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  1. The Long List Anthology: More Stories from the Hugo Awards Nomination List (The Long List Anthology Series) (Volume 1)
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  2. The Long List Anthology: More Stories from the Hugo Awards Nomination List (The Long List Anthology Series) (Volume 1)

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The Hugo Award is one of the most prestigious speculative fiction literary awards. Every year, supporting members of WorldCon nominate their favorite stories first published during the previous year to determine the top five in each category for the final Hugo Award ballot. Between the announcement of the ballot and the Hugo Award ceremony at WorldCon, these works often become the center of much attention (and contention) across fandom. But there are more stories loved by the Hugo voters, stories on the longer nomination list that WSFS publishes after the Hugo Award ceremony at WorldCon. The Long List Anthology collects 21 tales from that nomination list, totaling almost 500 pages of fiction by writers from all corners of the world. Within these pages you will find a mix of science fiction and fantasy, the dramatic and the lighthearted, from near future android stories to steampunk heists, too-plausible dystopias to contemporary vampire stories. There is something here for everyone.

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

This is a breathtakingly good anthology, full of powerful stories that were definitely award-worthy.

"The Breath of War" by Aliette de Bodard is at the same time universal (the protagonist's concerns include family and personal risk) and particular. It raises the question of how our creations embody our own conflicts.

"When It Ends, He Catches Her" by Eugie Foster is that astonishing thing, a zombie story that I don't dislike, and it does something truly powerful and moving.

"Toad Words" by T. Kingfisher takes a fairytale trope and places it in a realistic context, to good effect.

"Makeisha in Time" by Rachael K. Jones addresses the suppression of women's stories via a girl who finds herself time travelling to other lives at random moments. Despite the detached present-tense narration and very little dialog, it manages to be moving.

"Covenant" by Elizabeth Bear is one of the best stories in... Read more
Every year a few speculative fiction works are selected to win a prestigious Hugo award. And every year there are stories nominated for Hugo awards that seem worthy of recognition, but do not win. The editor has selected twenty-one of them from 2015 to create this anthology. It goes without saying that they are of high quality.

The five that appealed most to my tastes were:

Eugie Foster’s “When It Ends, He Catches Her” is about a man and a woman who dance together with a ghost of a chance for a deeper, longer-lasting relationship.

Max Gladstone’s “A Kiss with Teeth” explores how a vampire struggles to live a normal life with his wife and child. It’s about what he can admit to his wife and to himself.

Tom Crosshill’s “The Magician and LaPlace’s Demon” personalizes the timeless conflict between science and magic. The vast universe still isn’t big enough for two... Read more
An awsome assembly of SciFi and fantasy short stories and novelettes. I can rely only on my personal taste, but barring three or four, there is not a single one that cannot pass the "Very Good" mark, and many deserve an "Excellent" grade. There are too many stories to review them individually, but I particularly enjoyed Elizabeth Bear's two stories, the enigmatic and hypnotic prose of Xia Jia, Alaya Dawn Johnson's "The Guide to the Fruits of Hawaii" and the magnificent "The Regular" by Ken Liu. This novelette alone makes the whole anthology worth it. Unlike traditional SciFi, this collection contains several stories that are anchored in the angst of the present and the past, rather than the future. The effect is not always beneficial to the stories. I did not like the "Grand Jete", "The Devil in America", or "The Vaporization Enthalpy of a Peculiar Pakistani Family", but "The Truth About Owls" is a great story written on... Read more
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