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April 14th, 2015
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From:cos
Date:April 15th, 2015 03:58 am (UTC)

Worldcons and Puppies

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I'm really excited for Worldcon to be in Helsinki, and already got a supporting membership in order to vote for that. Usually I just go to Arisia (and occasionally one other con), but if Worldcon is in Helsinki I plan to go.

I am not going to have time to read all of the Hugo ballot books, not even close, and my usual reading habits are >90% books from past years. Are there any books on this year's Hugo ballot that you recommend reading? I do want to pick up a few, as long as I can target the ones I'm most likely to like.
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From:netmouse
Date:April 15th, 2015 02:11 pm (UTC)

Re: Worldcons and Puppies

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I also have a supporting membership for Helsinki and hope to try to attend if it is selected.

I have not yet read any of the books on the ballot.

I expect Skin Game, by Jim Butcher, is a decent book. I've read other books by him and been impressed. Similarly, I've enjoyed works by Sarah Monette, author of The Goblin Emperor, which was published under the name Katherine Addison. I read the first chapter of it the other day when I was staying with a friend who had it. It was a bit cliche, but knowing Sarah I expect her to stand that on its head later in the book.

I've also heard very good things about Ann Leckie's work, but will note that Ancillary Sword is the sequel to Ancillary Justice - recommend you read the other first.

The book I was most enthralled with so far this year was published earlier, unfortunately -- Redwood and Wildfire, By Andrea Hairston. I highly recommend it to anyone, especially those interested in love and sex and poly.
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