Science Fiction, Spokane and a Goblin Emperor
The 2015 Hugo nominees were recently announced. This is an important event for Spokane this year because the WorldCon will be meeting here in August. Only people who belong to WorldCon can vote for the winner of the award which recognizes excellence in Science Fiction and Fantasy in many categories, ranging from novels to television episodes. I recently finished one of the nominees for best novel, The Goblin Emperor, and while I thoroughly enjoyed this character driven court intrigue of a book with echoes of Steampunk, I was surprised to find that it had been nominated for an award. SF and Fantasy fans out there–try one or more of these novels and see if your favorite is chosen as a winner.