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Topic: Jo Walton has won the Hugo for Among Others

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Subject: Jo Walton has won the Hugo for Among Others
Date Posted: 9/3/2012 12:08 AM ET
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I really thought Embassytown by China Mieville would win this year.  Did anyone think Jo Walton's Among Others would win?

Subject: Among Others
Date Posted: 9/3/2012 11:33 AM ET
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Pfffftffft ! ! !  Among Others  was just OK .

Embassytown should have won. sad

Date Posted: 9/3/2012 1:11 PM ET
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Among Others may have appealed to all of the sci-fi nerds with all of its 70's SF references.  I was hoping it would win.

No comment on Embassytown though.  I'm not a Mieville fan.

Subject: Among Others
Date Posted: 9/4/2012 1:09 PM ET
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I haven't read Among Others yet.  I admit to some disappointment whenever the winner is straight-up fantasy rather than science fiction or some sort of SF hybrid.   But I do appreciate the best-written of fantasy.  Now that this is a Hugo+Nebula winner, I'm pretty sure I will be reading it. 

Embassytown was the only nominee I had read, and I was cheering for it.  It's recognizably Mieville, but not typical of his other works.

-Tom Hl.

Date Posted: 9/4/2012 1:34 PM ET
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I haven't read either yet.  The only people I knew who were voting for the Hugos voted for Embassytown and most of the people I know who've read it really liked it.  A number of people I know who read Among Others had Alison's reaction.