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Feb. 22nd, 2007

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BASFA 2006 Hugo Recommendations: Best Novelette

A key to the initials of the people making recommendations is in this post in basfa's LJ. These posts may change if we receive additional recommendations from club members.

Pol Pot’s Beautiful Daughter, Geoff Ryman, F&SF Oct 2006: KS
The Singularity Needs Women, Paul di Filippo, Forbidden Planets: CG,DC

Edit: Updated 22 Feb, 22:45

Feb. 8th, 2007


rakdaddy

"Damascus" by Daryl Gregory - Best Novelette

Disclosure: I once saw Daryl shoot a man in Reno, just to watch him die.

This story was effed up, and I mean that in the best possible sense. This is a story about faith and biochemical evangelism. Did I mention how deeply screwed up it was? And how good? It appeared in the December '06 F&SF and will appear in Year's Best 24 and Best SF 12.

Dec. 25th, 2006

eyestalks

paulmelko

"Journey into the Kingdom" by Mary Rickert - Best Novelette 2006

Mary Rickert loves to play with structure, and "Journey into the Kingdom" is a story within a story. The ghost story within drives the story of madness without. From the May 06 F&SF. Here's an interview with Mary.
eyestalks

paulmelko

"Kansas, She Says, is the Name of the Star" by R. Garcia y Robertson - Best Novelette 2006

In the July 06 issue of F&SF with Wilce's novella (see previous post) is this tale of space pirates in an artificial space habitat. Riffing on Wizard of Oz motifs, this novelette was a lot of fun and ultimately moving. Robertson seems to be going through a space pirates phase in his career. (See the Hugo recommendation for "Teen Angel" upstream.)

Dec. 23rd, 2006

eyestalks

paulmelko

"Except the Music" by Kristine Kathryn Rusch - Best Novelette 2006

This sentimental piece on creativity and dedication to craft struck me strongly, and I recommend it. "Except the Music" appeared in Asimov's April/May double issue.

Dec. 22nd, 2006

eyestalks

paulmelko

"Teen Angel" by R. Garcia y Robertson - Best Novelette

"Teen Angel" was in the February 06 Asimov's: space pirates and kidnapping.

Sep. 7th, 2006

eyestalks

paulmelko

"Postsingular" by Rudy Rucker - Best Novelette 2006

From the September 2006 Asimov's SF, we have Rudy Rucker's "Postsingular," a novelette set in the world of his previous Asimov's story "Chu and the Nants." That story was decent, but "Postsingular" is a fabulous take on how humanity will pass through a singularity with sudden free information, free computation, and free surveillance. This story will be a part of one of his upcoming novels, entitled Postsingular. I'll be recommending this for a Nebula too.
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