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From the November 2000 Locus
Data period: August 2000


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1) Faith of the Fallen, Terry Goodkind (Tor) 1 -
2) Ship of Destiny, Robin Hobb (Bantam Spectra) 1 -
3) Soldiers Live, Glen Cook (Tor)xxxxxxxx 1 -
4) The Great War: Breakthroughs, Harry Turtledove (Del Rey) 1 -
5) Daemonomania, John Crowley (Bantam) 1 -
6) Callahan's Key, Spider Robinson (Bantam Spectra) 2 1
7) Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, J.K. Rowling (Scholastic) 2 2
8) The Telling, Ursula K. Le Guin (Harcourt) 1 -
9) Acorna's World, Anne McCaffrey & Elizabeth Ann Scarborough (Eos) 1 -
10) Lt. Leary, Commanding, David Drake (Baen) 2 3
1) Dune: House Atreides, Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson (Bantam Spectra) 1 -
2) A Civil Campaign, Lois McMaster Bujold (Baen) 1 -
3) Carpe Jugulum, Terry Pratchett (HarperTorch) 1 -
4) Darwin's Radio, Greg Bear (Ballantine) 2 1
5) The Cassini Division, Ken MacLeod (Tor) 1 -
6) Changing Vision, Julie E. Czerneda (DAW) 1 -
7) A Signal Shattered, Eric S. Nylund (Eos) 1 -
8) The Gnomewrench in the Peopleworks, Nick O'Donohoe (Ace) 1 -
9) The Book of Ash #3: The Wild Machines, Mary Gentle (Eos) 1 -
10) A Cavern of Black Ice, J.V. Jones (Warner Aspect) 1 -
1) All Tomorrow's Parties, William Gibson (Ace) 1 -
2) Cryptonomicon, Neal Stephenson (HarperPerennial) 4 1
3) The Year's Best Science Fiction: Seventeenth Annual Collection, Gardner Dozois, ed. (St. Martin's Griffin) 2 3
4) The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Thirteenth Annual Collection, Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling, eds. (St. Martin's Griffin) 1 -
5) Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, J.K. Rowling (Scholastic) 1 -
1) Star Wars: The New Jedi Order: Agents of Chaos: Hero's Trial, James Luceno (Del Rey) 1 -
2) Star Wars: The New Jedi Order: Dark Tide 2: Ruin, Michael A. Stackpole (Del Rey) 3 2
3) Star Trek: New Earth, Book 5: Thin Air, Kristine Kathryn Rusch & Dean Wesley Smith (Pocket) 1 -
4) Star Wars: The New Jedi Order: Vector Prime, R.A. Salvatore (Del Rey) 2 1
5) Star Trek: New Earth, Book 6: Challenger, Diane Carey (Pocket) 1 -
1) Forgotten Realms: The Spine of the World, R.A. Salvatore (Wizards of the Coast) 3 1
2) World of Darkness: Tremere, Eric Griffin (White Wolf) 1 -
3) Warhammer 40,000: Space Wolf, William King (Black Library) 1 -
4) DragonLance: The Citadel, Richard A. Knaak (Wizards of the Coast) 1 -
*) Forgotten Realms: The Silent Blade, R.A. Salvatore (TSR) 1 -
5) Star*Drive: Nightfall at Algemron, Diane Duane (Wizards of the Coast) 2 -

Faith of the Fallen and Ship of Destiny were solidly ahead of all the other hardcover nominees. L.E. Modesitt, Jr.'s Scion of Cyador (Tor) was the new runner-up. We had 83 nominees, up slightly from 80 last month.

Dune: House Atreides completely dominated paperbacks, and A Civil Campaign had no near contenders for the number two position. New runner-up: Starfist: Technokill by David Sherman & Dan Cragg (Del Rey). Nominees: 91, down from 98.

All Tomorrow's Parties was the trade paperback that finally edged Cryptonomicon out of first place, though not by much, with The Year's Best Science Fiction: Seventeenth Annual Collection just one point behind at number three. New runner-up: The Dreams Our Stuff is Made Of: How Science Fiction Conquered the World (Touchstone), by Thomas M. Disch. Nominees: 49, down slightly from 52 last month.

''Star Wars'' again dominated media, taking three of the top five spots, with ''Star Trek'' taking the other two. Hero's Trial got more than twice the votes as the next nominee. Nominees: 32, up slightly from 27.

The top gaming-related contenders were within just a few points of one another, with ''Forgotten Realms'' The Spine of the World hanging on to number one for the third month in a row. Nominees: 34, up moderately from 25.

Compiled with data from: Adventures in Crime & Space (TX), Basilisk Dreams (Canada), Bookshop Santa Cruz (CA), The Booksmith (CA), Borders Bookstores (USA), Dangerous Visions (CA), DreamHaven (MN), Future Dreams (OR), Future Fantasy (CA), Heroes & Dragons (CO), Lone Star (TX), Musicland Group (MN), Mysterious Galaxy (CA), The Other Change of Hobbit (CA), Pages for All Ages (IL), Pandemonium Books & Games (MA), John W. Rollins, Bookseller (MI), Saint Mark's (NY), The Space-Crime Continuum (MA), Toadstool (NH), Totem Bookshop (WA), Uncle Hugo's (MN), University Bookstore (WA), White Dwarf (Canada). Data period: August 2000.

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