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I didn’t realize that Ancillary Justice is the first #scifi book to win the Hugo, Nebula and Clarke in the same year.


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I didn't realize that Ancillary Justice is the first science fiction book to win the Hugo, Nebula and Clarke in the same year. I’m just glad the Wheel of Time series didn’t win the Hugo. http://t.co/jZ3IIsbj7v


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  1. 1) “Assess” not “Access”. 😉
    2) Let me know on you’ve read it.
    I know that it’s what publishers (and probably authors as well) want and are demanding these days. I just don’t like it.
    P.S.: Betcha the law of diminishing returns applies as the series moves along. Can you name a planned trilogy which got better from one book to the next? Most start strong and then start fading.

  2. It’s the reality of the book-publishing industry. Authors are expected to have books that can spin into multi-volume series if the first book is successful. It’s a lot easier to sell something with which people are already familiar. How many first books of new writers would you be willing to buy? Probably not very many because we are drawn to familiar names and series because we think it will lessen our disappointment.

    I will probably get around to reading this one since it has won so many awards, but I sometimes wonder if that is herd mentality. I guess I will have to read it to find out for myself if it lives up to the hype!

  3. The coveted Triple Crown of SF. But I hate the fact that this is only the first installment of a trilogy. Can’t anyone just write a novel anymore? I hate being tied into a series when we don’t even know if the followups will be any good. Been burned before and I won’t even consider reading this one until I can access the whole series. By then I’ll probably even have forgotten about this. Unless the rest of the books get as much acclaim.

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