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From the December 2000 Locus
Data period: September 2000

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1) Faith of the Fallen, Terry Goodkind (Tor) 2 1
2) The Voyage of the Jerle Shannara: Ilse Witch, Terry Brooks (Del Rey) 1 -
3) The Telling, Ursula K. Le Guin (Harcourt) 2 8
4) Scion of Cyador, L.E. Modesitt, Jr. (Tor) 1 -
5) The Great War: Breakthroughs, Harry Turtledove (Del Rey) 2 4
6) Well of Darkness, Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman (Eos) 1 -
7) Ship of Destiny, Robin Hobb (Bantam Spectra) 2 2
8) Daemonomania, John Crowley (Bantam) 2 5
9) Ender's Shadow, Orson Scott Card (Tor) 10 -
10) Soldiers Live, Glen Cook (Tor, July) 2 3
1) A Clash of Kings, George R. R. Martin (Bantam Spectra) 1 -
2) Dune: House Atreides, Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson (Bantam Spectra) 2 1
3) Otherland: Mountain of Black Glass, Tad Williams (DAW) 1 -
4) Angel Fire East, Terry Brooks (Del Rey) 1 -
5) Darwin's Radio, Greg Bear (Ballantine) 3 4
6) Lord of the Fire Lands, Dave Duncan (Eos) 1 -
7) The Swordsman's Oath, Juliet E. McKenna (Eos, Sep) 1 -
8) The Privateer, James Doohan & S.M. Stirling (Baen) 1 -
9) Brotherhood of the Wolf, David Farland (Tor) 1 -
10) A Civil Campaign, Lois McMaster Bujold (Baen) 2 2
1) All Tomorrow's Parties, William Gibson (Ace) 2 1
2) Cryptonomicon, Neal Stephenson (HarperPerennial) 5 2
3) The Year's Best Science Fiction: Seventeenth Annual Collection, Gardner Dozois, ed. (St. Martin's Griffin) 3 3
4) The Lord of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien (Houghton Mifflin) 2 -
5) The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Thirteenth Annual Collection, Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling, eds. (St. Martin's Griffin) 2 4
1) Star Wars: The New Jedi Order: Agents of Chaos: Hero's Trial, James Luceno (Del Rey) 2 1
2) Star Trek: New Frontier: Excalibur: Requiem, Peter David (Pocket) 1 -
3) Star Trek: New Frontier: Excalibur: Renaissance, Peter David (Pocket) 1 -
4) Buffy, the Vampire Slayer: Paleo, Yvonne Navarro (Pocket) 1 -
5) Star Wars: The New Jedi Order: Dark Tide 1: Onslaught, Michael A. Stackpole (Del Rey) 5 -
1) Forgotten Realms: The Nether Scroll, Lynn Abbey (Wizards of the Coast) 1 -
2) DragonLance: Children of the Plains, Paul B. Thompson & Tanya C. Cook (WotC) 1 -
*) Legend of the Five Rings: The Unicorn, A.L. Lassieur (Wizards of the Coast) 1 -
4) Forgotten Realms: The Spine of the World, R.A. Salvatore (Wizards of the Coast) 4 1
*) Forgotten Realms: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn, Philip Athans (WotC) 1 -

Faith of the Fallen, The Voyage of the Jerle Shannara: Ilse Witch, and The Telling had no close competition in the hardcover category. Robert Reed's Marrow (Tor) was the new runner-up. We had 76 nominees, down from 83 last month.

A Clash of Kings was all alone at the top of the paperbacks list. New runner-up: Only Forward by Michael Marshall Smith (Bantam Spectra). Nominees: 87, down slightly from 91.

All Tomorrow's Parties, Cryptonomicon, and The Year's Best Science Fiction: Seventeenth Annual Collection held onto their respective 1, 2, and 3 slots in the trade paperback category. New runner-up: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Scholastic), by J.K. Rowling. Nominees: 47, compared to 49 last month.

Star Wars: The New Jedi Order: Agents of Chaos: Hero's Trial once again topped the media-related list. Nominees: 31, up from 27.

Forgotten Realms: The Nether Scroll completely dominated gaming-related books. Nominees: 26, down from 34.

Compiled with data from: Basilisk Dreams (Canada), Bookshop Santa Cruz (CA), The Booksmith (CA), Borders Bookstores (USA), Dangerous Visions (CA), DreamHaven (MN), Future Fantasy (CA), Heroes & Dragons (CO), Lone Star (TX), Merchant of Venus (NE), Musicland Group (MN), Mysterious Galaxy (CA), Pages for All Ages (IL), Pandemonium Books & Games (MA), John W. Rollins, Bookseller (MI), Saint Mark's (NY), The Space-Crime Continuum (MA), Toadstool (NH), Totem Bookshop (WA), Uncle Hugo's (MN), University Bookstore (WA), White Dwarf (Canada). Data period: September 2000.

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