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From the September 2000 Locus
Data period: June 2000


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1) King Kelson's Bride, Katherine Kurtz (Ace) 1 -
2) Forests of the Heart, Charles de Lint (Tor) 2 4
3) Brightly Burning, Mercedes Lackey (DAW) 2 1
4) Silver Wolf, Black Falcon, Dennis L. McKiernan (Roc) 1 -
5) Fortune's Stroke, Flint & Drake (Baen) 2 7
6) The Return, Aldrin & Barnes (Tor) 1 -
7) Arkham's Masters of Horror, Peter Ruber, ed.(Arkham House) 1 -
8) Calculating God, Robert J. Sawyer (Tor) 1 -
9) Pegasus in Space, Anne McCaffrey (Del Rey) 3 6
10) The Fifth Elephant, Terry Pratchett (HarperCollins) 6 -
1) Foundation's Triumph, David Brin (HarperTorch) 1 -
2) By Force of Arms, William C. Dietz (Ace) 1 -
3) Rhapsody, Elizabeth Haydon (Tor) 1 -
4) The Stars Asunder, Doyle & Macdonald (Tor) 1 -
5) The Hobbit, J.R.R. Tolkien (Del Rey) 1 -
6) The Feline Wizard, Christopher Stasheff (Del Rey) 1 -
7) Winter Warriors, David Gemmell (Del Rey) 1 -
8) Stronghold Rising, Lisanne Norman (DAW) 1 -
9) Half Life, Hal Clement (Tor) 1  
10) T'nT: Telzey & Trigger, James H. Schmitz (Baen) 1 -
1) Cryptonomicon, Neal Stephenson (HarperPerennial) 2 1
2) Realware, Rudy Rucker (HarperCollins/Eos) 1 -
3) Parable of the Talents, Octavia E. Butler (Warner Aspect) 6 3
4) Evolution's Darling, Scott Westerfeld (Four Walls Eight Windows) 1 -
5) The Lord of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien (Houghton Mifflin) 1 -
1) Star Wars: The New Jedi Order: Dark Tide 2: Ruin, Michael A. Stackpole (Del Rey) 1 -
2) X-Men, Rusch & Smith (Del Rey) 1 -
3) Star Wars: Rogue Planet, Greg Bear (Del Rey) 2 1
4) Star Trek: New Earth, Book I: Wagon Train to the Stars, Diane Carey (Pocket) 1 -
5) Babylon 5: Legions of Fire Book II: Armies of Light and Dark, Peter David (Del Rey) 2 2
1) Forgotten Realms: The Spine of the World, R.A. Salvatore (Wizards of the Coast) 1 -
2) Greyhawk: Descent into the Depths of the Earth, Paul Kidd (Wizards of the Coast) 1 -
3) Battletech: Illusions of Victory, Loren L. Coleman (Roc) 2 1
4) DragonLance: Dragons of Autumn Twilight, Weis & Hickman (TSR) 1 -

Katherine Kurtz leads the hardcovers, and the de Lint book also did well in its second month. There was no new runner-up. We had 93 nominees, up from last month's 83.

In paperbacks, Brin had a strong showing. The Hobbit made it back on the list in the top five! thanks to the movie hype. New runner-up: Year's Best SF 5, edited by David G. Hartwell (Eos). Nominees:119, up from 113.

Stephenson's Cryptonomicon continued to dominate trade paperbacks, with nearly three times the votes of the next book. The Lord of the Rings also made the list again. New runner-up: Lilith's Brood by Octavia E. Butler (Warner Aspect). We had just 53 nominees, to 62 last month.

For media, the new Star Wars book had a tremendous lead. The new runner-up is Star Trek: New Earth, Book 2: Belle Terre by Smith & Carey. Nominees: 31, just down from 32.

In gaming-related, ''Forgotten Realms'' has two entries, and early ''DragonLance'' Dragons of Autumn Twilight returned yet again. Only four titles made the cut. Nominees: 21, to last month's 34.

Compiled with data from: Adventures in Crime & Space (TX), Basilisk Dreams (Canada), Borders Bookstores (USA), A Clean Well-Lighted Place for Books (CA), Dangerous Visions (CA), DreamHaven (MN), Future Fantasy (CA), Gene's (PA), Heroes & Dragons (CO), Lone Star (TX), Merchant of Venus (NE), Musicland Group (MN), Mysterious Galaxy (CA), Pages for All Ages (IL), Regulator (NC), St. Mark's (NY), The Space-Crime Continuum (MA), The Stars Our Destination (IL), Toadstool (2 in NH), Totem Bookshop (WA), Uncle Hugo's (MN), University Bookstore (WA), White Dwarf (Canada), Mark Ziesing (CA). Data period: June 2000.

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