Hugo Winners 2022

So, as I wasn’t at the Convention Sunday, of course I didn’t attend the Hugo Awards ceremony. I looked up the winners this morning. Here’s the tor.com post that lists the winners. Let’s see ….

Novel: A Desolation Called Peace by Arkady Martine 

I liked the opening a lot, but didn’t read this, largely because it’s the second book in the series. I do want to go back and read the first book eventually.

Novella: A Psalm for the Wild-Built by Becky Chambers

I didn’t read this. I’m sorry Elder Race didn’t win, but, since I didn’t read this one, I can only shrug. I’m sure Psalm was good.

Novelette: “Bots of the Lost Ark” by Suzanne Palmer

I did read the novelettes, and I’m glad this one won.

Short Story: “Where Oaken Hearts Do Gather” by Sarah Pinsker

I read most of these, and this was the one I put second. I liked it, but (a) I liked “Mr. Death” better, and (b) I think “Oaken Hearts” was actually a horror story, not fantasy.

Series: Wayward Children by Seanan McGuire

I haven’t read enough of the nominees to have a strong opinion.

Lodestar: The Last Graduate by Naomi Novik 

YAY! In this case, although I didn’t read any of the nominees, I did have a strong opinion. I wanted this one to win and I’m glad it did. The third book comes out in … let me see … about 20 days. Well, I’ll probably drop everything and read it the day it appears on my Kindle.

Astounding: Shelley Parker-Chan, for She Who Became the Sun

From everything everyone said, I think Parker-Chan probably ought to have won. Good for her, and maybe when (if) I’m in the mood for a really grim story, I’ll try this novel.

Congratulations to the winners!

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3 thoughts on “Hugo Winners 2022”

  1. I was not entirely impressed with She Who Became the Sun. I felt it needed rather a lot of editing (or a more experienced author) to really make the big-time.

  2. Thanks for the reminder about the upcoming Novik book! I went and checked to make sure I’d pre-ordered it. The Look Inside has been enabled, so I peeked to find out what happens once El gets home.
    Warning: even the excerpt ends on a cliffhanger.

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