HARDCOVERS Months
on list
Last
month
1) The Ocean at the End of the Lane, Neil Gaiman (HarperCollins/Morrow) 1 -
2) A Dance with Dragons, George R. R. Martin (Bantam) 24 3
3) Dead Ever After, Charlaine Harris (Ace) 2 2
4) Limits of Power, Elizabeth Moon (Ballantine Del Rey) 1 -
5) The Fall of Arthur, J. R. R. Tolkien (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) 1 -
6) Magician’s End, Raymond E. Feist (Harper Voyager) 2 5
7) Beginnings, David Weber, ed. (Baen) 1 -
*) The Quarry, Iain Banks (Redhook) 1 -
*) The Shining Girls, Lauren Beukes (Little, Brown/Mulholland Books) 1 -
10) Gameboard of the Gods, Richelle Mead (Dutton) 1 -
  PAPERBACKS
1) A Game of Thrones, George R. R. Martin (Bantam Spectra) 36 1
2) A Clash of Kings, George R. R. Martin (Bantam Spectra) 33 4
3) Ender’s Game, Orson Scott Card (Tor) 35 2
4) A Feast for Crows, George R. R. Martin (Bantam Spectra) 32 8
5) A Storm of Swords, George R. R. Martin (Bantam Spectra) 33 5
6) 2312, Kim Stanley Robinson (Orbit) 1 -
7) Blue Remembered Earth, Alastair Reynolds (Ace) 1 -
8) Sky Dragons, Anne McCaffrey & Todd McCaffrey (Ballantine Del Rey) 1 -
9) Hunted, Kevin Hearne (Ballantine Del Rey) 1 -
*) The Lives of Tao, Wesley Chu (Angry Robot) 1 -
  TRADE PAPERBACKS
1) Abaddon’s Gate, James S. A. Corey (Orbit) 1 -
2) World War Z, Max Brooks (Three Rivers Press) 37 2
3) Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury (Del Rey) 26 1
4) A Game of Thrones, George R. R. Martin (Bantam Spectra) 14 -
5) Cold Steel, Kate Elliott (Orbit) 1 -
  MEDIA-RELATED
1) Star Wars: Book of Sith, Daniel Wallace (Chronicle) 3 2
2) Star Trek: The Shocks of Adversity, William Leisner (Pocket Books) 2 2
3) Star Trek: Enterprise: Rise of the Federation: A Choice of Futures, Christopher L. Bennett (Pocket) 1 -
4) Doctor Who: Harvest of Time, Alastair Reynolds (Broadway) 1 -
5) The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor, Robert Kirkman & Jay Bonansinga (St. Martin’s/Thomas Dunne) 5 -
  GAMING-RELATED
1) Forgotten Realms: The Last Threshold: Neverwinter Saga, Book IV, R. A. Salvatore (Wizards of the Coast) 4 4
2) Forgotten Realms: Charon’s Claw: Neverwinter Saga, Book III, R. A. Salvatore (Wizards of the Coast) 9 2
3) Forgotten Realms: Neverwinter: Neverwinter Saga, Book II, R. A. Salvatore (Wizards of the Coast) 11 -
4) Warhammer 40,000: Baneblade, Guy Haley (Black Library) 2 1

 

The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman debuted in first place by a huge margin on the hardcover list, while A Dance With Dragons by George R.R. Martin took second. The new runner-up was Earth Afire by Orson Scott Card & Aaron Johnston (Tor) out of 46 titles nominated, up from the 44 we saw last month.

George R.R. Martin’s A Game of Thrones stayed seated in first place on the paperback list, with his A Clash of Kings moving into second. The runner-up was Home from the Sea by Mercedes Lackey (DAW) with 53 titles nominated, up from last month’s 47.

There was another big margin for a debut book, this time on the trade paperback list, with Abaddon’s Gate by James S.A. Corey firmly in first place this month. There was no runner-up, with 36 titles nominated, down from the 42 we saw last month.

Star Wars: Book of Sith by Daniel Wallace took top honors on the media-related titles this month, and the new runner-up was Star Trek: Into Darkness by Alan Dean Foster (Gallery). There were 22 titles nominated, up from last month’s 16.

Forgotten Realms: The Last Threshold by R.A. Salvatore moved up to number one in the gaming-related titles, with no new runner-up. There were 13 titles nominated, up a tick from the 12 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: June 2013.

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