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Well, it's been a brutal evening. We've always known that any old crap can get nominated for the Hugos - see my reviews of nominated works over the years - but it does hurt a bit to have that driven home quite so directly.

Anyway, the Best Novel list does offer some glimmers of hope. The nominated works, and their popularity on Goodreads and LibraryThing, are as follows:
ownersav ratingownersav rating
Skin Game, by Jim Butcher28,6914.567254.34
Ancillary Sword, by Ann Leckie5,5164.093734.14
The Goblin Emperor, by Katherine Addison3,6084.103004.30
Lines of Departure, by Marko Kloos3,5244.07654.12
The Dark Between The Stars, by Kevin J. Anderson3283.84373.44

A pretty clear ranking order then.

This may be a year when I don't get around to reading all the nominations, for the first time since 2000.


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Apr. 4th, 2015 08:16 pm (UTC)
I think the graphic novels and long & short form drama lists aren't bad.
Apr. 4th, 2015 08:37 pm (UTC)
Might suggest Saga for Book Club...
Apr. 4th, 2015 08:39 pm (UTC)
I think it's really good - art even more than the story.
Apr. 4th, 2015 09:13 pm (UTC)
I read the first two volumes for last year's Hugo and liked them.
Apr. 4th, 2015 08:23 pm (UTC)
Having noticed stuff on twitter, I have now discovered sadpuppies and feel more than slightly sick :(
Apr. 4th, 2015 08:26 pm (UTC)
On the actual books - I've tried Jim Butcher twice and can't get on with him at all but I very much enjoyed Ancillary Justice and the sequel is sitting on my bedside table to start as soon as I finish my current read.
Apr. 5th, 2015 06:28 pm (UTC)
Obviously I'm rooting for Jim Butcher - the Dresden Files books saved my life when I was having my last meltdown.
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