Arthur C. Clarke Submissions list: Goodreads / LibraryThing stats

The Arthur C. Clarke Award submissions list has been published! (Shortlist coming soon.)

Here is my photo of the 98 submitted books, in alphabetical order by title. (One was submitted electronically – see if you can spot the printed out cover.)

I’ve also checked the rankings of each of the submitted books on Goodreads and LibraryThing, noting the number of reported raters and owners respectively, and also the verage ranking on the two systems. As usual, the books are ranked by the geometric average of Goodreads and LibraryThing owners; I have bolded the top 19 in each column (which is almost a quintile, there being 98 books in total).

 ratersav ratingownersav rating
Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin 3547104.2520824.12
Sea of Tranquility by Emily St. John Mandel1578474.1220214.07
The Cartographers by Peng Shepherd516163.6511563.53
Upgrade by Blake Crouch679023.828133.74
The Anomaly by Hervé le Tellier414153.839003.73
The Kaiju Preservation Society by John Scalzi349024.0310073.95
The Candy House by Jennifer Egan382023.688463.78
How High We Go in the Dark by Sequoia Nagamatsu354423.866943.84
To Paradise by Hanya Yanagihara328093.796683.83
The Daughter of Doctor Moreau by Silvia Moreno-Garcia193173.625083.69
Our Share of Night by Mariana Enriquez183104.393223.80
Fevered Star by Rebecca Roanhorse116374.113384.14
The World We Make by N. K. Jemisin95094.154124.16
Mickey⁷ by Edward Ashton75753.792133.76
Lost In Time by A G Riddle125024.251273.60
Eyes of the Void by Adrian Tchaikovsky77744.221874.06
Life Ceremony by Sayaka Murata85513.781683.85
Children of Memory by Adrian Tchaikovsky73164.111914.12
Eversion by Alastair Reynolds50614.022253.90
Poster Girl by Veronica Roth61563.671763.63
The Spare Man by Mary Robinette Kowal35653.902873.92
Tell Me an Ending by Jo Harkin46503.632203.81
The Violence by Delilah S. Dawson59833.871633.94
Leech by Hiron Ennes39623.642113.53
Glory by NoViolet Bulawayo32613.741953.67
The Women Could Fly by Megan Giddings37343.641613.85
The Leviathan by Rosie Andrews36113.561553.81
Scattered All Over the Earth by Yōko Tawada27133.401613.59
The Furrows by Namwali Serpell30553.271123.08
Oval by Elvia Wilk16943.381162.96
The Red Scholar’s Wake by Aliette de Bodard11923.261584.00
Thrust by Lidia Yuknavitch14563.55993.14
Last Exit by Max Gladstone10823.681243.34
Speaking Bones by Ken Liu12414.591014.56
The Moonday Letters by Emmi Itaranta13343.80813.50
Vagabonds! by Eloghosa Osunde14153.86763.00
Stars and Bones by Gareth L. Powell11883.68743.29
Scary Monsters by Michelle de Kretser10713.34823.33
Until the Last of Me by Sylvain Neuvel11953.83713.63
City of Last Chances by Adrian Tchaikovsky9694.07873.95
Venomous Lumpsucker by Ned Beauman12363.83673.83
Braking Day by Adam Oyebanji11034.03713.79
Bluebird by Ciel Pierlot10743.91723.57
The Men by Sandra Newman12022.96582.47
The Splendid City by Karen Heuler4683.031322.81
Metronome by Tom Watson17213.77353.79
August Kitko and the Mechas from Space by Alex White7423.87763.72
The Stars Undying by Emery Robin6053.59873.70
The Shadow Glass by Josh Winning8114.11523.69
The Immortality Thief by Taran Hunt8084.16494.00
Mindwalker by Kate Dylan8124.16424.00
The Circus Infinite by Khan Wong4713.64503.67
The This by Adam Roberts3393.87613.91
Pod by Laline Paull6113.65334.10
Neom by Lavie Tidhar3073.97624.27
Full Immersion by Gemma Amor3843.86453.75
Beyond the Burn Line by Paul McAuley3253.60513.69
The Thousand Earths by Stephen Baxter4973.93333.00
A Sh*tload of Crazy Powers by Jackson Ford5824.25234.10
36 Streets by T.R. Napper4784.00253.75
The Chosen Twelve by James Breakwell4313.64274.13
Azura Ghost by Essa Hansen3144.17333.07
Momenticon by Andrew Caldecott2873.78293.50
The Last Storm by Tim Lebbon3083.68264.00
Stringers by Chris Panatier3173.77253.50
A Fractured Infinity by Nathan Tavares1983.57293.00
The Flight of the Aphrodite by S J Morden2753.85203.83
Mercury Rising by R.W.W. Greene2213.77243.75
Expect Me Tomorrow by Christopher Priest1193.61364.17
Deep Dive by Ron Walters2383.77184.13
Glitterati by Oliver K. Langmead1833.72213.92
Off-Target by Eve Smith4034.088
Lambda by David Musgrave1593.27202.67
Wormhole by Eric Brown and Keith Brooke1673.8173.92
Plutoshine by Lucy Kissick1454.06183.38
Equinox by David Towsey2633.459
Where it Rains in Color by Denise Crittendon993.80232.50
HellSans by Ever Dundas1613.67143.00
Love And Other Human Errors by Bethany Clift3984.3855.00
Ion Curtain by Anya Ow863.49124.00
The Key to Fury by Kristin Cast833.7811
The Fish by Joanne Stubbs783.6963.50
Appliance by J.O. Morgan633.567
Ricky’s Hand by David Quantick903.734
The Ends by James Smythe444.1474.33
The Quickening by Talulah Riley1342.922
The Coral Bones by E.J. Swift194.538
Outcast by Louise Carey444.053
New Brighton by Helen Trevorrow433.842
The Mars Migration by Wayne M. Bailey174.7125.00
Hangdog Souls by Marc Joan124.5824.00
The Transfer Problem by Adam Saint173.941
The Visitors by Owen W Knight94.331
Titan Blue by M.B. Fox44.751
Harpan’s Worlds: Worlds Apart by Terry Jackman13.001
Stray Pilot by Douglas Thompson02
Prophets of the Red Night by Sophie McKeand01
The Hunt – For Allies by David Adams01

I crunched these numbers a couple of weeks ago, and they won’t have changed much in the meantime. I make it 48 by writers who are not men, and 23 by writers who are not white. But my statistics are not authoritative.

This is in no way a guide to the shortlist or the winner, but it does show the extent to which the novels submitted have permeated popular consciousness, at least in the universe of Goodreads and LibraryThing users.

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