Nicholas (nwhyte) wrote,

The BSFA Best Novel shortlist: Goodreads/LibraryThing rankings

The BSFA short-list is out! And there are no less than ten novels on it, which is not so very short...

Goodreads LibraryThing
reviewers av rating owners av rating
Piranesi, by Susanna Clarke 35802 4.33 1174 4.26
The City We Became, by N.K. Jemisin 27370 4.00 1063 4.06
The Ministry for the Future, by Kim Stanley Robinson 2667 3.97 252 3.90
The Doors of Eden, by Adrian Tchaikovsky 1852 3.91 93 4.38
Light of Impossible Stars, by Gareth L. Powell 896 3.95 57 3.65
The Sunken Land Begins to Rise Again, by M. John Harrison 370 3.70 66 3.60
Comet Weather, by Liz Williams 95 4.40 43 4.25
Threading the Labyrinth, by Tiffani Angus 52 4.00 10 5.00
Water Must Fall, by Nick Wood 8 4.25 8 1.75
Club Ded, by Nikhil Singh 4 4.75 2 -

On my similar ranking of the 56 novels on the long-list, these ten ranked 1st, 2nd, 19th. 25th, 30th, 32nd, 40th, 48th, 54th and, er, 56th. (The 55th on the list ended up in the Short Fiction category.)

I tried to do the same ranking for the Non-Fiction category, but so few of the short-listed books have been rated by users of either LibraryThing or Goodreads that it does not produce much interesting information, except that Adam Roberts' It's the End of the World: But What Are We Really Afraid Of? is way ahead of the rest.

I did put in nominations from the long-list myself. Three of my nomniees for Best Art made the short-list; two of my nominees for Best Short Fiction; one for Best Novel; and none for Best Non-Fiction.
Tags: bsfa 2020, goodreads/librarything stats

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