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Hugo Finalist Readalong: Announcement and Schedule

With the voting deadline not until November, we have the rare opportunity to do a Hugo Finalist Readalong. And so we're doing a Hugo Finalist Readalong. This is going to be a little bit different than a lot of the readalongs on this sub for the sole reason that there are a whole lot of Hugo Finalists and we don't have time to spend a month on each of them, even if we limit to the print categories. For that reason, we will be doing just one post for each work. There will not be individualized announcement posts--this will serve as the announcement for everything--and there will not be midway discussions. Just final discussions, open to anyone who's read the book (or, I suppose, who hasn't and doesn't mind spoilers). I cannot emphasize enough that you do not have to participate in every discussion in order to join this readalong. We have 32 discussions on the docket. Very few of us have time for that. That's the reason that we're splitting up the discussion-leading among several volunteers, and I honestly doubt if any of the leaders will be around for all 32. Participants certainly don't have to. Come discuss the ones you want to discuss, leave the others alone. But if you've been on the fence about reading one of the nominees, let this be the little push that gets you to take the plunge. I have included a full schedule here. There are no "start reading" dates, so if you want to join us for a particular discussion, just make sure to give yourself time to read the book. I have not included Bingo categories for each book, although reading and participating in any one of the discussions should fill the Readalong square for hard mode. The rest I leave as an exercise for the reader. Date Category Book Author Discussion Leader Monday, May 3 Short Stories "Badass Moms in the Zombie Apocalypse ," "A Guide for Working Breeds ," "Little Free Library ," "The Mermaid Astronaut ," "Metal Like Blood in the Dark ," "Open House on Haunted Hill " Rae Carson, Vina Jie-Min Prasad, Naomi Kritzer, Yoon Ha Lee, T. Kingfisher, John Wiswell u/ullsi Monday, May 10 Novelettes "Burn, or the Episodic Life of Sam Wells as a Super ," "Helicopter Story," "The Inaccessibility of Heaven ," "Monster ," "The Pill," "Two Truths and a Lie " A.T. Greenblatt, Isabel Fall, Aliette de Bodard, Naomi Kritzer, Meg Elison, Sarah Pinsker u/tarvolon Friday, May 14 Novella Finna Nino Cipri u/gracefruits Thursday, May 20 Novel Black Sun Rebecca Roanhorse u/happy_book_bee Wednesday, May 26 Graphic Parable of the Sower: A Graphic Novel Adaptation Octavia Butler, Damian Duffy, and John Jennings u/Dnsake1 Wednesday, June 2 Lodestar Legendborn Tracy Deonn u/Dianthaa Wednesday, June 9 Astounding The Vanished Birds Simon Jimenez u/tarvolon Monday, June 14 Novella Upright Women Wanted Sarah Gailey u/Cassandra_Sanguine Monday, June 21 Novel The City We Became N.K. Jemisin u/ullsi Friday, June 25 Graphic Once & Future, vol. 1: The King is Undead Kieren Gillen, Dan Mora, Tamra Bonvillain, Ed Dukeshire u/Dsnake1 Thursday, July 1 Lodestar A Wizard's Guide to Defensive Baking T. Kingfisher u/tarvolon Thursday, July 8 Astounding The Ruin of Kings Jenn Lyons u/Nineteen_Adze Tuesday, July 13 Novella The Empress of Salt and Fortune Nghi Vo u/Moonlitgrey Tuesday, July 20 Novel Piranesi Susanna Clarke u/happy_book_bee Monday, July 26 Graphic Ghost-Spider, vol. 1: Dog Days Are Over Seanan McGuire, Takeshi Miyazawa, Rosie Kampe u/Dsnake1 Monday, August 2 Lodestar Raybearer Jordan Ifeuko u/Dianthaa Monday, August 9 Astounding The Unspoken Name A.K. Larkwood u/happy_book_bee Friday, August 13 Novella Riot Baby Tochi Onyebuchi u/Moonlitgrey Thursday, August 19 Novel The Relentless Moon Mary Robinette Kowal u/Nineteen_Adze Tuesday, August 24 Graphic Invisible Kingdom, vol.2: Edge of Everything Willow Wilson, Christian Ward u/Dsnake1 Monday, August 30 Lodestar Elatsoe Darcie Little Badger u/Moonlitgrey Thursday, September 2 Astounding Silver in the Wood Emily Tesh u/Cassandra_Sanguine Wednesday, September 8 Novella Come Tumbling Down Seanan McGuire u/happy_book_bee Wednesday, September 15 Novel Network Effect Martha Wells u/gracefruits Tuesday, September 21 Graphic DIE, vol.2: Split the Party Kieron Gillen, Stephanie Hans, Clayton Cowles u/TinyFlyingLion Tuesday, September 28 Lodestar A Deadly Education Naomi Novik u/Nineteen_Adze Tuesday, October 5 Astounding The Space Between Worlds Micaiah Johnson u/ullsi Monday, October 11 Novella Ring Shout P. Djèlí Clark u/happy_book_bee Tuesday, October 19 Novel Harrow the Ninth Tamsyn Muir u/Cassandra_Sanguine Tuesday, October 26 Lodestar Cemetery Boys Aiden Thomas u/gracefruits Tuesday, November 2 Graphic Monstress, vol. 5: Warchild Marjorie Liu, Sana Takeda u/Dsnake1 Tuesday, November 9 Astounding Axiom's End Lindsay Ellis u/happy_book_bee