Anyway, the Best Novel list does offer some glimmers of hope. The nominated works, and their popularity on Goodreads and LibraryThing, are as follows:
|owners||av rating||owners||av rating|
|Skin Game, by Jim Butcher||28,691||4.56||725||4.34|
|Ancillary Sword, by Ann Leckie||5,516||4.09||373||4.14|
|The Goblin Emperor, by Katherine Addison||3,608||4.10||300||4.30|
|Lines of Departure, by Marko Kloos||3,524||4.07||65||4.12|
|The Dark Between The Stars, by Kevin J. Anderson||328||3.84||37||3.44|
A pretty clear ranking order then.
This may be a year when I don't get around to reading all the nominations, for the first time since 2000.