May. 20th, 2015

Hugo, I go

May. 20th, 2015 08:39 pm
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Today I started reading the Hugo nominees.

The first nominee is a short story. Not bad, but sketchy and unfocused. It feels like the second draft of what needed two or three more drafts.

The second nominee is also a short story and, within the first five pages, I found myself drifting then skimming thru the whole thing.

This is not promising.

The third nominee in that category turned out to be good in spite of the resolution coming out of left field.

That leaves two nominees in that category. They were not in the voting packet, but they were originally released by the Rabid Pupa's own publishing house and like Hell if I'm going to give him any of my pennies.