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[…] you liked this story you may also enjoy “‘Hello,’ Said the Stick”, the Hugo nominated short story by Michael […]

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Cin said in February 29th, 2008 at 11:53 am

I’m not sure if I liked this one. It was quick to get to the point, but didn’t leave me feeling like I had a “moral to the story”. Of course, in war, all is fair right? Who needs morals?

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Scatterbrain said in December 27th, 2008 at 9:19 am

Didn’t deserve the nomination for anything, never mind the Hugo, IMHO.

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Rusty said in December 27th, 2008 at 12:07 pm

I would agree that there are plenty of other short stories better than this one. I am not entirely sure what the short story landscape was like for 2003, but it is possible that this story got the nomination based on the strength of the author’s name alone.

I’m curious though, is there some other story from that year you would have nominated instead?

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Scatterbrain said in December 28th, 2008 at 11:28 am

No not really, its just the reason WHY this one in particular that keeps getting on my tits. It’s so bland and quite plotless; it was a nice enough idea, but it it just wasn’t…well, worthy.