Hugo Novella Nominee Review- The Builders by Daniel Polansky

The Builders

The third of our Hugo nomination reviews (this time from me and a short one)


A missing eye.
A broken wing.
A stolen country.

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Hugo Novella Nominee Review- Perfect State by Brandon Sanderson

Brandon Sanderson

The first of our Hugo nomination reviews from Kirsty



Oh Sanderson, how I love thee, let me count the ways…

I really enjoyed this little novella. Perfect State isn’t set in Sanderson’s Cosmere, but instead in some kind of earth based VR/Matrix/Meta style set up in a kind of Sci-Fi/Fantasy mashup.

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Hugo Awards Short List 2016

Hugo Awards

The Hugo awards short lists have been announce.A few of  our books of the months have made the Novel category. I have posted the full list below . Any thoughts let me know. If any member has a review or thoughts on any of the nominations we’d be delighted to post them.

I’d love to see NK Jemisin lift best novel and I’m a big fan of most of the Cambell award for new writers nominees , I just recently finished Sebastian De Castells third book and it was stunning.

Some issue with nomination slates like last year but mainly in the less popular categories.And of course we will all be rooting for My Little Pony in Best Dramatic Presentation Short Form.

Some links in the title lead to freely available online publications (Courtesy of Andreas from



Best Novel (3695 nominating ballots)

  • Ancillary Mercy by Ann Leckie (Orbit)
  • The Cinder Spires: The Aeronaut’s Windlass by Jim Butcher (Roc)
  • The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin (Orbit)
  • Seveneves: A Novel by Neal Stephenson (William Morrow)
  • Uprooted by Naomi Novik (Del Rey)

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