Filed under Hugo Winners

How To Murder Time Episode 174: The Graveyard Book


It’s time for another Hugo award winning book, and this month Toerag has picked The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman.

It’s the tale of a boy who grows up in a graveyard and is our second book ostensibly aimed at children. How does it fare against the usual books that win?

How To Murder Time 170: Hyperion


This week we’re joined by Toerag for the next in our Hugo award winners series. This time we’re looking 1989 winner, Hyperion by Dan Simmons.

How To Murder Time 165: The Man in the High Castle

It’s Hugo winner time again, and so we’ve read Philip K Dick’s classic 1962 alternate history novel The Man in the High Castle where the Allies lost WW2 and now the Germans and Japanese have divided up a conquered America.

How To Murder Time 161: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

It’s the monthly Hugo episode so we’re joined by Toerag and Days to read the 2001 Hugo Winner, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. You may not have heard of it, it’s a bit obscure.

Possibly the most un-Hugo novel to ever win, and undoubtedly the most successful book to ever win but what do we think of it? Is it worthy of the award and who is it for exactly?

How To Murder Time 157: The Left Hand of Darkness

It’s time for the Hugo show, so this time we’ve been reading The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula Le Guin. The book won in 1969 and is the tale not understanding a culture while trying to recruit them into a federation of planets.

How To Murder Time 154: The Moon is a Harsh Mistress


It’s Hugo time again, so we’re joined by Toerag and Days again to talk about the 1966 Robert Heinlein classic The Moon is a Harsh Mistress, which won in 1967.

Tagged ,

How To Murder Time 151: Redshirts


It’s Hugo book time so we’re joined again by Days and Toerag to look at another winner. This episode we’re looking at the 2012 Novel Redshirts by John Scalzi. It’s the tale of a starship that certainly isn’t the Enterprise and what it’s like to be a red shirt on that ship, especially if you’re unfortunate enough to be selected for an away team…

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Redshirts_(novel)
http://whatever.scalzi.com/2012/05/31/a-note-about-the-format-of-redshirts/
http://www.slhuang.com/blog/2012/10/03/an-open-letter-to-john-scalzi/

How To Murder Time 147: The Demolished Man


This week we’re expanded the team with @StMistaken and @Dr_Toerag for the first of our new monthly looks at the winners of the Hugo award for best novel. We’re starting at the very beginning with Alfred Bester’s The Demolished Man, the very first winner back in 1953. It’s a tale of committing a murder in a society where telepaths can read your mind before you commit the crime.

The Demolished Man
Alfred Bester
Interview with Bester

The games chat will be back next week.

How To Murder Time 145: Inside and Hugos


This time on the podcast Jon has been playing Inside, the next game from the people who made Limbo, and Tim has been too busy voting in the Hugo awards to play any games so he talks about the best novel category instead.