Locus Bestsellers, May
|1)||A Memory of Light, Robert Jordan & Brandon Sanderson (Tor)||2||1|
|2)||Necessity’s Child, Sharon Lee & Steve Miller (Baen)||1||–|
|3)||A Dance with Dragons, George R. R. Martin (Bantam)||20||3|
|4)||The Daylight War, Peter V. Brett (Ballantine Del Rey)||1||–|
|5)||Ever After, Kim Harrison (Harper Voyager)||2||2|
|6)||Etiquette and Espionage, Gail Carriger (Little, Brown)||1||–|
|7)||Cold Days, Jim Butcher (Penguin/Roc)||4||4|
|8)||A Natural History of Dragons, Marie Brennan (Tor)||1||–|
|9)||The Way of Kings, Brandon Sanderson (Tor)||3||–|
|10)||Homeland, Cory Doctorow (Tor Teen)||1||–|
|1)||Fair Game, Patricia Briggs (Ace)||1||–|
|2)||A Game of Thrones, George R. R. Martin (Bantam Spectra)||32||1|
|3)||A Clash of Kings, George R. R. Martin (Bantam Spectra)||29||2|
|4)||A Feast for Crows, George R. R. Martin (Bantam Spectra)||28||3|
|5)||The Hobbit, J. R. R. Tolkien (Del Rey)||39||5|
|6)||City of Dragons, Robin Hobb (Harper Voyager)||1||–|
|7)||Shadows in Flight, Orson Scott Card (Tor)||1||–|
|8)||Existence, David Brin (Tor)||1||–|
|9)||A Storm of Swords, George R. R. Martin (Bantam Spectra)||29||4|
|10)||Dangerous Gifts, Gaie Sebold (Solaris)||1||–|
|1)||The Emperor’s Soul, Brandon Sanderson (Tachyon Publications)||1||–|
|2)||Warm Bodies, Isaac Marion (Atria)||1||–|
|3)||A Rising Thunder, David Weber (Baen)||1||–|
|4)||Blood Oranges, Kathleen Tierney (Roc)||1||–|
|5)||The Hobbit, J. R. R. Tolkien (Houghton Mifflin)||31||5|
|*)||World War Z, Max Brooks (Three Rivers Press)||33||2|
|1)||Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi: Apocalypse, Troy Denning (LucasBooks)||1||–|
|2)||Star Trek: Allegiance in Exile, David R. George III (Pocket)||2||3|
|3)||Star Trek: The Next Generation: Cold Equations, Book II: Silent Weapons, David Mack (Pocket)||2||–|
|*)||Star Wars: Darth Plagueis, James Luceno (LucasBooks)||6||–|
|*)||Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Michael Reaves & Maya Kathrynn Bohnhoff (LucasBooks)||1||–|
|1)||Forgotten Realms: Charon’s Claw: Neverwinter Saga, Book III, R. A. Salvatore (Wizards of the Coast)||5||–|
|2)||Warhammer 40,000: Angel Exterminatus, Graham McNeill (Black Library)||1||–|
A Memory of Light by Robert Jordan & Brandon Sanderson remained in first place on the hardcovers list by a huge margin, while Sharon Lee & Steve Miller’s Necessity’s Child debuted in second. The new runner-up was The Queen is Dead by Kate Locke (Orbit US), out of 39 titles nominated, down a bit from the 46 we saw last month.
Fair Game by Patricia Briggs debuted at number one on the paperback list, with A Game of Thrones slipping to second place. The runner-up was Blackveil by Kristen Britain (DAW) with 58 titles nominated, down from last month’s 60.
Brandon Sanderson’s The Emperor’s Soul scored the number one spot on the trade paperback list this month. The Mad Scientist’s Guide to World Domination, edited by John Joseph Adams (Tor),was the new runner-up, with 43 titles nominated, up from the 40 we saw last month.
Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi: Apocalypse by Troy Denning debuted in first place on the media-related titles this month, and there was no new runner-up. There were 13 titles nominated, down from last month’s 15.
Forgotten Realms: Charon’s Claw by R.A. Salvatore was first in the gaming-related titles, with no new runner-up. There were only eight titles nominated, down quite a bit from the 20 we saw last month.
Compiled with data from
Bakka-Phoenix Books (Canada),
Barnes & Noble (USA),
McNally Robinson (2 in Canada),
Mysterious Galaxy (CA),
Toadstool (2 in NH),
Uncle Hugo’s (MN),
White Dwarf (Canada).
Data period: February 2013.
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