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GoodreadsLibrarything
numberaveragenumberaverage
2312, Kim Stanley Robinson14453.412673.65
Dark Eden, Chris Beckett1384.09304.50
Intrusion, Ken MacLeod1153.40643.97
Jack Glass, Adam Roberts793.89185
Empty Space: a Haunting by M. John Harrison524.19313.5
NB that only one Librarything user has rated either of the last two, which is why those numbers are italicised.

Full shortlist (including short fiction, art and non-fiction) is here.

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ninebelow
Jan. 19th, 2013 09:29 am (UTC)
Interesting to see Beckett with a higher Goodreads number than his more popular and well established peers.
nwhyte
Jan. 19th, 2013 07:16 pm (UTC)
Yes, indeed. Though he is second last on LibraryThing. I do not know what to make of that.
papersky
Jan. 19th, 2013 02:10 pm (UTC)
I don't think I ever told you, but I quoted your last year's Hugo Goodreads figures to lots of people including almost all the other nominees, all of whom nodded sagely and agreed that it was indeed indicative and meant that A Dance With Dragons would be certain to win.

But then sometimes the tortoise does make it!
nwhyte
Jan. 19th, 2013 07:15 pm (UTC)
Thank you for citing me!

I hope that it goes without saying that the only thing the GoodReads and LibraryThing stats indicate is the views of GoodReads and LibraryThing users!

Having said that, I think they are a very very rough indication of the relative depths of penetration of each book into wider bookbuying culture.

I might run the numbers again on last year's Hugo nominees in April, a year after the announcement was made. I bet you will have made the biggest proportionate gain of any of them (with I suppose the possible exception of A Dance With Dragons).
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