Reading Through the Fiction Categories in the Hugo Voter Packet

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)

Iriarte: https://www.uncannymagazine.com/article/proof-by-induction/

Valente: https://www.uncannymagazine.com/article/the-sin-of-america/

On to the novelettes…

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