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Weekly Bestsellers, 27 July 2015

Ernest Cline’s Armada (Crown) debuts strongly on four lists, ranking as high as #3 on the Publishers Weekly list.


Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
08.02
WP
07.26
LAT
07.26
USAT
07.19
PW
07.27
Amz
(07.27)
UK:
Amz UK
(07.27)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(07.27)
Items on list -x- number of lists surveyed   30×4 10×2 15×2 150 15×3 100 100 100
Hardcovers
Bacigalupi, The Water Knife 06.08.15 / 8 xxx..   16 -2 xxx.. xxx..      
Cline, Armada 07.13.15 / 3 4 ++ 4 ++   9 ++ 3 ++ 103 -43   45 -12
Dashner, The Death Cure 10.17.11 / 39       142 +   xxx..   xxx..
King, Finders Keepers 03.30.15 / 13 13 -6 10 -2 20 -14 32 -6 10 -4 xxx xxx.. xx
Novik, Uprooted 07.27.15 / 1     19 ++          
Pratchett, The Shepherd’s Crown (UK) 06.08.15 / 8             53 -12  
Riggs, Hollow City 01.06.14 / 39 15 +     xxx.. xxx.. xxx..   xxx..
Roth, Allegiant 08.26.13 / 94     xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. 75 + xxx..
Stephenson, Seveneves 05.25.15 / 10 xxx.. xxx.. 8 +5 xxx.. xxx.. xxx..   xxx..
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
08.02
WP
07.26
LAT
07.26
USAT
07.19
PW
07.27
Amz
(07.27)
UK:
Amz UK
(07.27)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(07.27)
Paperbacks [tpb=trade]
Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451 07.20.03 / 200   6 +   87 -3 xxx.. 44 = xxx.. xxx..
Card, Ender’s Game 07.05.11 / 132 14 +3 xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..   xxx..
Cline, Ready Player One [tpb] 06.18.12 / 30 11 =     68 +24   64 +5   xx
Dashner, The Maze Runner 03.31.14 / 69     xxx.. 72 +7 xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Dashner, The Maze Runner Series 09.29.14 / 28       xxx..   xxx.. xxx.. 70 +3
Dashner, The Scorch Trials [tpb] 11.10.14 / 36     xxx.. 90 =   xxx..    
Lowry, The Giver 09.02.13 / 82     xxx.. xxx.. 15 -2 xxx..   xxx..
Mandel, Station Eleven (UK) 05.11.15 / 8             71 +  
Mandel, Station Eleven [tpb] 06.15.15 / 7 9 -1 xx x 147 + 15 +1      
Martin, A Clash of Kings 04.19.11 / 176 19 + xxx.. xx xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Martin, A Game of Thrones 12.28.10 / 226 6 +2 xxx.. xxx.. 88 -31 xxx.. xxx.. 40 +21 xxx..
Martin, A Game of Thrones [tpb] 04.05.11 / 127 xxx xxx.. 11 +1 xxx.. xxx.. xxx..    
Martin, George R. R. Martin’s A Game of Thrones 5-Book Set 03.31.14 / 68       134 +10   89 -26 xxx.. 21 -1
Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four 07.20.03 / 232   xx   93 +5   48 -14 63 +21 xxx
Riggs, Hollow City [tpb] 03.09.15 / 21 xxx..     xxx.. 23 =      
Riggs, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children [tpb] 06.17.13 / 87 8 -3   xxx.. 132 -38 xxx.. xxx..    
Roth, Divergent [tpb] 06.17.13 / 108 xxx..   xxx.. xxx.. 25 + xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (UK)               88 +  
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (UK) 07.19.04 / 39             96 + xxx..
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (UK)               50 -5  
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (UK)               91 -28  
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone [tpb]   xxx..   xxx.. 138 +   xxx..    
Sapkowski, The Last Wish 06.15.15 / 7 xxx             51 -8
Weir, The Martian [tpb] 11.10.14 / 38 2 = 3 -1 3 -2 14 -2 2 = 16 -2 27 +13 54 -28
Yancey, The 5th Wave [tpb] 03.16.15 / 15 xxx..       17 +2      
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
08.02
WP
07.26
LAT
07.26
USAT
07.19
PW
07.27
Amz
(07.27)
UK:
Amz UK
(07.27)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(07.27)
This cell color indicates rankings on children’s bestsellers lists This cell color indicates rankings of books based on pre-publication sales [Italics and brackets, and/or this cell color, indicate stale data — rankings from one or more weeks before — and do not contribute to the cumulative weeks on any list totals]

Classic Reprints, July 2015

de Lint, Charles : Seven Wild Sisters
(Little, Brown 978-0316053525, $8, 272pp, mass market paperback, July 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 21 Jul 2015
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780316239950

(First edition: Little, Brown, 2014)

Young adult fantasy novel, companion to The Cats of Tanglewood Forest, with color illustrations by Charles Vess.
• The earlier 2014 Little, Brown hardcover edition was a revision of a 2002 Subterranean edition.
• Hachette’s site has this description with a preview function.

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* Delany, Samuel R. : A, B, C: Three Short Novels
(Vintage 978-1-101-91142-6, $16.95, 28+472pp, trade paperback, July 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Jul 2015
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781101911433

Omnibus of three early Delany novels: The Jewels of Aptor, The Ballad of Beta-2, and They Fly at Çiron, first published in 1962, 1965, and 1993 respectively, though an earlier version of the last title appear in 1971 in F&SF (co-written with James Sallis).
• This volume also has a new foreword by the author, and a 40-page afterword recalling how the books were written and published.
• Penguin Random House’s site has this description with a preview function.
Publishers Weekly gives this a starred review: “All of the novels are excellent and must-reads for anyone interested in science fiction, and the additional autobiographical notes in the afterword add a wealth of material for Delany’s fans.”

(Tue 23 Jun 2015)
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Moorcock, Michael : The King of the Swords
(Titan 978-1783291694, $9.95, 240pp, trade paperback, July 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Jul 2015
Corum #3

(First edition: Berkley, 1971)

Fantasy novel, third in a series following The Knight of the Swords and The Queen of the Swords (both 1971, both recently reissued by Titan), about Prince Corum, one of the many incarnations of Moorcock’s Eternal Champion.
• Titan’s site has this description.

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* Verne, Jules : The Self-Propelled Island
(University Of Nebraska Press/Bison Books 978-0803245822, $29.95, 352pp, hardcover, July 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Wed 1 Jul 2015

First unabridged translation of the author’s 1895 novel L’Île à hélice, which had earlier English-language versions in 1896 and 1965 (SFE). This version is translated by Marie-Thérèse Noiset and has an introduction by Volker Dehs.
• The publisher’s site has this description.

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New in Paperback, July 2015

Bear, Elizabeth : Steles of the Sky
(Tor 978-0765379658, $15.99, 432pp, trade paperback, July 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Jul 2015
The Eternal Sky #3

(First edition: Tor, April 2014)

Fantasy novel, conclusion of a trilogy following Range of Ghosts (2012) and Shattered Pillars (2013), set on a world resembling central Asia where various kingdoms engage in civil war.
• Macmillan’s site has this description.

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Bear, Greg : War Dogs
(Orbit 978-0316072823, $16, 336pp, trade paperback, July 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 21 Jul 2015
War Dogs #1

(First edition: Orbit, October 2014)

Near-future SF novel, first in a series, about an interstellar war whose alien protagonists have come to Earth and Mars.
• Hachette’s site has a description with a preview function.

