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The Incomparable Mothership #585 October 16, 2021
2021 SF/F Novel Shortlist, part 3

Remember the Soup

Our Book Club reconvenes to discuss two final 2021 Best Novel nominees, “Harrow the Ninth” and “The Relentless Moon.” We also discuss all the Hugo Award nominees for short fiction, rank the books, and recommend some books we’ve been reading lately!

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Show Notes

What Are We Reading?

Erika:

Aleen:

Scott:

Jason:

Best Novel

The Incomparable’s Rankings:

  1. Piranesi”, Susanna Clarke (3 first-place votes, 5.25 average)
  2. Black Sun”, Rebecca Roanhorse (1, 4.5)
  3. The Relentless Moon”, Mary Robinette Kowal (3.25)
  4. Network Effect”, Martha Wells (3)
  5. The City We Became”, N.K. Jemisin (2.75)
  6. Harrow The Ninth”, Tamsyn Muir (2.25)

Best Novella

Best Novelette

Best Short Story

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