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Hugo Finalists 2018: Best Novelette

I managed to chew through the Novelette finalists over the past two weeks and this category was much harder to pick from. There are some great pieces and I believe I liked these better than the short fiction entries, so far, but overall great pieces of writing and it’s so awesome to get a feel for where science fiction has been going over the past year. 775 more words


Hugo Finalists 2018: Best Short Fiction

Okay, so as promised I have each of the finalists for the Short Fiction category blow. I’ve assigned them ratings (based off a five-star scale) and with short summaries and reviews from yours truly. 767 more words

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Where to Read the 1943 Retro Hugo Short Fiction Nominees?

by James Wallace Harris, Sunday, April 1, 2018

Worldcon 76 just announced the 1943 Retrospective Hugo Award finalists, which selects works published in 1942. Because I’ve been systematically reading old science fiction short stories I thought it would be fun to see where and how often these stories have been reprinted. 1,012 more words

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The Hugo! The Campbell! The OMG!

Still in a bit of shock that my short story “Welcome to Your Authentic Indian Experience(TM)” is a Hugo Finalist, and that I am a Campbell Finalist for Best New SFF Writer. 47 more words


Interlude: Hugos 2018: Once More Unto the Breach

Day 45. 97,293 words.

I was delighted to see that some of my contributions had made it into the final farewell newsletter from the Helsinki Worldcon people. 381 more words

Office Posts, Random

Pimp My Plate #37 – HUGO’s, Manly, NSW

No need to pimp my panorama

What’s better than eating lunch while enjoying a harbour view? Not much that I can think of.

Originally I’d planned a Sunday lunch to review a restaurant at Barangaroo, but weather predictions warned of unruly coastal winds and possible showers. 674 more words


Awards Eligibility Post 2017

This will be short and sweet:

1) I only have one story eligible this year, but I think it’s a good one. It has been called “a genuinely chilling meditation on appropriation and identity”. 82 more words