Kate (kate_nepveu) wrote,

Rec me Hugo nominees

Suddenly it's February, I have less than a month to get my Hugo nomination ballot in order, and so far my ballot consists solely of Shaun Tan's The Arrival (ETA: booklog entry) for Best Related Book. Eek!

Things I've already read: 2007 weblog posts, none of which I intend to nominate except maybe Empire of Ivory (it does some awesome things but also has some weak spots).

Things I plan to read because they sound like the kind of thing that if I like, I might nominate (in this order):

  • Catherynne M. Valente, The Orphan's Tales
  • David Anthony Durham, Acacia
  • Ekaterina Sedia, The Secret History of Moscow

Things I might read if I have time (hah!):

  • Michael Chabon, The Yiddish Policemen's Union
  • Sarah Monette and Elizabeth Bear, A Companion to Wolves
  • Richard Morgan, Black Man (a.k.a. Thirteen)
  • Susan Palwick, Shelter (though both these last sound kinda dark for my present mood)
  • ETA: Tobias Buckell, Ragamuffin

Things I want to read eventually but won't be able to now:

  • Kage Baker, The Sons of Heaven (I'd have to read the entire Company series to date, minus the first two, first)
  • Ian McDonald, Brasyl (it's long, and probably I should read River of Gods first to get a better feel whether I like what he's doing)
  • Robert Charles Wilson, Axis (I, uh, still haven't read Spin . . . )
  • ETA: Jo Walton, Ha'Penny (I'm waiting for the third to come out so I don't end up too depressed to ever read again)

What else? I did a very quick search for 2007 lists and tagged them on delicious, if you're looking for reminders. Recommend me novels: but, it should be accompanied with specific reasons that I, personally, would like it, and as much or more than I might like the three things I plan to read. I will either ignore or mock anyone who fails to follow directions.

Tags: books, hugos, recommendations, sff

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