Hugo novel nominees by Goodreads/LibraryThing popularity

Well, it’s been a brutal evening. We’ve always known that any old crap can get nominated for the Hugos – see my reviews of nominated works over the years – but it does hurt a bit to have that driven home quite so directly.

Anyway, the Best Novel list does offer some glimmers of hope. The nominated works, and their popularity on Goodreads and LibraryThing, are as follows:

Goodreads LibraryThing
owners av rating owners av rating
Skin Game, by Jim Butcher 28,691 4.56 725 4.34
Ancillary Sword, by Ann Leckie 5,516 4.09 373 4.14
The Goblin Emperor, by Katherine Addison 3,608 4.10 300 4.30
Lines of Departure, by Marko Kloos 3,524 4.07 65 4.12
The Dark Between The Stars, by Kevin J. Anderson 328 3.84 37 3.44

A pretty clear ranking order then.

This may be a year when I don’t get around to reading all the nominations, for the first time since 2000.

One thought on “Hugo novel nominees by Goodreads/LibraryThing popularity

  1. An interesting list, and I’ve spotted a few titles I haven’t read. I’m a bit bemused by a few ommissions, though – no Arthur C. Clarke? Iain M Banks and John Wyndham would be on my must read list too. Ah well, different strokes.

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