Yes, We Have No Hugo Recommendations

Thomas S. RocheHere it is…the post I’ve been dreading.

When I heard we were expected to make Hugo recommendations in this week’s columns, I thought, “Ummmm…okay. I wonder how I’m going to handle that? I’m reasonably smart. I’m sure I’ll come up with something.”

Well, I’m only unreasonably smart, and this is what I came up with: SQUAT. I just don’t read much contemporary fantasy, science fiction or horror. Since I passionately believe that people should only comment on books they’ve read — and I’ve expressed exactly that sentiment in a histrionic scream on more than one occasion — I can’t give you the name of a single Hugo-worthy book this year. The Graveyard Book, which I read this year and loved, already won last year. Morbid Curiosity Cures the Blues, a magnificent book that would have been eligible in the nonfiction category before 1998, was published in 2009 and in any event is not a “Related Work,” the category that replaced “Nonfiction Book.” READ THE REST OF THIS POST ON THE NIGHT BAZAAR.


One thought on “Yes, We Have No Hugo Recommendations

  1. Jennifer

    Katherine Howe’s “The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane”

    An intriguing mixture of Salem witch trial history combined with modern day scholarly research and a wonderful piece of fiction. “Spooky” and “Bedeviling” say People and New York Daily News.

    I finished it in just a few days, and with my decreased attention span these days, that is really saying something.


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