Tag Archive: Nebula Awards

May 18

Week 19 / 20: The Nebulas are awarded, a fluid identity and the greatest anthropologists of the American People

Books Read In the Skin of a Monster by Kathryn Barker A Single Stone by Meg McKinlay The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen Currently Reading  Children of the Earth and Sky by Guy Gavriel Kay (1) I skipped a week.  That’s going to happen from time to time as life – work, family, general laziness – gets in the …

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Apr 17

Week 15: Lots of Nominees, Exposition Sucks and Great World Building but Shame about the Story…

Books Read Barsk: The Elephant’s Graveyard by Lawrence M. Schoen Updraft by Fran Wilde Currently Reading  The Heart Goes Last by Margaret Atwood (1) The nominees for two major awards were announced this week.  The first was the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction: Cynthia Bond: Ruby Anne Enright: The Green Road Lisa McInerney: The Glorious Heresies …

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Apr 09

Week 14: Tiptree Award, The Dragon Awards and GO READ THE FIFTH SEASON!

Books Read The Fifth Season by N. K. Jemisin Blackass by A. Igoni Barrett Currently Reading  Barsk: The Elephant’s Graveyard by Lawrence M. Schoen   (1) Not much to comment on this week other than the fact that I forgot to mention that the James Tiptree Award winners for 2015 were announced.  The jury chose the …

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Apr 01

Week 13: Hugo Votes, Malignant Woods and Dudebros Attitudes

Books Read Uprooted by Naomi Novik Currently Reading Just Finished The Fifth Season by N. K. Jemisin (1) Because the deadline for Hugo nominations will have come and gone by the time this post goes live, I thought I’d share my five nominees for best novel: The Thing Itself by Adam Roberts Clade by James Bradley …

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Mar 26

Week 12: Republishing Tom Disch (my reviews, not his books, sadly) and Ancient Chinese influences

Books Read The Grace of Kings by Ken Liu Currently Reading Uprooted by Naomi Novik (1) I’ve decided to republish my reviews of Thomas Disch’s novels.  Back in 2009 (was it really 7 years ago?) in preparation for a talk on Disch at the venerable Nova Mob, I read all his novels and collections – or …

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Feb 22

The Nebula Award nominees for Best Novel have been announced…

Here are the seven finalists for best novel. (The full list of nominees can be found here). Raising Caine, Charles E. Gannon (Baen) The Fifth Season, N.K. Jemisin (Orbit US; Orbit UK) Ancillary Mercy, Ann Leckie (Orbit US; Orbit UK) The Grace of Kings, Ken Liu (Saga) Uprooted, Naomi Novik (Del Rey) Barsk: The Elephants’ …

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Jan 19

An Analysis of 2015’s Literary and Genre Awards: Part 3 – Subjectivity

What you’re all dying to know in this the third and final part of my analysis of Literary and Genre Awards is what were the best and worst shortlists for 2015.  Of course the subjectivity here is all mine and the mileage of other’s will vary. What I’m going to do is list the top …

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Jun 22

Who Should Have Won the Nebula Awards’s Best Novel category…?

Here is a friendly reminder of who was nominated for the Best Novel category with links to my pithy reviews: The Goblin Emperor, Katherine Addison (Tor) Trial by Fire, Charles E. Gannon (Baen) Ancillary Sword, Ann Leckie (Orbit US; Orbit UK) The Three-Body Problem, Cixin Liu, translated by Ken Liu (Tor) Coming Home, Jack McDevitt …

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Jun 20

Book Review: Coming Home by Jack McDevitt

What’s It About Set thousands of the year into the future, the intrepid, determined and suave Alex Benedict, with his female pilot Chase Kolpath, continue to search for artifacts lost during Earth’s first space age.  There’s also a subplot involving the rescue of a passenger ship, lost for eleven years, and caught in a space/ time warp. …

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Jun 17

Book Review: Trial By Fire by Charles E. Gannon

What’s It About Trial By Fire is the sequel to the Nebula nominated and national bestseller Fire By Fire.  This book, like the first, follows the rollicking adventures of space diplomat Caine Riordan. Representative Paragraph The following is the point where I threw in the towel.  Just to set the scene, two alien races are discussing …

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