HARDCOVERS Months
on list
Last
month
1) Raising Steam, Terry Pratchett (Random House/Doubleday) 5 3
2) Cauldron of Ghosts, David Weber & Eric Flint (Baen) 1
3) Words of Radiance, Brandon Sanderson (Tor) 2 1
4) The Martian, Andy Weir (Crown) 3 4
5) Peacemaker, C. J. Cherryh (DAW) 1
6) Mentats of Dune, Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson (Tor) 2 7
*) Night Broken, Patricia Briggs (Ace) 2 2
8) Shipstar, Gregory Benford & Larry Niven (Tor) 1
9) Hollow City, Ransom Riggs (Quirk Books) 3
10) Lockstep, Karl Schroeder (Tor) 1
  PAPERBACKS
1) A Dance with Dragons, George R. R. Martin (Bantam) 7 3
2) A Game of Thrones, George R. R. Martin (Bantam Spectra) 46 5
3) Shards of Time, Lynn Flewelling (Del Rey) 1
4) The Human Division, John Scalzi (Tor) 2 1
5) A Memory of Light, Robert Jordan & Brandon Sanderson (Tor) 4 9
6) A Feast for Crows, George R. R. Martin (Bantam Spectra) 39 8
7) A Clash of Kings, George R. R. Martin (Bantam Spectra) 40
8) Dawn’s Early Light, Pip Ballantine & Tee Morris (Ace) 1
9) Protector, C. J. Cherryh (DAW) 1
10) Dead Ever After, Charlaine Harris (Ace) 1
  TRADE PAPERBACKS
1) Ancillary Justice, Ann Leckie (Orbit) 4 2
2) River of Stars, Guy Gavriel Kay (Penguin/NAL) 1
3) Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, Ransom Riggs (Quirk Books) 6 3
4) Lexicon, Max Barry (Penguin) 1
5) A Dance with Dragons, George R. R. Martin (Bantam) 3
  MEDIA-RELATED
1) William Shakespeare’s The Empire Striketh Back, Ian Doescher (Quirk) 2 2
2) William Shakespeare’s Star Wars, Ian Doescher (Quirk) 8 5
3) Star Trek: Serpents in the Garden, Jeff Mariotte (Pocket) 1
*) Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi, Into the Void, Tim Lebbon (Del Rey) 1
5) Doctor Who: The Essential Guide to 50 Years of Doctor Who, Justin Richards (BBC) 1
  GAMING-RELATED
1) Forgotten Realms: Companions Codex I: Night of the Hunter, R. A. Salvatore (Wizards of the Coast) 2 1
2) Forgotten Realms: The Companions: The Sundering, R. A. Salvatore (Wizards of the Coast) 8 2
3) Dragon Age: The Masked Empire, Patrick Weekes (Tor) 1
4) Forgotten Realms: The Sentinel, Troy Denning (Wizards of the Coast) 1

 

After four months on the hardcover list, Raising Steam by Terry Pratchett rises to first place, while Cauldron of Ghosts, the third book in David Weber & Eric Flint’s Crown of Slaves series, came in second. The new runner-up was Katherine Addison’s The Goblin Emperor (Tor), with 41 titles nominated, down from 43 last month.

On the mass-market list, A Dance With Dragons by George R.R. Martin returned to the top spot after a two-month break, with Martin’s first book in the series, A Game of Thrones, coming in at number two. The new runner-up was Red Planet Blues by Robert J. Sawyer (Ace), with 56 titles nominated, up from last month’s 45.

Ann Leckie’s Ancillary Justice took first on the trade paperback list this month, with no new runners-up. There were 36 titles nominated, up from the 34 we saw last month.

William Shakespeare’s The Empire Striketh Back by Ian Doescher was number one for the second month in a row among the media-related titles. The new runner-up was Star Wars: Book of Sith by Daniel Wallace (Chronicle). There were 13 titles nominated, one less than the 14 titles nominated last month.

Forgotten Realms: Companions Codex I: Night of the Hunter by R.A. Salvatore remained at number one in the gaming-related titles, with no runners-up. There were eight titles nominated, down from 16 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 Bookstore (WA),

White Dwarf (Canada).

Data period: April 2014.

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