De-lurking for a moment ----
I'm still struggling with my vote, but I guess I have to make up my mind
by the end of the week,
I'm still undecided between Ilium, Singularity Sky, and Humans. I
didn't care for Blind Lake,
and I haven't read the Bujold.
The retro-Hugo novel nominations are wonderful this year, and I'm going
to have a hard time
deciding there too.
Joe "back to the lurk" Karpierz
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>Now that Hugo nominees have been announced, who do people favor for the Novel
>Illium probably is the favorite based on what I've heard and seen on
>newsgroups. I liked it but I have qualms about it. Too many plot holes and deux ex
>machina plot devices, which Simmions himself pokes fun at through a character
>toward the end of the book -- which I thought was very clever .
>On the other hand, Humans by Robert J. Sawyer has gotten a lot of negative
>commentatry. I would vote of it, however. I thought it was a funny and taken
>as a cultural satire was well done. Sawyer also was able to manage the
>inherent problems of a middle book in a trilogy by both advancing the story but
>creating a novel that can stand alone.
>Bujold's fantasy was okay, very well written as always, but it just didn't do
>that much for me.
>I didn't like Stross's novel much at all.
>I haven't read Blind Lake yet but I plan to shortly.