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From the November 1999 Locus
Data period: August 1999

             
  HARDCOVERS

Months
on list

Last
month

1)

Otherland: Mountain of Black Glass, Tad Williams (DAW)

1

-

2)

Cryptonomicon, Neal Stephenson (Avon)

4

1

3)

A Civil Campaign, Lois McMaster Bujold (Baen)

1

-

4)

The Great War: Walk in Hell, Harry Turtledove (Del Rey)

1

-

5)

Ender's Shadow, Orson Scott Card (Tor)

1

-

6)

Servant of the Dragon, David Drake (Tor)

1

-

7)

The Icarus Hunt, Timothy Zahn (Bantam Spectra)

1

-

8)

Soul of the Fire, Terry Goodkind (Tor)

5

2

9)

The Rift, Walter J. Williams (HarperPrism)

2

5

10)

Night of the Wolf, Alice Borchardt (Del Rey)

1

-

       
  PAPERBACKS    

1)

The Golden Globe, John Varley (Ace)

1

-

2)

Darwinia, Robert Charles Wilson (Tor)

2

1

*)

Deathstalker Destiny, Simon R. Green (Roc)

1

-

4)

Otherland: River of Blue Fire, Tad Williams (DAW)

1

-

5)

Starswarm, Jerry Pournelle (Tor)

1

-

6)

The Thief's Gamble, Juliet McKenna (HarperPrism)

1

-

7)

The Scent of Magic, Andre Norton (Avon Eos)

1

-

8)

Aftermath, Charles Sheffield (Bantam Spectra)

1

-

9)

The Lady in the Loch, Elizabeth Ann Scarborough (Ace)

1

-

10)

Antarctica, Kim Stanley Robinson (Bantam)

2

8

*)

The Alien Years, Robert Silverberg (HarperPrism)

2

7

       
  TRADE PAPERBACKS    

1)

The Year's Best Science Fiction: 16th Annual Collection, Gardner Dozois, ed. (St. Martin's Griffin)

3

1

2)

The Sparrow, Mary Doria Russell (Fawcett Columbine)

17

4

3)

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

47

-

4)

Through Alien Eyes, Amy Thomson (Ace)

1

-

5)

The Vampire Armand, Anne Rice (Ballantine)

1

-

       
  MEDIA-RELATED    

1)

Star Wars: X-Wing Squadron: Starfighters of Adumar, Aaron Allston (Bantam Spectra)

1

-

2)

Star Wars: Bounty Hunter Wars: Hard Merchandise, K.W. Jeter (Bantam Spectra)

2

1

3)

Star Trek, the Next Generation: Double Helix 5: Double or Nothing, Peter David (Pocket)

1

-

4)

Star Trek, the Next Generation: Double Helix 6: First Virtue, Friedman & Golden (Pocket)

1

-

       
  GAMING-RELATED    

1)

DragonLance: Brothers in Arms, Weis & Perrin (TSR)

1

-

2)

DragonLance: Tales of the Fifth Age: Heroes and Fools, Weis & Hickman, eds. (TSR)

1

-

3)

Forgotten Realms: The Silent Blade, R.A. Salvatore (TSR)

3

3

4)

Battletech: The Killing Fields, Loren L. Coleman (Roc)

2

2

5)

DragonLance: The Soulforge, Margaret Weis (TSR)

5

-

Tad Williams's latest ''Otherland'' book finally managed to replace Cryptonomicon at the top of the hardcovers, but the top three entries all did very well. There was no new runner-up. We had 88 nominees, down from 102 last month.

John Varley jumped to the lead for the paperbacks, followed by Wilson and Green in a tie with another tie for #10! ''New'' runner-up is Tor's bargain edition of Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card, issued to coincide with Ender's Shadow in hardcover. There were 98 nominees, just down from 101.

The Dozois anthology stayed in first place for trade paperbacks, while The Mists of Avalon returned yet again. New runner-up: The Charwoman's Shadow by Lord Dunsany (Del Rey). We had 68 nominees, the same as last month.

The new ''Star Wars X-Wing'' ruled the media-related books, and only four titles made the cut this time. We had 37 nominees, up from 34.

Three of the gaming-related works are ''DragonLance'', with Margaret Weis as (co)author dominating the field this time. The new runner-up is Forgotten Realms: Silverfall by Ed Greenwood (TSR). Nominees: 17, down from 22.

Compiled with data from: Adventures in Crime & Space (TX), Basilisk Dreams (Canada), Bookshop Santa Cruz (CA), The Booksmith (CA), Borders Bookstores (USA), A Clean Well-Lighted Place for Books (CA), Dangerous Visions (CA), DreamHaven (MN), Future Fantasy (CA), Gene's (PA), Heroes & Dragons (CO), Lone Star (TX), Merchant of Venus (NE), Media Play/On Cue (MN), Mysterious Galaxy (CA), Pages for All Ages (IL), Regulator (NC), St. Mark's (NY), Slow Glass (Australia), Space-Crime Continuum (MA), Toadstool (2 in NH), Totem Bookshop (WA), Uncle Hugo's (MN), University Bookstore (WA), White Dwarf (Canada), Mark V. Ziesing (CA). Data period: August 1999.


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