For the first time, I think I’m going to try to read through at least the fiction categories in the Hugo voter packet, so I can feel like I can actually vote in them.
Read the short stories yesterday, and while they were all enjoyable to me, two of them stood out — Jose Iriarte‘s “Proof by Induction” (though I’ll be curious to see if my mathematician husband makes it through the story — he tends to find representations of mathematicians a little painful) and Catherynne Valente‘s “The Sin of America”.
Linking them both below, for your reading pleasure.
Full list of nominees:
“Mr. Death”, by Alix E. Harrow (Apex Magazine, Feb 2021)
“Proof by Induction”, by José Pablo Iriarte (Uncanny Magazine, May/Jun 2021)
“The Sin of America”, by Catherynne M. Valente (Uncanny Magazine, Mar/Apr 2021)
“Tangles”, by Seanan McGuire (Magicthegathering.com: Magic Story, Sep 2021)
“Unknown Number”, by Blue Neustifter (Twitter, Jul 2021)
“Where Oaken Hearts Do Gather”, by Sarah Pinsker (Uncanny Magazine, Mar/Apr 2021)
On to the novelettes…