Nicholas (nwhyte) wrote,
Nicholas
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BSFA awards 2011 - best novel - intro

I haven't read any of the nominees for Best Novel in this year's BSFA wards, and will start scrambling to make up that deficiency (especially if I can do so before the Hugo nomination deadline at end of March). But I thought I would check up the vital statistics of the contenders on various websites:

LibraryThingGoodreadsAmazon.co.uk (hard copy)Amazon.co.uk (Kindle)
Embassytown by China Mieville732 owners2,237 ratingsSales rank 1,810Sales rank 4,089
Islanders by Christopher Priest25 owners32 ratingsSales rank 38,592Sales rank 13,721
By Light Alone by Adam Roberts25 owners25 ratingsSales rank 14,014Sales rank 30,423
Osama by Lavie Tidhar14 owners6 ratingsSales rank 454,785Sales rank 77,426
Cyber Circus by Kim Lakin-Smith6 owners5 ratingsSales rank 1,882,739Sales rank 10,556

There are some interesting features there (Cyber Circus clearly doing far better on Kindle sales than otherwise) but it's pretty clear who must be considered the favourite this year. Now I just need to decide if I think that is justified....
Tags: bsfa 2011, goodreads/librarything stats
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