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Bova, Ben : New Frontiers
(Tor 978-0765376503, $8.99, 400pp, mass market paperback, July 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 30 Jun 2015

(First edition: Tor, July 2014)

Collection of 14 previously published stories, with new introductions by the author.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• Paul Di Filippo reviewed the book for Locus Online.

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* Brett, Peter V. : The Great Bazaar & Brayan’s Gold
(Tachyon Publications 978-1616961978, $14.95, 192pp, trade paperback, July 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Jul 2015

Omnibus of two volumes published earlier in hardcover by Subterranean Press: collection The Great Bazaar and Other Stories (2010) and novella Brayan’s Gold (2011).
• Tachyon’s site has this description and order page.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides previews.

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Cheney, J. Kathleen : The Seat of Magic
(Roc 978-0451417770, $7.99, 400pp, mass market paperback, July 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Jul 2015
Golden City #2

(First edition: Roc, July 2014)

Fantasy novel, second in a series following The Golden City (2013), about a spy for the magical sea folk who are banned from the Golden City.
• Penguin’s site has this description.

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Goodkind, Terry : Severed Souls
(Tor 978-0765366214, $9.99, 640pp, mass market paperback, July 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 30 Jun 2015
Richard and Kahlan #3

(First edition: Tor, August 2014)

Fantasy novel, third in a series following The Omen Machine (2011) and The Third Kingdom (2013), concerning two characters, Richard Rahl and Kahlan Amnell, from the author’s popular “Sword of Truth” series.
• Macmillan’s site has this description.

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Kadrey, Richard : The Getaway God
(Harper Voyager 978-0062197627, $14.99, 416pp, trade paperback, June 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 23 Jun 2015
Sandman Slim #6

(First edition: Harper Voyager, August 2014)

Urban fantasy thriller, sixth in a series following Sandman Slim (2009), Kill the Dead (2010), Aloha from Hell (2011), Devil Said Bang (2012), and Kill City Blues (2013), about James Stark, hit man from Hell.
• HarperCollins’ site has this description.

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Kratman, Tom : The Rods and the Axe
(Baen 978-1476780740, $7.99, 688pp, mass market paperback, July 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 30 Jun 2015
Carrera #6

(First edition: Baen, July 2014)

Military SF novel, sixth in a series following A Desert Called Peace (2007), Carnifex (2007), The Lotus Eaters (2010), The Amazon Legion (2011), and Come and Take Them (2013), about military leader Carrera and his battles against Islamic terrorists and other threats on the world of Terra Nova.
• Baen’s site has this description (hit the ‘back’ link in upper right once or twice if necessary) with links to several chapters.

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Lackey, Mercedes, & James Mallory : The House of the Four Winds
(Tor 978-0765370532, $8.99, 336pp, mass market paperback, July 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 30 Jun 2015
One Dozen Daughters #1

(First edition: Tor, August 2014)

Fantasy novel, first of a series, about a royal family with one son and a dozen daughters, who must fend for their own futures.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.

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Mitchell, David : The Bone Clocks
(Random House 978-0812976823, $18, 656pp, trade paperback, June 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 16 Jun 2015

(First edition: Random House, September 2014)

Literary novel with SF and fantasy elements, following the life of a woman named Holly Sykes over the decades from the 1980s to 2043.
• Random House’s site has this description with quotes from reviews.

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Monk, Devon : Cold Copper
(Roc 978-0451418616, $7.99, 368pp, mass market paperback, July 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Jul 2015
Age of Steam #3

(First edition: Roc, July 2013)

Steampunk fantasy novel, third in a series following Dead Iron (2011) and Tin Swift (2012), about bounty hunter and werewolf Cedar Hunt in search of the Holder, a device that would open a door between this world to the realm of the Strange.
• Penguin’s site has this description.

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Palmatier, Joshua : Shattering the Ley
(DAW 978-0756409913, $7.99, 560pp, mass market paperback, July 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Jul 2015
Erenthrall #1

(First edition: DAW, July 2014)

Fantasy novel, first in a series, about the magical city of Erenthrall, hub of a ley line system that links it to the rest of the world.
• Penguin’s site has this description.

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• (Directory Entry)

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Park, Paul : All Those Vanished Engines
(Tor 978-0765375414, $15.99, 272pp, trade paperback, July 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 21 Jul 2015

(First edition: Tor, July 2014)

SF novel in three parts, each set in its own alternate-history universe.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• Gary K. Wolfe reviewed it last year in Locus Magazine: “Closer in form to Borges than to Wells, All Those Vanished Engines is not so much a return to science fiction as an effort, maddening and brilliant by turns, to re-invent it as a way of understanding our own tangled histories.

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Rice, Anne : Prince Lestat
(Random House/Anchor 978-0345803658, $15.95, 608pp, trade paperback, July 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Jul 2015
The Vampire Chronicles #14

(First edition: Random House/Knopf, October 2014)

Vampire novel, the first new book in the author’s Vampire Chronicles series since Blood Canticle in 2003.
• The book has two appendices describing the characters and the earlier books.
• Random House’s site has this description with a preview function.

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Ringo, John : Islands of Rage & Hope
(Baen 978-1476780436, $7.99, 528pp, mass market paperback, July 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 30 Jun 2015
Black Tide Rising #3

(First edition: Baen, August 2014)

SF/horror novel, third in a series following Under a Graveyard Sky (2013) and To Sail a Darkling Sea (2014), about a zombie apocalypse brought about by an airborne plague.
• Baen’s site has this description with links to several chapters.

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Stross, Charles : The Rhesus Chart
(Ace 978-0425256565, $7.99, 384pp, mass market paperback, July 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 30 Jun 2015
Laundry Files #5

(First edition: Ace, July 2014)

Fantasy novel, fifth in the author’s “Laundry Files” sequence following The Atrocity Archives (2004), The Jennifer Morgue (2006), The Fuller Memorandum (2010), and The Apocalypose Codex (2012), about British secret service agent Bob Howard battling Lovecraftian horrors.
• Penguin’s site has this description.

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Turtledove, Harry : Last Orders
(Ballantine Del Rey 978-0345524720, $18, 416pp, trade paperback, July 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Jul 2015
The War That Came Early #6

(First edition: Ballantine Del Rey, July 2014)

Alternate history novel, sixth in a series following Hitler’s War (2009), West and East (2010), The Big Switch (2011), Coup d’Etat (2012), and Two Fronts (2013), about an alternate World War II that followed when Neville Chamberlain stood up to Hitler rather than appeased him with the Munich Accord.
• Random House’s site has this description with a preview function.

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Valentine, Genevieve : The Girls at the Kingfisher Club
(Simon & Schuster/Washington Square Press 978-1476739090, $15, 288pp, trade paperback, June 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 30 Jun 2015

(First edition: Atria, June 2014)

Associational novel set in Jazz Age Manhattan, about the eldest of 12 daughters who helps them sneak out of their father’s townhouse at night to visit speakeasies. It’s based on the Brothers Grimm story “The Twelve Dancing Princesses”.
• Simon & Schuster’s site has this description with a preview function.

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New Books, 21 July 2015

* Gladstone, Wayne : Agents of the Internet Apocalypse
(St. Martin’s/Thomas Dunne 978-1250048394, $24.99, 256pp, hardcover, July 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 21 Jul 2015
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781466849259
Internet Apocalypse #2

SF novel, second in a trilogy following Notes from the Internet Apocalypse (2014), about what happens to society after the Internet stops working.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.

