I’m not doing a very good job of reading lots and lots of Huga and Nebula award eligible stuff. Since the Nebula nominating deadline is coming up pretty fast, I thought I’d share what I’m liking so far, and update as I go along. If a story or book is missing from the list, it might be that I didn’t like it, but it’s more likely that I haven’t got to it yet. My normal reading habit is to choose books that have been around for years and years and after people have been talking about it for a while, I finally pick it up.
Anyway, here are some things I like. I don’t know what’s going to end up on my nominating ballot, yet, but I think these are worth checking out.
“The Sighted Watchmaker” by Vylar Kaftan, Lightspeed, Dec.
“Movement” by Nancy Fulda, Asimov’s, March
“The Sundial” by John Arkwright, Writers of the Future, Volume 27.
“A Discriminating Monsters Guide to the Perils of Princess Snatching” by Scott M. Roberts [Ummm, not sure where this was published. It showed up in my inbox when I made it known I was interested in reading stuff for awards. I'll ask the author.]
“Ray of Light” by Brad Torgerson, Analog, Dec. 2011
[No recommended novellas at this time]
A Dance with Dragons by George R. R. Martin
The Princess Curse by Merrie Haskell (also eligible for Norton award)
Nightspell by Leah Cypess (again eligible for Norton)
…and that’s it for now! Pathetic, is it not? *sigh* Some day I’ll do better at keeping up with new stuff.