2015 Hugo Award Nominations Break Records
Tuesday , 7, April 2015
In a somewhat quiet year for the Hugo Awards, a number of records have been smashed:
- Most Ballots Cast, Ever: 2,122
- Most nominations for a single individual in a single year (John C. Wright): 6
- First year since the class of 1988 that every Best Novel nominee carries a minimum of a 4-star rating.
- Highest average Amazon star rating since at least 1988 (the earliest year I researched): a whopping 4.46
- Highest number of first-time nominees (in Best Novel) since at least 1988: 4
Some other stats of interest:
And, for fun, the current star ratings of a limited selection of some of the repeat Hugo Best Novel nominees since 1988, with nominated years indicated by markers and wins marked by arrows:
The upshot? Don’t mess with Vernor Vinge. He doesn’t show up on the ballot as often as some, but when he does, he wins!