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melannen ([personal profile] melannen) wrote2017-05-09 04:55 pm
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FMK #11: Hugo and Nebula Winners

So it turns out my readership is not super-into random obscure sea stories! But there were enough votes that Captain Blood is the clear winner. Should be fun. There was a tie for K for the first time in awhile; I am picking Jack Absolute to K because apparently Mr. Bowditch is full of math so I shall be keeping that.

I still have not read Castle in the Air because there was a library book emergency where something I had checked out before I started FMK hit its renewal limit finally, so I had to read that instead. Hopefully this week you will get a combined response to both of them.

I figured it was time to do one where most of you probably had at least heard of them, so this week is Hugo and Nebula winners!

How FMK works, short version: I am trying to clear out my unreads. So there is a poll, in which you get to pick F, M, or K. F means I should spend a night of wild passion with the book ASAP, and then decide whether to keep it or not. M means I should continue to commit to a long-term relationship of sharing my bedroom with it. K means it should go away immediately. Anyone can vote, you don't have to actually know anything about the books.

I pick a winner on Friday night (although won't actually close the poll, people can still vote,) and report results/ post the new poll on the following Tuesday, and write a response to the F winner sometime in the next week.

Link to long version of explanation (on first poll)


Poll #18344 FMK #10: Hugo and Nebula Winners
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 60


Starship Troopers by Robert Heinlein (Hugo, 1960)

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F
22 (48.9%)

M
7 (15.6%)

K
16 (35.6%)

A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter Miller (Hugo, 1961)

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F
16 (41.0%)

M
16 (41.0%)

K
7 (17.9%)

Stand on Zanzibar by John Brunner (Hugo, 1969)

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F
10 (35.7%)

M
9 (32.1%)

K
9 (32.1%)

To Your Scattered Bodies Go by Philip Jose Farmer (Hugo, 1972)

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F
13 (50.0%)

M
2 (7.7%)

K
11 (42.3%)

The Gods Themselves by Isaac Asimov (Nebula, 1972; Hugo, 1973)

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F
19 (55.9%)

M
5 (14.7%)

K
10 (29.4%)

The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin (Nebula, 1974; Hugo, 1975)

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F
14 (28.0%)

M
35 (70.0%)

K
1 (2.0%)

The Forever War by Joe Haldeman (Nebula, 1975; Hugo, 1976)

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F
15 (48.4%)

M
6 (19.4%)

K
10 (32.3%)

Gateway by Frederik Pohl (Nebula, 1977; Hugo, 1978)

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F
17 (65.4%)

M
2 (7.7%)

K
7 (26.9%)

Downbelow Station by C. J. cherryh (Hugo, 1982)

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F
26 (66.7%)

M
11 (28.2%)

K
2 (5.1%)

Falling Free by Lois McMaster Bujold (Nebula, 1988)

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F
23 (47.9%)

M
21 (43.8%)

K
4 (8.3%)

Doomsday Book by Connie Willis (Nebula, 1992; Hugo, 1993)

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F
21 (51.2%)

M
12 (29.3%)

K
8 (19.5%)

Coraline by Neil Gaiman (Nebula, 2003; Hugo, 2003)

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F
24 (51.1%)

M
16 (34.0%)

K
7 (14.9%)

Hominids by Robert J. Sawyer (Hugo, 2003)

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F
6 (27.3%)

M
2 (9.1%)

K
14 (63.6%)

Rainbow's End by Vernor Vinge (Hugo, 2007)

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F
10 (43.5%)

M
0 (0.0%)

K
13 (56.5%)

The Yiddish Policemen's Union by Michael Chabon (Nebula, 2007; Hugo, 2008)

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F
24 (61.5%)

M
12 (30.8%)

K
3 (7.7%)



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