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These Stats are current as of book 106: An Unkindness of Ghosts by Rivers Solomon

Of the 106 Official Sword and Laser Book Picks: Edit

70

were written by Men

36

were written by Women

69

are Part of a Series

37

are Stand-Alone Books

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

Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus 200 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 1
1950s 6
1960s 9
1970s 7
1980s 12
1990s 11
2000s 21
2010s 37

Age of Books (When we read them)

Books
0 - 1 Year 23

1 - 2 Years

5

2 - 5 Years

17

5 - 10 Years

9

10 - 20 Years

10

20 - 30 Years

14

30 - 40 Years

8

40 - 50 Years

10

50 - 60 Years

5

60 - 70 Years

3

70 - 80 Years

1
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

27

were picked by Veronica

25

were picked by Tom

33

were chosen by a Poll

1

was selected by a Kickstarter Contributor

Citizenship Country of Author(s) of each Book:

Total Male Female
80 USA 49 31
14 UK 12 2
8 Canada 5 3
2 Poland 2 --
1 Australia 1 --
1 China 1 --

By Continent:

Total Male Female
88

North America

54 34
16

Europe

14 2
1

Asia

1 0
1

Australia

1 0
0

South America

0 0
0

Africa

0 0
0

Antarctica

0 0
Total Male Female
88

North America

54 34
18 Rest of World 16 2
Total Male Female
105

Northern Hemisphere

69 36
1

Southern Hemisphere

1 0

Country of Author’s Birth

Total Male Female
79 USA 49 30
13 UK 10 3
5

Canada

4 1
2

Poland

2 0
1

India

1 0
1

Russia

1 0
1

South Africa

1 0
1

Australia

1 0
1

China

1 0
1

Jamaica

0 1
1

Hungary

0 1

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

1 1 1

Neal Stephenson

1 1 1

of the 9 Alternate Books Edit

7

were written by Men

2

were written by Women

4

are Part of a Series

5

are Stand-Alone Books

Decade of Release

Books
2000s 3
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 1

Citizenship Country of Author(s) of each Book:

Total Male Female
6 USA 4 2
1 UK 1 0
1 Japan 1 0
1 New Zealand 1 0