What I finished: (in no particular order)
Perfect state by Brandon Sanderson
Slow bullets by Alistair Reynolds
Binti by Nnedi Okorafor
I have thoughts about all three of these that I'll pull together at some point. I know that's not quite the point of the meme to just list things, but I want to finish all of the short story category first.

The builders by Daniel Polansky -- put aside at 10%. It just didn't grab me, and my time is limited.

What I'm reading now: Penric's demon by Lois McMaster Bujold. Much denser than the others, and slower going for it, but interesting and engaging and has made me laugh, and wonder where it's going. A+ so far.

What's next: Either back up the Hugo finalists list to the novels and The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin, or down to the novelettes and “Folding Beijing” by Hao Jingfang, trans. Ken Liu, or “Obits” by Stephen King. Probably The fifth season.
Hugo ramblings below!
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“Asymmetrical Warfare” by S. R. Algernon (Nature, Mar 2015) - This was competently written alien-POV. Nice ending, but I was never gripped. Currently 2.
“Cat Pictures Please” by Naomi Kritzer (Clarkesworld, January 2015) - Competently written AI-pov, made me smile. Currently 1

“If You Were an Award, My Love” by Juan Tabo and S. Harris (voxday.blogspot.com, Jun 2015) - Life is too short, and he is too gross.

“Seven Kill Tiger” by Charles Shao (There Will Be War Volume X, Castalia House) - Life is too short, and he is too gross.

Space Raptor Butt Invasion by Chuck Tingle (Amazon Digital Services) - to read. Looking forward with great interest/trepidation. Great respect for Tingle’s response to the whole mess
I've not only been reading, I've been reading almost enough to justify the meme posting. Score!

What I finished:
Guards, Guards! by Terry Pratchett, which I'd not read before. I wasn't emotionally engaged as such, but it was an absolute pleasure reading this, and watching it unfold and then all come together. Pratchett had really started to hit his stride here, and it shows, glowingly, compared to, say, Mort, where the seeds were there, but not quite cohesive.

Uprooted by Naomi Novik. One of the three Hugo-nominated novels that made it through my Amazon-sample-chapter sample reading. I'll probably put all of those in a separate Hugo-reading post at some point.

What I'm reading now:
Seveneves by Neal Stephenson. Second of the three Hugo novels. 70 pages in and so far, wheeeee.

What's next:
Seveneves is going to keep me busy well into next week, if not all of next week (800+ pages, oof. I'm budgeting for at least a week of reading/350 pages, then reconsidering). But The fifth season by N. K. Jemisin when I do get there.


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