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THE NEWSPAPER OF THE SCIENCE FICTION FIELD


Locus Bestsellers

  HARDCOVERS Months
on list
Last
month
1) Kiln People, David Brin (Tor) 1 -
2) Foolís Errand, Robin Hobb (Bantam Spectra) 1 -
3) The Pillars of Creation, Terry Goodkind (Tor) 3 1
4) The Lord of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien (Houghton Mifflin) 4 3
5) The Voyage of the Jerle Shannara: Antrax, Terry Brooks (Del Rey) 5 2
6) The Peshawar Lancers, S.M. Stirling (Roc) 1 -
7) Vitals, Greg Bear (Del Rey) 1 -
8) The Excalibur Alternative, David Weber (Baen) 1 -
9) Ombria in Shadow, Patricia A. McKillip (Ace) 1 -
10) The Hobbit, J.R.R. Tolkien (Houghton Mifflin) 2 5
  PAPERBACKS    
1) Winterís Heart, Robert Jordan (Tor) 1 -
2) The Skies of Pern, Anne McCaffrey (Del Rey) 1 -
3) Passage, Connie Willis (Bantam Spectra) 1 -
4) The Fellowship of the Ring, J.R.R. Tolkien (Del Rey) 11 2
5) The Two Towers, J.R.R. Tolkien (Del Rey) 3 4
6) The Hobbit, J.R.R. Tolkien (Del Rey) 15 3
7) The Return of the King, J.R.R. Tolkien (Del Rey) 3 5
8) Shadow of the Hegemon, Orson Scott Card (Tor) 2 1
9) Manifold: Space, Stephen Baxter (Del Rey) 1 -
*) The Silmarillion, J.R.R. Tolkien (Del Rey) 2 10
  TRADE PAPERBACKS    
1) The Lord of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien (Houghton Mifflin) 16 3
2) The Fellowship of the Ring, J.R.R. Tolkien (Houghton Mifflin) 4 1
3) The Hobbit, J.R.R. Tolkien (Houghton Mifflin) 14 2
4) The Two Towers, J.R.R. Tolkien (Houghton Mifflin) 2 5
5) The Return of the King, J.R.R. Tolkien (Houghton Mifflin) 1 -
  MEDIA-RELATED    
1) Star Wars: The New Jedi Order: Dark Journey, Elaine Cunningham (Del Rey) 1 -
2) Babylon 5: The Passing of the Techno-Mages, Book III: Invoking Darkness, Jeanne Cavelos (Del Rey) 3 1
3) Star Trek: In the Name of Honor, Dayton Ward (Pocket) 1 -
4) Farscape: Ship of Ghosts, David Bischoff (Tor) 1 -
5) Star Trek: Enterprise: By the Book, Dean Wesley Smith & Kristine Kathryn Rusch (Pocket) 1 -
  GAMING-RELATED    
1) MechWarrior: The Dying Time, Thomas S. Gressman (Roc) 1 -
2) Forgotten Realms: Sea of Swords, R.A. Salvatore (Wizards of the Coast) 4 2
3) Forgotten Realms: The Siege, Troy Denning (Wizards of the Coast) 2 1
4) Forgotten Realms: Servant of the Shard, R.A. Salvatore (Wizards of the Coast) 9 5
5) Halo: The Fall of Reach, Eric Nylund (Del Rey) 1 -

Kiln People topped the hardcover category, with Foolís Errand just a few points behind. Acornaís Search by Anne McCaffrey & Elizabeth Ann Scarborough (Eos) was the new runner-up. We had 77 nominees, well below 93 last month.

Winterís Heart dominated the paperback list, with The Skies of Pern a strong second. Ken MacLeodís Cosmonaut Keep (Tor) was the new runner-up. Nominees: 60, down substantially from 79.

Tolkien titles took the top five slots on the trade paperback list again, with The Lord of the Rings in the top spot by a wide margin. The new runner-up was Nameless Cults: The Cthulhu Mythos Fiction of Robert E. Howard (Chaosium). Nominees: 59, one more than last month.

Star Wars: The New Jedi Order: Dark Journey led media-related books by a slim margin. Nominees: 31, down slightly from 34.

MechWarrior: The Dying Time topped the gaming-related category by a solid margin. Nominees: 34, off from 36.

Compiled with data from: Adventures in Crime & Space (TX), Amazon.com (USA), Barnes & Noble/B. Dalton (USA), Basilisk Dreams (Canada), The Booksmith (CA), Borders Bookstores (USA), DreamHaven (MN), Heroes & Dragons (CO), Lone Star (TX), Midtown Comics (NY), Musicland Group (MN), Mysterious Galaxy (CA), Pandemonium Books & Games (MA), John W. Rollins, Bookseller (MI), Saint Markís (NY), The Stars Our Destination (IL), Toadstool (2 in NH), Totem Bookshop (WA), Uncle Hugoís (MN), University Bookstore (WA), Waldenbooks/BGI (USA), White Dwarf (Canada). Data period: January 2002.

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