Episode 29: Omphalistic Hugosity

This episode is dedicated to the memory of
Brian Robert Middlemiss
(20 July 1930 – 5 June 2020).


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David and Perry talk about the shorter fiction nominees for the 2020 Hugo Awards, and then take the Hugo Time Machine back to 1962, when Stranger in a Strange Land won Best Novel.

  • Dedication to Brian Middlemiss (03:26)
  • Awards season (00:46)
  • Nebula Awards (01:40)
  • Locus Awards (02:10)
  • Hugos 2020 Short Fiction (00:41)
  • Hugo Voting Package (01:16)
  • Novelettes (14:56)
    • Away With the Wolves by Sarah Gailey (01:23)
    • For He Can Creep by Siobhan Carroll (01:35)
    • Emergency Skin, by N.K. Jemisin (02:09)
    • The Blur in the Corner of Your Eye by Sarah Pinsker (01:58)
    • The Archronology of Love by Caroline M. Yoachim (02:49)
    • Omphalos by Ted Chiang (04:42)
  • Short Stories (11:24)
    • Blood Is Another Word for Hunger by Rivers Solomon (01:02)
    • And Now His Lordship Is Laughing by Shiv Ramdas (01:49)
    • As the Last I May Know by S.L. Huang (01:21)
    • A Catalog of Storms by Fran Wilde (01:31)
    • Ten Excerpts from an Annotated Bibliography on the Cannibal Women of Ratnabar Island by Nibedita Sen (02:06)
    • Do Not Look Back, My Lion by Alix E. Harrow (03:24)
  • The Hugo Time Machine~1962 (01:01)
  • Special awards (02:26)
    • Handbook of Science Fiction and Fantasy~Donald Tuck (01:31)
  • Novels (29:28)
  • Short Fiction (12:06)
    • Status Quo by Mack Reynolds (01:49)
    • Lion Loose by James H. Schmitz (01:24)
    • Scylla’s Daughter by Fritz Leiber (01:31)
    • Monument by Lloyd Biggle, Jr. (02:32)
    • Hothouse series by Brian W. Aldiss (04:26)
  • Other categories (02:12)
  • Windup (01:20)

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