Well, it took a bit longer than I would have liked (which seems to be the norm rather than the exception) but the votes have been tallied. SFFWorld’s favorite 2010 release was…
A Dance With Dragons by George R.R. Martin (116 points)
Right, like anybody was surprised about that. Here’s the full rundown of the top 10:
- A Dance with Dragons by George R. R. Martin (116 total points)
- The Heroes by Joe Abercrombie (92 total points)
- The Wise Man’s Fear by Patrick Rothfuss (76 total points)
- The Crippled God by Steven Erikson (66 points)
- The White Luck Warrior by R. Scott Bakker (46 points)
- Leviathan Wakes by James S.A. Corey (40 points)
- Ready Player One by Ernest Cline (36.5 points)
- The Iron Jackal by Chris Wooding (32 points)
- The Dragon’s Path by Daniel Abraham (27 points)
- Among Others by Jo Walton (21 Points)
Some random thoughts:
- A Dance with Dragons by GRRM (24)
- The Heroes by Joe Abercrombie (20)
- The Wise Man’s Fear by Patrick Rothfuss (17)
- TIE The White Luck Warrior by R. Scott Bakker (11)
- TIE Leviathan Wakes by James S.A. Corey (11)
Based on the voting trends for the past few years, Joe Abercrombie is the most popular author in the forums: Best Served Cold appearing as #2 last year (due to the mass market paperback’s eligibility) and #1 the year before (2009), Last Argument of Kings (in a tie with Rothfuss’s The Name of the Wind)#1 in 2008, #1 in 2007 with Before They Are Hanged #5 in 2006 with The Blade Itself
Daniel Abraham appears twice, if you count his half of the James S.A. Corey name
Steven Erikson makes an appearance on the list after a year off the list.
The most popular debut last year was Mark Lawrence’s Prince of Thorns with 20 votes in 11th place.
Among Others is the only book in the top 10 by a woman
Chris Wooding was in 8th place last year as well, with The Black Lung Captain
All told, 83 books received votes.
Any other thoughts?
For the past results follow the links below: