Hugo Nominated Novelettes 2020
May 23, 2020 6:16 AM - by Jemisin, N. K. - Subscribe

The 2020 Hugo Award Winning Novellettes - works between 7,500 and 17,500 words, or roughly 30 - 70 pages. This is including works by NK Jemisin, Sarah Gailey, Sarah Pinsker, Caroline M. Yoachim, Siobhan Carroll, and Ted Chiang (full texts as they are available in the post)

• “The Archronology of Love”, by Caroline M. Yoachim
“Away With the Wolves”, by Sarah Gailey
“The Blur in the Corner of Your Eye”, by Sarah Pinsker (also Previously on Metafilter)
• Emergency Skin, by N.K. Jemisin - looks like it's available on audible.
• “For He Can Creep”, by Siobhan Carroll
• “Omphalos”, by Ted Chiang, in Exhalation, which is previously on fanfare.

This is a Hugo Awards 2020 Post - you can see more club posts and posting schedule here
posted by dinty_moore (2 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Thaaaaank yoooou
posted by sixswitch at 10:49 PM on May 23, 2020 [1 favorite]

I'm waiting for my copy of Exhalation from the library, so that'll have to wait.

I liked Emergency Skin more than I usually like NK Jemisin's other short works - I love her novels, but feel like her short stories tend to feel a lot thinner? And in some ways this feels a little on-the-nose, too, but I think the slightly longer length works to her benefit.

The Blur in the Corner of Your Eye was a fun horror story - I liked it well enough to make an FPP about it, but didn't necessarily find it amazing.

The Archonolgy of Love is about someone looking for answers after their loved one is wiped out by a plague. I'll wait on that one for a while.

Away With the Wolves - Considering how badly Chronic Illness/Chronic pain and disability is usually treated in science fiction, I'm willing to look past some of the clunky writing.

For He Can Creep was the most entertaining of them all, especially when I managed to forget about Cats halfway through (also, the nighthunter moppet!)
posted by dinty_moore at 8:58 PM on May 24, 2020

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