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1) The System of the World, Neal Stephenson (HarperCollins/Morrow) 23
2) Going Postal, Terry Pratchett (HarperCollins) 26
*) Incubus Dreams, Laurell K. Hamilton (Berkley) 27
4) The Runes of the Earth, Stephen R. Donaldson (Putnam) 1-
5) The Shadow of Saganami, David Weber (Baen) 1-
6) Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, Susanna Clarke (Bloomsbury USA) 24
7) High Druid of Shannara: Tanequil, Terry Brooks (Ballantine Del Rey) 21
8) To Light a Candle, Mercedes Lackey & James Mallory (Tor) 1-
9) Dune: The Battle of Corrin, Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson (Tor) 32
10) Phoenix and Ashes, Mercedes Lackey (DAW) 1-
1) Exile's Valor, Mercedes Lackey (DAW) 1-
2) The Elder Gods, David Eddings & Leigh Eddings (Warner Vision) 1-
3) Monstrous Regiment, Terry Pratchett (HarperTorch) 21
4) The Crystal City, Orson Scott Card (Tor) 1-
5) Dog Warrior, Wen Spencer (Penguin/Roc) 1-
6) Flinx's Folly, Alan Dean Foster (Del Rey) 1-
7) High Druid of Shannara: Jarka Ruus, Terry Brooks (Ballantine Del Rey) 26
8) The Nimble Man, Christopher Golden & Thomas E. Sniegoski (Ace) 1-
9) Impossible Odds, Dave Duncan (Eos) 1-
10) Stolen, Kelley Armstrong (Plume) 1-
1) Quicksilver, Neal Stephenson (Perennial) 21
2) Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, Susanna Clarke (Bloomsbury) 1-
3) Light, M. John Harrison (Bantam Spectra) 21
*) Mirror Mirror, Gregory Maguire (Regan Books) 1-
*) Powers of Detection: Stories of Mystery and Fantasy, Dana Stabenow, ed. (Ace) 1-
1) Star Wars: Medstar 2: Jedi Healer, Michael Reaves & Steve Perry (Del Rey) 1-
2) Star Trek, the Next Generation: A Time for War, a Time for Peace, Keith R. A. DeCandido (Pocket) 1-
3) Star Trek New Frontier: Stone and Anvil, Peter David (Pocket) 1-
4) Star Wars: Jedi Trial, David Sherman & Dan Cragg (Del Rey) 1-
5) Doctor Who: The Sleep of Reason, Martin Day (BBC) 1-
1) Forgotten Realms: The Two Swords, R. A. Salvatore (Wizards of the Coast) 1-
2) DragonLance: The Lake of Death, Jean Rabe (Wizards of the Coast) 1-
3) Halo: First Strike, Eric Nylund (Del Rey) 10-
4) Forgotten Realms: The Lone Drow, R. A. Salvatore (Wizards of the Coast) 91
5) The Thousand Orcs, R. A. Salvatore (Wizards of the Coast) 12-

The System of the World by Neal Stephenson led hardcovers by a hair this month, with Going Postal and Incubus Dreams tying for second only a few points behind. New runner-up: Cally's War, John Ringo & Julie Cochrane (Baen). Nominees: 51, down from 70.

Exile's Valor by Mercedes Lackey easily topped the paperback list. New runner-up: Gunpowder Empire, Harry Turtledove (Tor). Nominees: 80, up from 66.

Neal Stephenson's Quicksilver left all other trade paperback titles in the dust, with more than four times the points of the closest competitor. New runner-up: Murder by Magic, Rosemary Edghill, ed. (Warner Aspect). Nominees: 61, up from 54.

Star Wars: Medstar II: Jedi Healer led the media-related category. Nominees: 31, up from 23.

Forgotten Realms: The Two Swords firmly trounced the other gaming-related titles. Nominees: 27, up from 17.

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Compiled with data from Barnes & Noble (USA), Borderlands (CA), Lone Star (TC), Midtown Comics (NY), Mysterious Galaxy (CA), The Other Change of Hobbit (CA), Pages for All Ages (IL), Saint Mark’s (NY), Toadstool (2 in NH), Totem Bookshop (WA), Uncle Hugo’s (MN), University Bookstore (WA), White Dwarf (Canada). Data period: October 2004.

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