When Dann asked, “Omitting collected works, who are the top 5 authors in your library by number of books on your shelves?” a lot of Filers wanted to play along, which made the November 12 Scroll the most popular post of the month.
And the leading non-Scroll post was Steve Vertlieb’s short report on attending The JFK Assassination at 60 symposium, which stirred many memories.
Here are the ten most widely-read posts of November 2023 according to dreaded Jetpack.
The Dragon Award winners post was the only news story to hold its head above the flood of Pixel Scrolls in September. However, Harlan Ellison news and the Big Book of Cyberpunk table of contents still drew many readers. And congratulations to Steve Vertlieb who wrote three articles that ranked in the “Scroll-Free Top 10”.
Here are the ten most widely-read posts of Septembert 2023 according to dreaded Jetpack.
Last month’s two top stories involved the Chengdu Worldcon’s announcement of this year’s Hugo finalists. The first list, posted prematurely and with some inaccuracies, was withdrawn and news outlets were asked to redact it. File 770’s post got almost 5,000 hits even though the list was gone — possibly another demonstration of Stephen King’s claim that when people see an orange cone by the side of the road they start looking for a body. The correct list was released a few days later and attracted twice as many hits, as it should have.
Absolutely deserving of mention as well is Steve Vertlieb’s article “The Twilight Zone: An Element of Time”, another top-rated post that discussed the beloved series.
Here are the ten most widely-read posts of July 2023 according to Google Analytics.
Sometimes good news attracts a big audience, as was the case with the announcement this month of the 2022 Bram Stoker Awards winners.
There is also continuing interest about what’s happening with the Chengdu Worldcon – when the Hugo finalists will be announced, what the convention’s business model might be, and Russian President Vladimir Putin’s appointment of 2023 guest of honor Sergey Lukyanenko to a government council.
Here are the ten most widely-read posts of June 2023 according to Google Analytics.
The announcement that Kimberly Unger won the 2023 Philip K. Dick Award was the most-read post in April.
Then, Svengoolie’s annual appeal for viewers to vote his show another Rondo Award once again led several hundred searchers for the voting link to land here first, pushing that post into the Top 10.
Another pair of stories published some time ago returned to the Top 10 because people, looking to File 770 in its role as a newzine of record, linked to them to show receipts for statements they were making in social media.
File 770’s report of the district court decision in Hachette v. Internet Archive went viral and is now one of the most-read posts in the history of this site. The Internet Archive wanted to exercise a right to scan books and “lend”/distribute copies to users as would a library. The court’s conclusion was that no case or legal principle supports the IA’s position. “Every authority points the other direction.”
The next two posts to gain the most attention were SFWA’s announcement of the Nebula Awards finalists, and how a Baen editor’s effort to discredit the result was shown to have no basis because a proffered screencap did not come from voting information.
Here are File 770’s 10 most-read posts of March 2023 according to the mercurial Jetpack plugin.
Although January’s final headline story, about the HWA removing Thomas Monteleone, gained the most readers last month, close behind were February’s news developments about Gregory Benford’s health and anxiety over the whereabouts of Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki when he was kept from entering the U.S. to attend the NAACP Image Awards ceremony.
Here are File 770’s 10 most-read posts of February 2023 according to the dread Jetpack plugin.
Greg Bear’s death on November 19 shocked and saddened an ever-widening number of sff readers as the news spread through social media. Our obituary was read by many. And so was our report of the death of Martin Morse Wooster, a daily File 770 contributor who is deeply missed after losing his life to a hit-and-run driver on November 12.
Here are the ten most-read posts of November 2022 according to Jetpack.
Two contributions by Jonathan Cowie have enjoyed numerous spikes of interest on social media since there were posted this month. The first was about his visit to the SF Museum Exhibition in Kensington, London. The second tells the saga of how a 2012 ESFS Award took 10 years to finally arrive in the hands of the SF2 Concatenation crew (despite having been in England almost the entire time.)
There also has been strong interest in sff author Sergei Lukianenko’s shocking and inhuman comments about Russia’s war against the Ukraine.
Here are the ten most-read posts of October 2022 according to Jetpack.