Crit Mass picks for Hugo short story

On Wednesday, we discussed the Hugo nominees for Short Story and Novelette.

We agreed on “Mr. Death” by Alix E. Harrow (Apex Magazine, Feb 2021) as the best short story, with a close second in “Unknown Number” by Blue Neustifter. “Where Oaken Hearts Do Gather” by Sarah Pinsker was also interesting.

Those who had read the Novelettes thought “Bots of the Lost Ark” by Suzanne Palmer would be most popular, with Roman also impressed by “Colors of the Immortal Palette” by Caroline M. Yoachim and “Unseelie Brothers, Ltd.” by Fran Wilde.

Of course, the Hugo voters may have other thoughts.