be judged based on. All I could find was a web comic.

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