HARDCOVERS Months on list Last month
1) Bastion, Mercedes Lackey (DAW) 1 -
2) The Incrementalists, Steven Brust & Skyler White (Tor) 1 -
3) The Republic of Thieves, Scott Lynch (Ballantine Del Rey) 1 -
4) The Last Dark, Stephen R. Donaldson (Putnam) 1 -
5) The Ocean at the End of the Lane, Neil Gaiman (HarperCollins/Morrow) 5 2
6) The One-Eyed Man, L. E. Modesitt, Jr. (Tor) 1 -
7) Steelheart, Brandon Sanderson (Random House/Delacorte) 2 4
8) A Dance with Dragons, George R. R. Martin (Bantam) 28 3
9) Treecat Wars, David Weber & Jane Lindskold (Baen) 1 -
10) Fortunately, the Milk, Neil Gaiman (Harper) 1 -
PAPERBACKS
1) Ender’s Game, Orson Scott Card (Tor) 39 2
2) A Dance with Dragons, George R. R. Martin (Bantam) 1 -
3) Redoubt, Mercedes Lackey (DAW) 1 -
4) A Feast for Crows, George R. R. Martin (Bantam Spectra) 35 -
5) A Storm of Swords, George R. R. Martin (Bantam Spectra) 37 6
6) 2312, Kim Stanley Robinson (Orbit) 5 4
7) The Lost Stars: Tarnished Knight, Jack Campbell (Ace) 1 -
8) Cold Days, Jim Butcher (Roc) 2 1
9) Speaker for the Dead, Orson Scott Card (Tor) 4 -
10) A Game of Thrones, George R. R. Martin (Bantam Spectra) 40 8
TRADE PAPERBACKS
1) The Republic of Thieves, Scott Lynch (Orion/Gollancz) 1 -
2) Dodger, Terry Pratchett (HarperCollins) 1 -
3) Ancillary Justice, Ann Leckie (Orbit) 1 -
4) Etiquette and Espionage, Gail Carriger (Little, Brown) 1 -
*) Redshirts, John Scalzi (Tor) 4 -
MEDIA-RELATED
1) William Shakespeare’s Star Wars, Ian Doescher (Quirk) 3 1
2) The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor, Robert Kirkman & Jay Bonansinga (St. Martin’s/Thomas Dunne) 6 -
3) Star Trek: The Fall: The Crimson Shadow, Una McCormack (Pocket) 2 5
4) Star Wars: Kenobi, John Jackson Miller (LucasBooks) 3 2
5) The Walking Dead: The Road to Woodbury, Robert Kirkman & Jay Bonansinga (Thomas Dunne) 4 -
GAMING-RELATED
1) Forgotten Realms: The Last Threshold: Neverwinter Saga, Book IV, R. A. Salvatore (Wizards of the Coast) 2 1
2) Forgotten Realms: The Companions: The Sundering, Book I, R. A. Salvatore (Wizards of the Coast) 3 2
3) Forgotten Realms: Charon’s Claw: Neverwinter Saga, Book III, R. A. Salvatore (Wizards of the Coast) 12 -
4) Forgotten Realms: The Godborn, Paul S. Kemp (Wizards of the Coast) 1 -

Mercedes Lackey’s Bastion debuted at number one, while The Incrementalists by Steven Brust & Skyler White made its debut in second place on the hardcover list. The new runner-up was 1636: The Devil’s Opera by Eric Flint & David Carrico (Baen) out of 58 titles nominated, up from 51 last month. Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card was no surprise in first place on the mass-market list, thanks to the buzz surrounding the new major motion picture, with George R.R. Martin’s A Dance With Dragons coming in second. The new runner-up was The Plague Forge by Jason M. Hough (Del Rey) out of 64 titles nominated, up quite a bit from last month’s 52. On the trade paperback list, the Gollancz version of Scott Lynch’s latest, The Republic of Thieves, took first place this month. The new runner-up was Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan (Picador), with 38 titles nominated, same as last month. William Shakespeare’s Star Wars by Ian Doescher took top honors among the media-related titles for the second month in a row, and there was no new runner-up. There were 22 titles nominated, up from last month’s 19. Forgotten Realms: The Companions: The Last Threshold by R.A. Salvatore stayed at number one in the gaming-related titles, with no runner-ups. There were 12 titles nominated, same as 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), St. Mark’s (NY), Toadstool (2 in NH), Uncle Hugo’s (MN), University Book Store (WA), White Dwarf (Canada). Data period: October 2013.

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