on list
1) The Hydrogen Sonata, Iain M. Banks (Orbit US) 1
2) Pirate Cinema, Cory Doctorow (Tor Teen) 1
3) Redoubt, Mercedes Lackey (DAW) 1
4) Midst Toil and Tribulation, David Weber (Tor) 2 1
5) The Twelve, Justin Cronin (Ballantine) 1
6) Dodger, Terry Pratchett (HarperCollins) 1
7) A Dance with Dragons, George R. R. Martin (Bantam) 16 4
8) Bowl of Heaven, Gregory Benford & Larry Niven (Tor) 1
9) The Hobbit, J. R. R. Tolkien (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) 4 9
*) The Woman Who Died a Lot, Jasper Fforde (Viking) 1
1) A Feast for Crows, George R. R. Martin (Bantam Spectra) 24 4
2) A Game of Thrones, George R. R. Martin (Bantam Spectra) 28 1
3) Changes, Mercedes Lackey (DAW) 1
4) Seeds of Earth, Michael Cobley (Orbit) 1
5) A Storm of Swords, George R. R. Martin (Bantam Spectra) 25 3
6) Firebird, Jack McDevitt (Ace) 1
7) A Clash of Kings, George R. R. Martin (Bantam Spectra) 25 5
8) The Hobbit, J. R. R. Tolkien (Del Rey) 35
9) Zero History, William Gibson (Berkley) 1
10) Scholar, L. E. Modesitt, Jr. (Tor) 1
1) Cloud Atlas, David Mitchell (Random House) 1
2) Ready Player One, Ernest Cline (Broadway) 5 3
3) Cast in Peril, Michelle Sagara (Harlequin/Luna) 1
4) The Windup Girl, Paolo Bacigalupi (Night Shade Books) 17 4
5) The Zombie Survival Guide: Complete Protection from the Living Dead, Max Brooks (Three Rivers Press) 15
*) Thunder Road, Chadwick Ginther (Ravenstone) 1
1) The Walking Dead: The Road to Woodbury, Robert Kirkman & Jay Bonansinga (Thomas Dunne) 1
2) Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan, Drew Karpyshyn (LucasBooks) 4
3) Star Trek, the Next Generation: Typhon Pact: Brinkmanship, Una McCormack (Pocket) 2 4
*) Star Wars: Choices of One, Timothy Zahn (LucasBooks) 4
5) Star Wars: The Essential Reader’s Companion, Pablo Hidalgo (LucasBooks) 1
1) Halo: The Thursday War, Karen Traviss (Tor) 1
2) Halo: Glasslands, Karen Traviss (Tor) 11
3) Forgotten Realms: Charon’s Claw: Neverwinter Saga, Book III, R. A. Salvatore (Wizards of the Coast) 3 1
4) Warhammer 40,000: The Horus Heresy: Shadows of Treachery, Christian Dunn & Nick Kyme, eds. (Black Library) 2 5
5) Forgotten Realms: Stone of Tymora, R. A. Salvatore & Geno Salvatore (Wizards of the Coast) 1


The Hydrogen Sonata by Iain M. Banks made its debut at number one on the hardcover list this month, with Pirate Cinema by Cory Doctorow debuting in second place. The new runner-up was Into the Woods, Kim Harrison (Harper Voyager US), with 49 titles nominated, up a bit from the 47 we saw last month.

George R.R. Martin continues to dominate the paperback list with A Feast for Crows taking first place and A Game of Thrones in second place. The runner-up was The Moon Maze Game by Larry Niven & Steven Barnes (Tor) with 46 titles nominated, down from last month’s 54.

Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell took first place on the trade paperback list this month. The runner-up was Little Brother, Cory Doctorow (Tor Teen) with 44 titles nominated, down from the 45 we saw last month.

The Walking Dead: The Road to Woodbury by Robert Kirkman & Jay Bosansinga debuted at first place on the media-related titles this month and the new runner-up was Star Wars: The Next Generation: Cold Equations: The Perisistence of Memory: Book One by David Mack (Pocket). There were 17 titles nominated, up from last month’s ten.

Halo: The Thursday War by Karen Traviss took number one in the gaming-related titles, and Warhammer 40,000: Gaunt’s Ghosts: Salvation’s Reach, Dan Abnett (Black Library US) was the new runner-up. There were 15 titles nominated, up from the 13 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 (CA)

Saint Mark’s (NY)

Toadstool (2 in NH),

Uncle Hugo’s (MN),

White Dwarf (Canada).

Data period: October 2012.


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