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1) The Salmon of Doubt, Douglas Adams (Random House) 3 1
2) 1633, David Weber & Eric Flint (Baen) 1 -
3) Coraline, Neil Gaiman (HarperCollins) 1 -
4) Freedom's Ransom, Anne McCaffrey (Ace) 2 2
5) American Empire: The Center Cannot Hold, Harry Turtledove (Del Rey) 2 4
6) The Pillars of Creation, Terry Goodkind (Tor) 9 6
7) Chindi, Jack McDevitt (Ace) 1 -
8) Paying the Piper, David Drake (Baen) 1 -
9) Hominids, Robert J. Sawyer (Tor) 3 7
10) The Dark Lord, Thomas Harlan (Tor) 1 -
1) American Gods, Neil Gaiman (HarperTorch) 3 1
2) The Disappeared, Kristine Kathryn Rusch (Roc) 1 -
3) Ender's Game, Orson Scott Card (Tor) 3 8
4) The Hobbit, J.R.R. Tolkien (Del Rey) 20 -
5) Limit of Vision, Linda Nagata (Tor) 1 -
6) Never After, Rebecca Lickiss (Ace) 1 -
7) Sir Apropos of Nothing, Peter David (Pocket) 1 -
8) Metaplanetary, Tony Daniel (Eos) 1 -
9) The Two Towers, J.R.R. Tolkien (Del Rey) 9 7
10) Declare, Tim Powers (HarperTorch) 2 5
1) Lord Darcy, Randall Garrett (Baen) 1 -
2) A Storm of Swords, George R.R. Martin (Bantam Spectra) 3 1
3) The Year's Best Science Fiction: Nineteenth Annual Collection, Gardner Dozois, ed. (St. Martin's) 1 -
4) Priestess of Avalon, Bradley & Paxson (Roc) 1 -
5) The Hobbit, J.R.R. Tolkien (Houghton Mifflin) 19 5
1) Star Wars: The New Jedi Order: Enemy Lines II: Rebel Stand, Aaron Allston (Del Rey) 3 1
2) Star Wars: Cloak of Deception, James Luceno (Del Rey) 2 -
3) Buffy, the Vampire Slayer: The Wisdom of War, Christopher Golden (Simon Pulse) 1 -
4) Star Wars: The New Jedi Order: Traitor, Matthew Stover (Del Rey) 1 -
5) Star Trek: The Janus Gate, Book Three: Past Prologue, L.A. Graf (Pocket) 1 -
1) DragonLance: Dragons of a Vanished Moon, Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman (Wizards of the Coast) 2 1
2) Forgotten Realms: Dissolution, Richard Lee Byers (Wizards of the Coast) 1 -
3) DragonLance: Dragons of a Lost Star, Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman (Wizards of the Coast) 9 3
4) DragonLance: Dragons of a Fallen Sun, Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman (Wizards of the Coast) 13 5
5) Warhammer: The Laughter of Dark Gods, David Pringle & Neil Jones, eds. (Black Library) 1 -

The Salmon of Doubt: Hitchhiking the Galaxy One Last Time dominated hardbacks with a substantial lead for the second month straight; the next three titles were within a few points of each other. Regina's Song by David Eddings & Leigh Eddings (Del Rey) was the new runner-up. We had 87 nominees, well up from 79 last month.

American Gods dominated paperbacks for the third consecutive month; The Disappeared made a strong showing as well. New runner-up: Harry Turtledove's American Empire: Blood & Iron (Del Rey). Nominees: 91, up from 87.

Lord Darcy had a solid lead in the trade paperback category. New runner-up: The Scar by China Miéville (Del Rey). Nominees: 59, down from 62.

Star Wars: The New Jedi Order: Enemy Lines II: Rebel Stand again led media-related titles by a solid margin. Nominees: 55, up substantially from 24.

DragonLance: Dragons of a Vanished Moon continued to dominate gaming-related titles. Nominees: 31, one more than last month.

Compiled with data from Adventures in Crime & Space (TX), Barnes & Noble/B. Dalton (USA), Basilisk Dreams (Canada), Borders Bookstores (USA), Dangerous Visions (CA), DreamHaven (MN), Heroes & Dragons (CO), Lone Star (TX), Midtown Comics (NY), 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 Stars Our Destination (IL), Toadstool (2 in NH), Totem Bookshop (WA), Uncle Hugo’s (MN), Waldenbooks/BGI (USA), White Dwarf (Canada). Data period: July 2002.

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