Well, I’ve just saved my final ballot for the 2013 Hugos. I’m not going to go into my votes just now, I’ll do that after LoneStarCon, but I will say that I was somewhat disappointed after last year. Perhaps it was because the first thing I read last year was Jo Walton’s Among Others, which is one of the most beautiful books I’ve ever read, I couldn’t stop thinking about it for weeks afterwards. The same thing happened with the Novella, Short Story, and Graphic Novel I voted for. This year, nothing left that kind presence behind. I’d finish reading something and move on to the next with no real desire to sit and digest what I’d just read. That’s not to say that this year’s nominees were bad, the stories just didn’t affect me the way some of last year’s did.
At any rate, now that I’ve gotten through the last couple of months, I’ll be back to my retro reads shortly. Stay tuned!