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Hugo Rising: The nominees for science fiction’s best novel of 2013 find a new guard challenging the old

Hugo Rising: The nominees for science fiction’s best novel of 2013 find a new guard challenging the old – Arts – The Austin Chronicle

the Hugos maintain a certain representative importance, presenting what many in the greater publishing industry see as the face of science fiction. This year’s five nominees offer a snapshot of some of the contrasts and tensions in the current sci-fi landscape, the clash of the old guard with the new, as well as the slow but steady diversification of the genre.

Amy Gentry reports from the 71st World Science Fiction Convention in San Antonio, TX, USA.