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pvaneynd ([personal profile] pvaneynd) wrote2013-05-30 08:35 am

Hugo 2013: Redshirts

As for the last few years I'm going to try to read the Hugo nominees and vote again.

I started with Redshirts from John Scalzi. Now I like Scalzi, I got Old Man's War in a previous Hugo voter packet and bought a few other books in that series.

However Redshirts is not doing much for me. It feels a bit like professional fanfick, which it is in some way. It is very funny to read and to find the references but in some way it left me unsatisfied.

Next up: 2312 were I am still waiting for it to hook me after ~30% read, which is not a good sign :(.
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[personal profile] nwhyte 2013-05-30 07:33 am (UTC)(link)
Yes, I agree with you on both of those!
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[personal profile] vatine 2013-05-30 08:26 am (UTC)(link)
I liked it, although I have yet to re-read it. I was mainly spending the last half (or so) of the books contemplating the implications of a world that worked like that. Interesting thought exercise.