Locus Bestsellers, December
|1)||The Given Sacrifice, S. M. Stirling (Roc)||1||–|
|2)||The Ocean at the End of the Lane, Neil Gaiman (HarperCollins/Morrow)||4||1|
|3)||A Dance with Dragons, George R. R. Martin (Bantam)||27||2|
|4)||Steelheart, Brandon Sanderson (Random House/Delacorte)||1||–|
|5)||The Third Kingdom, Terry Goodkind (Tor)||2||5|
|6)||A Memory of Light, Robert Jordan & Brandon Sanderson (Tor)||6||–|
|7)||Shaman, Kim Stanley Robinson (Orbit)||1||–|
|8)||Under a Graveyard Sky, John Ringo (Baen)||1||–|
|9)||MaddAddam, Margaret Atwood (Random House/Doubleday/Talese)||1||–|
|10)||Witch Wraith, Terry Brooks (Ballantine Del Rey)||2||–|
|1)||Cold Days, Jim Butcher (Roc)||1||–|
|2)||Ender’s Game, Orson Scott Card (Tor)||38||1|
|3)||Chimes at Midnight, Seanan McGuire (DAW)||1||–|
|4)||2312, Kim Stanley Robinson (Orbit)||4||1|
|5)||A Clash of Kings, George R. R. Martin (Bantam Spectra)||36||6|
|6)||A Storm of Swords, George R. R. Martin (Bantam Spectra)||36||7|
|7)||Lord of Mountains, S. M. Stirling (Roc)||1||–|
|8)||A Game of Thrones, George R. R. Martin (Bantam Spectra)||39||4|
|9)||Chosen, Benedict Jacka (Ace)||1||–|
|10)||The Darwin Elevator, Jason M. Hough (Ballantine Del Rey)||2||9|
|1)||Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury (Simon & Schuster)||28||4|
|2)||Pirate Cinema, Cory Doctorow (Tor Teen)||1||–|
|3)||Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, Ransom Riggs (Quirk Books)||3||3|
|4)||World War Z, Max Brooks (Three Rivers Press)||40||1|
|5)||Ender’s Game, Orson Scott Card (Tor Teen)||1||–|
|1)||William Shakespeare’s Star Wars, Ian Doescher (Quirk)||2||3|
|2)||Star Wars: Kenobi, John Jackson Miller (LucasBooks)||2||2|
|3)||Doctor Who: Who-ology, Cavan Scott & Mark Wright (BBC)||1||–|
|4)||Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Fall: Revelation and Dust, David R. George III (Pocket)||2||5|
|5)||Star Trek: The Fall: The Crimson Shadow, Una McCormack (Pocket)||1||–|
|1)||Forgotten Realms: The Last Threshold: Neverwinter Saga, Book IV, R. A. Salvatore (Wizards of the Coast)||1||–|
|2)||Forgotten Realms: The Companions: The Sundering, R. A. Salvatore (Wizards of the Coast)||2||1|
The Given Sacrifice by S.M. Stirling debuted at number one, while The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman slipped down to second place on the hardcover list. The new runner-up was Fortunately, the Milk by Gaiman (Harper) out of 51 titles nominated, up from 44 last month.
Jim Butcher’s Cold Days got first place on the mass-market list, with Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card moving to second. The new runner-up was Libriomancer by Jim C. Hines (DAW) out of 52 titles nominated, up from last month’s 44.
On the trade paperback list, Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 took first place this month. There was no new runner-up, with 38 titles nominated, down from the 42 we saw last month.
William Shakespeare’s Star Wars by Ian Doescher took top honors among the media-related titles this month, and there was no new runner-up. There were 19 titles nominated, up from last month’s 17.
Forgotten Realms: The Companions: The Last Threshold by R.A. Salvatore debuted at number one in the gaming-related titles, with no runner-ups. There were 12 titles nominated, down from the 15 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),
University Book Store (WA),
White Dwarf (Canada).
Data period: September 2013.
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