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Monday, April 27, 2015

The real Hugo for 2014

... Andy Weir, The Martian.

This book is ineligible. It is ineligible for the same reason as is Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus; and as were Old Man's War, and Ender's Game.

But if Weir's book were eligible this year, the whole "Puppies" controversy would be moot. The Martian was frankly the best SF book I've read in years. It was the best SF book anyone's read in years, to hear the reviews tell it. I assume that Weir is like Kloos and wouldn't want a Puppy recommend if it were given him, but still - his book was much better than Kloos's.

The Sasquan rules - well, "hard cases make bad law".

posted by Zimri on 19:53 | link | 0 comments

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