The Hugo Awards

The Hugo Awards were announced last month.

The City and the City by China Mieville and The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi won Best Novel.

Both authors have new books out thisĀ  year. Bacigalupi’s novel, Ship Breaker is about a futuristic world, where teenaged Nailer scavenges copper wiring from grounded oil tankers for a living. When he finds a beached clipper ship with a girl in the wreckage, he has to decide if he should strip the ship for its wealth or rescue the girl.

Mieville’s Kraken is a bit of an homage to HP Lovecraft. Tentacles ahoy!

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