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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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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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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 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 Graphic Story: Reviewing Ms Marvel

I put a few of the Hugo Award nominees on hold at the library and yesterday Ms Marvel arrived. Can we just note how awesome libraries are for a moment?

Ms. Marvel Volume 1: No Normal, written by G. Willow Wilson, illustrated by Adrian Alphona and Jake Wyatt, (Marvel Comics)

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Hugo Books?

Yesterday the downloadable packet of Hugo Award nominees was made available to members of Sasquan.  That means that next week I should start posting book & story reviews. In the meanwhile I will continue with the movies and TV shows which are not part of the packet and available for digital purchase, already owned by myself, or free on Netflix or through Amazon Prime.

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2015 Hugo Awards Best Graphic Story: Reviewing Sex Criminals

Well this one definitely captured the “graphic” part of graphic story.

Sex Criminals Volume 1: One Weird Trick, written by Matt Fraction, art by Chip Zdarsky (Image Comics)

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2015 Hugo Awards Maybe After All

I still plan to read books for the 2016 Hugo Awards and submit nominees. My husband (delightful man) has managed to convince me I can read all the nominees for 2015 before the votes are due in July. I’ve taken it as a challenge and plan to try. Here’s the list:

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