The Ill-Made Knight, Best Novel 1941, Part 2 of 5

Here is the second of the five Best Novel 1941 Finalists. We will be presenting them in alphabetical order during this week.

The Ill-Made Knight by T.H. White

What are your thoughts on this novel? Likes and dislikes? Does it deserve the Hugo?

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Ancillary Mercy – Best Novel 2016, Part 1 of 5

Here is the first of the five Best Novel 2016 Finalists. We will be presenting them in alphabetical order during this week.

Ancillary Mercy by Ann Leckie

What are your thoughts on this novel? Likes and dislikes? Does it deserve the Hugo?

Gray Lensman, Best Novel 1941, Part 1 of 5

Here is the first of the five Best Novel 1941 Finalists. We will be presenting them in alphabetical order during this week.

Gray Lensman by E.E. “Doc” Smith

What are your thoughts on this novel? Likes and dislikes? Does it deserve the Hugo?

Best Novella, 1941 & 2016

And here are the Best Novella finalists!

Next week, we will slow it back down and have a thread for each of the Best Novel finalists (a 1941 and a 2016 pick) each day.

Until then, let’s discuss the short fiction finalists (and semiprozine) in the various threads that just appeared!

BEST NOVELLA 1941

  • “Coventry” by Robert A. Heinlein
  • “If This Goes On…” by Robert A. Heinlein
  • “Magic, Inc.” by Robert A. Heinlein
  • “The Mathematics of Magic” by L. Sprague de Camp and Fletcher Pratt
  • “The Roaring Trumpet” by L. Sprague de Camp and Fletcher Pratt

BEST NOVELLA 2016

  • Binti by Nnedi Okorafor
  • The Builders by Daniel Polansky
  • Penric’s Demon by Lois McMaster Bujold
  • Perfect State by Brandon Sanderson
  • Slow Bullets by Alastair Reynolds

So, who is at the top of your list and why?

As always, keep in mind the Comment Rules, and let’s discuss the Hugo finalists!

Best Semiprozine 2016

BEST SEMIPROZINE 2016

  • Beneath Ceaseless Skies edited by Scott H. Andrews
  • Daily Science Fiction edited by Michele-Lee Barasso and Jonathan Laden
  • Sci Phi Journal edited by Jason Rennie
  • Strange Horizons edited by Catherine Krahe, Julia Rios, A. J. Odasso, Vanessa Rose Phin,Maureen Kincaid Speller, and the Strange Horizons staff
  • Uncanny Magazine edited by Lynne M. Thomas & Michael Damian Thomas, Michi Trota, and Erika Ensign & Steven Schapansky

So, who is at the top of your list and why?

As always, keep in mind the Comment Rules, and let’s discuss the Hugo finalists!

Best Novelettes, 1941 & 2016

BEST NOVELETTE 1941

  • “Blowups Happen” by Robert A. Heinlein
  • “Farewell to the Master” by Harry Bates
  • “It!” by Theodore Sturgeon
  • “The Roads Must Roll” by Robert A. Heinlein
  • “Vault of the Beast” by A. E. Van Vogt

BEST NOVELETTE 2016

  • “And You Shall Know Her by the Trail of Dead” by Brooke Bolander
  • “Flashpoint: Titan” by CHEAH Kai Wai
  • “Folding Beijing” by Hao Jingfang, trans. Ken Liu
  • “Obits” by Stephen King
  • “What Price Humanity?” by David VanDyke

So, who is at the top of your list and why?

As always, keep in mind the Comment Rules, and let’s discuss the Hugo finalists!

Best Short Stories, 1941 & 2016

Here are the Best Short Story finalists.

BEST SHORT STORY 1941

  • “Martian Quest” by Leigh Brackett
  • “Requiem” by Robert A. Heinlein
  • “Robbie” by Isaac Asimov
  • “The Stellar Legion” by Leigh Brackett
  • “Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius” by Jorge Luis Borges

BEST SHORT STORY 2016

  • “Asymmetrical Warfare” by S. R. Algernon
  • “Cat Pictures Please” by Naomi Kritzer
  • “If You Were an Award, My Love” by Juan Tabo and S. Harris
  • “Seven Kill Tiger” by Charles Shao
  • Space Raptor Butt Invasion by Chuck Tingle

So, who is at the top of your list and why?

As always, keep in mind the Comment Rules, and let’s discuss the Hugo finalists!