HARDCOVERS Months
on list
Last
month
1) Captain Vorpatril’s Alliance, Lois Mcmaster Bujold (Baen) 1 -
2) Cold Days, Jim Butcher (Penguin/Roc) 1 -
3) A Dance with Dragons, George R. R. Martin (Bantam) 17 7
4) The Hobbit, J. R. R. Tolkien (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) 5 9
*) The Twelve, Justin Cronin (Ballantine) 2 5
6) A Blink of the Screen: Collected Short Fiction, Terry Pratchett (Transworld/Doubleday UK) 1 -
*) Dodger, Terry Pratchett (HarperCollins) 2 6
*) Red Country, Joe Abercrombie (Orbit) 1 -
9) Bowl of Heaven, Gregory Benford & Larry Niven (Tor) 2 8
10) The Blinding Knife, Brent Weeks (Orbit) 2 -
*) The Hydrogen Sonata, Iain M. Banks (Orbit US) 2 1
  PAPERBACKS
1) A Storm of Swords, George R. R. Martin (Bantam Spectra) 26 5
2) Seeds of Earth, Michael Cobley (Orbit) 2 4
3) A Feast for Crows, George R. R. Martin (Bantam Spectra) 25 1
4) A Game of Thrones, George R. R. Martin (Bantam Spectra) 29 2
5) The Alloy of Law, Brandon Sanderson (Tor) 1 -
6) A Clash of Kings, George R. R. Martin (Bantam Spectra) 26 7
7) The Hobbit, J. R. R. Tolkien (Del Rey) 36 8
8) The Wild Ways, Tanya Huff (DAW) 1 -
9) Kris Longknife: Furious, Mike Shepherd (Ace) 1 -
10) The Name of the Wind, Patrick Rothfuss (DAW) 6 -
  TRADE PAPERBACKS
1) The Hobbit, J. R. R. Tolkien (Houghton Mifflin) 28 -
2) Food for the Gods, Karen Dudley (Ravenstone) 1 -
3) Thunder Road, Chadwick Ginther (Ravenstone) 2 5
4) World War Z, Max Brooks (Three Rivers Press) 30 -
5) Among Others, Jo Walton (Tor) 3 -
  MEDIA-RELATED
1) Star Wars: Darth Plagueis, James Luceno (LucasBooks) 4 -
2) Star Trek: The Next Generation: Cold Equations, Book II: Silent Weapons, David Mack (Pocket) 1 -
3) Star Trek: The Next Generation: Cold Equations, Book I: The Persistence of Memory, David Mack (Pocket) 1 -
4) The Walking Dead: The Road to Woodbury, Robert Kirkman & Jay Bonansinga (Thomas Dunne) 2 1
5) Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan, Drew Karpyshyn (LucasBooks) 5 2
  GAMING-RELATED
1) Halo: Glasslands, Karen Traviss (Tor) 12 2
2) Assassin’s Creed: Forsaken, Oliver Bowden (Ace) 1 -
*) Forgotten Realms: Charon’s Claw: Neverwinter Saga, Book III, R. A. Salvatore (Wizards of the Coast) 4 3
4) Halo: The Thursday War, Karen Traviss (Tor) 2 1
5) Halo: Primordium, Greg Bear (Tor) 2 -

 

Lois McMaster Bujold’s Captain Vorpatril’s Alliance debuted in first place on the hardcover list this month, with Cold Days by Jim Butcher coming in second. The new runner-up was This Book is Full of Spiders by David Wong (Dunne), with 42 titles nominated, down from the 49 we saw last month.

George R.R. Martin kept first place on the paperback list with A Storm of Swords, but ceded the second place spot to Seeds of Earth by Michael Cobley. The runner-up was Trapped by Kevin Hearne (Del Rey) with 52 titles nominated, up from last month’s 46.

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien took first place on the trade paperback list this month. There was no new runner-up, with 41 titles nominated, down from the 44 we saw last month.

Star Wars: Darth Plagueis by James Luceno took first place on the media-related titles this month, and there was no new runner-up. There were 16 titles nominated, down a tick from last month’s 17.

Halo: Glasslands by Karen Traviss took number one in the gaming-related titles, and there was no new runner-up. There were 13 titles nominated, down from the 15 we saw last month.

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Compiled with data from

Bakka-Phoenix Books (Canada),

Barnes & Noble (USA),

Borderlands (CA),

McNally Robinson (2 in Canada),

Mysterious Galaxy (CA)

Saint Mark’s (NY)

Toadstool (2 in NH),

Uncle Hugo’s (MN),

White Dwarf (Canada).

Data period: November 2012.

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