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Hugo Nominations – Best Novella

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“With only ten days left before the Hugo nominating deadline, I’m cutting these posts a little close.” So begins Abigail Nussbaum’s draft ballot for the Hugo short fiction. I think it is safe to say she is miles ahead of me. However – unusually – I’ve read a clutch of very interesting novellas, all of which I would recommend voters check out.

I might manage to post some other short fiction recommendations here too but I thought I’d focus on the long ones first. If you need other suggestions, Nussbaum’s post is an excellent source of tips (even if she does have ‘The Husband Stitch’ by Carmen Maria Machado ‘bubbling under’, the big wronghead).

Written by Martin

3 March 2015 at 19:53

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  1. NoFood was excellent! Her novel The Stone Boatmen, also released in 2014, was even better. (Full disclosure: Sarah Tolmie was one of my professors as an undergrad, and directed my independent study.)


    4 March 2015 at 14:52

  2. I definitely agree The Stone Boatmen is better and I’ll be nominating it for Best Novel at the Hugos. I’m not sure NoFood entirely works in the way it marries a similar sort of mythic fantasy to pseudo-satirical SF. It’s have liked it a lot better without the Hardy section, basically, but its interesting and parts are very successful.


    4 March 2015 at 15:05

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