The Incomparable Mothership #687 October 13, 2023
Awards novel wrap and Hugo short fiction!

Resurrected Corpse

The Book Club closes the door on this year’s awards shortlist with some lively book ranking and a tour of the nominated short fiction.

Listen to this episode (1 hour, 44 minutes)

Show Notes

Our collective Hugo & Nebula shortlist rankings:

  1. Legends & Lattes by Travis Baldree
  2. Spear by Nicola Griffith
  3. Babel by R. F. Kuang
  4. The Mountain in the Sea by Ray Nayler / Nettle & Bone by T. Kingfisher (tie)
  5. The Spare Man by Mary Robinette Kowal
  6. The Daughter of Doctor Moreau by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
  7. Nona the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir
  8. The Kaiju Preservation Society by John Scalzi


Best Novelette

Best Short Story

(Our apologies that some of these stories aren’t available anywhere on the Internet in English… hopefully the attention given by the Hugo nominations will lead to them being available eventually.)

  • D.I.Y.” by John Wiswell
  • “On the Razor’s Edge” by Jiang Bo
  • Rabbit Test” by Samantha Mills
  • Resurrection” by Ren Qing, translated by Blake Stone-Banks
  • “The White Cliff” by Lu Ban
  • “Zhurong on Mars” by Regina Kanyu Wang

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