2021 Hugo Awards Overview

Spring turns the speculative fiction readers’ heart toward the Hugo Award nominees. Culling this year’s collection, I’ll share my opinions.

What’s with all the horror stories? A reaction to current politics? The pandemic? The apparent hopelessness of current ideologies?  Most are so heavily agenda driven that they should post a “paid political” announcement. This is not indicative of the best of current science fiction and fantasy.

Nevertheless as I have for several years. I’m trying to wade through current crop of Hugo Award nominees. This year, as in past years, I have already been pleasantly surprised as well as disappointed.

Warning: I don’t normally review stories which I rate lower than three stars. These I will.