April 6th, 2017

Summer

Hugos! Get'cher Hugo!

I stole this post from Ambyr's tracking list so that I can start tracking where I am in reading Hugo finalists. I'm pretty far behind, particularly as I have read NONE of the nominated novels, but hopefully I can catch up. Achaosofkittens has some of the novels (noted as "we own them"), and some of the shorter stuff is online. As I read them, the list is going to change order so that I can figure out what my ballot would be. Yes, that means my voting is public. I don't care, and if you do, you are welcome to engage me in discussion.

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Summer

Hugos: "City Born Great" by N. K. Jemisin

"City Born Great" by N. K. Jemisin (Hugo nominated for Short Story)

It took me a little while to get into this story. The flow of the narrative isn't in one of my default rhythms. But it works. It works better than I initially thought it would. The narrator's voice gets stronger and the layering of realities become more purposeful and blended. I don't know the New York that is described in this story, though I know enough about it to get the Port Authority comment.

Don’t sleep on the city that never sleeps, son, and don’t fucking bring your squamous eldritch bullshit here.

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