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Chaos Horizon is a website dedicated to predicting the Hugo and Nebula Awards for Best Novel by using statistical and data mining techniques. Using predictive modeling, this site generates Hugo and Nebula Watchlists. Once the Hugo and Nebula slates are released, Chaos Horizon will provide predictions on who will win. Along the way, I also provide Review Round-Ups of the major Hugo and Nebula contenders.

Disclaimer: Chaos Horizon tries to determine which novels are most likely to be nominated based on data mining past awards data, not who should be nominated for having the “best” novel in a more general sense.

About me: My name is Brandon Kempner, and I’ve been a lifelong science fiction and fantasy fan. Currently, I live New Mexico (a little bit north of Santa Fe) and I work as a college English professor. My specialties are 20th and 21st century American literature, including popular culture, science fiction, and fantasy. If you want to check out some of my more academic writing, you could look at the contributions I’ve made to the Popular Culture and Philosophy series, including Neil Gaiman and Philosophy, The Walking Dead and Philosophy, and Jurassic Park and Philosophy.

If you’re interested in what I’m reading, here is my Goodreads profile. As you’ll see, I read a lot of literary fiction for my job, but I manage to get through about 50 science fiction and fantasy novels a year. Of those, I probably read 10-15 newly published novels; part of the reason I started Chaos Horizon was to help me focus my reading.

If you’d like to contact me, e-mail me at chaoshorizon42@gmail.com.

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