[LMB] new Penric

Louann Miller domelouann at gmail.com
Sun Oct 22 17:25:39 BST 2017

And on further consideration, a theoretical question. Suppose that as well
as appearing as a freestanding e-novella, at some point the three
Penric-Nikys stories are gathered in one volume on paper as what used to be
called a 'fix-up.' (A supposition I would love to see, especially if the
first three -- internal chronology -- Penric stories got the same
treatment.) Would this new volume then be eligible for a Hugo nomination as
well? Or would it be one or the other?

On Sun, Oct 22, 2017 at 11:20 AM, Louann Miller <domelouann at gmail.com>

> chuckle. Also, swoon. This seems very quick.
> On Thu, Oct 19, 2017 at 5:56 PM, Matthew George <matt.msg at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> I'd like to think that:
>> 1)  We give allegiance to quality works, not authors, so we at least read
>> novels before we nominate them for awards, especially since we don't know
>> if they will qualify.  An excellent work might still not be the best we
>> encounter in a given year.
>> 2)  We're wise enough not to meddle in the timestream.  Even if history
>> cannot be alerted, the consequences to ourselves for attempting to do so
>> are likely to be disastrous, and if it can, the nature of existence might
>> be imperiled - at the very least, everything after the alteration point
>> could be altered.  I cannot condone sending the novella a decade back
>> regardless of how good it will be.
>> Matt G.
>> On Wed, Oct 18, 2017 at 5:56 PM, M R Dolbear fm <
>> little.egret at dolbear.fastmail.fm> wrote:
>> >
>> > So do we nominate it as a novel for the 2007 Hugos?
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