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September 2018 in Review

30 Sep, 2018

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September

22 books read. 13 by women (59%), 9 by men (41%).

Works by POC: 7.5 (34%)

Year to Date

195 books read. 106.5 by women (55%), 81.5 by men (42%), 2 by NB (1%). 5 by persons whose gender is unknown (3%).

Works by POC: 66.5 (34%) And now, the meaningless table. Numbers drawn from the most recent Strange Horizons Count, which isn't all that recent anymore.


Key: WNB stands for “women and non-binary genders”, while POC stands for “person of colour”. R stands for reviewer. R/R stands for “reviews/reviewers”. For R/R % the percentage represents the site’s R/R over my 2015 R/R. POC/R is the ratio of reviews of works by POC to reviewers at that site. POC/R % is the previous ratio expressed as a percentage.

SFX is actually called SFX; it is not short for anything. Same with io9. F&SF is the Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction. SFS is Science Fiction Studies. LARB is the Los Angeles Review of Books. CSZ is the Cascadia Subduction Zone.

Review source Total WNB WNB % POC POC % R R/R R/R % POC/R %POC/R
JNR 2015 329 195 59 45 14 1 329 100 45 14
Locus 324 163 50 22 7 17 19 5.7 1.3 0.41
JNR 2017 255 143.5 56 75.5 30 1 255 78 75.5 30
JNR 2016 255 163.5 64 62.5 25 1 255 78 62.5 25
JNR 2018 195 113.5 58 66.5 34 1 195 60 66.5 34
JNR 2018 175 105.5 57 59 34 1 175 53 59 34
SFX 165 48 29 10 6 30 5.5 1.5 0.33 0.2
Romantic Times 146 84 57 14 10 n/a n/a N/a n/a n/a
Tor 141 66 47 18 13 27 5.2 1.6 0.67 0.48
Strange Horizons 139 66 48 30 22 80 1.7 0.5 0.38 0.28
Rising Shadows 83 25 30 1 1 2 41.5 12.6 0.5 0.5
Interzone 67 21 31 7 10 19 3.5 1 0.37 0.53
F&SF 59 32 54 5 9 5 11.8 3.6 1 1.8
Analog 58 10 17 3 4 1 58 17.6 3 4
Io9 56 17 30 12 21 10 5.6 1.7 1.2 2.1
Asimov’s 53 21 23 3 6 3 17.7 5.4 1 2
Vector 52 18 35 4 8 26 2 0.6 0.15 0.31
SFS 45 48 21 2 4 38 1.2 0.3 0.053 0.11
NYRSF 42 11 26 6 13 24 1.8 0.5 0.25 0.54
Foundation 38 9 24 1 3 27 1.4 0.4 0.04 0.11
LARB 35 11 31 7 20 28 1.3 0.4 0.25 0.71
Lightspeed 28 16? 57 14 50 3 9.3 2.8 4.67 16.67
CSZ 23 19 80 8 35 17 1.4 0.4 0.47 2.06