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1) Monstrous Regiment, Terry Pratchett (HarperCollins) 29
2) Quicksilver, Neal Stephenson (Morrow) 22
3) Dune: The Machine Crusade, Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson (Tor) 21
4) Paladin of Souls, Lois McMaster Bujold (Eos) 26
5) The Elder Gods, David Eddings & Leigh Eddings (Warner Aspect) 1-
6) Sunshine, Robin McKinley (Berkley) 1-
7) Trading in Danger, Elizabeth Moon (Del Rey) 1-
8) Naked Empire, Terry Goodkind (Tor) 48
9) The Outstretched Shadow, Mercedes Lackey & James Mallory (Tor) 1-
10) High Druid of Shannara: Jarka Ruus, Terry Brooks (Ballantine Del Rey) 23
1) Night Watch, Terry Pratchett (HarperTorch) 1-
2) Exile's Honor, Mercedes Lackey (DAW) 1-
3) Dune: The Butlerian Jihad, Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson (Tor) 21
4) American Gods, Neil Gaiman (HarperPerennial) 137
5) War of Honor, David Weber (Baen) 1-
6) The Sky So Big and Black, John Barnes (Tor) 1-
7) Burndive, Karin Lowachee (Warner Aspect) 1-
8) The Voyage of the Jerle Shannara: Morgawr, Terry Brooks (Ballantine Del Rey) 25
9) Cryptonomicon, Neal Stephenson (Avon) 3-
10) Digital Knight, Ryk E. Spoor (Baen) 1-
1) Spin State, Chris Moriarty (Bantam Spectra) 1-
2) The Lord of the Rings, J. R. R. Tolkien (Houghton Mifflin) 325
3) The Salmon of Doubt: Hitchhiking the Galaxy One Last Time, Douglas Adams (Ballantine) 2-
4) The Eyre Affair, Jasper Fforde (Penguin) 4-
5) Cryptonomicon, Neal Stephenson (Perennial) 13-
1) Star Wars: The New Jedi Order: The Final Prophecy, Greg Keyes (Del Rey) 1-
2) Star Trek: New Frontier: Gods Above, Peter David (Pocket) 1-
3) Star Trek: The Lost Era: 2328-2346: The Art of the Impossible, Keith R. A. DeCandido (Pocket) 1-
4) Star Wars: The New Essential Guide to Vehicles & Vessels, W. Haden Blackman (Del Rey) 1-
5) Underworld, Greg Cox (Pocket) 1-
1) The Thousand Orcs, R. A. Salvatore (Wizards of the Coast) 81
2) Halo: The Flood, William C. Dietz (Del Rey) 75
3) The Lone Drow, R. A. Salvatore (Wizards of the Coast) 1-
4) Dungeons & Dragons: Return of the Damned, T. H. Lain (Wizards of the Coast) 1-
5) Halo: The Fall of Reach, Eric Nylund (Del Rey) 3-

Monstrous Regiment led the hardcover list, with Quicksilver just a few points behind. New runner-up: John Ringo's There Will Be Dragons (Baen). We had 66 nominees, up slightly from 64 last month.

Night Watch topped the paperback category by a solid margin. Exile's Honor made a strong showing as well. New runner-up: EarthRise by William C. Dietz (Ace). Nominees: 98, up from 85.

Spin State had no close competition in the trade paperback category. New runner-up: A Place So Foreign and Eight More, Cory Doctorow (Four Walls Eight Windows). Nominees: 55, down from 60 last month.

Star Wars: The New Jedi Order: The Final Prophecy dominated the media-related titles. Nominees: 24, down from 27.

Forgotten Realms: The Thousand Orcs headed gaming-related titles for the fourth month in a row, just one point ahead of Halo: The Flood. Nominees: 23, up from 20.

Compiled with data from Barnes & Noble/B. Dalton (USA), Basilisk Dreams (Canada), Borderlands (CA), Borders Bookstores (USA), Heroes & Dragons (CO), Lone Star (TX), Midtown Comics (NY), Mysterious Galaxy (CA), Pandemonium Books & Games (MA), 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), University Bookstore (WA), White Dwarf (WA). Data period: October 2003.

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