HARDCOVERS Months
on list
Last
month
1) Skin Game, Jim Butcher (Roc) 1
2) Mirror Sight, Kristen Britain (DAW) 1
3) The Lost Fleet: Beyond the Frontier: Steadfast, Jack Campbell (Ace) 1
*) Words of Radiance, Brandon Sanderson (Tor) 3 3
5) Cauldron of Ghosts, David Weber & Eric Flint (Baen) 2 2
6) Midnight Crossroad, Charlaine Harris (Ace) 1
7) The Serpent of Venice, Christopher Moore (HarperCollins/Morrow) 1
8) The Martian, Andy Weir (Crown) 4 4
9) Valour and Vanity, Mary Robinette Kowal (Tor) 1
10) Crown of Renewal, Elizabeth Moon (Ballantine Del Rey) 1
  PAPERBACKS
1) A Game of Thrones, George R. R. Martin (Bantam Spectra) 47 2
2) A Clash of Kings, George R. R. Martin (Bantam Spectra) 41 7
3) A Dance with Dragons, George R. R. Martin (Bantam) 8 1
4) The Name of the Wind, Patrick Rothfuss (DAW) 13
5) The Lost Fleet: Beyond the Frontier: Guardian, Jack Campbell (Ace) 1
6) Red Planet Blues, Robert J. Sawyer (Ace) 1-
7) A Storm of Swords, George R. R. Martin (Bantam Spectra) 38
8) A Feast for Crows, George R. R. Martin (Bantam Spectra) 40 6
9) Earth Afire, Orson Scott Card & Aaron Johnston (Tor) 1
*) The Wise Man’s Fear, Patrick Rothfuss (DAW) 3
  TRADE PAPERBACKS
1) Ancillary Justice, Ann Leckie (Orbit) 5 1
2) Authority, Jeff VanderMeer (Farrar Straus Giroux/FSG Originals) 1
*) Sparrow Hill Road, Seanan McGuire (DAW) 1
4) A Game of Thrones, George R. R. Martin (Bantam Spectra) 19
5) A Natural History of Dragons, Marie Brennan (Tor) 1
  MEDIA-RELATED
1) William Shakespeare’s The Empire Striketh Back, Ian Doescher (Quirk) 3 1
2) Star Trek: Serpents in the Garden, Jeff Mariotte (Pocket) 2 3
3) William Shakespeare’s Star Wars, Ian Doescher (Quirk) 9 2
4) Star Trek: The Lost Era: 2319: One Constant Star, David R. George III (Pocket) 1
5) Star Trek: The Klingon Art of War, Keith R. A. DeCandido (Pocket) 1
  GAMING-RELATED
1) Forgotten Realms: The Adversary, Erin M. Evans (Wizards of the Coast) 2
*) Forgotten Realms: The Companions: The Sundering, R. A. Salvatore (Wizards of the Coast) 9 2
3) Forgotten Realms: Charon’s Claw: Neverwinter Saga, Book III, R. A. Salvatore (Wizards of the Coast) 13
*) Forgotten Realms: Gauntlgrym: Neverwinter, Book I, R. A. Salvatore (Wizards of the Coast) 16
5) Forgotten Realms: Companions Codex I: Night of the Hunter, R. A. Salvatore (Wizards of the Coast) 3 1

 

Recent releases dominated the hardcover list with Skin Game by Jim Butcher (a Dresden Files novel) taking the top spot, followed by Mirror Sight, the fifth book in Kristen Britain’s Green Rider series. L.E. Modesitt, Jr.’s Cyador’s Heirs (Tor) was the new runner-up, with 49 titles nominated, up from 43 last month.

On the mass-market list, titles by George R.R. Martin jockeyed for the top position with A Game of Thrones returning to the top spot, followed by A Clash of Kings at number two. The new runner-up was Silver Mirrors by A.A. Aguirre (Ace). There were 67 nominated titles, up from last month’s 56.

Ann Leckie’s Ancillary Justice remains first on the trade paperback list for the second month in a row, with Authority by Jeff VanderMeer and Sparrow Hill Road by Seanan McGuire tied for second place. Red Seas Under Red Skies by Scott Lynch (Gollancz) was the new runner-up. There were 36 nominated titles, the same as last month.

William Shakespeare’s The Empire Striketh Back by Ian Doescher claimed the number one spot for a third month, with Jeff Mariotte’s Star Trek: Serpents in the Garden at number two. There were no new runners-up, with 12 titles nominated, down from the 13 titles last month.

Forgotten Realms dominated the gaming-related list, taking all five spots. Forgotten Realms: The Adversary by Erin M. Evans and Forgotten Realms: The Companions by R.A. Salvatore tied for the top spot, followed by a tie for second between Forgotten Realms: Charon’s Claw and Forgotten Realms: Gauntlgrym, both by R.A. Salvatore. There were no runners-up, with 13 nominated titles, up from last month’s eight.

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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: May 2014.

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