Hugo Shortlist

I'm ashamed to admit that with our hemming and hawing we missed making our Hugo nominations. Somehow, I thought we had until the end of this month, but the Con has announced the Hugo shortlist. Only 424 people nominated for best novel; the other categories had smaller ballots. Our vote would have had more weight than in our national election.

Ah, well. We'll remember to vote for the winners before 8 July. Now, at least we have a reading list. Here are the nominees for Best Novel:

  • The Algebraist by Iain M. Banks (Orbit)
  • Iron Council by China MiĆ©ville (Del Rey; Macmillan)
  • Iron Sunrise by Charles Stross (Ace)
  • Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke (Bloomsbury)
  • River of Gods by Ian McDonald (Simon & Schuster)

As always, you can use the comments to try and sway our votes. Updates to follow.

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