Thursday, July 31, 2014

2015 Hugo Eligible SFF

Have you read and loved any science fiction or fantasy that was originally published in 2014? After a short break I'll want to start consuming as much as I can, with a thought to next year's nominations for the Hugo Awards. Please share in the comments if you've found anything that you love! Stories of any length.


  1. I've enjoyed novels by Kylie Chan, Ilona Andrews, Wen Spencer, and Rachel Bach.

    Kylie Chan is writing a series set in Hong Kong about a strong, stubborn, determined Australian woman who fell in love with her employer and so was willing to fight the demons he defends humanity against and hold his kingdom together. Amazon's description of the first book is: "A young woman accepts a position as nanny to the young daughter of a handsome, wealthy, and mysterious Chinese businessman—only to discover her new employer is really a god…and every foul demon in creation is out to destroy him!

  2. Ilona you know, but I always find myself discussing the shades of grey in her novels and exploring the fun mythos Gordon and Ilona have created.

    Wen Spencer, though...such a range. You'll enjoy wood sprites. Is it entirely believable that brilliant little people quite that young would act in that way? Not quite, but I swallowed my disbelief in favor of the ride. Baby dragons! Elf punk! Webcasts and homework and political dynamics, oh my.

    Rachel Bach writes space opera with humor, mystery, romance and honor.

  3. So far, I read one novelette that was published this year. It really hit me and I just went back and checked the name and author. It's "Memorials" by Aliette de Bodard... (published in this year's January edition of Asimov's) Where did I hear that name before?

  4. I really enjoyed "Toad Words" by Ursula Vernon. It's here: