on list
1) The Skull Throne, Peter V. Brett (Ballantine Del Rey) 1
2) Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances, Neil Gaiman (HarperCollins/Morrow) 3 1
3) Tracker, C. J. Cherryh (DAW) 1
4) The Grace of Kings, Ken Liu (Simon & Schuster/Saga Press) 1
5) The World of Ice and Fire, George R. R. Martin, Elio M. Garcia, Jr. & Linda Antonsson (Bantam) 6
6) The Affinities, Robert Charles Wilson (Tor) 1
7) The Three-Body Problem, Cixin Liu, translated by Ken Liu (Tor) 3 9
8) Dead Heat, Patricia Briggs (Ace) 2 2
*) Mrs. Bradshaw’s Handbook, Terry Pratchett (Transworld/Doubleday UK) 1
*) Vision in Silver, Anne Bishop (Penguin/Roc) 2 3
1) Skin Game, Jim Butcher (Roc) 2 1
2) Words of Radiance, Brandon Sanderson (Tor) 2 2
3) The Goblin Emperor, Katherine Addison (Tor) 2 5
4) A Game of Thrones, George R. R. Martin (Bantam Spectra) 58 10
5) The Wise Man’s Fear, Patrick Rothfuss (DAW) 8 8
6) A Dance with Dragons, George R. R. Martin (Bantam) 19 5
7) Dark Lightning, John Varley (Ace) 1
8) Midnight Crossroad, Charlaine Harris (Ace) 1
9) Pocket Apocalypse, Seanan McGuire (DAW) 2 2
10) The Diamond Conspiracy, Pip Ballantine & Tee Morris (Ace) 1
*) The Name of the Wind, Patrick Rothfuss (DAW) 21 4
1) The Martian, Andy Weir (Broadway) 6 1
2) Ancillary Justice, Ann Leckie (Orbit) 16 2
3) Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, Ransom Riggs (Quirk Books) 12 3
4) Hollow City, Ransom Riggs (Quirk Books) 1
5) Annihilation, Jeff VanderMeer (Farrar Straus Giroux/FSG Originals) 4 3
1) Star Wars: A New Dawn, John Jackson Miller (Del Rey) 2
2) Star Wars: Darth Vader and Friends, Jeffrey Brown (Chronicle) 1
3) William Shakespeare’s Star Wars, Ian Doescher (Quirk) 14
4) Doctor Who: The Secret Lives of Monsters, Justin Richards (HarperDesign) 5
1) Forgotten Realms: Companions Codex III: Vengeance of the Iron Dwarf, R. A. Salvatore (Wizards of the Coast) 2 1
2) Forgotten Realms: Companions Codex II: Rise of the King, R. A. Salvatore (Wizards of the Coast) 5 3


The Skull Throne, the fourth book in Peter V. Brett’s Demon Cycle Series, pushed Trigger Warning by Neil Gaiman out of the top position in hardcover and into second place. The Fifth Heart by Dan Simmons (Little, Brown) was the new runner-up. There were 48 titles nominated, down from last month’s 49.

On the paperback list, Jim Butcher’s Skin Game held onto first place, with Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson retaining second. The new runner-up was Shattered by Kevin Hearne (Del Rey). We had 59 nominated titles, up from 56 last month.

For the sixth 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 40 nominated titles, up from last month’s 36.

In media-related books, John Jackson Miller’s Star Wars: A New Dawn took first place with a comfortable lead over second place finisher Star Wars: Darth Vader and Friends by Jeffrey Brown. There were no new runners-up. There were 30 nominated titles, up from 23 last month.

In gaming-related books, R.A. Salvatore maintained his dominance with Forgotten Realms Companion Codex books Vengeance of the Iron Dwarf taking first place, and Rise of the King in second. There were no new runners-up, with eight nominated titles, down from last month’s 12.

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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: April 2015.

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