HARDCOVERS Months
on list
Last
month
1) Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances, Neil Gaiman (HarperCollins/Morrow) 2 1
2) Dead Heat, Patricia Briggs (Ace) 1
3) Vision in Silver, Anne Bishop (Penguin/Roc) 1
4) The Slow Regard of Silent Things, Patrick Rothfuss (DAW) 6 4
5) Golden Son, Pierce Brown (Ballantine Del Rey) 3 6
6) Prudence, Gail Carriger (Orbit) 1
7) Half the World, Joe Abercrombie (Ballantine Del Rey) 2 3
8) A Darker Shade of Magic, V. E. Schwab (Tor) 1
9) The Just City, Jo Walton (Tor) 3 2
*) The Three-Body Problem, Cixin Liu, translated by Ken Liu (Tor) 2
  PAPERBACKS
1) Skin Game, Jim Butcher (Roc) 1
2) Pocket Apocalypse, Seanan McGuire (DAW) 1
*) Words of Radiance, Brandon Sanderson (Tor) 1
4) The Name of the Wind, Patrick Rothfuss (DAW) 20 2
5) A Dance with Dragons, George R. R. Martin (Bantam) 18 7
*) The Goblin Emperor, Katherine Addison (Tor) 1
7) Flex, Ferrett Steinmetz (Angry Robot) 1
8) Night Broken, Patricia Briggs (Ace) 2 1
*) The Wise Man’s Fear, Patrick Rothfuss (DAW) 7
10) A Game of Thrones, George R. R. Martin (Bantam Spectra) 57 3
  TRADE PAPERBACKS
1) The Martian, Andy Weir (Broadway) 5 1
2) Ancillary Justice, Ann Leckie (Orbit) 15 2
3) Annihilation, Jeff VanderMeer (Farrar Straus Giroux/FSG Originals) 3
*) Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, Ransom Riggs (Quirk Books) 11
5) A Game of Thrones, George R. R. Martin (Bantam Spectra) 23
  MEDIA-RELATED
1) Star Trek: Savage Trade, Tony Daniel (Pocket) 1
2) Star Wars: Empire and Rebellion: Honor Among Thieves, James S. A. Corey (LucasBooks) 2
3) Star Trek: Rise of the Federation: Uncertain Logic, Christopher L. Bennett (Pocket) 1
4) Star Wars: Maul: Lockdown, Joe Schreiber (Del Rey) 2 1
5) Doctor Who: 12 Doctors, 12 Stories, Anonymous, ed. (Penguin) 1
  GAMING-RELATED
1) Forgotten Realms: Companions Codex III: Vengeance of the Iron Dwarf, R. A. Salvatore (Wizards of the Coast) 1
2) Forgotten Realms: Companions Codex I: Night of the Hunter, R. A. Salvatore (Wizards of the Coast) 9
3) Forgotten Realms: Companions Codex II: Rise of the King, R. A. Salvatore (Wizards of the Coast) 4

 

Trigger Warning by Neil Gaiman held onto the top spot on the hardcover list with a respectable lead over second-place finisher Dead Heat by Patricia Briggs. L.E. Modesitt, Jr.’s Madness in Solidar (Tor) was the new runner-up. There were 49 titles nominated, up from last month’s 45.

On the paperback list, Jim Butcher’s Skin Game edged out tied second place finishers, Pocket Apocalypse by Seanan McGuire and Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson, taking first place by one point. The new runner-up was Magic Breaks by Ilona Andrews (Ace). We had 56 nominated titles, up from 51 last month.

For the fifth month in a row, the top of the trade paperbacks list remains static, with The Martian by Andy Weir and Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie taking the first and second spots respectively. There were no new runners-up, with 36 nominated titles, one up from last month’s 35.

There was another tight race in media-related books, with only one point deciding the outcome. Tony Daniel’s Star Trek: Savage Trade wrested first place from second place finisher Star Wars: Honor Among Thieves by James S.A. Corey. There were no new runners-up. There were 23 nominated titles, up from 16 last month.

In gaming-related books, R.A. Salvatore scored a hat-trick with his Forgotten Realms Companion Codex series. Vengeance of the Iron Dwarf took first place, followed by Night of the Hunter in second, and Rise of the King in third. There were no new runners-up, with 12 nominated titles, down from last month’s 14.

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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 Bookstore (WA),

White Dwarf (Canada).

Data period: March 2015.

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