HARDCOVERS Months
on list
Last
month
1) The Ocean at the End of the Lane, Neil Gaiman (HarperCollins/Morrow) 7 3
2) Raising Steam, Terry Pratchett (Transworld/Doubleday UK) 1
3) Dangerous Women, George R. R. Martin & Gardner Dozois, eds. (Tor) 1
4) The Republic of Thieves, Scott Lynch (Ballantine Del Rey) 3 2
5) The Hobbit, J. R. R. Tolkien (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) 9 4
6) A Memory of Light, Robert Jordan & Brandon Sanderson (Tor) 7
7) Parasite, Mira Grant (Orbit) 1
8) A Game of Thrones, George R. R. Martin (Bantam Spectra) 6
9) The Wit & Wisdom of Tyrion Lannister, George R. R. Martin (Bantam) 1
10) Burning Paradise, Robert Charles Wilson (Tor) 2 5
*) Shadows, Robin McKinley (Penguin/Paulsen) 1
  PAPERBACKS
1) A Dance with Dragons, George R. R. Martin (Bantam) 3 1
2) The Name of the Wind, Patrick Rothfuss (DAW) 10 7
3) A Game of Thrones, George R. R. Martin (Bantam Spectra) 42 5
4) Ender’s Game, Orson Scott Card (Tor) 41 2
5) A Clash of Kings, George R. R. Martin (Bantam Spectra) 37
6) 2312, Kim Stanley Robinson (Orbit) 7 9
*) The Wise Man’s Fear, Patrick Rothfuss (DAW) 2
8) Bowl of Heaven, Gregory Benford & Larry Niven (Tor) 1
9) Speaker for the Dead, Orson Scott Card (Tor) 6 6
10) The Hobbit, J. R. R. Tolkien (Del Rey) 40
  TRADE PAPERBACKS
1) Redshirts, John Scalzi (Tor) 5 5
2) A Dance with Dragons, George R. R. Martin (Bantam) 2 1
3) A Game of Thrones, George R. R. Martin (Bantam Spectra) 17
4) The Republic of Thieves, Scott Lynch (Orion/Gollancz) 1
5) NOS4A2, Joe Hill (Morrow) 1
  MEDIA-RELATED
1) William Shakespeare’s Star Wars, Ian Doescher (Quirk) 5 2
2) Star Wars: Scoundrels, Timothy Zahn (LucasBooks) 2
3) Doctor Who: Who-ology, Cavan Scott & Mark Wright (BBC) 2
4) Star Trek: The Fall: The Poisoned Chalice, James Swallow (Pocket) 1
5) Doctor Who: The Vault, Marcus Hearn (HarperDesign) 1
  GAMING-RELATED
1) Forgotten Realms: The Companions: The Sundering, Book I, R. A. Salvatore (Wizards of the Coast) 5 1
2) Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag, Oliver Bowden (Ace) 1
3) Forgotten Realms: The Last Threshold: Neverwinter Saga, Book IV, R. A. Salvatore (Wizards of the Coast) 4 2
4) Forgotten Realms: The Adversary, Erin M. Evans (Wizards of the Coast) 1

 

Neil Gaiman’s The Ocean at the End of the Lane moved up to first place on the hardcover list, and the Gollancz edition of Terry Pratchett’s Raising Steam debuted in second. The new runner-up was Stephen King’s sequel to The Shining, Doctor Sleep (Scribner) out of 58 titles nominated, up from 48 last month.

George R.R. Martin’s A Dance With Dragons remained at number one, and The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss moved up to number two on the mass-market list this month. The new runner-up was Alien Research by Gini Koch (DAW) out of 53 titles nominated, up from last month’s 44.

Redshirts by John Scalzi lept up the trade paperback list to first place this month. The was no new runner-up, with 36 titles nominated, down from the 40 we saw last month.

William Shakespeare’s Star Wars by Ian Doescher moved up a spot to take top honors among the media-related titles, and there was no new runner-up. There were 19 titles nominated, same as last month.

Forgotten Realms: The Companions by R.A. Salvatore stayed at number one in the gaming-related titles, with no runner-ups. There were 20 titles nominated, up quite a bit from the 11 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),

Toadstool (2 in NH),

Uncle Hugo’s (MN),

University Book Store (WA),

White Dwarf (Canada).

Data period: December 2013.

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