HARDCOVERS Months
on list
Last
month
1) Skin Game, Jim Butcher (Roc) 3 1
2) The Rhesus Chart, Charles Stross (Ace) 1
3) Half a King, Joe Abercrombie (Ballantine Del Rey) 1
4) Cibola Burn, James S. A. Corey (Orbit) 2 2
5) Rogues, George R. R. Martin & Gardner Dozois, eds. (Bantam) 2 9
6) The High Druid’s Blade, Terry Brooks (Ballantine Del Rey) 1
7) The Truth Is a Cave in the Black Mountains: A Tale of Travel and Darkness with Pictures of All Kinds, Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Eddie Campbell (HarperCollins/Morrow) 1
8) Magic Breaks, Ilona Andrews (Ace) 1
9) The Book of Life, Deborah Harkness (Penguin/Viking) 1
10) The Long Mars, Terry Pratchett & Stephen Baxter (Harper) 1
  PAPERBACKS
1) A Dance with Dragons, George R. R. Martin (Bantam) 10 2
2) A Game of Thrones, George R. R. Martin (Bantam Spectra) 49 1
3) A Clash of Kings, George R. R. Martin (Bantam Spectra) 43 3
4) A Storm of Swords, George R. R. Martin (Bantam Spectra) 40 5
5) Steadfast, Mercedes Lackey (DAW) 2 6
6) The Thousand Names, Django Wexler (Roc) 1
7) The Name of the Wind, Patrick Rothfuss (DAW) 15 10
8) Vicky Peterwald: Target, Mike Shepherd (Ace) 1
9) Neptune’s Brood, Charles Stross (Ace) 1-
10) Ender’s Game, Orson Scott Card (Tor) 46 8
  TRADE PAPERBACKS
1) The Ocean at the End of the Lane, Neil Gaiman (Morrow) 2 1
2) Ancillary Justice, Ann Leckie (Orbit) 7 2
3) A Game of Thrones, George R. R. Martin (Bantam Spectra) 21 5
4) Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, Ransom Riggs (Quirk Books) 8 5
5) The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Thirty-first Annual Collection, Gardner Dozois, ed. (St. Martin’s Griffin) 1
  MEDIA-RELATED
1) William Shakespeare’s The Jedi Doth Return, Ian Doescher (Quirk Books) 1
2) William Shakespeare’s Star Wars, Ian Doescher (Quirk) 11 3
3) Star Wars: Crucible, Troy Denning (LucasBooks) 1
4) Doctor Who: The Shakespeare Notebooks, Anonymous, ed. (HarperDesign) 1
5) The Official Quotable Doctor Who, Cavan Scott & Mark Wright (HarperDesign) 1
  GAMING-RELATED
1) Forgotten Realms: The Companions: The Sundering, R. A. Salvatore (Wizards of the Coast) 11 1
2) Forgotten Realms: The Reaver, Richard Lee Byers (Wizards of the Coast) 1
3) Halo: Mortal Dictata, Karen Traviss (Tor) 3

 

Skin Game by Jim Butcher (a Dresden Files novel) claimed the top hardcover spot for the third month, narrowly edging out Charles Stross’s The Rhesus Chart, which took second. Monster Hunter Nemesis by Larry Correia (Baen) was the new runner-up, with 51 titles nominated, up from last month’s 48.

George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series took the top four paperbacks slots, with last month’s second place winner, A Dance with Dragons, trading places for first place with A Game of Thrones. The new runner-up was Tad Williams’s Happy Hour in Hell (DAW). There were 65 nominated titles, up from last month’s 56.

The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman retained the top spot on the trade paperback list by a wide margin over second place Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie. Cast in Flame by Michelle Sagara (Harlequin Mira) was the new runner-up with 42 nominated titles, up from last month’s 37.

The top two spots in media-related books went to Ian Doescher, with William Shakespeare’s The Jedi Doth Return and William Shakespeare’s Star Wars taking first and second place, respectively. There were no new runners-up out of 17 nominated titles, one less than last month.

Forgotten Realms: The Companions by R.A. Salvatore took the top spot in gaming-related titles for the second month is a row, followed by Forgotten Realms: The Reaver by Richard Lee Byers. There were no runners-up, with 16 nominated tiles, one down from last month’s 17.

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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: July 2014.

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