The Incomparable Mothership #461 May 18, 2019
Nebula Novels 2019

Team Jerkface

It’s time once again for our Book Club to tackle the six novels that made it to the Science Fiction Writers Association’s shortlist, the nominees for the Nebula Awards. All four of us read all six nominees and we discuss their merits (and occasionally demerits). The concept of being a Reverse Nemesis With a Twist is introduced. If you’re looking for a few books to add to your reading list, this episode will hit the spot.

Listen to this episode (1 hour, 20 minutes)

Show Notes

Final panelist consensus rankings (average placement in parentheses):

  1. Trail of Lightning (2.3)
  2. Blackfish City (2.8)
  3. The Calculating Stars (3.3)
  4. Spinning Silver (3.8)
  5. The Poppy War / Witchmark (tie, 4.5)

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