HARDCOVERS Months
on list
Last
month
1) The Ocean at the End of the Lane, Neil Gaiman (HarperCollins/Morrow) 3 1
2) A Dance with Dragons, George R. R. Martin (Bantam) 26 6
3) Kill City Blues, Richard Kadrey (Harper Voyager) 1 -
4) Blood of Tyrants, Naomi Novik (Ballantine Del Rey) 1 -
5) The Third Kingdom, Terry Goodkind (Tor) 1 -
6) Codex Born, Jim C. Hines (DAW) 1 -
7) Neptune’s Brood, Charles Stross (Ace) 2 3
8) The Long War, Terry Pratchett & Stephen Baxter (Harper) 1 -
9) Warbound, Larry Correia (Baen) 1 -
10) Unfettered, Shawn Speakman, ed. (Grim Oak Press) 1 -
  PAPERBACKS
1) 2312, Kim Stanley Robinson (Orbit) 1 -
2) Ender’s Game, Orson Scott Card (Tor) 37 5
3) Magic Rises, Ilona Andrews (Ace) 1 -
4) A Feast for Crows, George R. R. Martin (Bantam Spectra) 34 7
*) A Game of Thrones, George R. R. Martin (Bantam Spectra) 38 3
6) A Clash of Kings, George R. R. Martin (Bantam Spectra) 35 2
7) A Storm of Swords, George R. R. Martin (Bantam Spectra) 35 6
8) Midst Toil and Tribulation, David Weber (Tor) 1 -
9) The Darwin Elevator, Jason M. Hough (Ballantine Del Rey) 1 -
10) The Long Earth, Terry Pratchett & Stephen Baxter (Harper) 2 8
  TRADE PAPERBACKS
1) World War Z, Max Brooks (Three Rivers Press) 39 1
2) A Clash of Kings, George R. R. Martin (Bantam Spectra) 6 -
3) Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, Ransom Riggs (Quirk Books) 2 2
4) A Game of Thrones, George R. R. Martin (Bantam Spectra) 16 2
*) Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury (Del Rey) 27 -
*) Wool, Hugh Howey (Simon & Schuster) 2 -
  MEDIA-RELATED
1) Star Trek: From History’s Shadow, Dayton Ward (Del Rey) 2 5
2) Star Wars: Kenobi, John Jackson Miller (LucasBooks) 1 -
3) William Shakespeare’s Star Wars, Ian Doescher (Quirk) 1 -
4) Dark Shadows: Wolf Moon Rising, Lara Parker (Tor) 1 -
5) Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Fall: Revelation and Dust, David R. George III (Pocket) 1 -
  GAMING-RELATED
1) Forgotten Realms: The Companions: The Sundering, R. A. Salvatore (Wizards of the Coast) 1 -
2) Warcraft: War of the Ancients, Book Three: The Sundering, Richard A. Knaak (Pocket Star) 2 -
3) Forgotten Realms: Charon’s Claw: Neverwinter Saga, Book III, R. A. Salvatore (Wizards of the Coast) 11 2
*) Forgotten Realms: Neverwinter: Neverwinter Saga, Book II, R. A. Salvatore (Wizards of the Coast) 12 -
5) Warhammer 40,000: Deathwatch, Steve Parker (Black Library) 2 -

 

The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman stayed in first place on the hardcover list for the third month in a row, while A Dance With Dragons by George R.R. Martin moved up to second place. The new runner-up was Heaven’s Fall by Michael Cassutt & David Goyer (Ace) out of 44 titles nominated, down from 46 last month.

Kim Stanley Robinson’s 2312 tied for first with Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card, and Magic Rises by Ilona Andrews debuted in second. The runner-up was Kitty in the Underworld by Carrie Vaughn (Tor) with 44 titles nominated, down from last month’s 50.

On the trade paperback list, World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War by Max Brooks stayed in first place this month. The new runner-up was Cast in Sorrow by Michelle Sagara (Luna), with 42 titles nominated, down from the 47 we saw last month.

Star Trek: From History’s Shadow by Dayton Ward took top honors among the media-related titles this month, and there was no new runner-up. There were 17 titles nominated, down from last month’s 19.

Forgotten Realms: The Companions: The Sundering by R.A. Salvatore debuted at number one in the gaming-related titles, with no runner-ups. There were 15 titles nominated, down from the 16 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),

University Book Store (WA),

White Dwarf (Canada).

Data period: August 2013.

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