August Critical Mass: The Hugo Short Story Awards

Critical Mass will discuss the Finalists for the Hugo Awards short story at the August 24th meeting.
Links to the 2022 Hugo Award Finalists for best novelette and best short story are provided below.
Please read a couple of stories from the list for the discussion.

Best Novelette

Bots of the Lost Ark” by Suzanne Palmer (Clarkesworld, Jun 2021)
Colors of the Immortal Palette” by Caroline M. Yoachim (Uncanny Magazine, Mar/Apr 2021)
L’Esprit de L’Escalier by Catherynne M. Valente (Tordotcom)
O2 Arena” by Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki (Galaxy’s Edge, Nov 2021)
That Story Isn’t the Story” by John Wiswell (Uncanny Magazine, Nov/Dec 2021)
Unseelie Brothers, Ltd.” by Fran Wilde (Uncanny Magazine, May/Jun 2021)

Best Short Story
Mr. Death” by Alix E. Harrow (Apex Magazine, Feb 2021)|
Proof by Induction” by José Pablo Iriarte (Uncanny Magazine, May/Jun 2021)
The Sin of America” by Catherynne M. Valente (Uncanny Magazine, Mar/Apr 2021)
Tangles” by Seanan McGuire (Magicthegathering.com: Magic Story, Sep 2021)
Unknown Number” by Blue Neustifter (Twitter, Jul 2021) (More links since that’s a twitter thread.)
Where Oaken Hearts Do Gather” by Sarah Pinsker (Uncanny Magazine, Mar/Apr 2021)

Zoom details:
August 24th, 2022 6:30pm Adelaide / 7pm Melbourne
Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89275675259?pwd=UG4rT0RaNFpOOEwyWlJOU0xOcHJ1UT09

Meeting ID: 892 7567 5259
Passcode: CritMass

Note: while covid numbers remain high, this will be a zoom-only meeting.
Check the website on the 23rd to see if we’re going to make it also an in-person meeting
at Kappys.

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