Apr 292021

And Lo, the time has once more descended upon us. We shall contemplate these stories and their meanings, and then share our contemplations with the wizened members of the Book Club.

Best Novelette

Burn, or the Episodic Life of Sam Wells as a Super”, A.T. Greenblatt (Uncanny Magazine, May/June 2020)

I Sexually Identify As An Attack Helicopter”, Isabel Fall (Clarkesworld, January 2020)
(actually that link doesn’t work. Wayback Machine? Nope, it’s been excluded. Guess one has to sail the high seas. If you prefer a .pdf, there’s this option. Do Thought Crimes, kids!)

The Inaccessibility of Heaven”, Aliette de Bodard (Uncanny Magazine, July/August 2020)

Monster”, Naomi Kritzer (Clarkesworld, January 2020)

“The Pill”, Meg Elison (from Big Girl, (PM Press))  — Not Available Online

Two Truths and a Lie”, Sarah Pinsker (Tor.com)

Best Short Story

Badass Moms in the Zombie Apocalypse”, Rae Carson (Uncanny Magazine, January/February 2020)

A Guide for Working Breeds”, Vina Jie-Min Prasad (Made to Order: Robots and Revolution, ed. Jonathan Strahan (Solaris))

Little Free Library”, Naomi Kritzer (Tor.com)

The Mermaid Astronaut”, Yoon Ha Lee (Beneath Ceaseless Skies, February 2020)

Metal Like Blood in the Dark”, T. Kingfisher (Uncanny Magazine, September/October 2020)

Open House on Haunted Hill”, John Wiswell (Diabolical Plots – 2020, ed. David Steffen)

  One Response to “2021 Hugo Nominated Novelettes and Short Stories”

  1. Thanks for collecting links together! If folks are short on time but looking to read a few of these, the two short story entries I most enjoyed were Little Free Library and Open House on Haunted Hill, probably followed by Metal Like Blood in the Dark.

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