Has Goodreads Heard of the Dragon Award Nominees?

Nickpheas had an interesting idea – he charted how many Goodreads users have rated each of the novels nominated for the 2017 Dragon Awards.

He posted these as comments and I asked his permission to turn his research into a front page post. The number of ratings is to the right of the title.

At the end, I have added the 2017 Best Novel Hugo nominees and their Goodreads ratings totals.

  1. Best Science Fiction Novel
  • A Closed and Common Orbit by Becky Chambers 7,171
  • Space Tripping by Patrick Edwards 32
  • Rise by Brian Guthrie 74
  • Escaping Infinity by Richard Paolinelli 23
  • The Collapsing Empire by John Scalzi 8,899
  • Babylon’s Ashes by James S.A. Corey 13,040
  • Death’s End by Cixin Liu 10,270
  • The Secret Kings by Brian Niemeier 11
  1. Best Fantasy Novel (Including Paranormal)
  • A Sea of Skulls by Vox Day 37
  • Blood of the Earth by Faith Hunter 2,847
  • Monster Hunter Memoirs: Grunge by Larry Correia and John Ringo 1,602
  • The Heartstone Thief by Pippa DaCosta 59
  • Dangerous Ways by R.R. Virdi 326
  • Beast Master by Shayne Silvers 529
  • Wings of Justice by Michael-Scott Earle 62
  1. Best Young Adult / Middle Grade Novel
  • Rachel and the Many Splendored Dreamland by L. Jagi Lamplighter 31
  • Firebrand by A.J. Hartley 73
  • It’s All Fun and Games by Dave Barrett 158
  • Swan Knight’s Son by John C. Wright 63
  • A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas 65,190
  • Defy the Stars by Claudia Gray 2,434
  • The Hammer of Thor by Rick Riordan 25,888
  1. Best Military Science Fiction or Fantasy Novel
  • The Span of Empire by Eric Flint and David Carrico 167
  • Starship Liberator by B.V. Larson and David Vandyke 484
  • Caine’s Mutiny by Charles E. Gannon 123
  • Invasion: Resistance by J.F. Holmes 2
  • Cartwright’s Cavaliers by Mark Wandrey 415
  • Star Realms: Rescue Run by Jon Del Arroz 67
  • Aliies and Enemies: Exiles by Amy J. Murphy 30
  • Iron Dragoons by Richard Fox 250
  1. Best Alternate History Novel
  • Breath of Earth by Beth Cato 386
  • Witchy Eye by D.J. Butler 109
  • Another Girl, Another Planet by Lou Antonelli 7
  • No Gods, Only Daimons by Kai Wai Cheah 33
  • A Change in Crime by D.R. Perry 10
  • 1636: The Ottoman Onslaught by Eric Flint 360
  • The Last Days of New Paris by China Mieville 2,395
  • Fallout: The Hot War by Harry Turtledove 321
  1. Best Apocalyptic Novel
  • The Seventh Age: Dawn by Rick Heinz 53
  • A Place Outside the Wild by Daniel Humphreys 84
  • ZK: Falling by J.F. Holmes 49
  • Walkaway by Cory Doctorow 1,298
  • American War by Omar El Akkad 6,067
  • The Obelisk Gate by N.K. Jemisin 12,120
  • Codename: Unsub by Declan Finn and Allan Yoskowitz 6
  1. Best Horror Novel
  • The Changeling by Victor LaValle 677
  • Nothing Left to Lose by Dan Wells 339
  • Live and Let Bite by Declan Finn 9
  • The Hidden People by Alison Littlewood 210
  • A God in the Shed by J-F Dubeau 75
  • The Bleak December by Kevin G. Summers 22
  • Donn’s Hill by Caryn Larrinaga 21
  • Blood of Invidia by Tom Tinney and Morgen Batten 4

2017 Best Novel Hugo Finalists

  • All the Birds in the Sky, by Charlie Jane Anders – 17,709
  • A Closed and Common Orbit, by Becky Chambers – 7,212
  • Death’s End, by Cixin Liu, translated by Ken Liu – 10,300
  • Ninefox Gambit, by Yoon Ha Lee – 4,217
  • The Obelisk Gate, by N. K. Jemisin – 12,199
  • Too Like the Lightning, by Ada Palmer – 2,854