Nicholas (nwhyte) wrote,

BSFA short list: Goodreads/LibraryThing stats

The BSFA short list is out!

The candidates for Best Novel were 5th, 15th, 18th, 24th, 25th, and 36th on my previous list.

Goodreads LibraryThing
owners av rating owners av rating
Adrian Tchaikovsky – Children of Ruin 26,433 4.10 195 3.95
Tade Thompson – The Rosewater Insurrection 3,788 4.05 75 3.78
Emma Newman – Atlas Alone 3,457 4.07 66 4.19
Gareth L Powell – Fleet of Knives 1,633 4.02 44 3.93
Juliet E. McKenna – The Green Man's Foe 147 4.4 10 -

Last year's winner was third out of five on this ranking.

Four of the candidates for Best Short Fiction are available for standalone purchase:

Goodreads LibraryThing
owners av rating owners av rating
Amal El-Mohtar & Max Gladstone – This is How You Lose the Time War 74,407 4.05 421 3.82
Becky Chambers – To Be Taught, If Fortunate 27,772 4.25 235 4.15
Tade Thompson – The Survival of Molly Southbourne 1,454 3.67 35 3.3
Gareth L. Powell – Ragged Alice 969 3.53 31 3.45

Interesting to see that the two top novellas have both outsold the top novel. (The other two candidates are “Jolene”, by Fiona Moore, and “For Your Own Good”, by Ian Whates.)

And finally for now, four of the five Best Non-Fiction candidates are available for purchase:

Goodreads LibraryThing
owners av rating owners av rating
Farah Mendlesohn – The Pleasant Profession of Robert A. Heinlein 154 4.08 32 4
Gareth L. Powell – About Writing 125 4.47 7 4
Adam Roberts – HG Wells: A Literary Life 4 5 6 -
Glyn Morgan & C. Palmer-Patel (eds) – Sideways in Time: Critical Essays on Alternate History Fiction 13 4 1 -

The other is “Away Day: Star Trek and the Utopia of Merit”, by Jo Lindsay Walton, an online essay. (I have to say that I am not sure that I will fork out £75 for a book of essays.)
Tags: bsfa 2019, goodreads/librarything stats

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