May 23 2011

Hugo Packet 2011

I downloaded my Hugo awards packet (~900M) this weekend and loaded it onto my iPhone so I can read everything before the voting deadline. The ballot closes July 31st, 2011. Whew, I’ve got some reading to do. By the way, I plan on doing a post on each of these as I read them.
Ahh, what is the Hugo packet you ask? Well, if you are a registered member (even supporting at $50) then the the publishers of the works have provided DRM free versions of nominated works and related items in a nice downloadable packet so that you can read everything (even things you might not have been inclined to.) The packet includes:
Eight full novels of nominated works:

  • Blackout by Connie Willis (pdf)
  • Cryoburn by Lois McMaster Bujold
  • The Dervish House by Ian McDonald
  • Feed by Mira Grant
  • The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N.K. Jemisin
  • I Am Not a Serial Killer by Dan Wells (Campbell nominee) (pdf, rtf)
  • Monster Hunter International by Larry Correia (Campbell nominee) (pdf, rtf, epub)
  • Moxyland by Lauren Beukes (Campbell nominee)(pdf, prc, epub) And an excerpt of Zoo City
  • Novel excerpts from Lev Grossman–Endgame, Magicians(Campbell nominee)

Five graphic novels:

  • Fables: Witches by Bill Willingham and Mark Buckingham
  • Girl Genius, Volume 10: Agatha Heterodyne and the Guardian Muse by Phil and Kaja Foglio with colors by Cheyenne Wright
  • Grandville Mon Amour by Bryan Talbot
  • Schlock Mercenary: Massively Parallel by Howard Tayler with some colors by Travis Walton
  • The Unwritten, Volume 2: Inside Man by Mike Carey and Peter Gross

Best Novella — RTF/PDF/EPUB/MOBI formats

  • The Lady Who Plucked Red Flowers beneath the Queen’s Window by Rachel Swirsky (Subterranean Magazine, Summer 2010)
  • The Lifecycle of Software Objects by Ted Chiang (Subterranean)
  • The Maiden Flight of McCauley’s Bellerophon by Elizabeth Hand (Stories: All New Tales, William Morrow)
  • The Sultan of the Clouds by Geoffrey A. Landis (Asimov’s, September 2010)
  • Troika by Alastair Reynolds (Godlike Machines, Science Fiction Book Club)

Best Novelette — RTF/PDF/EPUB/MOBI formats

  • Eight Miles by Sean McMullen (Analog, September 2010)
  • The Emperor of Mars by Allen M. Steele (Asimov’s, June 2010)
  • The Jaguar House, in Shadow by Aliette de Bodard (Asimov’s, July 2010)
  • Plus or Minus by James Patrick Kelly (Asimov’s, December 2010)
  • That Leviathan, Whom Thou Hast Made by Eric James Stone (Analog, September 2010)

Best Short Story — RTF/PDF/EPUB/MOBI formats

  • Amaryllis by Carrie Vaughn (Lightspeed, June 2010)
  • For Want of a Nail by Mary Robinette Kowal (Asimov’s, September 2010)
  • Ponies by Kij Johnson (, November 17, 2010) (Nebulla Winner)
  • The Things by Peter Watts (Clarkesworld, January 2010)

Related Works

  • The Business of Science Fiction: Two Insiders Discuss Writing and Publishing by Mike Resnick and Barry N. Malzberg
  • Chicks Dig Time Lords: A Celebration of Doctor Who by the Women Who Love It edited by Lynne M. Thomas and Tara O’Shea
  • Excerpt from Robert Heinlein Vol 1 by William H Patterson
  • Links to Writing Excuses Season 4

And a bunch more short stories and examples of artists works and …

All in all a lot of good stuff. Remember, these are provided as a courtesy by the publishers for the convenience of Hugo voters. If you like something, please do buy it.

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