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SFFH on Bestseller Lists: 3 September 2000


Terry Goodkind's Faith of the Fallen debuts on several US lists this week, ranking #2 at NYT and PW. But it's already dropped off the Times of London list, after one week.

The top spot on many lists went to Tom Clancy's new book.

NYTís childrenís list this week is restricted to childrenís picture books, leaving out Harry Potter. Yolenís book ranks #3.

PWís childrenís list is updated for August, but none of the rankings have changed.

Note Londonís list this week isnít a real weekly list; because of the Bank Holiday, it's actually a compilation of data from the 4 weeks ending August 19.
This cell color indicates forthcoming books: Amazon US/UK not-yet-published (NYP) rankings This cell color indicates ineligible titles, e.g. YA titles excluded from fiction lists, or no paperback lists This cell color indicates stale data; e.g., children's bestseller lists updated only monthly
Title NYT
10 Sep
LAT
3 Sep
SFC
3 Sep
USAT
30 Aug
WP
3 Sep
WSJ
1 Sep
London
Times
3 Sep
PW
4 Sep
BookSense
4 Sep
Amz
(30 Aug)
Amz UK
[3 Sep]
Items compiled/total on list 15/30 15/15 15/15 30/100 10/10 10/10 10/10 15/15 15 hc, 5 pb 15/25 10/10
Fiction hardcovers
Ballard, Super-Cannes [UK: 4 Sep]                     now published
Banks, Look to Windward [UK: Aug]             7 -4        
Brooks, Isle Witch [US: Sep]                   16 +1 NYP 32 ++ NYP
Clark MH, Before I Say Goodbye x x xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..   xxx..   xxx..  
Eddings, The Redemption of Althalus             3 +2       2 =
Elliott, Kate, Child of Flame [UK: 7 Sep]                     x NYP
Faber, Under the Skin                   xxx  
Feist, Krondor: Tear of the Gods [US: Dec; UK: Sep]                     22 -1 NYP
Goodkind, Faith of the Fallen [US, UK: Aug] 2 ++   9 ++ 10 ++   4 ++ x 2 ++ 5 ++    
Heaney trans., Beowulf xxx.. xxx.. x -- xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. gen xxx.. xx 23 =  
Hobb, Ship of Destiny xx                 xx  
Jacques, The Legend of Luke x ch                    
Jacques, Lord Brocktree [UK: Sep]                     33 -10 NYP
Jordan, Winter's Heart [US, UK: Nov]                   2 = NYP 7 +7 NYP
LaHaye/Jenkins, The Indwelling 10 = x   xxx.. xxx.. xxx..   15 -4   10 =  
Martin, A Storm of Swords [UK: 8 Aug; US: Oct]                   11 = NYP  
Pratchett, The Truth [UK: 9 Nov]                     9 -7 NYP
Pullman, The Amber Spyglass [US: Oct; UK: Nov]                   12 + NYP 12 -2 NYP
Rice, Merrick [US: Oct; UK: Oct]                   15 = NYP xxx NYP
Rowling, Harry Potter.. Azkaban 2 +1 ch 9 ch 3 -1 8 -1 2 +2 3 -1   1 series = 4 = ch    
Rowling, Harry Potter.. Goblet of Fire US UK 1 = ch 1 ch 1 = 4 -1 1 = 2 -1 1 = ch 1 series = 3 -1 ch    
Rowling, Harry Potter.. Secrets 4 -2 ch 7 ch 10 -6 xx 3 -1 8 -5   1 series = 5 +1 ch    
Rowling, Harry Potter.. Stone 3 +1 ch   5 =   6 = 6 -2   1 series = 6 -1 ch    
Turtledove, The Great War: Breakthroughs x                    
Williams, Tad, Otherland IV [UK: Sep]                     x NYP
Yolen/Teague, How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight? 3 ch-pic x ch           1 = ch-pic      
Fiction paperbacks
Gibson, All Tomorrow's Parties                 x tpb    
Harris, Hannibal 15 = xxx   29 -2 xx   4 +2 12 +1 x xx 4 =
Herbert/Anderson, Dune House Atreides 28 -1     x              
King, Hearts in Atlantis 4 -1     13 -5 x   5 +3 3 =     3 =
Koontz, False Memory [UK pb 3 Aug]             x        
Luceno, Star Wars: New Jedi Order: Agents of Chaos 1: Hero's Trial [US: Aug; UK: Aug] 25 -7     47 -16       x   xx  
Rowling, Harry Potter.. Azkaban [UK]             3 = ch        
Rowling, Harry Potter.. Secrets [US pb 15 Aug]       2 -1     4 = ch   1 = ch    
Rowling, Harry Potter.. Stone   5 ch   3 -1 1 =   2 = ch 1 = series 2 +1 ch    
Sachar, Holes       41 +       1 = ch 7 = ch    
Stephenson, Cryptonomicon                 15 + tpb xxx..  
Tolkien, Hobbit/LOTR                   24 =  
Vonnegut, Bagombo Snuff Box                 x tpb    
Nonfiction
King, On Writing                   24 ++ NYP  
Shapiro, J.K. Rowling, The Wizard Behind Harry Potter                 xx ch    
  NYT LAT SFC USAT WP WSJ London PW BookSense Amz Amz UK

The table compiles SFFH books placing 15th or higher on general bestseller lists (30th or higher on the combined USA Today list). 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)
   () below cut-off but noted anyway
   -- previously noted anyway but now nowhere in sight
   nyp Not-yet-published (pre-ordered)

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, BookSense, Amazon.com (fiction lists), and Amazon UK (fiction lists). All 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 general [nonfiction] lists (gen), children's lists (ch), trade paperback lists (tpb), or mass market paperback lists (mm), as indicated.  

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