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Bestsellers Archive
02.16
02.09
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01.26
01.19
01.12
01.05
12.29
12.22
12.15
12.08
12.01
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The table compiles selected SFFH books placing on general bestseller lists.
See #Key below.

from LOCUS Magazine

Bestseller lists compiled from sales at specialty stores:

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SFFH on General Lists
23 February 2003


William Gibson's Pattern Recognition and Robert Jordan's Crossroads of Twilight vie for SFFH dominance on bestsellers lists -- along with Michael Crichton's Prey. All three books rank on six lists this week, with Gibson, the newest of the three, ranking highest on average.

Sean Williams and Shane Dix Star Wars novel, The New Jedi Order: Force Heretic I: Remnant (Del Rey), is also doing very well, debuting on two more lists this week, including Amazon's.

Two hardcovers debut on Amazon this week: Kate Elliott's The Gathering Storm (DAW), and Robert J. Sawyer's Humans (Tor). Gibson's novel is off Amazon's pre-publication list, but isn't ranked on this week's hardcover bestseller list. A new title on Amazon's pre-pub list is George R.R. Martin's A Feast for Crows, due for release by Bantam Spectra in September.

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Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
03.02
LAT
02.23
SFC
02.23
USAT
02.20
WP
02.23
WSJ
(02.09)
PW
02.24
(ch 02.01)
Book
Sense

02.24
Amz
(02.23)
UK Book
Scan

wk ending
02.15
Items on list -x- number of lists surveyed   30x5 15x4 30x3 50 10x4 10x2 15x5 15x6 25x4 25x3
Hardcovers
Cabot, Haunted: A Tale of the Mediator 02.02.03 / 2x xx                  
Crichton, Prey 12.08.02 / 12 8 +3 7 +4 xxx.. 41 +7 x [ 4 ] 7 = 10 +1 5 -1 xxx..
Doctorow, Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom 02.16.03 / 1x                 x  
Elliott, The Gathering Storm 02.23.03 / 1                 12 ++  
Farmer, The House of the Scorpion 02.16.03 / 2                 18 -1  
Fisher, The Two Towers Visual Companion 11.03.02 / 16 33 =               19 -5  
Funke, The Thief Lord 09.01.02 / 9 xxx.. [ 3 ]         10 + 9 +1    
Gibson, Pattern Recognition 02.09.03 / 3 9 -5 3 ++ 1 = x 2 ++   5 +1 4 = x  
Hamilton, Cerulean Sins 02.09.03 / 3                 9 +14  
Hobb, Golden Fool 01.19.03 / 5x                 x  
Jacques, Triss 10.13.02 / 12x xxx.. xxx..   xxx..     xx xxx..    
Jordan, Crossroads of Twilight 01.12.03 / 7 3 +2 11 -5 xx 22 -2 x [ 2 ] 3 +1 5 = 3 -1 xxx..
Koontz, By the Light of the Moon 12.29.02 / 9 11 +8 xxx   xxx     xx      
Lansdale, A Fine Dark Line 02.09.03 / 1x   xx                
Martin, A Feast for Crows 02.23.03 / 1                 21 ++  
Nix, Abhorsen 01.19.03 / 6 xx           1 ++ 8 -1    
Rice, Blackwood Farm 11.10.02 / 13 34 + xxx.. xxx.. xxx..     xxx.. xxx..    
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix 02.09.03 / 3                 1 =  
Sawyer, Humans 02.23.03 / 1                 23 ++  
Weber/Ringo, March to the Stars 01.05.03 / 6x                 x  
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
03.02
LAT
02.23
SFC
02.23
USAT
02.20
WP
02.23
WSJ
(02.09)
PW
02.24
(ch 02.01)
Book
Sense

02.24
Amz
(02.23)
UK Book
Scan

wk ending
02.15
Paperbacks [tpb=trade]
Adams, The Salmon of Doubt (uk) 01.12.03 / 7                   18 -3
Babbitt, Tuck Everlasting 09.29.02 / 19 xxx xxx..   xxx..     6 + xxx..    
Colfer, Artemis Fowl 05.19.02 / 37 9 -1 [ 5 ]         3 + 12 +2    
King, Everything's Eventual 01.12.02 / 7 14 -2 xxx   17 -1     14 +1 xxx..    
Koontz, Watchers 02.09.03 / 2x x                  
Pratchett, The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents (uk) 11.17.02 / 15                   18 -9
Pullman, The Amber Spyglass (UK)                 xxx..   14 +4
Pullman, Northern Lights (UK)                 xxx..   8 -2
Pullman, The Subtle Knife (UK)                     12 +7
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets [tpb]   6 -1 xxx.. xxx.. xxx..       x   5 -1
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire [tpb] 08.11.02 / 29 1 = xxx.. xxx.. 38 +4       1 =   1 =
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban [tpb] 06.17.01 / 89 2 = xxx.. xxx.. xxx       13 -10   2 =
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorceror's Stone [tpb]   7 -3 xxx.. xxx.. xxx..       15 ++   4 -1
Sibley, The Lord of the Rings: The Making of the Movie Trilogy [tpb] 11.24.02 / 11 29 +               xxx.. xxx..
Tolkien, The Hobbit         xx     xxx.. xx   xx
Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings [tpb]     xx   xxx..       xxx..    
Tolkien, The Return of the King     xxx..   xx     xxx x   xxx
Tolkien, The Silmarillion         xxx..         13 -2  
Williams/Dix, Star Wars: The New Jedi Order: Force Heretic I: Remnant 02.16.03 / 2 13 -3 9 ++   13 -2     5 =   4 ++  
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
03.02
LAT
02.23
SFC
02.23
USAT
02.20
WP
02.23
WSJ
(02.09)
PW
02.24
(ch 02.01)
Book
Sense

02.24
Amz
(02.23)
UK Book
Scan

wk ending
02.15
This cell color indicates rankings on children's bestsellers lists This cell color indicates rankings on pre-publication or 'not yet published' lists [Italics and brackets, and/or this cell color, indicate stale data -- rankings from one or more weeks before -- and do not contribute to the cumulative weeks on any list totals]

Key:
The table shows the current rank of each book and the change since last week, where:
   =    same as last week
   + or - with number:    difference since last week
   +    back on list
   ++    new on list
   x    no longer on list (number of x's: weeks off list)

All lists rank hardcovers and paperbacks separately, except for the USA Today list, which is a single list combining fiction and nonfiction in all formats, and BookScan, which combines hardcovers and paperbacks within lists for fiction, nonfiction, and children's. Dates shown are posted dates, except those in parentheses, which are dates compiled. New York Times posts its list one week in advance of print publication.

Note that some sources do not compile paperback bestsellers, and some exclude YA books (like the Harry Potter series) from their hardcover and paperback fiction lists.  



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