This is how I am voting in the Best Novel category. Of course, I merely offer this information regarding my individual ballot for no particular reason at all, and the fact that I have done so should not be confused in any way, shape, or form with a slate or a bloc vote, much less a direct order by the Supreme Dark Lord of the Evil Legion of Evil to his 367 Vile Faceless Minions or anyone else.
- The Three-Body Problem
- Skin Game
- The Goblin Emperor
- The Dark Between the Stars
- No Award
As for Ancillary Sword, the fact that Ancillary Justice won last year was an indictment of the Hugos, the Nebulas and every other science fiction award it won. The fact that Ancillary Justice is the most-awarded novel in science fiction history will be seen as a complete joke within a decade, and within 15 years it will be as little read as the now-forgotten Nebula-winner The Quantum Rose (Amazon Rank:
#2,563,748 in Books) is now. And the first book was better than the sequel. Therefore I am leaving it off the ballot.
Other categories will follow over the next few weeks, in the off-chance that anyone happens to be interested in my opinion.