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Goodkind, Terry : The First Confessor
(Tor 978-0-7653-8306-8, $29.99, 608pp, hardcover, July 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 21 Jul 2015
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781466890817
Richard and Kahlan #4

ERROR — 1st edition not found

Fantasy novel, fourth in a series following The Omen Machine (2011), The Third Kingdom (2013), and Severed Souls (2014), concerning two characters, Richard Rahl and Kahlan Amnell, from the author’s popular “Sword of Truth” series.
• The novel was originally self-published by the author in 2012. (Wikipedia)
• Macmillan’s site has this description with a description.

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* Jackson, D. B. : Dead Man’s Reach
(Tor 978-0-7653-7114-0, $28.99, 368pp, hardcover, July 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 21 Jul 2015
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781466838192
Thieftaker Chronicles #4

Historical fantasy novel, fourth in a series following Thieftaker (2012), Thieves’ Quarry (2013), and A Plunder of Souls (2014), about Ethan Kaille, a conjurer in pre-revolutionary Boston who casts spells to solve crimes.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• Jackson is a pseudonym for David B. Coe.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “Jackson deftly mixes in the chaos of the Boston Massacre and the sobering realities of colonial street life, presenting a hero who is driven yet reflective on his responsibilities.”

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* Kosmatka, Ted : The Flicker Men
(Henry Holt 978-0-8050-9619-4, $27, 352pp, hardcover, July 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 21 Jul 2015
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780805096200

SF novel about a quantum physicist who makes a discovery with controversial implications about human consciousness and the universe.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
Publishers Weekly gives it a starred review: “Ingenious plot twists, well-realized characters, and superior prose elevate this above similar books.”
• Gary K. Wolfe reviews the book in the July issue of Locus Magazine: “Less than halfway through, Argus is slugged and wakes to find himself in a burning storage building, and from that point on, the pace of the thriller outruns the pace of the SF at every turn, but in a mostly satisfying way.”

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* Mansbach, Adam : The Devil’s Bag Man
(Harper Voyager Us 978-0-06-219968-3, $24.99, 320pp, hardcover, July 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 21 Jul 2015
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780062199706
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9780062395535
Jess Galvin #2

Fantasy thriller, sequel to The Dead Run (2013), about a man who’s inhabited by a 500-year-old Aztec priest.
• Mansbach is best known for children’s book Go the F**k to Sleep.
• Harper’s site has this description with a preview function.
• The Publishers Weekly review comments, “Mansbach skillfully keeps the characterization and language of ancient priests and gods distinct from the modern idiom, so when Mexican prisons, cross-border cartels, modern police investigations, and fatherly concern finally come together with magically beating hearts and armies of undead virgins, the effect of worlds colliding is devastatingly effective.”

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+ Warrington, Freda : The Dark Arts of Blood
(Titan 978-1781167106, $14.95, 400pp, trade paperback, July 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 21 Jul 2015
Blood Wine #4

Fantasy novel, fourth in a series following A Taste of Blood Wine (1992), A Dance in Blood Velvet (1994), and The Dark Blood of Poppies (1995), about a ballerina who becomes a vampire.
• Titan’s site has this description. The UK edition appeared May 29th.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides previews.

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* Weitz, Chris : The New Order
(Little, Brown 978-0316226301, $19, 320pp, hardcover, July 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 21 Jul 2015
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780316226325
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9781478904090
Young World #2

Young adult novel, second in a trilogy following The Young World (2014), about a plague that only teenagers survive.
• The author is best known as a screenwriter and film director, whose works include About a Boy and The Golden Compass.
• Hachette’s site has this description with a preview function.
Publishers Weekly said of the first book, “Weitz offers a satisfying YA interpretation of the Greek classic Anabasis, brimming with grisly encounters and gallows humor.”

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Category: New Books

Weekly Bestsellers, 20 July 2015

— posted Monday 20 July 2015 @ 11:21 am PDT

A new Star Wars novel by Christie Golden, Dark Disciple (LucasBooks), debuts on three lists, ranking as high as #16 on the Publishers Weekly list.

And books by Kim Stanley Robinson, Aurora (Orbit), and Charles Stross, The Annihilation Score (Ace), debut on the USA Today list, ranking #131 and #99 respectively.


Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
07.26
WP
07.19
LAT
07.19
USAT
07.12
PW
07.20
Amz
(07.20)
UK:
Amz UK
(07.20)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(07.20)
Items on list -x- number of lists surveyed   30×4 10×2 15×2 150 15×3 100 100 100
Hardcovers
Bacigalupi, The Water Knife 06.08.15 / 7 xxx..   14 -3 xxx.. xxx..      
Cline, Armada 07.13.15 / 2           60 -18   33 +7
Golden, Star Wars: Dark Disciple 07.20.15 / 1 17 ++     69 ++ 16 ++      
Ishiguro, The Buried Giant 03.02.15 / 18 xxx.. xxx.. 15 +3 xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
King, Finders Keepers 03.30.15 / 12 7 -2 8 -1 6 +10 26 -4 6 -1 xx xxx.. x
Pratchett, The Shepherd’s Crown (UK) 06.08.15 / 7             41 +24  
Robinson, Aurora 07.20.15 / 1       131 ++        
Stephenson, Seveneves 05.25.15 / 9 xxx xxx.. 13 +4 xxx xxx xxx..   xxx..
Stross, The Annihilation Score 07.20.15 / 1       99 ++        
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
07.26
WP
07.19
LAT
07.19
USAT
07.12
PW
07.20
Amz
(07.20)
UK:
Amz UK
(07.20)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(07.20)
Paperbacks [tpb=trade]
Abercrombie, Half a King [tpb] 07.20.15 / 1       146 ++        
Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451 07.20.03 / 199   xxx   84 -5 xxx.. 44 +3 xxx.. xxx..
Card, Ender’s Game 07.05.11 / 131 17 +2 xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..   xxx..
Cline, Ready Player One [tpb] 06.18.12 / 29 11 +2     92 -9   69 +21   x
Crichton, Jurassic Park 06.22.15 / 5     14 -2 122 -35     xxx..  
Dashner, The Maze Runner 03.31.14 / 68     xxx.. 79 +6 xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Dashner, The Maze Runner Series 09.29.14 / 27       xxx..   xxx.. xxx.. 73 -5
Dashner, The Scorch Trials [tpb] 11.10.14 / 35     xxx.. 90 +20   xxx..    
Fowler, We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves [tpb] 03.10.14 / 53 xxx..   xxx..       85 -27  
King, Mr. Mercedes [tpb] 12.08.14 / 16 20 -1     x xxx..   xxx..  
King, Revival [tpb] 05.18.15 / 10 xxx.. xxx..   xxx.. 24 -3      
Lowry, The Giver 09.02.13 / 81     xxx.. xxx.. 13 = xxx..   xxx..
Mandel, Station Eleven [tpb] 06.15.15 / 6 8 -1 x 9 -2 x 16 -5      
Martin, A Game of Thrones 12.28.10 / 225 8 = xxx.. xxx.. 57 -8 xxx.. xxx.. 61 +28 xxx..
Martin, A Game of Thrones [tpb] 04.05.11 / 126 xx xxx.. 12 -4 xxx.. xxx.. xxx..    
Martin, A Song of Ice and Fire, 7 volumes (UK) 03.31.14 / 26             35 +46 xxx..
Martin, George R. R. Martin’s A Game of Thrones 5-Book Set 03.31.14 / 67       144 -63   63 +5 xxx.. 20 +5
Mitchell, The Bone Clocks [tpb] 06.29.15 / 4     xx       76 -14  
Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four 07.20.03 / 231   x   98 +5   34 +3 84 + xx
Riggs, Hollow City [tpb] 03.09.15 / 20 xxx..     xxx.. 23 +1      
Riggs, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children [tpb] 06.17.13 / 86 5 =   xxx.. 94 +7 xxx.. xxx..    
Rowling, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (UK) 07.06.03 / 5             64 + xxx..
Rowling, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them [tpb] 09.16.13 / 3         24 -3 xxx..    
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (UK)               45 +  
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (UK)               63 +  
Sapkowski, Blood of Elves 06.29.15 / 4               37 +37
Sapkowski, The Last Wish 06.15.15 / 6 xx             43 +44
Weir, The Martian [tpb] 11.10.14 / 37 2 = 2 = 1 = 12 -1 2 +1 14 +5 40 -2 26 +21
Yancey, The 5th Wave [tpb] 03.16.15 / 14 xxx..       19 -1      
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
07.26
WP
07.19
LAT
07.19
USAT
07.12
PW
07.20
Amz
(07.20)
UK:
Amz UK
(07.20)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(07.20)
This cell color indicates rankings on children’s bestsellers lists This cell color indicates rankings of books based on pre-publication sales [Italics and brackets, and/or this cell color, indicate stale data — rankings from one or more weeks before — and do not contribute to the cumulative weeks on any list totals]

