on list
1) Redshirts, John Scalzi (Tor) 1
2) A Dance with Dragons, George R. R. Martin (Bantam) 12 3
3) Kiss the Dead, Laurell K. Hamilton (Berkley) 1
4) 2312, Kim Stanley Robinson (Orbit) 1
5) Existence, David Brin (Tor) 1
6) Deadlocked, Charlaine Harris (Ace) 2 1
7) The Long Earth, Terry Pratchett & Stephen Baxter (Harper) 1
8) 1636: The Kremlin Games, Eric Flint, Gorg Huff & Paula Goodlett, eds. (Baen) 1
9) A Game of Thrones, George R. R. Martin (Bantam Spectra) 6 8
*) Railsea, China Mieville (Ballantine Del Rey) 2 4
1) A Game of Thrones, George R. R. Martin (Bantam Spectra) 24 1
2) A Storm of Swords, George R. R. Martin (Bantam Spectra) 21 2
3) A Clash of Kings, George R. R. Martin (Bantam Spectra) 21 3
*) A Feast for Crows, George R. R. Martin (Bantam Spectra) 20 4
5) The Janus Affair, Philippa Ballantine & Tee Morris (Harper Voyager) 1
6) Blackout, Mira Grant (Orbit) 2 9
7) Unnatural Issue, Mercedes Lackey (DAW) 1
8) Beauty and the Werewolf, Mercedes Lackey (Luna) 1
*) The Children of the Sky, Vernor Vinge (Tor) 2 6
10) The Devil’s Nebula, Eric Brown (Abaddon) 1
1) Ready Player One, Ernest Cline (Broadway) 1
2) A Game of Thrones, George R. R. Martin (Bantam Spectra) 12
3) Caliban’s War, James S. A. Corey (Orbit US) 1
4) Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, Seth Grahame-Smith (Grand Central) 2 4
5) The Magicians, Lev Grossman (Plume) 3
*) World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War, Max Brooks (Three Rivers Press) 28 4
1) Star Trek: Typhon Pact: Raise the Dawn, David R. George III (Pocket) 1
2) Star Wars: The Old Republic: Deceived, Paul S. Kemp (LucasBooks) 3
3) Star Trek: Typhon Pact: Plagues of Night, David R. George III (Pocket) 2 4
4) Star Wars: Darth Vader and Son, Jeffrey Brown (Chronicle) 1
5) Star Wars: The Essential Guide to Warfare, Jason Fry & Paul R. Urquhart (Del Rey) 2
1) Warhammer 40K: The Horus Heresy: The Primarchs, Christian Dunn, ed. (Black Library) 2 2
2) Halo: Cryptum, Greg Bear (Tor) 9
*) Halo: Glasslands, Karen Traviss (Tor) 8 3


Redshirts by John Scalzi made its debut at number one on the hardcover list this month, with George R.R. Martin’s A Dance with Dragons in second place. The new runner-up was Home from the Sea by Mercedes Lackey (DAW), with only 37 titles nominated, down quite a bit from the 52 we saw last month.

George R.R. Martin continues to rule the paperback list, with A Game of Thrones and A Storm of Swords taking first and second, respectively. The new runner-up was Year’s Best SF 17 edited by David G. Hartwell & Kathryn Cramer (Harper Voyager US), with 48 titles nominated, down a bit from last month’s 51.

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline debuted in first place on the trade paperback list this month by a large margin. There was no new runner-up, out of 32 titles nominated, down from 38 last month.

Star Trek: Typhon Pact: Raise the Dawn by David R. George III was first on the media-related titles this month and there was no new runner-up. There were 12 titles nominated, down from last month’s 15.

Warhammer 40,000: The Horus Heresy: The Primarchs edited by Christian Dunn moved up one spot to number one in the gaming-related titles, and there was no new runner-up. There were 26 titles nominated, up quite a bit from the 16 we saw last month.

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Compiled with data from

Bakka-Phoenix Books (Canada),

Barnes & Noble (USA),

Borderlands (CA),

McNally Robinson (2 in Canada),

Mysterious Galaxy

Toadstool (2 in NH),

Uncle Hugo’s (MN),

White Dwarf (Canada).

Data period: June 2012.


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