Greetings, Voyagers! This week, The Hugo Awards announced their finalists for this year, and we are extremely excited to say we have a few nominees from the Voyager family
Best Novella: To Be Taught, If Fortunate by Becky Chambers
“Extraordinary . . . A future sci-fi masterwork in a new and welcome tradition.”
—Joanne Harris, author of Chocolat
“With technical prowess and outstanding visceral imagery, Chambers […] packs an immense amount of story into a novella worthy of full-length praise.”
— Publishers Weekly (starred review)
A stand-alone science fiction novella from the award-winning, bestselling, critically-acclaimed author of the Wayfarers series.
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Best Related Work: Becoming Superman by J. Michael Straczynski
“Part Hollywood how-to, part Frank McCourt-style reflection on emotional neglect and poverty, “Becoming Superman” is an enveloping look back at a unique career.”
— Washington Post
“His ability to stay the course, to work hard at all times, and to keep writing were his salvation time and again. This book is a testament to that — and it is an inspiring, touching look at how someone born into darkness can find the light and go on to do great things.”
For four decades, J. Michael Straczynski has been one of the most successful writers in Hollywood, one of the few to forge multiple careers in movies, television and comics. Yet there’s one story he’s never told before: his own. Featuring an introduction by Neil Gaiman!
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Astounding Award (Best New Writer): R.F. Kuang
“Kuang’s descriptive storytelling reveals the grueling psychological and material cost of war on combatants and those they are supposed to protect. Fans of epic military fantasy will be eager for the next volume.”
— Booklist (starred review)
“Her story’s refreshing, shocking, and there’s some sort of invisible phoenix fire god controlling everything. Behold the horizons of fantasy expand.”
R. F. Kuang lives in New Haven, where she is pursuing a PhD in East Asian Languages and Literatures at Yale. She’s author of “The Poppy War” series
HUGE Congratulations to Becky Chambers, J. Michael Straczynski, R. F. Kuang, and to all other nominees for this tremendous accomplishment. Fingers-crossed!