Category: Bestsellers

Periodicals, mid-July 2015

— posted Saturday 18 July 2015 @ 4:18 pm PDT

Analog Science Fiction and Fact

• Science fiction and nonfiction; published since 1930 (originally Astounding); edited, since April 2013, by Trevor Quachri
• Format: Print
• Frequency: Near-monthly (10 issues/year)
http://www.analogsf.com/

September 2015
Vol. 135 No. 9, $4.99, 112pp, cover art by Gary Freeman
• This issue has part two of a serial by Stanley Schmidt, a novelette by Martin L. Shoemaker, and short stories by Maggie Clark, Norman Spinrad, and Alvaro Zinos-Amaro. There’s also a poem by Ken Poyner.
• The science fact article, by Richard A. Lovett, is about human-caused earthquakes.
• Departments include a guest editorial by Amy Sterling Casil, a guest “Alternate View” column by Arlan andrews, Sr., and book reviews by Don Sakers.

(Fri 17 Jul 2015)

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Apex Magazine

• Quarterly magazine of SF and horror, since 2005; current editor Sigrid Ellis
• Format: Online; Ebook formats
• Frequency: Monthly
http://apex-magazine.com/

July 2015
Issue 74, cover art by Carly Sorge
• This issue has fiction by Rich Larson, A.A. Balaskovits, Shira Lipkin, with poetry by Roger Bonair-Agard. There’s also eBook/subscriber exclusive works by adrienne maree brown and Sam Munson.
• Nonfiction includes interviews with Rich Larson and Carly Sorge, an essay about horror by Mark Allan Gunnells, and short fiction reviews by Charlotte Ashley.

(Wed 15 Jul 2015)

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Asimov’s Science Fiction

• Science Fiction magazine; published since 1977; edited by Sheila Williams
• Format: Print
• Frequency: Near-monthly (10 issues/year)
http://www.asimovs.com/

August 2015
Vol. 39 No. 8 (whole #475), cover art by Tomislav Tikulin
• This issue has a novella by Will McIntosh, novelettes by Nick Wolven and Karl Bunker, and short stories by Kelly Robson, Paul McAuley, and Kristine Kathryn Rusch.
• Poetry is by Steven Wittenberg Gordon, MD, Robert Frazier, Richard Schiffman, and Ken Poyner.
• Departments include an editorial by Sheila Williams, a Reflections column by Robert Silverberg (“Reunite Gondwanaland!”), an “On the Net” column by James Patrick Kelly, and book reviews by Peter Heck.

(Fri 17 Jul 2015)

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Fireside Magazine

• Quarterly fiction and comics magazine, since 2012, edited and published by Brian White
• Format: Online
• Frequency: quarterly
http://www.firesidefiction.com/

July 2015
Issue 25
• This issue has stories by Helena Bell and Lucas J. W. Johnson, a serial episode by Lilith Saintcrow, and flash fiction by Lauren M. Roy.

(Sat 18 Jul 2015)

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Galaxy’s Edge

• Bimonthly online SF ezine, beginning March 2013, edited by Mike Resnick
• Format: Online
• Frequency: Bimonthly
http://www.galaxysedge.com/

July 2015
Issue 15, $6.99
• New and reprinted stories in this issue are by Ron Collins, Robert Silverberg, Dantzel Cherry, Jack McDevitt, Leena Likitalo, Alex Shvartsman, Elizabeth Bear, Josh Vogt, Lawrence Perso, Robert J. Sawyer, and David Gerrold.
• There’s also the first part of a serialization of Mercedes Lackey and Cody Martin’s “Reboots”.
• Joy Ward has an interview with David Gerrold, and there are columns by Barry Malzberg, Greg Benford, and Jody Lynn Nye & Bill Fawcett.

(Fri 17 Jul 2015)

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Kaleidotrope

• Semi-regular sf/f/h zine, since 2006, becoming electronic after Fall 2011; editor Fred Coppersmith
• Format: Print
• Frequency: 2-3/year
http://www.kaleidotrope.net/

Summer 2015
Cover art by Toe Keen
• This issue has stories by Charlotte Ashley, Jennifer K. Oliver, C.A.L., Robert Pritchard, Julie Sondra Decker.
• There’s also poetry by Marge Simon, Leslianne Wilder, JD DeHart, F.J. Bergmann, and Bethany Powell.

(Wed 15 Jul 2015)

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Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet

• Semi-annual small-press magazine subtitled ‘an occasional outburst'; published/edited by Gavin J. Grant and Kelly Link
http://www.lcrw.net/lcrw/index.htm

July 2015
Issue 33, cover art by Kevin Huizenga
• This issue, guest-edited by Michael J. DeLuca, has fiction by Carmen Maria Machado, Alena McNamara, Giselle Leeb, Michelle Vider, Deborah Walker, D.K. McCutchen, Sofia Samatar, M.E. Garber, and Eric Gregory.
• Poetry is by Leslie Wightman, Ingrid Steblea, Kelda Crich, and Peter Jay Shippy.
• There are also nonfiction pieces by Christopher Brown and Nicole Kimberling.

(Fri 10 Jul 2015)

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The New York Review of Science Fiction

• Essays and reviews, published since 1988; edited by David G. Hartwell, Kathryn Cramer, et al.; PDF and other electronic formats since Sept. 2012
• Format: Electronic
• Frequency: Monthly
http://www.nyrsf.com/

June 2015
Issue 322, Vol. 27 No. 10, 32pp
• This special “Mistakes” issue features the fifth in a series of essays on medical myths and errors, by Christopher S. Kovacs and Susan M. MacDonald, and an essay by Eric Schaller about issues in Paolo Bacigalupi’s The Windup Girl.
• Reviews are Joe Milicia on John Scalzi and Marilyn “Mattie” Brahen on Ben Jeapes.
• There are also essays by Terry Thompson, on Henry James; Brian Stableford, on Albert Robida; and David Drake, on space opera and military SF.

