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Related Works, Unchained! Posted at 8:24 AM by Rico Simpkins


Hugo Best Related Wroks 2012Fourth in our series of posts helping you locate Hugo nominees (short story, novelette, and novella preceding) concerns Best Related Work, the Hugo committee’s catch-all category. Unlike the previous three categories, a Worldcon membership will not get you any Related Works. We still recommend that you get at least a $50 supporting membership, because that will nab you digital copies of all five novels, six novellas, five novelettes, and five short stories — a bargain.

The good news: Two of the related works are already free and online. The other three, however, will cost you something:

  • The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, Third Edition, though originally published in hardback (in its first two editions), is now available online for free. If you want a paper copy for coffee table, you’ll need to order from England.
  • Writing Excuses, Season 6 is a podcast, and can be heard for free here. You’ll need to navigate to season six.
  • Jar Jar Binks Must Die… and Other Observations about Science Fiction Movies by Daniel M. Kimmel is $14.99 in dead tree format at Amazon, or digitally in Kindle or Nook editions for only $9.99.
  • Wicked Girls is an album by Seanan McGuire and can be ordered for $15 through CD Baby, which also allows you to sample portions of each song. Who knew Seanan could sing?
  • The Steampunk Bible edited Jeff VanderMeer and S. J. Chambers has gotten a lot of press over the past year, so its inclusion is no surprise to WWEnders.

Links to all of the award winning novels are, as always, available through BookTrackr.


Mattastrophic   |   27 Apr 2012 @ 00:53

Thanks for your help in making evaluating the Hugo materials so much easier for us Rico!

Rico Simpkins   |   27 Apr 2012 @ 16:07

My pleasure, Matt. I’m bound and determined to be able to fill out the whole Hugo ballot, this year.

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