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This year's submission list for the Arthur C. Clarke Award has been published - 113 books this year, a little more than last year, a little less than in 2014. My best wishes to the judges.

As usual, I've run the list through Goodreads and LibraryThing to count the number of owners and record the average ratings. In the table below, I've bolded the top 25 by ownership on both systems, and any rating of 4 or more. I'll just note that only one book which is not a later volume of a series is bolded in all four columns - The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet, by Becky Chambers. But of course the process now depends on the personal tastes of five judges, rather than the tastes of Goodreads/LibraryThing users.

Goodreads LibraryThing
Seveneves, by Neal Stephenson 79173 3.98 927 3.9
Armada, by Ernest Cline 80095 3.46 704 3.28
Slade House, by David Mitchell 42060 3.85 815 3.86
The Three-Body Problem, by Cixin Liu 39536 3.99 758 3.77
The Heart Goes Last, by Margaret Atwood 51608 3.38 558 3.49
The Rest of Us Just Live Here, by Patrick Ness 67597 3.82 330 4.01
Welcome to Night Vale, by Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor 47831 3.93 422 3.88
The Water Knife, by Paulo Bacigalupi 33337 3.84 485 4.01
Ancillary Mercy, by Ann Leckie 16379 4.24 472 4.33
Aurora, by Kim Stanley Robinson 19937 3.74 323 3.93
The Watchmaker of Filigree Street, by Natasha Pulley 18349 3.64 303 3.73
The Mime Order, by Samantha Shannon 25579 4.2 174 4.2
Nemesis Games, by James S.A. Corey 18647 4.33 202 4.3
The Invisible Library, by Genevieve Cogman 13228 3.73 261 3.59
The Just City, by Jo Walton 11478 3.79 284 4.11
The End of All Things, by John Scalzi 12702 3.91 223 3.89
Find Me, by Laura van den Berg 13900 2.89 161 3.23
The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet, by Becky Chambers 11981 4.21 161 4.12
Touch, by Claire North 10430 3.78 158 3.76
The Fire Sermon, by Francesca Haig 12903 3.64 114 3.79
The Mechanical, by Ian Tregillis 8564 3.97 148 3.96
The House of Shattered Wings, by Aliette de Bodard 7165 3.5 160 3.76
The Long Utopia, by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter 6249 3.82 181 3.69
The Dead Lands, by Benjamin Percy 8835 3.47 123 3.5
Speak, by Louisa Hall 6784 3.64 145 3.86
Futuristic Violence and Fancy Suits, by David Wong 9068 4.06 100 3.86
Luna: New Moon, by Ian McDonald 6025 4 129 4
The Annihilation Score, by Charles Stross 4613 3.85 166 3.91
The Chimes, by Anna Smaill 6146 3.5 108 3.29
The Shore, by Sara Taylor 4485 3.55 134 3.78
Planetfall, by Emma Newman 5349 3.72 104 4.18
The Well, by Catherine Chanter 5834 3.11 87 3.24
Dark Intelligence, by Neal Asher 4399 4.03 86 3.94
Signal to Noise, by Silvia Moreno-Garcia 4091 3.85 85 3.69
Zero World, by Jason M. Hough 5960 3.82 56 4.1
The Death House, by Sarah Pinborough 5060 3.85 57 4
The Devil's Detective, by Simon Kurt Unsworth 3378 3.64 70 3.37
Arcadia, by Iain Pears 2810 3.87 82 3.82
The Vagrant, by Peter Newman 6048 3.66 35 4
The Book of Phoenix, by Nnedi Okorafor 3097 3.94 66 4.03
When We Were Animals, by Joshua Gaylord 6117 3.58 32 3.73
The Next Together, by Lauren James 9859 3.82 18 4
Made to Kill, by Adam Christopher 2621 3.43 61 3.68
Mother of Eden, by Chris Beckett 1970 3.75 72 3.61
Rapture, by Kameron Hurley 1545 3.96 86 3.86
The Flicker Men, by Ted Kosmatka 1793 3.69 73 3.56
Poseiden’s Wake, by Alastair Reynolds 1904 3.69 62 3.39
Salt, by Colin F. Barnes 3014 3.45 38 3.07
The Galaxy Game, by Karen Lord 1704 3.04 62 3.21
The Whispering Swarm, by Michael Moorcock 1439 3 69 3.6
The Unnoticeables, by Robert Brockway 3142 3.6 31 3.14
Children of Time, by Adrian Tchaikovsky 2473 4.28 34 3.94
An Ancient Peace, by Tanya Huff 1379 4.02 58 3.97
Something Coming Through, by Paul McAuley 1433 3.49 46 3.21
