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Locus Recommended Reading List for 2009: Novelettes

Following in the footsteps of Neil Clarke's analysis on the short story category from the Locus recommended reading list for 2009, I plunged into the statistics for the novelette category:

Some Quick Facts:

  • Number of stories on  the list: 66, up from 48
  • Number of publications represented: 14, up from 9
  • Number of publications with 2 or more stories on the list: 7, up from 3
  • Number of stories from online magazines: 16, up from 4
  • Number of online magazines represented: 7, up from 3
  • Number of stories from print magazines: 20, down from 22
  • Number of print magazines represented: 7, up from 6
  • Number of stories from anthologies/collections/chapbooks: 30, up from 22
  • Number of anthologies/collections/chapbooks represented: 18, up from 12
  • Online magazines represented: Baen's Universe, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Clarkesworld, Fantasy Magazine, Strange Horizons, Subterranean and Tor.com.
  • Print magazines represented: Analog, Asimov's, Electric Velocipede, F&SF, Interzone, and Realms of Fantasy
  • Anthology/Collections/Chapbooks represented: Cern Zoo: Nemonymous Nine, Clockwork Phoenix 2, Eclipse Three, Everland and Other Stories, Federations, Geektastic, Lovecraft Unbound, Other Earths, Poe, Postscripts 19, Siren Beat/Roadkill, Solaris Book of New SF 3, Songs of the Dying Earth, The Dragon Book, The New Space Opera 2, The Woman Who Thought She Was a Planet, We Never Talk About My Brother, and When It Changed.
  • The markets with the most recommended stories were Asimov's (9), followed by Tor.com (7), F&SF (4), The New Space Opera (4) and Eclipse 3 (3), Poe (3), Subterranean (3). 
Notes:
  • None.

Final Standings:

9 - Asimov's (-1)
7 - Tor.com (+6)
4 - F&SF (-3)
4 - The New Space Opera 2
3 - Subterranean (+3)
3 - Eclipse 3
3 - Poe
2 - Baen's Universe (+2)
2 - Clockwork Phoenix 2
2 - The Dragon Book
2 - Interzone (+1)
2 - Realms of Fantasy (+1)
2 - Solaris Book of New SF 3
2 - Songs of the Dying Earth
2 - When It Changed
7 - 17 other markets

Observations:

  • This year's list represented a greater diversity of publications.
  • More to come.
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