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If you were forced, at gunpoint, to submit your five novel nominations for the Hugo Awards now, which five novels would you pick?

Date: 2012-07-06 12:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
2312 by KSR, Angelmaker by Nick Harkaway, Sea Hearts by Margo
Lanagan, Intrusion by Ken MacLeod, and, er, 2312 again.

Date: 2012-07-09 11:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thank you, I will be sure to look those up.

Date: 2012-07-06 05:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I... er,.. I don't appear to have read anything from 2012 as yet. Sorry.

Like the new-look LJ, by the way (normally read by RSS) - how long since you changed its style?

Date: 2012-07-06 09:09 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] andrewducker
Yeah, me either.

Date: 2012-07-09 11:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Er, not too long – it would have been at around the same time I created [ profile] john_links, I think? Three weeks ago, perhaps. I had to reacquaint myself with the LiveJournal style systems to get it working how I wanted it to, though!

Date: 2012-07-07 04:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Would you *please* put the gun away?

I'm don't have 5 legit candidates and I'm not sure all these are considered Sci Fi (I guess Fantasy qualifies for Hugo):
1) Reamde (Not sci-fi, but Neil Stephenson wrote it so it should get past the guards :)
2) The Magicians (Lev Grossman)
3) Ready Player One (Earnest Cline, stretching SciFi a bit claiming this one)
4) Fahrenheit 451 (Dude died, give it a pass-- oh wait, it already won!)
5) Feed (Seanan McGuire, an actual nominee for 2012- and I had that on my list before I checked the real nominee list)

I know, most of my list wasn't published in 2012. But with all that gun waving can you please forgive a guy? I figured this was better than no reply at all.


Date: 2012-07-09 11:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I've actually read 2, 3 and 5 on that list already (and thoroughly enjoyed them). I've heard I should read Reamde and Fahrenheit 451 but haven't got to either yet, unfortunately. Perhaps I will suggest the latter to my book club!

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