February 21st, 2017


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Goodreads/LibraryThing stats: Nebula Award shortlist (and Norton Award)

It's that time of year. Once again, I've run the Nebula Best Novel finalists (and the Norton finalists) through LibraryThing and Goodreads to see how widely they are owned by those on each system.

Nebulas first.

Goodreads LibraryThing
owners av rating owners av rating
All the Birds in the Sky, by Charlie Jane Anders 60284 3.59 612 3.64
The Obelisk Gate, by N.K. Jemisin 19913 4.39 256 4.18
Ninefox Gambit, by Yoon Ha Lee 10454 3.99 167 4
Everfair, by Nisi Shawl 6014 3.32 94 3.65
Borderline, Mishell Baker 5221 3.93 104 3.85

Impressive user rankings for The Obelisk Gate there, though All the Birds in the Sky is owned on both systems by roughly as many people as the other four combined.

And the Norton:

Goodreads LibraryThing
owners av rating owners av rating
The Lie Tree, Frances Hardinge 36296 3.89 398 4.06
The Star-Touched Queen, Roshani Chokshi 59105 3.58 230 3.49
The Girl Who Drank the Moon, Kelly Barnhill 23164 4.25 231 4.23
Railhead, Philip Reeve 6734 4.07 59 4.07
Arabella of Mars, David D. Levine 4212 3.67 62 3.83
Rocks Fall, Everyone Dies, Lindsay Ribar 4443 3.54 42 3.4
The Evil Wizard Smallbone, Delia Sherman 1574 4.1 35 4.3

Here the standout in terms of rankings is The Girl Who Drank The Moon, though bringing up the rear, the comparatively few who have read The Evil Wizard Smallbone really liked it.