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Old 03-21-2009, 12:35 AM   #1
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Hugo Novel Nominees are all ebooks

The nominees for the 2009 Hugo awards have been announced, see AnticipationSF: Hugos. The novels are all available as ebooks.

Little Brother by Cory Doctorow is a free download, and all the others are in the Kindle store. This may be a first -- only half of last years' nominees were available as ebooks.
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Old 03-21-2009, 03:14 AM   #2
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For those wanting an easily DeDRM'd (.lit) option, all the novels are available at fictionwise, except for Zoe's Story which is only in secure MobiPocket. But Sony's book store has it for .lrf users.

While they are all great reads (I am only assuming that for Anathem and The Graveyard book.. haven't read either one yet) my vote (shouldn't someone start a poll?) is for Cory Doctorow's Little Brother.

I really love that book!
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Also, nominated for Best novella is “The Ray-Gun: A Love Story” by James Alan Gardner, published in Asimov’s Feb 2008.

Great story! And available online here
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Old 03-21-2009, 05:19 AM   #4
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“Article of Faith” by Mike Resnick (Baen’s Universe, Oct 2008), nominated for Best short story is also available for free on-line:

http://baens-universe.com/articles/Article_of_Faith
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Old 03-21-2009, 07:34 AM   #5
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Usually all the stories in the shorter categories will be available for free at least up until the voting deadline. Sometimes it can take some time until all available.
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feedbooks has a list of Hugo Awards & Nominees as well.
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For those of you who are attending this year's Worldcon (and therefore get to vote on the award): Scalzi will soon be announcing his regular deal, whereby you tell him your membership number and he'll email you a bundle containing those of the novels on the shortlist that the publisher's have agreed can be distributed for free to the voters.

This year you can count for sure on: "Zoe's Tale" and "Your hate mail will be graded", Cory's "Little Brother", and my "Saturn's Children" (the latter if you're resident in North America only, although I'm hoping my UK publisher will see the light and agree to join in this time round). He's got to ask permission for the others and he's at an SF convention this weekend, so no word on Neal and Neil yet. Give it a week or two, then hit on scalzi.com.
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For those wanting an easily DeDRM'd (.lit) option, all the novels are available at fictionwise, except for Zoe's Story which is only in secure MobiPocket. But Sony's book store has it for .lrf users.

While they are all great reads (I am only assuming that for Anathem and The Graveyard book.. haven't read either one yet) my vote (shouldn't someone start a poll?) is for Cory Doctorow's Little Brother.

I really love that book!
Actually, the Sony doesn't sell LRF. They only sell LRX which is the DRM version of LRF.
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We are trying to get a contingent of MR's to descend on WorldCon this year. We even have a socal group, which is sadly quiescent. Here.
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Cool! More "samples" to download to my Kindle. I fell in love with Gaiman's Neverworld, so eagerly look forward to reading The Graveyard Book. Downloaded Little Brother as pdf and mailed it to my kindle account for conversion and wifi sent. Looking forwarding to reading it too!
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Plenty of great stories to pick up. I'm glad people actually do this, as it ends up being great publicity anyway.
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Old 03-21-2009, 06:27 PM   #12
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Actually, the Sony doesn't sell LRF. They only sell LRX which is the DRM version of LRF.
Thanks for the correction, Jon.
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Cool! More "samples" to download to my Kindle. I fell in love with Gaiman's Neverworld, so eagerly look forward to reading The Graveyard Book. Downloaded Little Brother as pdf and mailed it to my kindle account for conversion and wifi sent. Looking forwarding to reading it too!
I think you meant Neverwhere, just nitpicking cause it's one of my fav Gaiman novels. But I'm looking forward to reading Graveyard Book too, it's been sitting in my Kindle, just need to finish up the short queue of books before it.
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Anyone willing to say for whom they would vote?

The only ones I've read are Anathem by Neal Stephenson and Little Brother by Cory Doctorow. I enjoyed both books, but I don't know if I'd say either one of them are worthy of a Hugo.
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The three I have read I will probably vote for in the order: Graveyard Book, Little Brother's and Saturn's Children. I will probably read the Scalzi book before voting but on previous form it will be number four. Anathem is probably to long and part of a series so I will not read it and I think people have said that you should read the previous series before if you want to get all details.
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