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Die Vol. 4: Bleed | Kieron Gillen
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This nominee for the 2022 Hugo Best Graphic Story award is the 4th and final volume of the Die series. The story, which plays with RPG concepts, is not easy to follow. However, this final volume explains a number of things that had me mystified in the earlier books and provides a satisfactory conclusion.
#hugo2022 #hugoawards

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Victories Greater Than Death | Charlie Jane Anders
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This fun YA space opera, with a diverse cast of characters, was nominated for the 2022 Lodestar (Hugo YA) award. #hugoawards #hugo2022

The plot was just so-so, but what made this a pick for me was the outstanding narration by Hynden Walch, who really brought out the characters' personalities.

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Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 2mo
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kwmg40
Lore Olympus: Volume One | Rachel Smythe
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This collection of episodes 1-25 from Smythe's web comic tells the story of Persephone and Hades in a thoroughly modern setting, with gorgeous artwork.
Nominated for the 2022 Hugo Best Graphic Story award. #hugoawards #hugo2022

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Andrew65 Doing brilliantly 👏👏👏 2mo
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kwmg40
Fireheart Tiger | Aliette de Bodard
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This fantasy romance was nominated for the 2022 Hugo Best Novella award. I felt there was a bit too much going on in this relatively short work and not enough context about the politics and magical elements.

#hugoawards #hugo2022
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Andrew65 Love the cover, well done 👏👏👏 2mo
kwmg40 @Andrew65 Thanks. I too loved that cover. 2mo
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kwmg40
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Mehso-so

This story about a wandering “tea monk“ and a robot curious about humans is nominated for a 2022 Hugo Best Novella award. It's a charming story but a little too slow and contemplative for my tastes. Still, I've liked everything else Chambers has written and will probably read more in the series.

#hugoawards #hugo2022
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Zuhkeeyah Have you read the Wayfarers series? I just finished the third book and am loving it. 2mo
kwmg40 @Zuhkeeyah Yes, I really like the Wayfarers series. That's why I'm willing to continue reading Becky Chambers even thought this particular story wasn't as engaging to me. 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 2mo
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kwmg40
Monstress, Volume 6 | Marjorie Liu
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No surprise that a volume in this series gets another Hugo Best Graphic Story nomination. Gorgeous artwork with a complex storyline.

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kwmg40
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This fun and fast-paced YA thriller is an excellent sequel to Catfishing on CatNet, featuring a sentient AI who wants to help humans. Nominated for the 2022 Lodestar Award. #hugoawards #hugo2022

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Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 2mo
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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August 11 is the deadline for Hugo Awards voting and I trying to finish as many of the nominees as I can. I've finished all 6 novels, 4 of the novellas, and one or more books from each of the nominated series.
#hugoawards #hugo2020

For the #JubilantJuly #readathon, my goal is to read some of the shorter works (novelettes, short stories, graphic novels) and a few of the YA nominees. Thanks @Andrew65 for hosting!

Andrew65 Best of luck 👍 2mo
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kwmg40
The Past is Red | Catherynne M. Valente
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Inventive, satirical and funny, this story follows the life of Tetley, a girl who grows up living on a patch of garbage floating in the ocean in a post-apocalyptic Earth. The audiobook narrated by Penelope Rawlins was great and captured Tetley's unique voice perfectly.

This book is nominated for the 2022 Hugo Best Novella award. #hugoawards #hugo2022

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TheAromaofBooks What an intriguing cover!! 2mo
kwmg40 @TheAromaofBooks I thought so too! 2mo
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Clockwork Boys | T Kingfisher
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A very fun steampunk adventure featuring a forger, a paladin, an assassin and a very stuffy scholar. This book from T. Kingfisher (a.k.a. Ursula Vernon) is from The World of the White Rat series, which was nominated for a 2022 Hugo Best Series award.
#hugoawards #hugo2022

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