An Informal History of the Hugos: 1953-2000 is a collection of a series of blog posts I made on Tor.com in 2010, analysing each year’s Hugo nominees in terms of whether they were the best five books of the year. I’ve always felt the whole set of nominees gives a better feel than whatever the one winner is. This book has my posts, together with some of the best of the comments they collected. It’s a personal idiosyncratic look at science fiction history in the second half of the twentieth century, using the Hugo Awards as a tool.
It’ll be published by Tor Books in July 2017.