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 HARDCOVERS Months
on list
Last
month
1) Scepters, L. E. Modesitt Jr (Tor) 1-
2) Emerald Sea, John Ringo (Baen) 1-
3) Iron Council, China Miéville (Ballantine Del Rey) 1-
*) Ringworld's Children, Larry Niven (Tor) 21
5) A Hat Full of Sky, Terry Pratchett (HarperCollins) 32
6) The Witches of Karres, James H. Schmitz (Baen) 1-
*) The Confusion, Neal Stephenson (HarperCollins/Morrow) 44
8) Forty Signs of Rain, Kim Stanley Robinson (Bantam) 29
*) Iron Sunrise, Charles Stross (Ace) 1-
10) The Cat's Pajamas and Other Stories, James Morrow (Tachyon Publications) 1-
 
PAPERBACKS
1) Singularity Sky, Charles Stross (Ace) 1-
2) Blind Lake, Robert Charles Wilson (Tor) 1-
3) The Wee Free Men, Terry Pratchett (Harcourt/Harvest) 23
*) Blade Dancer, S. L. Viehl (Roc) 1-
5) Naked Empire, Terry Goodkind (Tor) 21
6) The Double-cross Program, Chris Bunch (Roc) 1-
7) I, Robot, Isaac Asimov (Bantam Spectra) 25
8) Cravings, Anonymous, ed. (Jove) 1-
*) The Scar, China Miéville (Del Rey) 1-
10) Hell's Faire, John Ringo (Baen) 1-
 
TRADE PAPERBACKS
1) The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-first Annual Collection, Gardner Dozois, ed. (St. Martinís Griffin) 1-
2) Pattern Recognition, William Gibson (Berkeley) 61
3) Grass for His Pillow, Lian Hearn (Riverhead) 23
4) Lies, Inc., Philip K. Dick (Vintage Books) 1-
5) The Savage Tales of Solomon Kane, Robert E. Howard (Del Rey) 1-
*) Broken Angels, Richard K. Morgan (Ballantine Del Rey) 55
 
MEDIA-RELATED
1) Star Wars: Medstar 1: Battle Surgeons, Michael Reaves & Steve Perry (Del Rey) 1-
2) Star Trek, the Next Generation: A Time to Hate, Robert Greenberger (Pocket) 1-
3) Star Wars: The Cestus Deception, Steven Barnes (Del Rey) 21
*) AVP: Alien vs. Predator, Marc Cerasini (HarperEntertainment) 1-
5) Justice League of America: Exterminators, Christopher Golden (Pocket Star) 1-
 
GAMING-RELATED
1) Forgotten Realms: The Lone Drow, R. A. Salvatore (Wizards of the Coast) 61
2) Halo: The Flood, William C. Dietz (Del Rey) 134
3) Forgotten Realms: Annihilation, Philip Athans (Wizards of the Coast) 1-
4) The Thousand Orcs, R. A. Salvatore (Wizards of the Coast) 115
5) DragonLance: Wizards' Conclave, Douglas Niles (Wizards of the Coast) 1-
*) Halo: First Strike, Eric Nylund (Del Rey) 82

There were an above average number of ties this month, in every category. Scepters by L.E. Modesitt, Jr. was the clear hardcover leader, though. New runner-up: Medicine Road, Charles de Lint (Subterranean). There were 64 nominees, up from 59 last month.

Singularity Sky by Charles Stross topped the paperback list by a wide margin. New runner-up: David Weber's Worlds of Honor #4: The Service of the Sword (Baen). Nominees: 86, up from 69.

The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-first Annual Collection, edited by Gardner Dozois, hit the top of the trade paperbacks, dropping Pattern Recognition to second place. Weapons of Choice by John Birmingham (Del Rey) was the new runner-up. Nominees: 51, down slightly from 54.

Star Wars: Medstar 1: Battle Surgeons led the media-related list. Nominees: 32, up from 27.

Forgotten Realms: The Lone Drow dominated the gaming-related titles for the second month in a row. Nominees: 24, up from 21.

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Compiled with data from Barnes & Noble (USA), Basilisk Dreams (Canada), Borderlands (CA), Borders Bookstores (USA), Lone Star (TC), Midtown Comics (NY), Mysterious Galaxy (CA), Pages for All Ages (IL), Saint Markís (NY), Toadstool (2 in NH), Totem Bookshop (WA), Uncle Hugoís (MN), University Bookstore (WA), White Dwarf (Canada). Data period: July 2004.

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