on list
1) The Broken Eye, Brent Weeks (Orbit) 1
2) The Magician’s Land, Lev Grossman (Viking) 1
3) Fool’s Assassin, Robin Hobb (Ballantine Del Rey) 1
4) Lock In, John Scalzi (Tor) 1
5) Half a King, Joe Abercrombie (Ballantine Del Rey) 2 3
6) Severed Souls, Terry Goodkind (Tor) 1
7) Magic Breaks, Ilona Andrews (Ace) 2 8
8) Skin Game, Jim Butcher (Roc) 4 1
9) The Getaway God, Richard Kadrey (Harper Voyager) 1
10) The Rhesus Chart, Charles Stross (Ace) 2 2
1) A Dance with Dragons, George R. R. Martin (Bantam) 11 1
2) A Game of Thrones, George R. R. Martin (Bantam Spectra) 50 2
3) The Republic of Thieves, Scott Lynch (Ballantine Del Rey) 1
5) A Storm of Swords, George R. R. Martin (Bantam Spectra) 41 4
*) The Long War, Terry Pratchett & Stephen Baxter (Harper) 1
6) A Clash of Kings, George R. R. Martin (Bantam Spectra) 44 3
7) Ender’s Game, Orson Scott Card (Tor) 47 10
8) Dune, Frank Herbert (Ace) 8
9) Neptune’s Brood, Charles Stross (Ace) 2 9
10) Hardship, Jean Johnson (Ace) 1
1) Ancillary Justice, Ann Leckie (Orbit) 3 2
2) The Ocean at the End of the Lane, Neil Gaiman (Morrow) 3 1
3) The Magicians, Lev Grossman (Plume) 4
4) A Game of Thrones, George R. R. Martin (Bantam Spectra) 22 3
5) Dust and Light, Carol Berg (Roc) 1
*) Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury (Simon & Schuster) 32
*) Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, Ransom Riggs (Quirk Books) 9 4
1) Star Wars: Kenobi, John Jackson Miller (LucasBooks) 1
2) Goodnight Darth Vader, Jeffrey Brown (Chronicle) 1
3) Star Trek: Seekers: Point of Divergence, Dayton Ward & Kevin Dilmore (Pocket) 1
4) Star Trek: Seekers: Second Nature, David Mack (Pocket) 1
1) Forgotten Realms: The Reaver, Richard Lee Byers (Wizards of the Coast) 2 2
2) Forgotten Realms: The Adversary, Erin M. Evans (Wizards of the Coast) 3
3) Dragon Age: Asunder, David Gaider (Tor) 1
4) Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood, Oliver Bowden (Ace) 2
*) Forgotten Realms: The Companions: The Sundering, R. A. Salvatore (Wizards of the Coast) 12
*) Forgotten Realms: The Godborn, Paul S. Kemp (Wizards of the Coast) 3


New releases, led by Brent Weeks’s The Broken Eye, dominated the hardcover list, taking six of the ten spots. The Magician’s Land by Lev Grossman came in second, with The Ultra Thin Man by Patrick Swenson (Tor) as the new runner-up. There were 43 titles nominated, down from last month’s 51.

For the fifth month in a row, books in George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series have taken the top two spots on the paperback list. In a repeat of last month’s ranking, A Dance with Dragons came in first, with A Game of Thrones in second. The new runner-up was Blood of Tyrants by Naomi Novik (Del Rey), with 64 nominated titles, one less than last month.

This month, Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie regained the top spot on the trade paperback list with a substantial lead over second-place finisher The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman. Cursed Moon by Jaye Wells (Orbit) was the new runner-up, with 38 nominated titles, down from last month’s 42.

New releases also dominated media-related books with Star Wars: Kenobi by John Jackson Miller taking first place, followed by Goodnight Darth Vader by Jeffrey Brown in second. There were no new runners-up with only ten nominated titles, down from 17 last month.

Forgotten Realms: The Reaver by Richard Lee Byers climbed from second-place on last month’s gaming-related list to first place this month. Erin M. Evans’s Forgotten Realms: The Adversary took second. Warhammer: The Unremembered Empire by Dan Abnett (Games Workshop) was the new runner-up. There were 17 nominated titles, up from last month’s 16.

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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: August 2014.


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