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From the March 1999 Locus
Data period: December 1998

             
   

Months on list

Last month

1)

The Path of Daggers, Robert Jordan (Tor)

3

1

2)

The Apocalypse Troll, David Weber (Baen)

1

-

3)

Traitor's Sun, Bradley & Martine-Barnes (DAW)

1

-

4)

Legends, Robert Silverberg, ed. (Tor)

4

-

5)

Carpe Jugulum, Terry Pratchett [UK ed.]

2

10

6)

Moonlight and Vines, Charles de Lint (Tor)

1

-

7)

Parable of the Talents, Octavia E. Butler (Seven Stories)

1

-

8)

Distraction, Bruce Sterling (Bantam Spectra)

1

-

9)

Krondor The Betrayal, Raymond E. Feist (Avon Eos)

3

2

*)

Smoke and Mirrors, Neil Gaiman (Avon)

3

5

       
  PAPERBACKS    

1)

The MasterHarper of Pern, Anne McCaffrey (Del Rey)

1

-

2)

To Say Nothing of the Dog, Connie Willis (Bantam Spectra)

1

-

3)

The Shadow Matrix, Bradley & Martine-Barnes (DAW)

1

-

4)

The Lost Regiment #7: A Band of Brothers, William R. Forstchen (Roc)

1

-

5)

Moonfall, Jack McDevitt (HarperPrism)

1

-

6)

Neverwhere, Neil Gaiman (Avon)

3

1

*)

Icefalcon's Quest, Barbara Hambly (Del Rey)

1

-

8)

The Three-Cornered War, John Dalmas (Baen)

1

-

9)

Illegal Alien, Robert J. Sawyer (Ace)

1

-

10)

A Second Chance at Eden, Peter F. Hamilton (Warner Aspect)

1

-

       
  TRADE PAPERBACKS    

1)

The Mists of Avalon, Marion Zimmer Bradley (Del Rey)

42

5

2)

Lady of Avalon, Marion Zimmer Bradley (Roc)

7

-

3)

Vacuum Diagrams, Stephen Baxter (HarperPrism)

1

-

4)

Douglas Adamsí Starship Titanic, Terry Jones (Ballantine)

2

1

5)

The Chronicles of Master Li and Number Ten Ox, Barry Hughart (The Stars Our Destination)

1

-

       
  MEDIA-RELATED    

1)

Star Wars: Slave Ship, K.W. Jeter (Bantam Spectra)

3

1

2)

Star Trek: Brother's Keeper: Republic, Michael Jan Friedman (Pocket)

1

-

3)

Star Trek: Brother's Keeper: Constitution, Michael Jan Friedman (Pocket)

1

-

4)

Star Wars: Spectre of the Past, Timothy Zahn (Bantam Spectra)

3

-

5)

Babylon Five: A Call to Arms, Robert Sheckley (Del Rey)

1

-

       
  GAMING-RELATED    

1)

Shadowrun: Terminus Experiment, Koke & Bond (Roc)

1

-

2)

Forgotten Realms: Elminster in Myth Drannor, Ed Greenwood (TSR)

2

-

3)

Battletech: Prince of Havoc, Michael A. Stackpole (Roc)

2

1

4)

DragonLance: Tears of the Night Sky, Baker & Berberick (TSR)

2

5

5)

Wing Commander: False Colors, Forstchen & Keith (Baen)

1

-

Robert Jordan kept the lead in hardcovers, and Terry Pratchett stayed on with a UK import. New runner-up: Fortress of Owls by C.J. Cherryh (HarperPrism). There were 80 nominees, to last month's103.

McCaffrey and Willis dominated the paperbacks, well ahead of the rest. New runner-up: The First Casualty by Mike Moscoe (Ace). Nominees: 97, down from 117.

For the peak of the holiday season, The Mists of Avalon tops the trade paperbacks! There was no new runner-up. Nominees: 61, to last month's 63.

Jeter's "Star Wars" title held on at #1, on the media-related list, still with a strong lead. New runner up: Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Watcher's Guide by Golden & Holder (Pocket). We had 41 nominees, up from 39.

There were no new runners-up for gaming. Nominees: 20, down from 27.

Compiled with data from:Adventures in Crime & Space (TX), Basilisk Dreams (Canada), Bookshop Santa Cruz (CA), Borders Bookstores (USA), A Clean Well-Lighted Place for Books (CA), Dangerous Visions (CA), DreamHaven (MN), Flights of Fantasy (CA), Future Fantasy (CA), Gene's (PA),Heroes & Dragons (CO), J.J. Perry's (CA), Lone Star (TX), Merchant of Venus (NE), Musicland Group (MN), Mysterious Galaxy (CA), Pages for All Ages (IL), St. Mark's (NY), Slow Glass (Australia), Space-Crime Continuum (MA), The Stars Our Destination (IL), Toadstool (2 in NH), Totem Bookshop (WA), 20th Century (WI), Uncle Hugo's (MN), University Bookstore (WA), White Dwarf (Canada). Data period: December 1998.

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