Crystal Bryant

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Category: By The Numbers

By the Numbers: Patient Zero by Jonathan Maberry

Patient Zero data.

Genre: Science Fiction, Thriller

Click here to open the spreadsheet in Google Docs.

Information I extract:

  • Chapters
    • Number of chapters
    • Max chapter length
    • Min chapter length
    • Average length of chapters
    • Number of scenes per chapter
    • Max scenes per chapter
    • Min scenes per chapter
  • Scenes
    • Number of scenes
    • Max scene length
    • Min scene length
    • Average scene length
  • Total number of words
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By the Numbers: Amped by Daniel Wilson

The Amped data might be a little harder to read. Each chapter was preceded by a news article or historical document, so I labelled all these small pieces as “0” chapters. Because of these small pieces, the averages will not be as accurate as previous posts.

Genre: Science Fiction

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Information I extract:

  • Chapters
    • Number of chapters
    • Max chapter length
    • Min chapter length
    • Average length of chapters
    • Number of scenes per chapter
    • Max scenes per chapter
    • Min scenes per chapter
  • Scenes
    • Number of scenes
    • Max scene length
    • Min scene length
    • Average scene length
  • Total number of words

By the Numbers: John Scalzi’s Old Man’s War

I’d forgotten how much I love Old Man’s War by John Scalzi until I was scanning through to pick out the data. I stopped several times just to read.

Genre: Science Fiction

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Information I extract:

  • Chapters
    • Number of chapters
    • Max chapter length
    • Min chapter length
    • Average length of chapters
    • Number of scenes per chapter
    • Max scenes per chapter
    • Min scenes per chapter
  • Scenes
    • Number of scenes
    • Max scene length
    • Min scene length
    • Average scene length
  • Total number of words

By the Numbers: The Sword-Edged Blonde by Alex Bledsoe

I should clarify that when I count scenes, I’m counting sections that the author has separated by either a chapter or an empty line indicating a change in time or place. This may or may not be how the author would define scenes.

Today’s by the numbers spreadsheet is The Sword-Edged Blonde by Alex Bledsoe.

Genre: Fantasy

Click here to open the spreadsheet in Google Docs.

Information I extract:

  • Chapters
    • Number of chapters
    • Max chapter length
    • Min chapter length
    • Average length of chapters
    • Number of scenes per chapter
    • Max scenes per chapter
    • Min scenes per chapter
  • Scenes
    • Number of scenes
    • Max scene length
    • Min scene length
    • Average scene length
  • Total number of words

By the Numbers: John Scalzi’s Redshirts

I’m a numbers nerd, and I’m procrastinating life, so here’s a spreadsheet of John Scalzi’s Redshirts, by the numbers. I may do some kind of data analyzation at some point, once I have more samples, but right now I’m just curious.

Genre: Science Fiction

Click here to open the spreadsheet in Google Docs.

Information I extract:

  • Chapters
    • Number of chapters
    • Max chapter length
    • Min chapter length
    • Average length of chapters
    • Number of scenes per chapter
    • Max scenes per chapter
    • Min scenes per chapter
  • Scenes
    • Number of scenes
    • Max scene length
    • Min scene length
    • Average scene length
  • Total number of words