The preliminary recommendations for the Best Novella category.
- “Fear and Self-Loathing in Hollywood”, Nick Cole
- “Penric’s Demon”, Lois McMaster Bujold
- “Hyperspace Demons”, Jonathan Moeller
- “The Builders”, Daniel Polansky
- “Slow Bullets”, Alastair Reynolds
Also, I stand corrected. The intrepid readers at File 770 have been gracious enough to inform us that “Space Raptor Butt Invasion” is not actually a novelette, and therefore belongs in the short story category.
Not sure what VD’s goal is since “Space Raptor Butt Invasion” isn’t even a novelette. The thing’s less than 5000 words. No one could No Award it since it’d get disqualified beforehand.
Well, it is pretty much established that Beale simply isn’t particularly bright.
We already know he has trouble counting past 5 without taking off the other mitten. Counting to see if it makes novelette length? He’d get lost after 21. Okay, 20 and a half.
I sincerely apologize for this inexcusable and unconscionable error, and will, of course, make the appropriate adjustments when the final Rabid Puppies list of recommendations is presented next week.
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