[LMB] Hugos and slates

Paula Lieberman paal at filker.org
Wed Apr 8 19:34:32 BST 2015

But to me, "best of the year" means that the book SHOULD be a five star 
book.  If not, it's not deserving of the designation best of the year.

--Paula Lieberman
-----Original Message----- 
From: Howard Brazee
Sent: Wednesday, April 08, 2015 09:09 AM
To: Discussion of the works of Lois McMaster Bujold.
Subject: Re: [LMB] Hugos and slates

> On Apr 8, 2015, at 5:57 AM, Paula Lieberman <paal at filker.org> wrote:
> There are people I know who like the Dresden File books. There are also 
> people I know, particularly a number of women, soand at least one who's 
> brown, and some men, who detest the books, and there is no way they would 
> ever nominated them for Hugos, much less vote for them for best novel of 
> the year.  Any of them who're Worldcon voters are going to put it behind 
> No Award or vote No Award and leave the boxes below No Award empty

The ones I've read are kind of good.    But I'm a person who don't give 5 
stars to every Hugo winner, when I review.    Three star books are worth 
reading, four stars are exceptional.   Not many authors can write 
extraordinary books. 

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