(Tue 14 Jul 2015)

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Perihelion Science Fiction

• E’zine of hard SF fiction, nonfiction, and art, since 2012; edited by Sam Bellotto Jr.
• Format: Monthly
• Frequency: Online
http://www.perihelionsf.com/

July 2015
Cover art by Carlos Valenzuela
• Stories in this issue are by Dale Ivan Smith and K.C. Ball, Joey To, Dave Creek, Siobhan Gallagher, James Patrick Riser, John Walters, Holly Schofield, Andrew James Woodyard, Erin Lale, Amy Sisson, and Robin Wyat Dunn.
• Articles are by Libby McGugan and Peter Cawdron.
• There’s also a comic strip, an editorial, and a page of reviews.

(Mon 13 Jul 2015)

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Category: Periodicals

New Books, 14 July 2015

— posted Tuesday 14 July 2015 @ 1:49 pm PDT

* Anders, Lou : Nightborn
(Random House/Crown 978-0385390361, $16.99, 368pp, hardcover, July 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 14 Jul 2015
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780385390385
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9781101916025
Thrones and Bones #2

Middle-grade fantasy novel, second in a series following Frostborn (2014), about a farmboy obsessed with the board game Thrones and Bones on a search to rescue his best friend.
• Random House’s site has this description.
• Series site thronesandbones.com/ has excerpts, maps, and rules for games.

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* Cline, Ernest : Armada
(Crown 978-0-8041-3725-6, $26, 368pp, hardcover, July 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 14 Jul 2015
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780804137263
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9780804149112

SF novel, the author’s second novel following Ready Player One, about a teenaged gamer who encounters a flying saucer straight out of one of his favorite videogames.
• Penguin Random House’s site has this description.
• The Publishers Weekly review says, “What if the X-Files were a ‘fictional alien cover-up created to conceal [a] real one’? Cline makes this kind of paranoia intriguing in an SF novel whose strong opening compensates for a less gripping ending.”

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* Gilman, Carolyn Ives : Dark Orbit
(Tor 978-0-7653-3629-3, $25.99, 303pp, hardcover, July 2015, jacket art Thom Tenery)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 14 Jul 2015
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781466827691

SF novel about the exploration of a planet inhabited by a blind, sentient species.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• The Publishers Weekly review compliments “the charming portrayal of a civilization of the blind, which showcases Gilman’s talent for description and character.”
• Karen Burnham reviews it in the July issue of Locus Magazine: “In many ways this feels like a very old-fashioned kind of SF story. … Gilman is sophisticated in her development of both the sociological and physical implications and complications raised by the contact between the research team and the planet’s humans…”

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* Gladstone, Max : Last First Snow
(Tor 978-0-7653-7940-5, $26.99, 384pp, hardcover, July 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 14 Jul 2015
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781466868403
Craft Sequence #4

Fantasy novel, fourth in a series following Three Parts Dead (2012), Two Serpents Rise (2013), and Full Fathom Five (2014), about a magical Craftswoman in the city of Alt Coulumb.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
Publishers Weekly gives this, as it did the first three books, a starred review: “Gladstone’s gift for vivid storytelling, his deep empathy for his characters, his sly satire of current socioeconomic issues, and the rich, diverse world of his novels have become reliable pleasures, always enthralling and somehow consistently improving with every book.”

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* Hand, Elizabeth : Wylding Hall
(Open Road 978-1-5040-0718-4, $4.99, 94pp, ebk, July 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 14 Jul 2015

Horror novella about a folk band whose recording session at a country house results in the mysterious disappearance of the lead guitarist.
• A hardcover edition is forthcoming from PS Publishing.
• The Publishers Weekly review comments, “Hand’s formidable language rarely emerges in the expository interviews, so the icy sensations, secret passageways, and taciturn locals provide Gothic trappings without even momentary uneasiness.”
• Gary K. Wolfe reviews it in the July issue of Locus Magazine: “…the novella gains a strange power apart from its rather restrained supernatural manifestations, a power driven by the sense of lost dreams that has always driven Hand’s best fiction.”

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* Jennings, J. Dalton : Solomon’s Arrow
(Skyhorse/Talos Press 978-1940456225, $15.99, 504pp, trade paperback, July 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 14 Jul 2015

SF novel, the author’s first novel, about the construction of a starship to carry 6000 people to a planet in the Epsilon Eridani system.
• Talos Press’ site has this description.

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* Leicht, Stina : Cold Iron
(Simon & Schuster/Saga Press 978-1-4814-4255-8, $27.99, 640pp, hardcover, July 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 14 Jul 2015
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781481427791
The Malorum Gates #1

Fantasy novel, first book in a series, about two fraternal twins who leave their royal family to fight military invaders.
• Simon & Schuster’s site has this description with a preview.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “With the subterranean Old Ones also threatening, Nels and Suvi apparently have a long road ahead, and the book’s bloodthirsty violence may make it feel even longer.”

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* Mason, Rhonda : Empress Game
(Titan Us 978-1783295241, $14.95, 352pp, trade paperback, July 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 14 Jul 2015
Empress Game #1

SF space opera novel, first in a trilogy and the author’s first novel, about a seat on the intergalactic ruling council that is won through ritualized combat.
• Titan’s site has this description.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “Mason’s deft plotting packs an emotional punch and leads to a solid cliffhanger that could spark a fascinating new series.”

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* Pulley, Natasha : The Watchmaker of Filigree Street
(Bloomsbury 978-1-62040-833-9, $26, 320pp, hardcover, July 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 14 Jul 2015

Fantasy novel, the author’s first novel, set in 1883, about a magical pocket watch and a London man’s search for its maker.
• Bloomsbury’s site has this description with a preview function.
Publishers Weekly gives it a starred review: “Pulley’s electrifying debut is a triumph of speculative fiction.”
• Faren Miller reviews it in the July issue of Locus Magazine: “Somehow, Natasha Pulley turns this wild mix into a tale as elegant as one of the master watchmaker’s creations, for a debut that’s fast-paced, suspenseful, and curiously convincing.”

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* Sigler, Scott : Alive
(Ballantine Del Rey 978-055339310, $18, 368pp, hardcover, July 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 14 Jul 2015
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780553393118
Generations Trilogy #1

Young adult SF novel, first in a trilogy, about a group of teenagers awake in a strange place with no knowledge of how they got there.
• Penguin Random House’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• The Publishers Weekly review comments, “Sigler shifts gears into science fiction, a jarring move that leaves many unanswered questions, such as why only certain individuals have the power to open rooms, in addition to confusing glimpses of the crisis that led to the teens’ entombment.”

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* Swendson, Shanna : Rebel Mechanics
(Farrar, Straus & Giroux/Ferguson 978-0374300098, $17.99, 320pp, hardcover, July 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 14 Jul 2015
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780374300173

Young adult novel, subtitled “All Is Fair in Love and Revolution”, about a governess in 1888 New York where magisters rule and rebels work on non-magical sources of power via steam engines.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.

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* Turtledove, Harry : Bombs Away
(Ballantine Del Rey 978-0-553-39070-4, $28, 448pp, hardcover, July 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 14 Jul 2015
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780553390711
The Hot War #1

Alternate history novel, first in a new series, set in the aftermath of World War II.
• Penguin Random House’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• The Publishers Weekly review comments, “The novel leapfrogs from combat scene to strategy session to military briefing and ends on an abrupt note, obviously paving the way for a sequel.”