Wake, by Elizabeth Knox 1188 3.82 43 3.82
The Silence, by Tim Lebbon 1488 3.77 32 4
The End of the World Running Club, by Adrian J. Walker 1707 3.98 25 4.06
The Swan Book, by Alexis Wright 1333 3.49 30 3.5
The Empress Game, by Rhonda Mason 1463 3.79 27 3.57
Sleeping Embers of an Ordinary Mind, by Anne Charnock 1629 3.14 24 3.4
S.N.U.F.F, by Victor Pelevin 1924 3.97 20 3.21
Depth, by Lev A.C. Rosen 1206 3.59 30 3.56
Impulse, by Dave Bara 1032 3.13 29 3.07
Thunderbird, by Jack McDevitt 820 3.23 35 3.19
If Then, by Matthew De Abaitua 814 3.42 34 3.63
Glorious Angels, by Justina Robson 692 3.42 36 4.08
The Honours, by Tim Clare 932 3.49 25 3.75
Way Down Dark, by James Smythe 1597 3.85 12 3.75
Europe at Midnight, by Dave Hutchinson 495 4.26 38 4
Crashing Heaven, by Al Robertson 845 4.06 22 2.9
The Thing Itself, by Adam Roberts 772 3.97 23 3.67
Railhead, by Philip Reeve 731 4.39 23 4.25
The Promise of the Child, by Tom Toner 804 3.18 20 2.4
The Big Lie, by Julie Mayhew 1916 3.98 7 4
Tracer, by Rob Boffard 1221 3.34 10 2.33
The Rise of the Automated Aristocrats, by Mark Hodder 457 3.91 22 4.25
Killing Titan, by Greg Bear 472 3.52 21 3.5
The Night Clock, by Paul Meloy 882 3.09 10 -
The Sand Men, by Christopher Fowler 669 3.26 13 3
Darkthaw, by Kate A. Boorman 1185 3.76 7 -
Dark Star, by Oliver Langmead 381 4.28 15 4.13
Dark Run, by Mike Brooks 372 3.61 8 4
Under Ground, by S.L. Grey 383 3.31 7 3.5
Acts of the Assassins, by Richard Beard 381 4.02 7 4
Dream Paris, by Tony Ballantyne 201 3.54 13 -
Roboteer, by Alex Lamb 453 4.06 5 3
Gideon Smith and the Mask of the Ripper, by David Barnett 181 3.71 11 -
The Locksley Exploit, by Philip Purser-Hallard 346 4.58 5 4
All That Outer Space Allows, by Ian Sales 78 3.97 15 3.75
The Fifth Dimension, by Martin Vopěnka 371 3.1 3 -
Beautiful Intelligence, by Stephen Palmer 125 3.58 7 -
A Few Words for the Dead Guy, by Guy Adams 81 4.06 8 4
Resistance is Futile, by Jenny T. Colgan 22 2.78 20 3.3
The Weightless World, by Anthony Trevelyan 92 3.94 4 5
Tamaruq, by E.J.Swift 63 3.93 5 3.5
Regeneration, by Stephanie Saulter 95 4.57 3 -
The Tabit Genesis, by Tony Gonzales 160 3.35 1 -
The Martian Falcon, by Alan K. Baker 24 3.83 3 3
Dark Sky, by Mike Brooks 22 4.4 3 4
Rook Song, by Naomi Foyle 21 4.62 2 4
The Ocean of Time, by David Wingrove 30 4 1 -
Sailor to a Siren, by Zoë Sumra 14 3.71 2 -
Deep Time, by Anthony Nanson 14 4.5 1 1
Seven Cities of Old, by Mike Wild 8 4.33 1 -
SmartYellowTM, by J.A. Christy 256 4.44 0 -
In Constant Fear, by Peter Liney 33 3.33 0 -
The Realignment Case, by R.J. Dearden 18 4.08 0 -
Your Resting Place, by David Towsey 14 5 0 -
The Janus Cycle, by Tej Turner 13 4.5 0 -
Tomorrow Never Knows, by Eddie Robson 12 4 0 -
Memoirs of a Neurotic Zombie: Escape from Camp, by Jeff Norton 9 4.5 0 -
The Realt, by James Brogden 6 5 0 -
The Dark Shall Do What Light Cannot, by Sanem Ozdural 2 5 0 -

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girfan
Mar. 7th, 2016 05:55 pm (UTC)
I've read and liked (in various levels of liked): Tracer, Railhead, The Silence, The Death House, Planetfall, The House of Shattered Wings, and The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet.


In my to-read pile: The Vagrant, Slade House, The Annihilation Score, Europe at Midnight and Resistance is Futile.


I have no idea what the judges will select but I am hoping at least a few of what I read and liked will be on their list.

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nwhyte
Mar. 7th, 2016 07:50 pm (UTC)
It's got robots! And time travel! (OK, also gods.)
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coalescent
Mar. 7th, 2016 09:53 pm (UTC)
This would be the same Clarke Award that has given three prizes to China Mieville and one to Lauren Beukes, yes?
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