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A Creature of Moonlight
Rebecca Hahn
Saffron And Brimstone: Strange Stories
Elizabeth Hand
Captain Vorpatril's Alliance
Lois McMaster Bujold
Snow in May: Stories
Kseniya Melnik
Spin - Robert Charles Wilson Read as part of the reading-the-Hugos project...

I don't think this book deserved a Hugo. It hinges on a somewhat-interesting idea - the earth is encased in a kind of temporal shield by mysterious extraterrestrial powers, meaning that beyond our planet, time is rushing by at a dizzying rate, and the sun is quickly approaching supernova.

However, the story itself feels like it is written to a formula. All the characters and their personality traits exist to illustrate different ways in which people might react to this catastrophe. The writing style is very mainstream-bestseller-thriller. I would categorize it as competent entertainment, but not an all-time great book.