SFF awards reorganized

I've reorganized the presentation of the lists of SFF award winning books in my review pages, and in the process have put together some statistics on the average rating I gave books winning various awards. This is all to be taken with a grain of salt, of course, particularly for those awards where I've only read a handful of winning books. It's also somewhat skewed by the fact that there are a bunch of books I rated from memory and those ratings may revise when I get a chance to read them again.

That being said, the Nebula has a clear advantage in average rating (7.61) over the Hugo (7.10) for me, and even the Locus poll (7.45) has a noticable edge on the Hugo even though one of the Harry Potter books won a Locus fantasy award (a better book than the one that won a Hugo, though).

The best award currently, as a predictor of books that I would like, is the Arthur C. Clarke award, with an average rating of 8.5, but that's based on only two books (Perdido Street Station and The Sparrow) and I'm sure will will drop down as I read more Clarke winners.

Anyway, for what it's worth, here's the new award index page.

Posted: 2004-11-14 01:37 — Why no comments?

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