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+ Wallace, Sean, ed. : The Mammoth Book of Dieselpunk
(Running Press 978-0-7624-5616-1, 512pp, trade paperback, July 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 14 Jul 2015

Anthology of 21 stories, 13 of them original, set in the mid-20th century.
• Authors include Jay Lake, Carrie Vaughn, Jeremiah Tolbert, and E. Catherine Tobler. The introduction is by Tobias S. Buckell.
• The publisher’s site has this description.
• The Publishers Weekly review begins, “As demonstrated in this diverse collection of 21 alternate histories, dieselpunk updates the fashions of steampunk, replacing Victorian crinolines with the flapper’s short skirt, but maintaining all of the subversion of pulp fiction conventions (including airships).”

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Category: New Books

Weekly Bestsellers, 13 July 2015

— posted Monday 13 July 2015 @ 8:47 am PDT

Andy Weir’s The Martian is the highest ranking genre book on lists this week, ranking #1 at LA Times and in the top three on three other lists.


Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
07.19
WP
07.05
LAT
07.12
USAT
07.05
PW
07.13
Amz
(07.13)
UK:
Amz UK
(07.13)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(07.13)
Items on list -x- number of lists surveyed   30×4 10×2 15×2 150 15×3 100 100 100
Hardcovers
Bacigalupi, The Water Knife 06.08.15 / 6 xxx..   11 = xxx.. xxx..      
Cline, Armada 07.13.15 / 1           42 ++   40 ++
Ishiguro, The Buried Giant 03.02.15 / 17 xxx.. xxx.. 18 -2 xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
King, Finders Keepers 03.30.15 / 11 5 -1 7 + 16 -8 22 -12 5 +1 x xxx 39 +58
Martin/Garcia, The World of Ice and Fire 10.13.14 / 34   xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xx xxx xxx.. 73 -25
Pratchett, The Shepherd’s Crown (UK) 06.08.15 / 6             65 -30  
Stephenson, Seveneves 05.25.15 / 8 xx xxx.. 17 -10 xx xx xxx..   xxx
Yancey, The 5th Wave 05.13.13 / 31 14 -2   xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..  
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
07.19
WP
07.05
LAT
07.12
USAT
07.05
PW
07.13
Amz
(07.13)
UK:
Amz UK
(07.13)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(07.13)
Paperbacks [tpb=trade]
Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451 07.20.03 / 198   xx   79 +25 xxx.. 47 -5 xxx.. xxx..
Card, Ender’s Game 07.05.11 / 130 19 -9 xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..   xxx..
Cline, Ready Player One [tpb] 06.18.12 / 28 13 =     83 +29   90 -26   88 ++
Crichton, Jurassic Park 06.22.15 / 4     12 ++ 87 -27     xxx  
Dashner, The Maze Runner 03.31.14 / 67     xxx.. 85 -10 xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Dashner, The Maze Runner Series 09.29.14 / 26       xxx..   xxx.. xxx.. 68 -26
Dashner, The Scorch Trials [tpb] 11.10.14 / 34     xxx.. 110 -15   xxx..    
Fowler, We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves [tpb] 03.10.14 / 52 xxx..   xxx..       58 -2  
King, Mr. Mercedes [tpb] 12.08.14 / 15 19 +1     139 -51 xxx..   xxx..  
King, Revival [tpb] 05.18.15 / 9 xxx.. xxx..   xxx.. 21 -3      
Lowry, The Giver 09.02.13 / 80     xxx.. xxx 13 -2 xxx..   xxx..
Mandel, Station Eleven (UK) 05.11.15 / 7             51 +15  
Mandel, Station Eleven [tpb] 06.15.15 / 5 7 -2 7 + 7 -2 105 -14 11 -3      
Martin, A Clash of Kings 04.19.11 / 175 16 -9 xxx.. 14 + xx xxx.. xxx.. xx xxx..
Martin, A Game of Thrones 12.28.10 / 224 8 -7 xxx.. xxx.. 49 -18 xxx.. xxx 89 + xxx..
Martin, A Game of Thrones [tpb] 04.05.11 / 125 x xxx.. 8 -1 xxx.. xxx.. xxx..    
Martin, A Song of Ice and Fire, 7 volumes (UK) 03.31.14 / 25             81 -36 xxx..
Martin, George R. R. Martin’s A Game of Thrones 5-Book Set 03.31.14 / 66       81 -30   68 -31 xxx.. 25 -14
Mitchell, The Bone Clocks [tpb] 06.29.15 / 3     x       62 -9  
Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four 07.20.03 / 230   10 +   103 =   37 -5 xxx.. x
Riggs, Hollow City [tpb] 03.09.15 / 19 xxx..     xxx.. 24 -2      
Riggs, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children [tpb] 06.17.13 / 85 5 =   xxx.. 101 -3 xxx.. xxx..    
Roth, Divergent [tpb] 06.17.13 / 107 xxx..   xxx.. xxx.. 23 -5 xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Rowling, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them [tpb] 09.16.13 / 2         21 ++ xxx..    
Sapkowski, Blood of Elves 06.29.15 / 3               74 -46
Sapkowski, The Last Wish 06.15.15 / 5 x             87 -49
Weir, The Martian [tpb] 11.10.14 / 36 2 = 2 + 1 +1 11 -2 3 -1 19 -10 38 -9 47 -33
Yancey, The 5th Wave [tpb] 03.16.15 / 13 xxx..       18 +1      
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
07.19
WP
07.05
LAT
07.12
USAT
07.05
PW
07.13
Amz
(07.13)
UK:
Amz UK
(07.13)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(07.13)
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Category: Bestsellers

New Books, 7 July 2015

— posted Tuesday 7 July 2015 @ 2:14 pm PDT

* Ambrose, E. C. : Elisha Rex
(DAW 978-0756409272, $7.99, 400pp, mass market paperback, July 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Jul 2015
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780698188525
Dark Apostle #3

Fantasy novel, third in a series following Elisha Barber (2013) and Elisha Magus (2014), about witchcraft in 14th century England.
• Penguin’s site has this description.

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* Blake, E. C. : Faces
(DAW 978-0756409395, $19.95, 336pp, hardcover, July 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Jul 2015
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780756411473
The Masks of Aygrima #3

Fantasy novel, third in a series following Masks (2013) and Shadows (2014), in which the Autarchy of Aygrima has been cut off from its overseas trading partners.
• Penguin’s site has this description.

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* Brockway, Robert : The Unnoticeables
(Tor 978-0-7653-7966-5, $24.99, 288pp, hardcover, July 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Jul 2015
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781466869301

Urban fantasy novel about angels who meddle in human affairs, a punk in 1977 New York City, and a stunt woman in 2013 Hollywood.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• The Publishers Weekly review says, “Depending on how you look at it, this time-jumping adventure from Cracked senior editor Brockway might be taken as a work of gonzo fiction full of mayhem and weirdness, or as a not-so-subtle satire about the empty consumerism of the Los Angeles celebrity lifestyle, or perhaps a statement on the selling-out of the punk aesthetic. Regardless of the interpretation, one thing is certain: this is an off-kilter, offbeat piece of work.”

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* Caine, Rachel : Ink and Bone
(NAL 978-0-451-47239-7, $17.99, 368pp, hardcover, July 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Jul 2015
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780698180819
The Great Library #1

Fantasy novel, first in a series, in which the Great Library of Alexandria has survived, the knowledge from its books distributed to the masses via alchemy.
• Penguin’s site has this description.
Publishers Weekly gives this a starred review: “Caine’s elegantly detailed descriptions bring Jess’s world to vivid life in a fast-paced, action-oriented plot that will leave readers breathlessly anticipating not just the next page but the next book in the Great Library series.”
• Carolyn Cushman reviews it in the July issue of Locus Magazine: “It’s an intriguing world, more than a little grim, yet the love for books is there, in an occasionally ironic sort of way.”

