Oh, let’s go ahead and wrap up the big prose fiction categories with Best Novella, the “just shorter than a novel” category, defined as being between 17,500 and 40,000 words. Which is a length I really like, having written two books (both nonfiction, admittedly) that land in it; it’s at a beautiful cusp where you can still get away with a book that’s all suggestion and no conclusion, but where you can have the suggestion be labrynthine in its complexity.
Unfortunately, much as I love the category, I’ve not read anything in it this year. Here’s the Hugo Wikia’s list, which I do note has Paul Cornell’s latest, Witches of Lychford. How was that? How were other things?
Still need reviews for Sunday, by the way. snowspinner at gmail. Perhaps a review of Witches of Lychford? The Martian? Seveneves?