I am pleased to announce that Steampunk.com’s 2010 Book of the Year is Boneshaker by Cherie Priest.
There was no restriction on publication date, so Boneshaker was eligible to win despite being published in 2009. There was also no restriction on author’s having more than one book on the ballot and two books by Cherie Priest earned places on the final ballot. Over 200 ballots were received during the week-log voting period.
The final rankings were:
- Boneshaker by Cherie Priest
- Dreadnought by Cherie Priest
- Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld
- Thomas Riley by Nick Valentino
- The Morrow Stone by Ren Cummins
Congratulations to all of the nominees and thank you to everyone who participated in selecting the book of the year.
As described in the earlier posts, the voting and counting system here is the same as used for the Hugo Awards. In this system, voters rank the nominees from most preferred to least preferred. Counting first looks at the most preferred choices. If one nominee has more than half the votes, it wins. If not, the nominee with the fewest votes is eliminated and those votes are distributed to the next most preferred valid choice. This repeats until one nominee has more than half the votes.
To figure second place, the same system is used, but the first place winner is eliminated as a valid choice. Third place also eliminates the second place winner, etc.
Here are the breakdowns for each round.
|Boneshaker by Cherie Priest (winner)||57||57||73||86||118|
|Thomas Riley by Nick Valentino||59||59||59||62||72|
|Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld||34||34||35||49|
|The Morrow Stone by Ren Cummins||34||34||34|
|Dreadnought by Cherie Priest||17||17|
|Dreadnought by Cherie Priest||54||54||64||102|
|Thomas Riley by Nick Valentino||63||63||71||86|
|Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld||47||47||61|
|The Morrow Stone by Ren Cummins||36||36|
|Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld||80||80||104|
|Thomas Riley by Nick Valentino||70||70||85|
|The Morrow Stone by Ren Cummins||42||43|
|Thomas Riley by Nick Valentino||105|
|The Morrow Stone by Ren Cummins||67|
|The Morrow Stone by Ren Cummins||150|