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These Stats are current as of book 114: Zeroes by Chuck Wendig

Of the 114 Official Sword and Laser Book Picks: Edit

75

were written by Men

38

were written by Women

1 were written by Nonbinary Individuals
2 were written in Collaborations (male only)
0 were written in Collaborations (female only)
0 were written in Collaborations (other)
10 were written by Persons of Color
75

are Part of a Series

39

are Stand-Alone Books

Award Winnners and Nominees

Award Winners Nominees
Hugo Awards 7 4
Locus Award 5 2
Nebula 8 10
World Fantasy Award 1 5

The Oldest Books we Read: (Age at the time we read them)

Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus 200 years
Slan 78 years

The Hobbit

75 years 1 month

The Sword of Rhiannon

66 years

The Newest Books we Read:

Anathem

Reading period started on the Day of Release

A Dance with Dragons

Reading period started on the Day of Release

Decade of Release

Books
1810s 1
1930s 1
1940s 2
1950s 6
1960s 9
1970s 8
1980s 12
1990s 11
2000s 22
2010s 42

Age of Books (When we read them)

Books
0 - 1 Year 25

1 - 2 Years

6

2 - 5 Years

19

5 - 10 Years

9

10 - 20 Years

11

20 - 30 Years

14

30 - 40 Years

9

40 - 50 Years

10

50 - 60 Years

5

60 - 70 Years

3

70 - 80 Years

2
200 years + 1

How book selection was decided:

(Many of Veronica’s, Tom’s or combined host’s choices were often with help from the S&L community and interviewee suggestions)

20

were a Combined Host Choice

30

were picked by Veronica

28

were picked by Tom

34

were chosen by a Poll

1

was selected by a Kickstarter Contributor

Citizenship Country of Author(s) of each Book:

Total Male Female Nonbinary POC
USA 82 51 31 0 6
UK 17 13 3 1 1
Canada 11 7 4 0 2
Poland 2 2 0 0 0
Australia 1 1 0 0 0
China 1 1 0 0 1

By Continent:

Total Male Female Nonbinary POC

North America

93 58 35 0 8

Europe

19 15 3 1 1

Asia

1 1 0 0 1

Australia

1 1 0 0 0

South America

0 0 0 0 0

Africa

0 0 0 0 0

Antarctica

0 0 0 0 0
Total Male Female Nonbinary POC

North America

93 58 35 0 8
Rest of World 21 17 3 1 2
Total Male Female Nonbinary POC

Northern Hemisphere

113 74 38 1 10

Southern Hemisphere

1 1 0 0 0

Country of Author’s Birth

Total Male Female Nonbinary POC
USA 82 51 30 1 7
UK 15 11 4 0 0

Canada

8 6 2 0 1

Poland

2 2 0 0 0

India

1 1 0 0 0

Russia

1 1 0 0 0

South Africa

1 1 0 0 0

Australia

1 1 0 0 0

China

1 1 0 0 1

Jamaica

1 0 1 0 1

Hungary

1 0 1 0 0

Authors with 2 or more books chosen:

Neil Gaiman

2

George R.R. Martin

2

Terry Pratchett

2

Ursula K. Le Guin

2

(Including alternate books)

Total Book Picks Alternates

John Scalzi

3 1 2

N.K.Jemisin

2 1 1

Naomi Novik

2 1 1

Neal Stephenson

2 1 1

of the 10 Alternate Books Edit

7

were written by Men

3

were written by Women

0 were written by Nonbinary Individuals
0 were written in Collaborations (male only)
0 were written in Collaborations (female only)
0 were written in Collaborations (other)
2 were written by Persons of Color
5

are Part of a Series

5

are Stand-Alone Books

Decade of Release

Books
2000s 4
2010s 6

Age of Books (When we read them)

Books
0 - 1 Year 4

1 - 2 Years

2

2 - 5 Years

2
5-10 Years 2

Citizenship Country of Author(s) of each Book:

Total Male Female Nonbinary POC
USA 7 4 3 0 1
UK 1 1 0 0 0
Japan 1 1 0 0 1
New Zealand 1 1 0 0 0

Definitions:Edit

Nonbinary - Individuals who self-identify as anything other than male or female.

Person of Color - Individuals who self-identify as other as anything other than white or Caucasian. Includes biracial and multiracial people.