2015 Hugo Nominations That I Care About

The 2015 Hugo nominations were announced today at 12 PM PDT, or 3 PM Eastern time. The announcements are available for streaming at ustream.tv/hugo-awards/ The nominees I care about are: John W. Campbell Award (not a Hugo) Wesley Chu – I started reading The Lives of Tao and it’s pretty good so far! He’s going to Continue Reading →

The Fifth Head of Cerberus by Gene Wolfe #FridayReads

The Fifth Head of Cerberus by Gene Wolfe

No, 1972’s The Fifth Head of Cerberus is not the newest SFF book out there. But I’ve enjoyed other books by Gene Wolfe, and two of my coworkers insisted that I give this one a try. In fact, they very carefully told me nothing about it, so I have no preconceived ideas about the three novellas collected in this book. Continue Reading →

Acceptance by Jeff VanderMeer #FridayReads

Acceptance by Jeff VanderMeer

Okay, so technically this is a bit of a cheat because I haven’t actually started reading Acceptance by Jeff VanderMeer yet. I bought it on release day this past Tuesday and I’ve been carrying it around with me ever since. Today, however, will be the day. Once I’m done with work and writing my terminally late review of Continue Reading →

Speculative Fiction 2012 edited by Justin Landon and Jared Shurin #FridayReads

Speculative Fiction 2012 edited by Justin Landon and Jared Shurin

I’ve been doing a lot of reading out of this year’s Hugo packet lately.* Currently I’m working my way through the Best Related Work category. This book collects online essays and commentary about SF/F that were published in 2012. I’m just at the halfway mark where the reviews give way to the essays. I enjoyed Continue Reading →