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The BSFA longlist was published last weekend, and as ever I'm running the books through Goodreas and LibraryThing, to track both number of owners on each system (you have to dig into Goodreads a bit for that, but it is there) and the average rating of each book.

The results are as follows (ranked by geometrical average of number of owners), the top nine of the 34 entries in each column indicated in bold:
Goodreads LibraryThing
owners av rating owners av rating
Colson Whitehead - The Underground Railroad 161127 4.07 1052 4.14
N K Jemisin - The Fifth Season 73486 4.32 755 4.28
Charlie Jane Anders - All The Birds In The Sky 55332 3.59 567 3.67
V E Schwab - A Gathering Of Shadows 69915 4.35 408 4.19
Cixin Liu - Death's End 14362 4.51 160 4.26
Alan Moore - Jerusalem 8052 3.98 188 4.13
Claire North - The Sudden Appearance of Hope 13191 3.62 112 3.59
Yoon Ha Lee - Ninefox Gambit 8858 4.02 151 4.06
Becky Chambers - A Closed and Common Orbit 10489 4.43 105 4.43
Charles Stross - The Nightmare Stacks 5132 4.22 162 4.06
Lavie Tidhar - Central Station 4127 3.59 107 3.73
Johanna Sinisalo - The Core of the Sun 3792 3.89 91 3.77
Alastair Reynolds - Revenger 5942 3.91 57 3.5
Peter Tieryas - United States of Japan 5159 3.55 62 3.65
Stephen Baxter & Alastair Reynolds - The Medusa Chronicles 3394 3.82 67 3.21
Naomi Alderman - The Power 4570 4.17 43 3.75
Elizabeth Bonesteel - The Cold Between 2690 3.65 58 3.17
Adrian Tchaikovsky - The Tiger and the Wolf 1760 4.02 22 3
Daniel Godfrey - New Pompeii 1372 3.33 26 3.17
Christopher Priest - The Gradual 1090 3.78 29 3.4
Matthew de Abaitua - The Destructives 964 3.8 26 2.5
Stephen Aryan - Bloodmage 1154 3.86 16 3.5
Tricia Sullivan - Occupy Me 691 3.4 21 3.81
Simon Kurt Unsworth - The Devil's Evidence 881 4.15 16 4.33
Paul McAuley - Into Everywhere 616 4.09 15 3.7
Dave Hutchinson - Europe in Winter 284 4.19 28 3.71
Matt Hill - Graft 1325 3.36 4 3
Chris Beckett - Daughter of Eden 394 4.19 9 4.25
Nick Wood - Azanian Bridges 180 3.67 18 3.13
Mark de Jager - Infernal 341 4.04 3 4
Ren Warom - Escapology 798 3.73 1 -
Gavin Chait - Lament for the Fallen 173 3.62 4 4
Steph Swainston - Fair Rebel 70 4.5 7 4
Al Robertson - Waking Hell 68 3.74 5 -

Some may be surprised to see last year's Hugo winner, The Fifth Season, on the list; but its UK publication was not until 2016. It is one of three books to finish in the top quartile of all four measures, for what that is worth, the other two being A Gathering Of Shadows and Death's End.

This of course tells us nothing more than the popularity of these 34 books among users of Goodreads and LibraryThing; the BSFA voters may have a very different set of views.

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