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1) The Runes of the Earth, Stephen R. Donaldson (Putnam) 35
2) Going Postal, Terry Pratchett (HarperCollins) 41
3) Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, Susanna Clarke (Bloomsbury USA) 48
4) Shadowmarch, Tad Williams (DAW) 22
5) The Shadow of Saganami, David Weber (Baen) 33
6) Incubus Dreams, Laurell K. Hamilton (Berkley) 3-
7) High Druid of Shannara: Tanequil, Terry Brooks (Ballantine Del Rey) 49
8) To Light a Candle, Mercedes Lackey & James Mallory (Tor) 2-
9) The System of the World, Neal Stephenson (HarperCollins/Morrow) 44
10) The Treasured One, David Eddings & Leigh Eddings (Warner Aspect) 26
*) Very Bad Deaths, Spider Robinson (Baen) 1-
1) Fool's Fate, Robin Hobb (Bantam Spectra) 1-
2) Sunshine, Robin McKinley (Jove) 1-
3) For Us, the Living, Robert A. Heinlein (Pocket) 1-
4) Kris Longknife: Deserter, Mike Shepherd (Ace) 1-
5) The Silmarillion, J. R. R. Tolkien (Ballantine) 4-
6) The Far Side of the Stars, David Drake (Baen) 1-
7) Ender's Game, Orson Scott Card (Tor) 8-
*) The Ethos Effect, L. E. Modesitt Jr (Tor) 1-
9) The Grantville Gazette, Eric Flint, ed. (Baen) 1-
10) The Anvil of the World, Kage Baker (Tor) 1-
1) Quicksilver, Neal Stephenson (Perennial) 41
2) Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, Susanna Clarke (Bloomsbury) 33
3) The Bloody Crown of Conan, Robert E. Howard (Del Rey) 22
4) Light, M. John Harrison (Bantam Spectra) 44
5) Myth-taken Identity, Robert Asprin & Jody Lynn Nye (Meisha Merlin) 1-
*) The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams (Del Rey) 2-
1) Star Wars: Yoda: Dark Rendezvous, Sean Stewart (Del Rey) 1-
2) Star Trek Voyager: Spirit Walk, Book Two: Enemy of My Enemy, Christie Golden (Pocket) 1-
3) Star Wars: Jedi Trial, David Sherman & Dan Cragg (Del Rey) 32
*) Star Wars: Republic Commando: Hard Contact, Karen Traviss (Del Rey) 21
5) Underworld 2: Blood Enemy, Greg Cox (Pocket Star) 1-
1) Forgotten Realms: The Two Swords, R. A. Salvatore (Wizards of the Coast) 31
2) Forgotten Realms: The Lone Drow, R. A. Salvatore (Wizards of the Coast) 115
3) Halo: First Strike, Eric Nylund (Del Rey) 123
4) Halo: The Flood, William C. Dietz (Del Rey) 163
5) Halo, Books 1-3 [Box Set], Eric Nylund & William C. Dietz (Del Rey) 1-
*) Halo: The Fall of Reach, Eric Nylund (Del Rey) 134
*) MechWarrior: Dark Age: The Scorpion Jar, Jason M. Hardy (Roc) 1-

The Runes of the Earth by Stephen R. Donaldson easily led the hardcovers this month. New runner-up: Coyote Rising, Allen Steele (Ace). Nominees: 75, up from 61.

Fool's Fate by Robin Hobb topped the paperback list by a nose. New runner-up: Spin State, Chris Moriarty (Bantam Spectra). Nominees: 79, even with last month.

Neal Stephenson's Quicksilver continued its domination of the trade paperback list for the fourth month in a row. New runner-up: The Crazy Years, Spider Robinson (BenBella). Nominees: 59, up from 53.

Star Wars: Yoda: Dark Rendezvous rose to the head of the media-related category. Nominees: 33, up from 27.

Forgotten Realms: The Two Swords stomped the competition again on the gaming-related list. Nominees: 25, up from 21.

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

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