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All the Books Show: Episode 87 – You Got Your Hugo Awards in My Pulitzer Prize!

What could we possibly be talking about this episode? And how blatant is our need to kill two birds with one very big, craggy rock?

6045ea67-7229-4460-be3b-40669435f09c_640x960But in all seriousness, we talk about the Hugo Award nominations and the Pulitzer Prize winners. History hasn’t proven the Pulitzer Prize very good at picking books that stick. Looking back, it’s not just that I haven’t read those winners, I’ve never heard of them. And sure, I’m not a great yardstick for success, but how many have you heard of? Come on. How MANY?!

However, The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead has been everywhere this year and I wouldn’t be surprised if if continues to stay in the public consciousness for a long time. Plus, whenever HBO turns it into miniseries.

The Hugos, on the other hand, has plenty of books I’ve heard of and read, but I’m also into science fiction. But I have to image some of you have heard the phrase Starship Troopers before, even if you haven’t read it. You should. It’s excellent.

Though, I never recognize the nominations for the Hugo Awards of that year. And is all that controversy over yet?

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All the Books Show: Episode 80 – 80s and Heartbreaks

The latest episode of the podcast is up. It’s fan-frickin’-tastic. We talk about the most popular and award winning books of the 1980s. It’s a fun romp through time.

What I learned is that Stephen King could do no wrong in the public’s eye back then, that I’ve read a decent amount of Hugo Winners and that, once again, the Newbery award picked a lot of kids books no one reads today.

Also, if you’ve read Lincoln in the Bardo, let us know what you think!

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