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Nebula finalists: Goodreads/LibraryThing stats

Forgot to do this when they were announced last week.

Best Novel

Goodreads LibraryThing
owners av rating owners av rating
The Ten Thousand Doors of January, Alix E. Harrow 127373 4.13 561 4.17
Gideon the Ninth, Tamsyn Muir 67339 4.26 460 4.24
Gods of Jade and Shadow, Silvia Moreno-Garcia 78899 3.9 340 3.96
A Memory Called Empire, Arkady Martine 41164 4.19 370 4.13
A Song for a New Day, Sarah Pinsker 4814 4.16 63 4.28
Marque of Caine, Charles E. Gannon 230 3.98 8 4.5

This is the ninth year that I have been tracking these figures. Last year's winner was third out of five on this ranking. The top ranked novel on this system won the Best Novel Nebulas for 2017, 2016, 2015 and 2014. The 2013 winner (Ancillary Justice) was fourth of eight. The 2012 winner was second of six. So was the 2011 winner. So in the last eight years, the top-ranked novel on this ranking has won half the time, and the second-ranked half of the rest of the time.

Best Novella (using the numbers for the Exhalation collection for the Ted Chiang story, though it is not quite the same):

Goodreads LibraryThing
owners av rating owners av rating
“Anxiety Is the Dizziness of Freedom”, Ted Chiang 86928 4.31 595 4.24
This Is How You Lose the Time War, Amal El-Mohtar & Max Gladstone 78068 4.04 442 3.85
The Deep, Rivers Solomon, with Daveed Diggs, William Hutson & Jonathan Snipes 42888 3.81 191 3.88
The Haunting of Tram Car 015, P. Djèlí Clark 7201 4.09 152 4.11
Her Silhouette, Drawn in Water, Vylar Kaftan 1318 3.43 34 3.83
Catfish Lullaby, A.C. Wise 143 4.25 3 4.5

Last year was the first time I tracked this category, and the second-ranked story won.

I find it notable that Marque of Caine and Catfish Lullaby reached the final ballot with low public exposure; both have single-figure readerships on LibraryThing, but they are clearly enthusiastic.

Andre Norton Award:

Goodreads LibraryThing
owners av rating owners av rating
Dragon Pearl, Yoon Ha Lee 24344 3.82 253 3.77
Sal and Gabi Break the Universe, Carlos Hernandez 7132 4.2 119 4.16
Catfishing on CatNet, Naomi Kritzer 1881 4.16 68 4.54
Cog, Greg van Eekhout 1985 4.15 26 4.63
Riverland, Fran Wilde 1261 4.06 26 4.4
Peasprout Chen: Battle of Champions, Henry Lien 248 4.16 17 4

Last year the top-ranked finalist in this category won. I failed to do the calculation for the 2017 award; for the 2016 award, the winner was fifth out of seven on this ranking.
Tags: goodreads/librarything stats, sf: nebulas
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