In case anyone reading this hasn’t already seen one of the many, many other blogs and websites with the list, the nominees for the Hugo Awards have been announced. I’d give the list, but, you can find the list at the source, here or you can get the list plus good commentary over at John Scalzi’s blog, HERE.
I’ve read some but not a lot of what’s on these lists, but I’m sure the nominees are all worthy in the context of today’s SF market. What I find disappointing is that the writers and voters don’t seem to have picked up on the lesson of Scalzi’s Old Man’s War trilogy +1, that there’s a healthy market for well done, sweeping, character-centric, federations-of-planets style, good old fashioned space opera. Hey. we want MORE of that stuff, or at least I do.