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Do the math
james_nicoll
If I'm reading about 300 new fantasy and science fiction novels a year, what fraction of the total produced each year am I reading? I'm trying to work out if I can call myself well informed within the field or just a casual reader.

You're kidding, right?

300 novels a year isn't even ONE per DAY. You can't possibly be well-informed until you hit three a day.


Note that is my F&SF. I also read mystery, mainstream and non-fiction.

Even if I devoted the full work week to it, and didn't have to write reports about them, I can't imagine a book per day and still manage to feed myself.

You know what James does for a living, right?

You see where I mentioned writing about them?

... and where I mentioned the work week?