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1)Shadow Puppets, Orson Scott Card (Tor)1-
2)The Salmon of Doubt, Douglas Adams (Random House)41
3)1633, David Weber & Eric Flint (Baen)22
4)The Fifth Sorceress, Robert Newcomb (Del Rey)1-
5)Coraline, Neil Gaiman (HarperCollins)23
6)The Voyage of the Jerle Shannara: Morgawr, Terry Brooks (Del Rey)1-
7)The Isle of Battle, Sean Russell (Eos)1-
*)The Lord of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien (Houghton Mifflin)7-
9)Chindi, Jack McDevitt (Ace)27
10)Freedom's Ransom, Anne McCaffrey (Ace)34
1)Myth-ion Improbable, Robert Asprin (Ace)1-
2)American Gods, Neil Gaiman (HarperTorch)41
3)The Two Towers, J.R.R. Tolkien (Del Rey)109
4)Star Risk, Ltd., Chris Bunch (Roc)1-
5)Hammerfall, C.J. Cherryh (Eos)1-
6)The Hobbit, J.R.R. Tolkien (Del Rey)214
7)The Return of the King, J.R.R. Tolkien (Del Rey)6-
8)Med Ship, Murray Leinster (Baen)1-
9)The Free Lunch, Spider Robinson (Tor)1-
10)Sir Apropos of Nothing, Peter David (Pocket)27
1)The Lord of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien (Houghton Mifflin)22-
2)A Storm of Swords, George R.R. Martin (Bantam Spectra)42
3)The Two Towers, J.R.R. Tolkien (Houghton Mifflin)6-
4)The Hobbit, J.R.R. Tolkien (Houghton Mifflin)205
5)Sisters of the Raven, Barbara Hambly (Warner Aspect)1-
1)Star Wars: The New Jedi Order: Traitor, Matthew Stover (Del Rey)24
2)Star Wars: The New Jedi Order: Enemy Lines II: Rebel Stand, Aaron Allston (Del Rey)41
3)Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Mission: Gamma Book One: Twilight, David R. George III (Pocket)1-
4)Star Trek: Errand of Vengeance, Book Two: Killing Blow, Kevin Ryan (Pocket)1-
5)Buffy, the Vampire Slayer: Little Things, Rebecca Moesta (Simon Pulse)1-
1)Forgotten Realms: Sea of Swords, R.A. Salvatore (Wizards of the Coast)5-
2)DragonLance: Dragons of a Lost Star, Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman (Wizards of the Coast)103
3)DragonLance: Dragons of a Fallen Sun, Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman (Wizards of the Coast)144
4)DragonLance: Dragons of a Vanished Moon, Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman (Wizards of the Coast)31
5)DragonLance: The Lioness, Nancy Varian Berberick (Wizards of the Coast)1-

Shadow Puppets dominated hardbacks, with more than 100 points over the next title; The Salmon of Doubt: Hitchhiking the Galaxy One Last Time and 1633 made strong showings as well. Sir Apropos of Nothing, Book Two: The Woad to Wuin by Peter David (Pocket) was the new runner-up. We had 74 nominees, down from 87 last month.

Myth-ion Improbable led the paperback category by a substantial margin. New runner-up: Terry Pratchett's Witches Abroad (HarperTorch). Nominees: 76, down from 91.

The Lord of the Rings was back on top of the trade paperback category by a solid margin. New runner-up: The Outpost by Mike Resnick (Tor). Nominees: 54, down from 59.

Star Wars: The New Jedi Order: Traitor took over the top spot in media-related titles with three times as many points as the next title. Nominees: 40, down from 55.

Forgotten Realms: Sea of Swords had no close competition in the gaming-related category. Nominees: 33, up from 31.

Compiled with data from Barnes & Noble/B. Dalton (USA), Basilisk Dreams (Canada), Borders Bookstores (USA), 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: August 2002.

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