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AiBBot
Space Opera | Catherynne M. Valente
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If you hate to laugh and think humanity is great, do NOT read this #hugo2019 nominated book. If you want a story about Galactic music concert reality show being the only way to save Earth that is full of humanity-depreciating jokes and brilliantly diverse aliens, read this book. The photo is of the Flaming Lips‘ Wayne Coyne. Thank you Catherynne M Valente....Thank you.

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SW-T
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That‘s gonna be tough.... I‘m going to root for Murderbot though...cuz Murderbot! 💕

https://www.tor.com/2019/08/12/hugo-spotlight-the-years-finalists-for-best-novel...

#Novellas #HugoAwards #Hugo #Hugo2019

tournevis Tea Master is also excelent. It's a difficult year to choose 4mo
SW-T @tournevis Yeah, difficult year to choose. 4mo
tournevis @SW-T And then there's Bintin and Sugar Sky... I would not know who to choose this year. 4mo
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kwmg40
Paper Girls Vol. 4 | Brian K. Vaughan
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I managed only 8 hours and 35 minutes for the #24B4Monday #readathon this time around, but I succeeded in getting through more of my Hugo Voter Packet.

The Hugo Best Graphic Work category had excellent entries, including the latest volume of Paper Girls. This terrific series is like Stranger Things with time travel! #hugo2019

Thanks to @Andrew65, @TheReadingMermaid and @jb72 for hosting the readathon!

TheReadingMermaid You are very welcome and thank you for participating. We hope to have you with us again next month! 😘😘 And you did fantastic by the way 👏🙌💪🤓🎉 4mo
jb72 Great time! I‘m all caught up on the Paper Girls until the next one comes out. 4mo
Andrew65 That‘s still a good time, well done and thanks for taking part. 👏👏👏 4mo
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Carolyn11215
Revenant Gun | Yoon Ha Lee
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Working on the last novel I need to read in order to vote on best novel for Hugo Awards. Wasn‘t a fan of the first book in the series but really enjoyed the second and this one has also captured my attention. Voting may be harder than I originally thought. #hugo2019

kwmg40 I'm having a hard time deciding on my votes too. I'm not sure if Revenant Gun will go to the top of my list, but I really loved it. 4mo
Carolyn11215 @kwmg40 glad to hear that I‘m not the only one grappling with how to vote! 4mo
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kwmg40
Space Opera | Catherynne M. Valente
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I've only been able to read 4 hours and 40 minutes so far for the #24B4Monday readathon, but I did finish my last book from the 2019 Hugo Best Novel shortlist. This one is a lot of fun, in the style of Douglas Adams.

#hugo2019
@jb72 @Andrew65 @TheReadingMermaid

Andrew65 Sounds interesting, still a good time. 👏👏👏 5mo
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kwmg40
Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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It's been a very busy July so far, so it will be good to have a relaxing weekend devoted to reading! It'll be my last chance to read from the #hugo2019 shortlist before the Hugo Awards voting deadline on July 31.

The shortlist: http://www.thehugoawards.org/2019/04/2019-hugo-award-1944-retro-hugo-award-final...

#24B4Monday
@Andrew65 @TheReadingMermaid @jb72

TheReadingMermaid Hmmm 🤔 I haven't heard of that one yet. Is it relatively new? 5mo
jb72 I hadn‘t even looked up the #hugo2019 nominations yet. Thanks for the reminder. I see they are doing a retro Hugo award this year too? Good luck 🍀 5mo
kwmg40 @TheReadingMermaid The Hugo Awards have been around for many years but it's for science fiction and fantasy, so usually it's just SFF fans that follow it. There are some great books on the list this year that I think everyone will like, though, especially Naomi Novik's Spinning Silver! 5mo
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TheReadingMermaid That sounds really cool! Is there any way you can post a link to them for me? 5mo
kwmg40 @jb72 Thanks! Yes, they're doing 1944 for the Retro Hugo this year. The only book I've read from this list is The Glass Bead Game, and only because it had been sitting on my shelves for years! 😄 5mo
kwmg40 @TheReadingMermaid I added a link to the shortlist in the post. They have a new YA category (called the Lodestar award) this year too and I've been enjoying the books on the list. 5mo
TheReadingMermaid Awesome. Thank you so much I'm going to check them out 😘🤗😘 5mo
Andrew65 Good luck with the Readathon and getting to those Hugo nominees, love the idea of the retrospective year! 😊👍 5mo
kwmg40 @Andrew65 Thanks! I wanted to read the retro nominees too but am still trying to get through the 2019 list. We‘ll, that‘s what the Readathon is for, right? 😄 5mo
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Carolyn11215
Raven Stratagem | Yoon Ha Lee
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Enjoying the 2nd in the series much more than Ninefox Gambit. Working my way towards Revenant Gun which is nominated for #hugo2019 best novel.

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Carolyn11215
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Really enjoyed this alternate history of the beginnings of the space program, in this telling expedited because of a meteorite strike in the DC area that is an extinction event. Deals with discrimination (gender and racial) in the space program and the role of female “computer” mathematicians in making spaceflight possible. #hugo2019

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Carolyn11215
Space Opera | Catherynne M. Valente
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Finished. Two more to go so that I can vote for #hugo2019 best novel. I liked this one...but feel like I‘d need to read a few more times to get everything out of it.

ChasingOm I‘ve got REVENANT GUN and SPINNING SILVER left. I just got SS from the library, so I‘m close! 5mo
Carolyn11215 @ChasingOm have you read the first two in the revenant series? Trying to decide whether I have to read them first to give Revenant Gun a fair shake. 5mo
ChasingOm I haven‘t, and that‘s why I haven‘t gotten to that one yet. 😂 Also, I‘m not sure the premise really interests me, although reading through the Hugos has surprised me with some great reads that I wouldn‘t have picked up otherwise. 5mo
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Carolyn11215
Space Opera | Catherynne M. Valente
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One of my favorite first sentences in a very long time! 4th out of 6 books I need to complete to vote in #hugo2019