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Just for completeness - as I guess the voting deadline has now passed - but Aaron Hughes has notified me of his reviews of the novella, novelette and short story categories. See also Tim Walters on all the fiction categories.

Christian Sauvé has done much the same, with one post calmly and soberly discussing the merits or otherwise of the short fiction nominees, and a second the recasting this year's contest for Best Novel as if it were an episode of Celebrity Deathmatch whose climax may not satisfy everyone but would certainly be most gratifying to fluffcthulhu. Both of these are in French, but I particularly recommend working through the latter, certainly the most entertaining commentary I've seen on the Hugo novel nominees this year, or any year come to that.

Will add both of these to my master list but probably not until much later in the month.



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Aug. 1st, 2006 10:10 pm (UTC)
And thanks to babelfish.altavista.com....
...Wow! Just had a look at the machine translation, and it's very funny (especially the bit where Charlie zidanes Ken and writes another Hugo nominated novel before he hits the ground)

I'm not saying anything about the final, though....
Aug. 1st, 2006 10:17 pm (UTC)
Re: And thanks to babelfish.altavista.com....
Yeah, "zidanner" as a verb cracked me up ;)
Aug. 1st, 2006 11:13 pm (UTC)
Le technomage shaolin d'Edimbourg? Yup, that's our Charlie.
Aug. 1st, 2006 11:27 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the kind words, Nicholas. Think of it as paying you back for your great Hugo Awards reviews. I thought about translating the piece, but on second thoughts I'll let it stay in French: some of the Babelfish stuff is funnier than anything I could have written --plus I get to keep plausible deniability if someone gets offended!
Aug. 2nd, 2006 12:47 am (UTC)
Je le mangerai légèrement plus tôt.
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