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Hugo/Nebula Finalist: The Haunting of Tram Car 015 • 2019 • Urban Fantasy novella by P. Djèlí Clark

★★★★★ Synopsis: Djinns helped Egypt to throw the British out of their country, and some 30 years later, Cairo is a beacon of modernity shining out Paris and London in a mixture of djinn driven steampunk – I’d coin that “djinnpunk“: … Continue reading

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Hugo/Nebula Finalist: The Deep • 2019 • Fantasy novella by Rivers Solomon

★★★★★ Synopsis: Yetu is a mermaid, dark-skinned because her two-legged ancestors came from Africa. Her people, the wajinru, live peacefully in the deep ocean but Yetu is not happy at all. She tried to commit suicide by cutting herself and swimming … Continue reading

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Hugo/Nebula Finalist: The Archronology of Love • 2019 • SF novelette by Caroline M. Yoachim

★★★☆☆ Synopsis: All organic matter, including the colonists are destroyed on New Mars. “Archronologist” – or a time travel archaeologist – Saki has lost her husband there, and her team investigates the matter using the gadget The Chronicles which allows them … Continue reading

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Hugo/Nebula Finalist: For He Can Creep • 2019 • Fairy tale by Siobhan Carroll

★★★★☆ Synopsis: Jeoffrey is a tomcat owning a demon infested level of a 18th century madhouse. He fiercely keeps the vermin demons at bay so that his poet could find the muse to write. But when the Devil comes in to … Continue reading

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Hugo Finalist: Emergency Skin • 2019 • Transhuman SF novelette by N.K. Jemisin

★★★☆☆ Synopsis: The explorer is on a mission back to Earth to retrieve genetive samples desparately needed by his colony. His reward will be all the glory as a hero and a skin of his own: only the upper echelons of … Continue reading

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