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* Cheney, J. Kathleen : The Shores of Spain
(Roc 978-0-451-47291-5, $15, 432pp, trade paperback, July 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Jul 2015
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780698183063
Golden City #3

Fantasy novel, third in a series following The Golden City (2013) and The Seat of Magic (2014), about a spy for the magical sea folk who are banned from the Golden City.
• Penguin’s site has this description.
• The Publishers Weekly review comments, “Cheney’s characters are believable, whether sympathetic or despicable, and her descriptions are crisp and vivid…”
• Carolyn Cushman reviewed it in the June issue of Locus Magazine: “The narrative split makes it a little hard to keep track of all the new characters that accrue in the snowballing plot, but there’s enough drive in the maguffin-style plot to keep it involving.”

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* Chu, Wesley : Time Salvager
(Tor 978-0-7653-7718-0, $25.99, 384pp, hardcover, July 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Jul 2015
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781466854543

SF novel about a time traveler from a desperate future traveling into Earth’s past to recover resources without affecting the timeline.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• The UK/Australia/New Zealand editions are being published by Angry Robot, on July 9th.
Publishers Weekly gives it a starred review: “Chu creates a fascinating world, strange and familiar, infused with humor, sorrow, courage, greed, and sacrifice. This page-turner is a riveting, gratifying read.”
• The author has a Big Idea post today on John Scalzi’s blog.

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* Cormick, Craig : The Floating City
(Angry Robot 978-0857664242, $7.99, 400pp, mass market paperback, July 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Jul 2015
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780857664259
UK edition: 9780857664235 (Thu 2 Jul 2015)
The Shadow Master #2

Fantasy novel, second in a series following The Shadow Master (2014), set in a Walled City where two families, followers of Leonardo and Galileo, vie for control.
• Angry Robot’s site has this description.

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* Dozois, Gardner, ed. : The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Thirty-Second Annual Collection
(St. Martin’s Griffin 978-1250064424, $22.99, 704pp, trade paperback, July 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Jul 2015
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781466870482

Anthology of 36 stories first published in 2014, with a long “Summation: 2013″, and several pages of ‘honorable mentions’ at the end.
• Authors include Cory Doctorow (Sturgeon-winner “The Man Who Sold the Moon”), Nancy Kress (Nebula- and Locus-winner “Yesterday’s Kin”), Greg Egan, Ken Liu, Lauren Beukes, Michael Swanwick, and Jay Lake.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides previews, including the table of contents.
• A hardcover edition (978-1250064417, $40) is also available.

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* Flint, Eric, & Walter H. Hunt : 1636: The Cardinal Virtues
(Baen 978-1-4767-8061-0, $26, 384pp, hardcover, July 2015, cover art Tom Kidd)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Jul 2015
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-1-62579-401-7
Ring of Fire #22

Alternate history novel in the “Ring of Fire” series that began with Flint’s 1632 (2000), concerning 17th century European history as affected by West Virginians from the 20th century.
• Baen’s site has this description with links to several chapters.

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* Friesner, Esther, & John Helfers, eds. : Chicks and Balances
(Baen 978-1476780634, $15, 336pp, trade paperback, July 2015, cover art Tom Wood)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Jul 2015

Anthology of 22 original stories about women warriors.
• Authors include Jody Lynn Nye, Harry Turtledove, Robin Wayne Bailey, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, and Sarah A. Hoyt.
• Baen’s site has this description with links to the introduction and several stories.

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* Galenorn, Yasmine : Flight from Death
(Berkley 978-0-425-27215-2, $7.99, 336pp, mass market paperback, July 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Jul 2015

Fantasy novel, first in a new series set in the realm of the author’s Otherworld novels, about a dragon shifter who works for an investigation agency run by a vampire.
• Penguin’s site has this description.

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* Jernigan, Zachary : Shower of Stones
(Skyhorse/Night Shade 978-1-59780-817-0, $26.99, 256pp, hardcover, July 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Jul 2015
Jeroun #2

Fantasy novel, second in a series following No Return (2013), set on a planet watched over by an orbiting god called Adrash.
• Night Shade’s site has this description.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “…the ending is rife with possibilities for deeper analysis and future related works, and Jernigan’s prose skill is sufficient to rank him among speculative fiction’s rising stars.”

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* Maresca, Marshall Ryan : A Murder of Mages
(DAW 978-0756410278, $7.99, 352pp, mass market paperback, July 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Jul 2015
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780698180109
Maradaine Constabulary #2

Fantasy novel, second in a series following The Thorn of Dentonhill (Feb. 2015), about a university magic student who leads a double life.
• Penguin’s site has this description.

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* Martin, Gail Z., & Larry N. Martin : Iron and Blood
(Solaris 978-1781083116, $9.99, 432pp, mass market paperback, July 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Jul 2015
Jack Desmet #1

Steampunk fantasy novel, set in the fictional city of New Pittsburgh in 1898.
• Gail Z. Martin’s blog has this description with a link to an excerpt.
• Solaris’ site has this post about the book.

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* Patel, Carrie : Cities and Thrones
(Angry Robot 978-0857665539, $7.99, 448pp, mass market paperback, July 2015, cover art John Coulthart)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Jul 2015
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780857665546
UK edition: 9780857665522 (Thu 2 Jul 2015)
Recoletta #2

SF novel, second in a series following The Buried Life (March 2015), about high-profile murders in a future underground city.
• Angry Robot’s site has this description.

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+ Pollack, Rachel : The Child Eater
(Quercus/Jo Fletcher US 978-1623654603, $26.99, 368pp, hardcover, July 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Jul 2015

First US edition (UK: Quercus/Jo Fletcher, July 2014)

Young adult fantasy novel about an Earth child who can perceive the ghosts of dead children.
• Quercus’ site has this description.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides previews.

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* Rhoads, Loren : The Dangerous Type
(Skyhorse/Night Shade Books 978-1597808149, $15.99, 296pp, trade paperback, July 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Jul 2015
In the Wake of the Templars #1

SF novel, first of a trilogy, about an assassin who escapes captivity and pursues revenge.
• Night Shade’s site has this description.
• The Publishers Weekly review says, “Rhoads launches an SF trilogy that seems determined to bring the style of grimdark fantasy to space opera, for better or worse.”

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* Robinson, Kim Stanley : Aurora
(Orbit 978-0-316-09810-6, $26, 480pp, hardcover, July 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Jul 2015
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780316378741
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9781478903741

SF novel about a generation ship on its way to Tau Ceti.
• Hachette’s site has this description.
• Orbit’s site has an excerpt.
Publishers Weekly gives it a starred review: “This ambitious hard SF epic shows Robinson at the top of his game. … As always, Robinson is at his best when dealing with large populations, scientific questions, and logistics, and the very human characters are more than afterthoughts. Even an occasional lapse into preaching about the philosophical problems with space exploration can’t mar this poignant story, which admirably stretches the limits of human imagination.”
• Gary K. Wolfe reviews it in the July issue of Locus Magazine: “Kim Stanley Robinson novels are never about only one thing, so when he addresses a familiar SF trope or subgenre, you can expect matters to get slippery. He interrogates and unpacks assumptions, asks previously unasked questions, and often rethinks the mode of storytelling itself.”

