Not Now, I’m Prepping for the Hugo Awards

It’s time for our second episode and this one is packed with SO MANY MEDIA MENTIONS. Kay and Chelsea chat about the nominees for this year’s Hugo Awards. The winners will be announced on Friday, August 11 at WorldCon 75 in Helsinki. If you’d like to buy a membership to a) get a copy of the voter packet full of lots of great reads for an amazing value b) vote in this year’s Hugos and nominate for next year’s Hugos, you can buy a supporting membership for $40 US any time until Saturday, July 15, 11:59pm PDT. (Find out what time that is for you here.)

We know, we’re getting this episode in just under the wire.

Please note that Kay spent roughly five thousand years assembling the shownotes for this episode, so:

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Time Stamps:

  • Intro: 00:00 – 00:46
  • Hugos Discussion: 00:46-38:18
  • Upcoming Reads & Outro: 38:18- 39:37

Media Mentions from Today’s Episode:

And a list of works included in the Hugo Voter’s packet (seriously, the $40 membership is worth it if your budget can swing it):

In addition to the works listed in the above tweet:

  • Haunted by Sarah Gailey
  • An Equation of Almost Infinite Complexity by J. Mulrooney
  • Infomocracy by Malka Older
  • Tear Tracks by Malka Older
  • The Black Box by Malka Older
  • The Rupture by Malka Older
  • Blue Monday by Laurie Penny
  • Everything Belongs to the Future by Laurie Penny
  • The Killing Jar by Laurie Penny
  • Your Orisons May Be Recorded by Laurie Penny
  • The Three Resurrections of Jessica Churchill by Kelly Robson
  • Two-Year Man by Kelly Robson
  • Waters of Versailles by Kelly Robson

For more information, see the About the Show page, and to get in touch with us at all our various internet hangouts, check the About the Hosts page.

You can view this episode’s transcript here.

Our next episodes:

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Not Now, I’m Reading Ashwin by Kit Rocha

Howdy, hello, and salutations! Welcome to the inaugural episode of Not Now, I’m Reading, your brand new one-stop spot for all things genre related!

Once a week, we (Chelsea and Kay) get together to discuss all different sorts of genre reads, fan fiction and pop culture, and we want you to join us!

From comics to romance, through science-fiction, young adult, crime or fantasy – pretty much anything that can be classed as genre fiction goes, as long as it’s something we can gush about. We always aim to be critical readers but we want this show to be a space for positivity and celebrating fiction that gets things right. No book is perfect, but there are some damn good ones, and we want to be reading them.

So, with that little introduction over, on to the episode!

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Time Stamps:

  • Intro: 00:00 – 00:16
  • Current Reads: 00:16  – 14:04
  • Ashwin by Kit Rocha Discussion: 14:04-34:42
  • Upcoming Reads & Outro: 34:42-35:30

Media Mentions from Today’s Episode:

For more information, see the About the Show page, and to get in touch with us at all our various internet hangouts, check the About the Hosts page.

You can view this episode’s transcript here.

Our next episodes:

  • Episode 2 (July 10th, 2017): Not Now, I’m Reading for the Hugo Awards
  • Episode 3 (July 17th, 2017): Not Now, I’m Reading The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers