2009 Hugo Awards (Nominations)

The 2009 Hugo award nominations are up and available for viewing! Surprise of surprises, I’ve read three of the five best novel nominees.

Best Novel
(639 Ballots)

* Anathem by Neal Stephenson (Morrow; Atlantic UK)
* The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman (HarperCollins; Bloomsbury UK)
* Little Brother by Cory Doctorow (Tor Teen; HarperVoyager UK)
* Saturn’s Children by Charles Stross (Ace; Orbit UK)
* Zoe’s Tale by John Scalzi (Tor)

Since last year I’ve read Zoe’s Tale, Little Brother (I gave a copy of this to my oldest nephews) and Anathem. I will probably get around to reading the other two before WorldCon in August. They’d been on my list already. Must remember to put them on reserve in the Library…

As you may know, I have a love/hate relationship with the Hugos. At least with the Best Novel Hugo. My project to read the Hugo best novels that have escaped me is coming along, although I wish I could report more success. I started with To Say Nothing of the Dog but I had to give up on it about a third of the way through. Now I’m reading Hominids which is working out better for my reading style, but still not something I’d really recommend to others.


Next book on the list is Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell. Hopefully!

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