on list
1) Reamde, Neal Stephenson (Morrow) 2 1
2) A Dance with Dragons, George R. R. Martin (Bantam) 4 2
3) The Children of the Sky, Vernor Vinge (Tor) 1
4) Snuff, Terry Pratchett (Harper) 1
5) A Beautiful Friendship, David Weber (Baen) 1
6) Changes, Mercedes Lackey (DAW) 2 8
7) Ghost Story, Jim Butcher (Roc) 4 5
*) The Night Eternal, Guillermo del Toro & Chuck Hogan (Morrow) 1
9) Destroyermen: Firestorm, Taylor Anderson (Penguin/Roc) 1
10) In Other Worlds: SF and the Human Imagination, Margaret Atwood (Doubleday/Talese) 1
1) A Storm of Swords, George R. R. Martin (Bantam Spectra) 13 1
2) A Feast for Crows, George R. R. Martin (Bantam Spectra) 12 4
3) A Game of Thrones, George R. R. Martin (Bantam Spectra) 16 5
4) A Clash of Kings, George R. R. Martin (Bantam Spectra) 13 2
5) Towers of Midnight, Robert Jordan & Brandon Sanderson (Tor) 1
6) Cryoburn, Lois McMaster Bujold (Baen) 2 8
7) Intrigues, Mercedes Lackey (Daw) 1
8) Destroyermen: Rising Tides, Taylor Anderson (Roc) 1
9) The Evolutionary Void, Peter F. Hamilton (Ballantine Del Rey) 1
10) Kris Longknife: Daring, Mike Shepherd (Ace) 1
1) Ganymede, Cherie Priest (Tor) 1
2) A Clash of Kings, George R. R. Martin (Bantam Spectra) 5
3) A Game of Thrones, George R. R. Martin (Bantam Spectra) 9 3
4) The Kingdom of Gods, N. K. Jemisin (Orbit) 1
5) World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War, Max Brooks (Three Rivers Press) 25 1
1) Star Trek: Vanguard: What Judgments Come, Dayton Ward & Kevin Dilmore (Pocket) 2 5
2) Star Wars: Riptide, Paul S. Kemp (Del Rey) 1
3) Star Wars: The Jedi Path, Daniel Wallace (Chronicle) 2 3
4) The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor, Robert Kirkman & Jay Bonansinga (St. Martin’s/Thomas Dunne) 1
5) Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi: Ascension, Christie Golden (LucasBooks) 3 2
1) Forgotten Realms: Neverwinter: Neverwinter Saga, Book II, R. A. Salvatore (Wizards of the Coast) 1
2) Forgotten Realms: Gauntlgrym: Neverwinter, Book I, R. A. Salvatore (Wizards of the Coast) 11 1
3) Halo: Glasslands, Karen Traviss (Tor) 1
4) Warhammer 40K: The Horus Heresy: The Outcast Dead, Graham McNeill (Black Library) 1
5) World of Warcraft: Wolfheart, Richard A. Knaak (Gallery) 2 3


Neal Stephenson stayed at first place on the hardcover list with his Reamde, with George R.R. Martin’s A Dance With Dragons also staying put in second place. The new runner-up was Aloha From Hell by Richard Kadrey (Harper Voyager US) with 43 titles nominated, up quite a bit from last month’s 34.

George R.R. Martin continues to dominate the paperback list, with A Storm of Swords remaining in first place and the fourth in the series, A Feast for Crows, in second. The new runner-up was Mouse & Dragon by Sharon Lee & Steve Miller (Baen) with 43 titles nominated, up slightly from last month’s 42.

Cherie Priest took the top spot on the trade paperback list this month with her latest, Ganymede. The new runner-up was Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi (Little, Brown). There were 34 titles nominated, up from last month’s 29.

Star Trek: Vanguard: What Judgments Come by Dayton Ward & Kevin Dilmore was first on the media-related titles this month with Transformers: Exiles by Alex Irvine (Del Rey) as the new runner-up. There were 20 titles nominated, up from the 16 we saw last month.

Forgotten Realms: Neverwinter by R.A. Salvatore debuted at number one in the gaming-related titles, and there was no new runner-up. There were 15 titles nominated, down from 16 last month.

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Compiled with data from

Bakka-Phoenix Books (Canada),

Barnes & Noble (USA),

Borderlands (CA),

McNally Robinson (2 in Canada),

Toadstool (2 in NH),

Uncle Hugo’s (MN),

University Bookstore (WA)

White Dwarf (Canada).

Data period: October 2011.


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