HARDCOVERS Months
on list
Last
month
1) A Memory of Light, Robert Jordan & Brandon Sanderson (Tor) 3 1
2) Frost Burned, Patricia Briggs (Ace) 1 -
3) Shadow of Freedom, David Weber (Baen) 1 -
4) Bloodfire Quest, Terry Brooks (Ballantine Del Rey) 1 -
5) A Dance with Dragons, George R. R. Martin (Bantam) 21 3
6) Red Planet Blues, Robert J. Sawyer (Ace) 1 -
7) Homeland, Cory Doctorow (Tor Teen) 2 10
8) Etiquette and Espionage, Gail Carriger (Little, Brown) 2 6
9) The Daylight War, Peter V. Brett (Ballantine Del Rey) 2 4
10) Great North Road, Peter F. Hamilton (Ballantine Del Rey) 2 -
*) Imager’s Battalion, L. E. Modesitt, Jr. (Tor) 2 -
  PAPERBACKS
1) Existence, David Brin (Tor) 2 8
2) A Game of Thrones, George R. R. Martin (Bantam Spectra) 33 2
3) Midnight Blue-Light Special, Seanan McGuire (DAW) 1 -
4) A Storm of Swords, George R. R. Martin (Bantam Spectra) 30 9
5) Triggers, Robert J. Sawyer (Ace) 1 -
6) Intruder, C. J. Cherryh (DAW) 1 -
7) A Clash of Kings, George R. R. Martin (Bantam Spectra) 30 3
8) A Feast for Crows, George R. R. Martin (Bantam Spectra) 29 4
9) Slashback, Rob Thurman (Roc) 1 -
10) The Dark Tower: The Wind Through the Keyhole, Stephen King (Pocket) 1 -
  TRADE PAPERBACKS
1) World War Z, Max Brooks (Three Rivers Press) 34 5
2) Wool Omnibus, Hugh Howey (self-published) 1 -
3) Little Brother, Cory Doctorow (Tor Teen) 1 -
4) A Turn of Light, Julie E. Czerneda (DAW) 1 -
5) Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury (Del Rey) 23 -
*) The Host, Stephenie Meyer (Back Bay Books) 5 -
*) Warm Bodies, Isaac Marion (Atria) 2 2
  MEDIA-RELATED
1) Star Trek: Devil’s Bargain, Tony Daniel (Pocket) 1 -
2) Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Michael Reaves & Maya Kathrynn Bohnhoff (LucasBooks) 2 4
3) Star Trek: The Weight of Worlds, Greg Cox (Pocket) 1 -
4) Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi: Apocalypse, Troy Denning (LucasBooks) 2 1
*) The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor, Robert Kirkman & Jay Bonansinga (St. Martin’s/Thomas Dunne) 4 -
  GAMING-RELATED
1) Forgotten Realms: Charon’s Claw: Neverwinter Saga, Book III, R. A. Salvatore (Wizards of the Coast) 6 1
2) Halo: Silentium, Greg Bear (Tor) 1 -
3) Forgotten Realms: The Last Threshold: Neverwinter Saga, Book IV, R. A. Salvatore (Wizards of the Coast) 1 -
4) Warhammer 40,000: The Death of Antagonis, David Annandale (Black Library) 1 -
5) Forgotten Realms: Neverwinter: Neverwinter Saga, Book II, R. A. Salvatore (Wizards of the Coast) 10 -

 

A Memory of Light by Robert Jordan & Brandon Sanderson remained in first place on the hardcovers list for the fourth consecutive month, while Frost Burned by Patricia Briggs debuted in second. The new runner-up was The Cats of Tanglewood Forest by Charles de Lint & Charles Vess (Little, Brown), out of 46 titles nominated, up from the 39 we saw last month.

David Brin’s Existence moved up the chart to number one on the paperback list, with A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin maintaining its spot in second place. The runner-up was David Drake’s The Road of Danger (Baen), with 51 titles nominated, down from last month’s 58.

Max Brooks’s World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War rose to first place on the trade paperback list this month. There was no new runner-up, with 40 titles nominated, down a bit from the 43 we saw last month.

Star Trek: Devil’s Bargain by Tony Daniel (Pocket) debuted in first place on the media-related titles this month, and there was no new runner-up. There were nine titles nominated, down from last month’s 13.

Forgotten Realms: Charon’s Claw by R.A. Salvatore stayed in first in the gaming-related titles, with no new runner-up. There were 12 titles nominated, up from the eight 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),

Toadstool (2 in NH),

Uncle Hugo’s (MN),

White Dwarf (Canada).

Data period: March 2013.

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