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* Ryan, Anthony : Queen of Fire
(Ace 978-0425265642, $28.95, 656pp, hardcover, July 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Jul 2015
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781101612989
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9780698401648
Raven’s Shadow #3

Epic fantasy novel, third in a trilogy following Blood Song (2013) and Tower Lord (2014), about the Sixth Order, a band of warriors who defend their realm and its faith.
• Penguin’s site has this description.

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* Schultz, Jamie : Splintered
(Roc 978-0451467454, $7.99, 352pp, mass market paperback, July 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Jul 2015
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780698140929
Arcane Underworld #2

Urban fantasy novel, second in a series following Premonitions (2014), about a team of thieves with paranormal powers.
• Penguin’s site has this description.

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* Stross, Charles : The Annihilation Score
(Ace 978-0425281178, $26.95, 416pp, hardcover, July 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Jul 2015
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780698195257
Laundry Files #6

Fantasy novel, sixth in the author’s “Laundry Files” sequence following The Atrocity Archives (2004), The Jennifer Morgue (2006), The Fuller Memorandum (2010), The Apocalypose Codex (2012), and The Rhesus Chart (2014), about British secret service agent Bob Howard battling Lovecraftian horrors.
• Penguin’s site has this description.

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* Wexler, Django : The Price of Valor
(Roc 978-0-451-41808-1, $26.95, 512pp, hardcover, July 2015, jacket illustration Paul Youll)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Jul 2015
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781101609538
The Shadow Campaigns #3

Military fantasy novel, third in a series following The Thousand Names (2013) and The Shadow Throne (2014), about a colonial garrison trying to survive a rebellion.
• Penguin’s site has this description.

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* Willrich, Chris : The Chart of Tomorrows
(Pyr 978-1-63388-058-0, $18, 544pp, trade paperback, July 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Jul 2015
Gaunt and Bone #3

Fantasy novel, third in a series following The Scroll of Years (2013) and The Silk Map (2014), about Persimmon Gaunt and Imago Bone, a poet and a thief, fleeing assassins.
• Pyr’s site has this description with a link to a sample chapter.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “The baroque style, wry dialogue, and deft use of classic fantasy tropes evoke pulp-era heroic fantasy with an entertaining edge.”

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Category: New Books

Weekly Bestsellers, 6 July 2015

— posted Monday 6 July 2015 @ 2:19 pm PDT

Andy Weir’s The Martian is the highest ranking genre book on lists this week, ranking #2 on three trade paperback lists.


Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
07.12
WP
06.28
LAT
07.05
USAT
06.28
PW
07.06
Amz
(07.06)
UK:
Amz UK
(07.06)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(07.06)
Items on list -x- number of lists surveyed   30×4 10×2 15×2 150 15×3 100 100 100
Hardcovers
Bacigalupi, The Water Knife 06.08.15 / 5 xxx   11 -7 xxx.. xxx      
Dashner, The Death Cure 10.17.11 / 38       150 +   xxx..   xxx..
Ishiguro, The Buried Giant 03.02.15 / 16 xxx..   16 +3 xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
King, Finders Keepers 03.30.15 / 10 4 -1 [ 4 ] 8 -2 10 -3 6 -5 69 -30 xx 97 -71
Martin/Garcia, The World of Ice and Fire 10.13.14 / 33     xxx.. xxx.. x xx xxx.. 48 +
Pratchett, The Shepherd’s Crown (UK) 06.08.15 / 5             35 -4  
Stephenson, Seveneves 05.25.15 / 7 x   7 = x x xxx..   xx
Yancey, The 5th Wave 05.13.13 / 30 12 +   xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..  
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
07.12
WP
06.28
LAT
07.05
USAT
06.28
PW
07.06
Amz
(07.06)
UK:
Amz UK
(07.06)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(07.06)
Paperbacks [tpb=trade]
Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451 07.20.03 / 197   [ 7 ]   104 -4 xxx.. 42 -10 xxx.. xxx..
Card, Ender’s Game 07.05.11 / 129 10 -1   xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..   xxx..
Clarke, Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell 08.15.06 / 8       xxx..     85 -61  
Cline, Ready Player One [tpb] 06.18.12 / 27 13 +4     112 +13   64 +13    
Crichton, Jurassic Park 06.22.15 / 3       60 -1     xx  
Dashner, The Maze Runner 03.31.14 / 66     xxx.. 75 +13 xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Dashner, The Maze Runner Series 09.29.14 / 25       xxx..   xxx.. xxx.. 42 +
Dashner, The Scorch Trials [tpb] 11.10.14 / 33     xxx.. 95 +21   xxx..    
Fowler, We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves [tpb] 03.10.14 / 51 xxx..   xxx..       56 +13  
King, Mr. Mercedes [tpb] 12.08.14 / 14 20 -5     88 +21 xxx..   xxx  
King, Revival [tpb] 05.18.15 / 8 xxx     xxx.. 18 -4      
Lowry, The Giver 09.02.13 / 79     xxx.. xx 11 +1 xxx..   xxx..
Mandel, Station Eleven (UK) 05.11.15 / 6             66 -8  
Mandel, Station Eleven [tpb] 06.15.15 / 4 5 +1 [ 8 ] 5 -3 91 +12 8 +2      
Martin, A Clash of Kings 04.19.11 / 174 7 +4   xxx.. x xxx.. xxx.. x xxx..
Martin, A Dance with Dragons 10.28.13 / 59 11 -1   xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xx xxx..
Martin, A Game of Thrones 12.28.10 / 223 1 =   xxx.. 31 -12 xxx.. xx x xxx..
Martin, A Game of Thrones [tpb] 04.05.11 / 124 15 -4   7 +4 xxx.. xxx.. xxx..    
Martin, A Song of Ice and Fire, 7 volumes (UK) 03.31.14 / 24             45 -18 xxx..
Martin, George R. R. Martin’s A Game of Thrones 5-Book Set 03.31.14 / 65       51 -23   37 -16 xxx.. 11 +1
Mitchell, The Bone Clocks [tpb] 06.29.15 / 2     12 ++       53 -11  
Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four 07.20.03 / 229       103 +20   32 +1 xxx.. 84 +10
Riggs, Hollow City [tpb] 03.09.15 / 18 xxx..     xxx.. 22 -1      
Riggs, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children [tpb] 06.17.13 / 84 5 =   xxx.. 98 +35 xxx.. xxx..    
Roth, Divergent [tpb] 06.17.13 / 106 xxx..   xxx.. xxx.. 18 +1 xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Sapkowski, Blood of Elves 06.29.15 / 2               28 +37
Sapkowski, The Last Wish 06.15.15 / 4 16 -10             38 -11
Weir, The Martian [tpb] 11.10.14 / 35 2 = [ 2 ] 2 -1 9 +2 2 = 9 -1 29 -9 14 +8
Yancey, The 5th Wave [tpb] 03.16.15 / 12 xxx..       19 -1      
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
07.12
WP
06.28
LAT
07.05
USAT
06.28
PW
07.06
Amz
(07.06)
UK:
Amz UK
(07.06)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(07.06)
This cell color indicates rankings on children’s bestsellers lists This cell color indicates rankings of books based on pre-publication sales [Italics and brackets, and/or this cell color, indicate stale data — rankings from one or more weeks before — and do not contribute to the cumulative weeks on any list totals]

Category: Bestsellers


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