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Nebula Nominees Novellette

The Nebula nominees keep coming and I keep knocking them down! So far, I haven't really run into anything I have found so undesireable that I have been unable to finish it. I realize that some things are not going to be to my taste, and I am not going to beat myself up for not finishing them.
The novellettes were not a problem. Also, how cute is the word "novellette"?

I read some really great stories in this category. "The Long Fall Up" is simply mind-blowing with the idea that a woman so wants to give birth under her own terms that should would steal a spaceship and take off-knowing that she would be alone for delivery. Wow.
"Sooner or Later Everything Falls into the Sea" is another modern fairy tale that I just loved. Seriously, Sarah Pinsker just made the LIST (the list of new authors I have discovered while doing this project). "Blood Grains Speak Through Memories" is unlike anything I have every read in my entire life, it freaked me out a bit, and I don't think I am ever going to forget it. There are others, but these are the stand-outs for me.

How can one choose a winner when each story is so very different from the others? Is it fair that they are two different genres? It's really not.

Sigh, I'm going to go with "The Long Fall Up" because of the fact that it made me care about two characters so very much in such a short span of time. There's something about this story that reminds me of The Martian.


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