Look for these Hugo award winning books at Rockwall County Library. Best Novel: Wells, Martha. Network Effect. Best Novella: Vo, Nghi. Empress of Salt and Fortune. Best series: Wells, Martha. The Murderbot Diaries. Best related work: Headley, Maria Dahvana. Beowulf: A New Translation.
In Yesterday's Kin members of the scientific community try to stop an airborne virus from harming earth's population. A ship full of aliens from World have warned Earth ten months before Earth will make contact with a virus-filled cloud. Notably, Kress wrote Yesterday's Kin in 2014 well before the current Covid crisis. While the panic … Continue reading Book Review: Yesterday’s Kin by Nancy Kress
This is an absolute stunner in every sense of the word--rich prose, tight plotting, and imaginative twists and turns. The Company has manufactured biotech that wreak havoc upon the City. The actions of Mord, a man-made bear-like creature, and his proxies cause the Magician and her pseudo-children to rebel. Even before the rebellion, however, the … Continue reading Book Review: Borne by Jeff VanderMeer
Katya is an Authenticities and Antiquities dealer in the far future where the details of life are recorded on Captures. She collects items before this time for their nostalgic value, ordinary things like typewriters and dictionaries. She relies on her A.I. like many would really one a friend. That is why she find herself so … Continue reading Book Review: Forest of Memory by Mary Robinette Kowal