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Have some links to short Hugo-eligible fiction!

Nebula nominees available free (hat tip: [personal profile] umadoshi)

Abigail Nussbaum’s nominees - AN’s taste in fiction isn’t congruent to mine (and sometimes we just flat-out disagree), but I do find her words about it to always be thought-provoking. Also plan to nominate her as best fanwriter. (Also plan to nominate [personal profile] skygiants as best fanwriter, if that’s OK.)

Set of nominees from [personal profile] forestofglory.

Another link from ladybusiness, with recs for all categories.

The novelettes on these lists that I liked enough to put them on my ballot: “The Art of Space Travel,” “The Venus Effect” (though I must say I didn't like it nearly as much as Abigail Nussbaum did) and “The Dancer on the Stairs” (probably my favorite).

Also, honorable mention to "The Tomato Thief," which I am not sure is going to be on my ballot, but it made me go back and reread the extremely good Jackalope Wives (to which it is a sequel), which deserved its Nebula and deserved the Hugo too, ugh.

The short stories on these lists that I liked enough to put on my ballot: “The Destroyer” (probably my favorite), “Sabbath Wine” (would be interested to know what the Jews on my f-list think about this one - ETA, probably going to take off my nom list), “A Fist of Permutations in Lightning and Wildflowers," and "The Most Important Thing."

I haven’t read the vast majority of novellas on these lists. I’ll try to get around to Penric and Taste of Honey in the next week, I think. And yes, probably also The Jewel And Her Lapidary because of the title.

Date: 2017-03-06 06:35 pm (UTC)
isis: (Default)
From: [personal profile] isis
Thanks for the links, though you've entered them as relative so clicking them doesn't work - maybe edit and fix?

Date: 2017-03-06 10:13 pm (UTC)
skygiants: Audrey Hepburn peering around a corner disguised in giant sunglasses, from Charade (sneaky like hepburnninja)
From: [personal profile] skygiants
Ha, feel free! I am very flattered. :D (I kept meaning to do a nomination-eligibility post for the stuff I actually published last year, too, but then ... I forgot ...... and then the Nebulas happened already so now I'm just like OOPS oh well.)

Date: 2017-03-10 05:52 am (UTC)
umadoshi: (sea turtle 01 (totaldevotion))
From: [personal profile] umadoshi
I like the idea of nominating you too! As [dreamwidth.org profile] skygiants, though, or with your LJ handle too? I don't know if anyone at the other end goes through and crossreferences the nominations to say "oh, these two different names/links are actually the same person", but I would hope so...

(I've never done Hugo noms before, just voting. Once.)

Alternatively, [dreamwidth.org profile] cahn, which name/post/link did you use, if you've done your nominations already?

Date: 2017-03-11 04:48 am (UTC)
umadoshi: (Kittenbus friends w/cats (theidolhands))
From: [personal profile] umadoshi
If she doesn't say to use something else, I'll do that too, then, for consistency. ^_^

Date: 2017-03-07 01:13 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] rymenhild
I'm reading "Sabbath Wine" now and having a lot of trouble imagining a girl named Malka Hirsch in Brownsville using the dialect the author gives her. "Ain't" is not in Brooklyn Jewish dialects. Nor does cousin Shlomo talk to girls in short skirts in public unless he wants to be ostracized.

Date: 2017-03-07 01:15 am (UTC)
rymenhild: Manuscript page from British Library MS Harley 913 (Default)
From: [personal profile] rymenhild
Reading further: oh, it's in the past and she's secular. That changes things. But why is her name Malka then?

Date: 2017-03-08 11:28 am (UTC)
rymenhild: Manuscript page from British Library MS Harley 913 (Default)
From: [personal profile] rymenhild
It's a cute story, and the end reveal justifies some of the material in the beginning, but it's... off in some weird uncomfortable ways.

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