|1)||City of Dragons, Robin Hobb (Harper Voyager US)||1||–|
|*)||Shadows in Flight, Orson Scott Card (Tor)||2||6|
|3)||Echoes of Betrayal, Elizabeth Moon (Ballantine Del Rey)||1||–|
|4)||Sisterhood of Dune, Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson (Tor)||2||1|
|5)||A Dance with Dragons, George R. R. Martin (Bantam)||8||2|
|*)||A Perfect Blood, Kim Harrison (Harper Voyager US)||1||–|
|7)||Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, Ransom Riggs (Quirk)||4||10|
|8)||Distrust That Particular Flavor, William Gibson (Penguin/Putnam)||2||4|
|*)||Mockingjay, Suzanne Collins (Scholastic Press)||1||–|
|10)||The Rook, Daniel O’Malley (Little, Brown)||1||–|
|1)||River Marked, Patricia Briggs (Ace)||1||–|
|2)||A Clash of Kings, George R. R. Martin (Bantam Spectra)||17||1|
|3)||In Fire Forged, David Weber (Baen)||2||9|
|4)||A Game of Thrones, George R. R. Martin (Bantam Spectra)||20||2|
|5)||A Storm of Swords, George R. R. Martin (Bantam Spectra)||17||2|
|6)||After the Golden Age, Carrie Vaughn (Tor)||1||–|
|7)||Kings of the North, Elizabeth Moon (Ballantine Del Rey)||1||–|
|*)||The Quantum Thief, Hannu Rajaniemi (Tor)||1||–|
|9)||A Feast for Crows, George R. R. Martin (Bantam Spectra)||16||4|
|10)||The Hobbit, J. R. R. Tolkien (Del Rey)||33||6|
|1)||Embassytown, China Mieville (Del Rey)||1||–|
|2)||A Perfect Blood, Kim Harrison (Harper Collins Canada)||1||–|
|3)||The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins (Scholastic Press)||3||3|
|4)||A Discovery of Witches, Deborah Harkness (Penguin)||1||–|
|*)||Orb Sceptre Throne, Ian C. Esslemont (Tor)||1||–|
|1)||Star Trek: The Rings of Time, Greg Cox (Pocket)||2||2|
|2)||Star Wars: Darth Plagueis, James Luceno (LucasBooks)||2||1|
|3)||Star Trek: That Which Divides, Dayton Ward (Pocket)||1||–|
|4)||Star Wars: Millennium Falcon Owner’s Workshop Manual, Ryder Wyndham (Del Rey)||1||–|
|5)||Star Wars: Red Harvest, Joe Schreiber (LucasBooks)||3||–|
|1)||Mass Effect: Deception, William C. Dietz (Del Rey)||1||–|
|2)||Warhammer 40,000: The Horus Heresy: Know No Fear, Dan Abnett (Black Library)||1||–|
|3)||Halo: Glasslands, Karen Traviss (Tor)||5||3|
|4)||Warhammer 40,000: The Emperor’s Finest, Sandy Mitchell (Black Library)||1||–|
|5)||Forgotten Realms: Gauntlgrym: Neverwinter, Book I, R. A. Salvatore (Wizards of the Coast)||13||–|
|*)||Forgotten Realms: Neverwinter: Neverwinter Saga, Book II, R. A. Salvatore (Wizards of the Coast)||5||4|
Robin Hobb’s City of Dragons tied with Shadows in Flight by Orson Scott Card at the top of the hardcover list this month. The new runner-up was The Mirage by Matt Ruff (Harper) with 50 titles nominated, down from last month’s 52.
Patricia Briggs knocked George R.R. Martin out of first place on the paperback list with her River Marked taking top honors and Martin’s A Clash of Kings a distant second. The new runner-up was Apocalypse to Go by Katharine Kerr (DAW) with 53 titles nominated, down a bit from last month’s 58.
Embassytown by China Miéville took first place on the trade paperback list this month. There was no new runner-up out of 32 titles nominated, down from last month’s 48.
Star Trek: The Rings of Time by Greg Cox was first on the media-related titles this month and there was no new runner-up. There were only ten titles nominated, down from last month’s 15.
Mass Effect: Deception by William C. Dietz took first place in the gaming-related titles, and there was no new runner-up. There were 25 titles nominated, up from the 19 we saw last month.
Compiled with data from
Bakka-Phoenix Books (Canada),
Barnes & Noble (USA),
McNally Robinson (2 in Canada),
Toadstool (2 in NH),
Uncle Hugo’s (MN),
White Dwarf (Canada).
Data period: February 2012.
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