April 5th, 2010


Getting hold of the Hugo nominees

Thanks to Abigail Nussbaum for supplying links for those nominees available online; I've combined that with the latest prices from The Book Depository to generate this list. (And yes, those are euro prices, because this list is largely for my convenience: currently €1 = US$1.35, so add about a third; €1 = £0.89, so take off ten per cent; other currencies here.)

Best Novel Best Novella
  • "Act One", Nancy Kress - here
  • The God Engines, John Scalzi - €13.61
  • “Palimpsest”, Charles Stross in Wireless - €9.84 - and here
  • Shambling Towards Hiroshima, James Morrow - €10.14
  • “Vishnu at the Cat Circus”, Ian McDonald in Cyberabad Days - €7.65
  • The Women of Nell Gwynne’s, Kage Baker - not available at The Book Depository; RRP €25.94
Best Novelette
  • “Eros, Philia, Agape”, Rachel Swirsky - here
  • The Island”, Peter Watts - here; also in The New Space Opera 2, hardback €11.44, paperback for €5.93 out next month
  • “It Takes Two”, Nicola Griffith - in Eclipse Three, €10.46 and here.
  • “One of Our Bastards is Missing”, Paul Cornell - here and in The Solaris Book of New Science Fiction: Volume Three, €5.43
  • “Overtime”, Charles Stross - here
  • “Sinner, Baker, Fabulist, Priest; Red Mask, Black Mask, Gentleman, Beast”, Eugie Foster - here

Best Short Story
  • “The Bride of Frankenstein”, Mike Resnick - just say no not yet available online
  • “Bridesicle”, Will McIntosh - here
  • “The Moment”, Lawrence M. Schoen - here and in Footprints, €10.09
  • “Non-Zero Probabilities”, N.K. Jemisin - here
  • “Spar”, Kij Johnson - here
Best Related Book
  • Canary Fever: Reviews, John Clute - not available at The Book Depository; RRP€39.43
  • Hope-In-The-Mist: The Extraordinary Career and Mysterious Life of Hope Mirrlees, Michael Swanwick - not available at The Book Depository
  • The Inter-Galactic Playground: A Critical Study of Children’s and Teens’ Science Fiction, Farah Mendlesohn - €38.01
  • On Joanna Russ, Farah Mendlesohn (ed.) - €20.38
  • The Secret Feminist Cabal: A Cultural History of SF Feminisms, Helen Merrick - €12.98
  • This is Me, Jack Vance! (Or, More Properly, This is “I”), Jack Vance - not available at The Book Depository; RRP €29.64
Best Graphic Story
  • Batman: Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader? written by Neil Gaiman; art by Andy Kubert and Scott Williams - €14.73
  • Captain Britain And MI13. Volume 3: Vampire State written by Paul Cornell; art by Leonard Kirk, Mike Collins, Adrian Alphona and Ardian Syaf - €11.15
  • Fables Vol 12: The Dark Ages written by Bill Willingham; art by Mark Buckingham, Peter Gross, Andrew Pepoy, Michael Allred, David Hahn, Lee Loughridge, Laura Allred and by Todd Klein - €11.51
  • Girl Genius, Volume 9: Agatha Heterodyne and the Heirs of the Storm written by Kaja and Phil Foglio, art by Phil Foglio and Cheyenne Wright - start reading here
  • Schlock Mercenary: The Longshoreman of the Apocalypse written and illustrated by Howard Tayler - start reading here
Eleven of the seventeen short fiction nominees are already available for free online, but note how inexpensive the anthologies are; and how expensive and in several cases difficult to obtain the non-fiction books are. (I have whined about Beccon's customer-unfriendly policies before.)