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1) New Spring, Robert Jordan (Tor) 1-
2) Ring of Fire, Eric Flint, ed. (Baen) 29
3) Dragon's Kin, Anne McCaffrey & Todd McCaffrey (Ballantine Del Rey) 31
4) The Dark Tower V: Wolves of the Calla, Stephen King (Donald M. Grant) 36
*) The Fairy Godmother, Mercedes Lackey (Harlequin/Luna) 1-
6) Time's Eye: A Time Odyssey, Arthur C. Clarke & Stephen Baxter (Ballantine Del Rey) 1-
7) For Us, the Living, Robert A. Heinlein (Scribner) 24
8) Legends II, Robert Silverberg, ed. (Ballantine Del Rey) 1-
9) The Crystal City, Orson Scott Card (Tor) 35
*) Conqueror's Moon, Julian May (Ace) 1-
*) Quicksilver, Neal Stephenson (Morrow) 52
1) Thief of Lives, Barb Hendee & J. C. Hendee (Roc) 1-
2) Crossroads of Twilight, Robert Jordan (Tor) 31
3) The Hobbit, J. R. R. Tolkien (Del Rey) 266
*) Freehold, Michael Z. Williamson (Baen) 1-
5) The Fellowship of the Ring, J. R. R. Tolkien (Del Rey) 197
6) Engine City, Ken MacLeod (Tor) 1-
*) Heirs of Earth, Sean Williams & Shane Dix (Ace) 1-
8) Probability Space, Nancy Kress (Tor) 1-
9) Golden Fool, Robin Hobb (Bantam Spectra) 24
10) The Return of the King, J. R. R. Tolkien (Del Rey) 11-
1) The Silmarillion, J. R. R. Tolkien (Houghton Mifflin) 112
2) The Lord of the Rings, J. R. R. Tolkien (Houghton Mifflin) 351
3) The Coming of Conan the Cimmerian, Robert E. Howard (Del Rey) 23
4) Altered Carbon, Richard K. Morgan (Ballantine Del Rey) 3-
5) Schild's Ladder, Greg Egan (Eos) 1-
*) Wicked, Gregory Maguire (HarperCollins) 1-
*) Unfinished Tales, J. R. R. Tolkien (Houghton Mifflin) 1-
1) Star Wars: Tatooine Ghost, Troy Denning (Del Rey) 3-
2) The Lord of the Rings: Weapons and Warfare, Chris Smith (Houghton Mifflin) 31
3) Star Trek: The Lost Era: 2360: Catalyst of Sorrows, Margaret Wander Bonanno (Pocket) 1-
4) Star Wars Galaxies: The Ruins of Dantooine, Voronica Whitney-Robinson, with Haden Blackman (Ballantine Del Rey/LucasBooks) 1-
5) Star Wars: The New Jedi Order: The Unifying Force, James Luceno (Del Rey) 32
1) Halo: First Strike, Eric Nylund (Del Rey) 21
2) Forgotten Realms: Extinction, Lisa Smedman (Wizards of the Coast) 1-
3) Magic: The Gathering: The Darksteel Eye, Jess Lebow (Wizards of the Coast) 1-
*) Halo: The Fall of Reach, Eric Nylund (Del Rey) 63
5) Warhammer 40,000: The Bleeding Chalice, Ben Counter (Black Library) 1-

New Spring: The Novel blasted the competition in the hardcover category, while Ring of Fire had no close competition in second place. New runner-up: The Knight by Gene Wolfe (Tor). We had 54 nominees, down from 69 last month.

Thief of Lives led the paperback category by a solid margin, with Crossroads of Twilight making a strong showing as well. New runner-up: S.D. Tower's The Assassins of Tamurin (Eos). Nominees: 83, up from 74.

The Silmarillion swapped places with fellow Tolkien title The Lord of the Rings, leading trade paperbacks by a narrow margin. New runner-up: The Charmed Sphere by Catherine Asaro (Luna). Nominees: 46, one more than last month.

Star Wars: Tatooine Ghost returned to take first place by a slim margin in the media-related category. Nominees: 28, down from 30. Halo: First Strike held on to the top spot in gaming-related titles by a solid margin. Nominees: 21, down from 17.

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: January 2004.

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