Back in June, I posted my Hugo Nominees. Suffice to say, almost nothing I nominated made the final ballot. That was disappointing, particularly because what was ultimately nominated hardly represents the best work done in 2011. But, as a Chicon 7 Supporting Member, I have a vote and I used it. Below are the categories I voted in, who I voted for, my predictions, and my justifications. I also include the work I thought should have been nominated (and won).
Best Novel Nominees
I find China Miéville to be one of the most hit or miss writers in genre today. In The Scar and The City & The City he nailed it. I consider both to be some of the finest work of the 21st century. … Read the rest