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Best Graphic Story 2014

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1) The Girl Who Loved Doctor Who, by Paul Cornell and Jimmy Broxton. Ticked all my boxes. Possibly the first Hugo finalist to actually feature the venue where the awards will be made.

2) Saga, vol 2, by Bryan Vaughan and Fiona Staples. Solid stuff.

3) No Award.

Not voting for:

The Meathouse Man, by George R.R. Martin and Raya Golden. Didn't really push my buttons. But if I give it a lower preference, I am effectively putting it ahead of the other two finalists.

Girl Genius, Volume 13: Agatha Heterodyne & The Sleeping City, by Phil and Kaja Foglio - simply not my thing; I've tried several previous volumes when they were nominated and bounced off them, so I didn't even try this year.

“Time” by Randall Munroe - sat through the first couple of minutes of this a couple of times, waited for something interesting to happen, went and did something else when it didn't. Maybe there is a punchline that I just have to be patient about.

You can vote in this year's Hugos, and the 1939 Retro Hugos, by joining Loncon 3 at http://www.loncon3.org/memberships .

2014: Best Novel | Best Novella | Best Novelette | Best Short Story | Best Related Work | Best Graphic Story | Best Dramatic Presentation (Short Form) | Best Professional Artist | Best Fan Artist
1939: Best Novel | Best Novella | Best Novelette | Best Short Story | Best Dramatic Presentation (Short Form) | Best Professional Artist

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beamjockey
Jul. 1st, 2014 08:07 pm (UTC)
Maybe there is a punchline that I just have to be patient about.

There is-- or anyway, the speculative nature of the story becomes apparent very gradually, and very far into the story.

What, exactly, is going on is not perfectly clear within the story. To those following it closely over months, it was a heck of a puzzle, though. The online chatter was, I suppose, part of what made the work remarkable.
coalescent
Jul. 1st, 2014 09:06 pm (UTC)
The online chatter was part of it, but the day-by-day experience was also part of it; learning to follow a narrative on that very slow timescale, learning that it is a narrative precisely about narratives that take place on inhuman timescales. It was basically a piece of performance art that is impossible to repeat, but it will be top of my ballot.
owlfish
Jul. 5th, 2014 11:19 pm (UTC)
I browsed the story this way: http://geekwagon.net/projects/xkcd1190/
Especially the bit at the bottom where you can click ahead to new bits and the beginnings of new sections are highlighted.
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