posted Thursday 12 September 2013 @ 10:00 am PST
|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||–|
|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||–|
|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||–|
|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||–|
|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.
Compiled with data from
Bakka-Phoenix Books (Canada),
Barnes & Noble (USA),
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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