Since it's nearly September, maybe I should get my July Reading Log out, eh?
July was all about the Hugos, with the lion's share of the works read coming from the Hugo voter packet. I snuck in an older classic as well. While none of my top vote getters actually won a Hugo, I can't say I'm disappointed with the winners, as most of them wound up being my second choice picks. I felt the Best Novel category had some particularly strong contenders this year, several of which I could not put down, and in all cases I had to think hard about my voting choices.
Many, many thanks to the people who put together the Hugo voting packet, especially for including all the ePubs, which let me read the works as painlessly as possible on my mobile device. I believe Kate Kligman is the person I should be thanking directly.
All Clear, by Connie Willis
The Hugo nominated novellas
The Lady Who Plucked Red Flowers Beneath the Queen's Window, by Rachel Swirsky
The Lifecycle of Software Objects, by Ted Chiang
The Maiden Flight of McCauley's Bellerophon, by Elizabeth Hand
The Sultan of the Clouds, by Geoffrey A. Landis
Troika, by Alastair Reynolds
The Hugo nominated novellettes
Eight Miles, by Sean McMullen
Plus or Minus, by James Patrick Kelly
That Leviathan, Whom Thou Hast Made, by Eric James Stone
The Emperor of Mars, by Allen M. Steele
The Jaguar House, In Shadow, by Aliette de Bodard
The Hugo nominated short stories
Amaryllis, by Carrie Vaughn
For Want of a Nail, by Mary Robinette Kowal
Ponies, by Kij Johnson
The Things, by Peter Watts
A Canticle For Leibowitz, by Walter M. Miller, Jr.