ARB Guide to the ’21 Hugos: Novellas

Jake Casella Brookins The novella as a form has been growing in popularity for a little while now. While popular genre novels have been subject to various species of bloat—massive wordcounts, sprawling series, or both—the novella offers a complete, novel-like experience in terms of plot, character, and themes, but with the promise to keep it … Continue reading ARB Guide to the ’21 Hugos: Novellas

ARB Guide to the ’21 Hugos: Novels

Jake Casella Brookins The Best Novel Award is usually talked about as “the big one” of the Hugos. Some of the awards are mostly internal to the professional/fan community, and I’m not sure what impact, if any, the Hugos for film and television have. The Hugo for best novel, by contrast, has a big and … Continue reading ARB Guide to the ’21 Hugos: Novels

ARB Guide to the ’21 Hugos: Introduction

Jake Casella Brookins This year’s Hugo Awards are nearly upon us—voting wraps up in mid-November, with the awards to be presented in December. The Hugos are a pretty big deal in the speculative fiction world, but not all fans and scholars of the genre follow the awards, nominated works, or surrounding controversies very closely: this … Continue reading ARB Guide to the ’21 Hugos: Introduction