"Doug Baker" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> That's a pretty sad lot.? Stephenson has started to over write. Saturn's
> Children is awful.? Zoe's Tale is probably the one I'll vote for but
> Stephenson will probably win.
There are some gems there. As good as Scalzi's "Zoe's Tale" is, I think Cory
Doctorow's "Little Brother" is the best of the pack.
I know what you mean about the Stephenson book. I have started it a few
time, but not gotten into it. That was the way I felt about Chabon's
"Yiddish Policemen's Union" last year. Oh, I liked it well enough, but I did
not think it should have won over Sawyer's "Rollback." I am surprised to not
find Stephanie Meyer's "The Host" on this list. Not that I liked the book
much at all, but it has been in the top ten or fifteen of the NY Times
Bestseller list for many months. I thought that would get it a nomination.
I am still sad that Stephen Baxter's "Last Contact" did not win best short
story last year. I blew me away when I read it, and I know a few people who
said they were voting for it maybe just to stop me from talking about it)
and my wife and I voted for it. I was happy to meet Stephen Baxter at
Denvention 2 tell him just how much I appreciated "Last Contact."
Dan J. Hicks
"If you are going to walk on thin ice,
you might as well dance."
- Inuit Proverb