I am a big fan of The Yiddish Policemen’s Union and heartily recommend it I’ve not read any other Chabon, so I wonder if anyone has a view as to what other works are worth reading?
The main story was originally published in Galaxy Science Fiction in 1954 according to Wikipedia, and was later collected under a different title (Tomorrow, tomorrow, and tomorrow) in Welcome to the Monkey House, although it looks like Vonnegut updated it a little (the family’s name changes from Ford to Schwartz) – perhaps that is why the original copyright was allowed to lapse? For any who are insterested, there is one other story by Vonnegut in Gutenberg, 2 B R 0 2 B, which also deals with overpopulatino, but from a different point of view.
Not sure if it was quite “Hugo-grade” to me, but I really liked The Yiddish Policemen’s Union, it was a great premise and I wish there was more smart, well written alternate history. I listened to the audiobook of Gentlemen of the Road, really liked that one as well.
When I was listening to The Big Trip Up Yonder, I couldn’t help picturing the story being illustrated by Crumb.