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1) Dragon's Kin, Anne McCaffrey & Todd McCaffrey (Ballantine Del Rey) 23
2) Quicksilver, Neal Stephenson (Morrow) 41
3) Monstrous Regiment, Terry Pratchett (HarperCollins) 46
4) For Us, the Living, Robert A. Heinlein (Scribner) 1-
5) The Crystal City, Orson Scott Card (Tor) 25
6) The Dark Tower V: Wolves of the Calla, Stephen King (Donald M. Grant) 22
7) Dune: The Machine Crusade, Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson (Tor) 47
8) Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, J. K. Rowling (Scholastic/Arthur A. Levine Books) 4-
9) Ring of Fire, Eric Flint, ed. (Baen) 1-
10) The Wolves in the Walls, Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Dave McKean (HarperCollins) 3-
1) Crossroads of Twilight, Robert Jordan (Tor) 25
2) Sun in Glory, Mercedes Lackey, ed. (DAW) 1-
3) Coyote, Allen Steele (Ace) 1-
4) Golden Fool, Robin Hobb (Bantam Spectra) 1-
5) Dark Moon, David Gemmell (Del Rey) 1-
6) The Hobbit, J. R. R. Tolkien (Del Rey) 25-
7) The Fellowship of the Ring, J. R. R. Tolkien (Del Rey) 18-
8) Chindi, Jack McDevitt (Ace) 22
9) Ender's Game, Orson Scott Card (Tor) 7-
10) The Silmarillion, J. R. R. Tolkien (Ballantine) 1-
1) The Lord of the Rings, J. R. R. Tolkien (Houghton Mifflin) 344
2) The Silmarillion, J. R. R. Tolkien (Houghton Mifflin) 101
3) The Coming of Conan the Cimmerian, Robert E. Howard (Del Rey) 1-
4) Mulengro, Charles de Lint (Orb) 1-
5) Absolution Gap, Alastair Reynolds (Gollancz) 1-
1) The Lord of the Rings: Weapons and Warfare, Chris Smith (Houghton Mifflin) 23
2) Star Wars: The New Jedi Order: The Unifying Force, James Luceno (Del Rey) 21
3) Star Trek: The Lost Era (2355-2357): Deny Thy Father, Jeff Mariotte (Pocket) 1-
4) Star Trek, Next Generation: I.K.S. Gorkon, Book Two: Honor Bound, Keith R. A. DeCandido (Pocket) 1-
5) Star Wars: The New Jedi Order: The Final Prophecy, Greg Keyes (Del Rey) 32
1) Halo: First Strike, Eric Nylund (Del Rey) 1-
2) Forgotten Realms: Insurrection, Thomas M. Reid (Wizards of the Coast) 24
3) Halo: The Fall of Reach, Eric Nylund (Del Rey) 52
*) Warhammer 40,000: For the Emperor, Sandy Mitchell (Del Rey) 1-
5) Forgotten Realms: The Lone Drow, R. A. Salvatore (Wizards of the Coast) 21
*) Lara Croft: Tomb Raider: The Amulet of Power, Mike Resnick (Del Rey) 1-

Dragon's Kin debuted strongly, taking first place in the hardcover category with Quicksilver making a good showing as well. New runner-up: The Elder Gods by David Eddings & Leigh Eddings (Warner Aspect). We had 69 nominees, up from 57 last month.

Crossroads of Twilight overwhelmed the competition in the paperback category, leading by over 100 points. New runner-up: Ill Wind by Kevin J. Anderson & Doug Beason (Forge). Nominees: 74, up from 71.

The Lord of the Rings topped the trade paperback category, edging out The Silmarillion by one point. New runner-up: The Grand Crusade by Michael A. Stackpole (Bantam Spectra). Nominees: 45, up from 42 last month.

The Lord of the Rings: Weapons and Warfare pulled into the lead in the media-related titles, up from third place last month, with the next few titles in close competition. Nominees: 30, up from 24.

Halo: First Strike swept the gaming-related category with almost twice as many votes as Forgotten Realms: Insurrection. Nominees: 17, down from 21.

Compiled with data from Barnes & Noble/B. Dalton (USA), Basilisk Dreams (Canada), Borderlands (CA), Borders Bookstores (USA), Heroes & Dragons (CO), Lone Star (TX), Midtown Comics (NY), Mysterious Galaxy (CA), 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), University Bookstore (WA), White Dwarf (WA). Data period: December 2003.

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