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The latest Locus Magazine bestseller list, compiled from November sales at specialty bookstores, is here.


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SFFH on Bestseller Lists
7 February 2000

 
Brian Jacques's The Legend of Luke (Philomel) has entered the Washington Post list at #6, but slipped one on the NYT list and dropped off the SFC list entirely.

Dean Koontz's False Memory (Bantam) holds onto #1 at LA Times, but slipped by one on most other lists.

BookSense has gone back to ranking the four available Harry Potter editions, after tying them all for #1 last week, but has extended its children's list to a total of 8 books. The fourth Harry Potter book ranked #1 on Amazon.comís hourly-updated 100 Hot Books list Sunday afternoon (6 Feb), even though it wonít be released until July 8th. It was #2 on the same list on Amazon.co.uk.

Not SF, but a notable YA book, is Louis Sacharís Holes, which has cracked the SFC list at #14 -- over a year after first publication!

The Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk SF genre bestseller columns are shaded to indicate no updates this week. Darker shading indicates ineligibility; e.g., SFC and WP publish no paperback bestseller lists.


The table compiles SFFH books placing 15th or higher on general bestseller lists (30th or higher on the combined USA Today list), and 10th or higher on SF genre lists (last three columns). The current rank of each book and the change since last week are shown, where:
   = same as last week
   + or - with number: difference since last week
   + back on list
   ++ new on list
   x no longer on list (number of x's: weeks off list)

Columns show ranks on lists from, respectively, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, USA Today, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, London Times, Publishers Weekly, Amazon.com (general lists), and BookSense; then SF lists from Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, and Barnesandnoble.com.

All the general lists rank hardcovers and paperbacks separately, except for (*) the USA Today list, which is a single list combining fiction and nonfiction in all formats. Some books are on separate children's lists (ch), trade paperback lists (tpb), or mass market paperback lists (mm), as indicated. The SF genre lists (last three columns) rank hardcovers and paperbacks together.

 

Title NYT
6 Feb
LAT
6 Feb
SFC
6 Feb
USAT*
4 Feb
WP
6 Feb
WSJ
4 Feb
London
Times
6 Feb
PW
7 Feb
Amz
(2 Feb)
Book
Sense

7 Feb
Amz
SF
Amz
UK
SF
B&N
SF
[6 Feb]
Items compiled/total on list 15/30 15/15 15/15 30/100 10/10 10/10 10/10 15/15 15/25 15/15 10/25 10/10 10/10
Fiction hardcovers                          
Card, Ender's Shadow                     7   6 -1
Crichton, Timeline 11 -3 7 +6 x xxxx 10 -5 8 -1 xxx 5 = 4 -2 7 -3     xxxx
Gibson, All Tomorrow's Parties     xxx               10    
Hamilton, Laurell, Obsidian Butterfly                 xx   3    
Hamilton, Peter, The Naked God                     5   5 -2
Harris, Hannibal xxxx           x            
Herbert/Anderson, Dune: House Atreides   xxxxx                 9   x
Jacques, The Legend of Luke 15 -1   x   6 ++         7 ch -5      
Koontz, False Memory 6 -1 1 =   x x 7 -1   4 = 5 -1 15 -1      
LaHaye/Jenkins, Assassins               13 + 15 -3        
Pratchett, The Fifth Elephant             10 -3         4  
Rowling, Harry Potter.. Azkaban 2 = 3 +5 2 = 7 +1 2 = 2 =   3 ch =   3 ch -2      
Rowling, Harry Potter.. Secrets 1 = 2 = 1 = 4 +1 1 = 1 =   2 ch =   2 ch -1      
Rowling, Harry Potter.. Stone 5 -1 5 +5 5 =   4 = 5 =   4 ch =   4 ch -3      
Rucka, Batman: No Man's Land                         9 -2
Salvatore, Star Wars: The New Jedi Order: Vector Prime                         8 +
Stephenson, Cryptonomicon     xx           xxxxx   1   2 +
Tolkien, LOTR boxed set (trilogy)                         x
Weber, Ashes of Victory                         3 ++
Wurts, Grand Conspiracy                         x
  NYT LAT SFC USAT WP WSJ London PW Amz Book
Sense
Amz
SF
Amz
UK
SF
B&N
SF
Fiction paperbacks                          
Card, Children of the Mind                         10 +
Card, Ender's Game                         7 +
Herbert, Dune Messiah                         x
Holt, Only Human                       8  
Jones, JV, A Cavern of Black Ice                       7  
Jordan, The Great Hunt                         x
Jordan, Lord of Chaos                         x
Jordan, The Path of Daggers               xxxx     4   1 +1
Jordan, The Shadow Rising                         4 +
King, The Green Mile 4 -2 7 +   12 -2 4 +5     3 mm = 6 = 4 -1   3  
King, Misery Special Ed.                       10  
King, Pet Sematary                       2  
Koontz, Seize the Night 11 +2     25 =       x          
LeHaye/Jenkins, Apollyon               13 tpb + 12 -1        
LeHaye/Jenkins, Left Behind xxxx             x x        
Maguire, Wicked                     6    
Peake, The Gormanghast Trilogy                       6  
Pinto, The Chosen                       5  
Pratchett, Carpe Jugulum             xxx         1  
Rowling, Harry Potter.. Stone 3 +1 6 -5   3 = 2 =     1 ch=   1 ch=      
Stephenson, Snow Crash                 xxxx   2    
Tolkien, The Hobbit                       9  
White, Stuart Little                   x      
Zelazny, The Great Book of Amber                 xxxx   8    
  NYT LAT SFC USAT WP WSJ London PW Amz Book
Sense
Amz
SF
Amz
UK
SF
B&N
SF
 
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