karen_w_newton (karen_w_newton) wrote,

Spending some time with Hugo

This year the folks at Anticipation (the 2009 Worldcon in Montreal) have taken advantage of the web and digital information to make most of the Hugo-nominated works available for anyone who is already registered to read. The idea is to get as many Hugo-voters as possible to actually read the entries they are voting on. I think this is a great idea! I have, in the past, voted for Hugos when I've read only one or two of the nominated works. If I liked a work well enough to vote for it, I did so with a nagging suspicion that I could be shorting something I might like even better if I had just read it.

Hopefully, that won't be an issue this year. I downloaded the zipped files they sent me and have uploaded most of them to my Kindle already. I've read several, and have enjoyed them all (some more than others, of course). But if you're planning to go to Worldcon and you haven't registered yet, get busy! The sooner you do, the sooner you will get your voting packet and be able to start reading!

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