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1) The Salmon of Doubt: Hitchhiking the Galaxy One Last Time, Douglas Adams (Random House) 2 2
2) Freedom's Ransom, Anne McCaffrey (Ace) 1 -
3) Diplomatic Immunity, Lois McMaster Bujold (Baen) 3 1
4) American Empire: The Center Cannot Hold, Harry Turtledove (Del Rey) 1 -
5) Dragonstar, Barbara Hambly (Del Rey) 1 -
6) The Pillars of Creation, Terry Goodkind (Tor) 8 9
7) Hominids, Robert J. Sawyer (Tor) 2 8
8) The Green Man: Tales from the Mythic Forest, Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling, eds. (Viking) 1 -
9) Transcendence, R.A. Salvatore (Del Rey) 2 4
10) Starman, Sara Douglass (Tor) 2 3
1) American Gods, Neil Gaiman (HarperTorch) 2 2
2) The Chronoliths, Robert Charles Wilson (Tor) 1 -
3) Krondor: Tear of the Gods, Raymond E. Feist (HarperTorch) 1 -
4) Through Wolf's Eyes, Jane Lindskold (Tor) 1 -
5) Declare, Tim Powers (HarperTorch) 1 -
6) To Trade the Stars, Julie E. Czerneda (DAW) 1 -
7) The Two Towers, J.R.R. Tolkien (Del Rey) 8 4
8) Ender's Game, Orson Scott Card (Tor) 2 -
9) Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury (Del Rey) 1 -
10) Revelation Space, Alastair Reynolds (Ace) 1 -
1) A Storm of Swords, George R.R. Martin (Bantam Spectra) 2 3
2) The Lord of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien (Houghton Mifflin) 21 1
*) The Minority Report and Other Classic Stories, Philip K. Dick (Citadel) 1 -
4) The Mists of Avalon, Marion Zimmer Bradley (Del Rey) 61 -
5) The Hobbit, J.R.R. Tolkien (Houghton Mifflin) 18 4
1) Star Wars: The New Jedi Order: Enemy Lines II: Rebel Stand, Aaron Allston (Del Rey) 2 3
2) Star Wars: Episode II: Attack of the Clones, R.A. Salvatore (Del Rey) 3 1
3) Star Wars: Attack of the Clones: The Visual Dictionary, David West Reynolds (DK Publishing) 2 2
4) Star Trek: The Janus Gate, Book One: Present Tense, L.A. Graf (Pocket) 1 -
5) Star Wars: The New Jedi Order: Rebel Dream, Aaron Allston (Del Rey) 4 4
1) DragonLance: Dragons of a Vanished Moon, Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman (Wizards of the Coast) 1 -
2) BattleTech: Operation Audacity, Blaine Lee Pardoe (Roc) 1 -
3) DragonLance: Dragons of a Lost Star, Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman (Wizards of the Coast) 8 2
4) Forgotten Realms: Elminster in Hell, Ed Greenwood (Wizards of the Coast) 3 1
5) DragonLance: Dragons of a Fallen Sun, Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman (Wizards of the Coast) 12 -

The Salmon of Doubt: Hitchhiking the Galaxy One Last Time had a substantial lead in the hardcover category, with Freedom's Ransom making a strong showing as well. The Minority Report by Philip K. Dick (Pantheon) was the new runner-up. We had 79 nominees, down from 90 last month.

American Gods led paperbacks by 100 points for the second month straight, with twice the votes as the next title. New runner-up: Wen Spencer's Tainted Trail (Roc). Nominees: 87, down from 98.

A Storm of Swords dominated trade paperbacks by an overwhelming margin; The Mists of Avalon is back. There was no new runner-up. Nominees: 62, down from 68.

Star Wars: The New Jedi Order: Enemy Lines II: Rebel Stand led media-related titles by a substantial margin. Nominees: 24, down from 30.

DragonLance: Dragons of a Vanished Moon dominated gaming-related titles. Nominees: 30, up from 27.

Compiled with data from (USA), Barnes & Noble/B. Dalton (USA), Basilisk Dreams (Canada), Borders Bookstores (USA), DreamHaven (MN), Heroes & Dragons (CO), Lone Star (TX), Midtown Comics (NY), Musicland Group (MN), Mysterious Galaxy (CA), Pages for All Ages (IL), John W. Rollins, Bookseller (MI), Saint Mark's (NY), The Stars Our Destination (IL), Toadstool (2 in NH), Totem Bookshop (WA), Uncle Hugo's (MN), Waldenbooks/BGI (USA), White Dwarf (Canada). Data period: June 2002.

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