HARDCOVERS Months
on list
Last
month
1) The Slow Regard of Silent Things, Patrick Rothfuss (DAW) 3 1
2) The Peripheral, William Gibson (Penguin/Putnam) 3 2
3) The World of Ice and Fire, George R. R. Martin, Elio M. Garcia, Jr. & Linda Antonsson (Bantam) 3 3
4) What If?, Randall Munroe (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) 2
5) Clariel: The Lost Abhorsen, Garth Nix (HarperCollins) 2
6) Willful Child, Steven Erikson (Tor) 2 10
7) Lock In, John Scalzi (Tor) 3
8) The Hobbit, J. R. R. Tolkien (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) 11
*) War Dogs, Greg Bear (Orbit) 1
10) The Name of the Wind, Patrick Rothfuss (DAW) 4
  PAPERBACKS
1) A Game of Thrones, George R. R. Martin (Bantam Spectra) 54 1
*) The Name of the Wind, Patrick Rothfuss (DAW) 17 1
3) A Dance with Dragons, George R. R. Martin (Bantam) 15 6
4) No True Way, Mercedes Lackey, ed. (DAW) 1
5) The Hobbit, J. R. R. Tolkien (Del Rey) 42
6) The Wise Man’s Fear, Patrick Rothfuss (DAW) 5
7) A Clash of Kings, George R. R. Martin (Bantam Spectra) 48 5
8) Jason, Laurell K. Hamilton (Jove) 1
*) Starhawk, Jack McDevitt (Ace) 2 2
10) Ender’s Game, Orson Scott Card (Tor) 48
  TRADE PAPERBACKS
1) The Martian, Andy Weir (Broadway) 2 1
2) Ancillary Justice, Ann Leckie (Orbit) 12 2
3) Ancillary Sword, Ann Leckie (Orbit US) 3 3
4) The Ocean at the End of the Lane, Neil Gaiman (Morrow) 6 4
5) A Game of Thrones, George R. R. Martin (Bantam Spectra) 22
  MEDIA-RELATED
1) Doctor Who: The Secret Lives of Monsters, Justin Richards (HarperDesign) 2 2
2) William Shakespeare’s Star Wars, Ian Doescher (Quirk) 13
3) Star Trek: Section 31: Disavowed, David Mack (Pocket) 2 1
4) Star Trek: Foul Deeds Will Rise, Greg Cox (Pocket) 1
5) Star Wars: Tarkin, James Luceno (Del Rey) 1
  GAMING-RELATED
1) Forgotten Realms: Companions Codex II: Rise of the King, R. A. Salvatore (Wizards of the Coast) 2 1
2) Assassin’s Creed: Unity, Oliver Bowden (Ace) 1

 

Continuing its domination of the hardcover list, The Slow Regard of Silent Things by Patrick Rothfuss came in at number one, fol­lowed by William Gibson’s The Peripheral in second. Mrs Bradshaw’s Handbook by Terry Pratchett (Doubleday) was the new runner-up. There were 54 titles nominated, up from 48 last month.

George R.R. Martin’s A Game of Thrones and Patrick Rothfuss’s The Name of the Wind tied for first place on the paperback list. The new runner-up was To Sail a Darkling Sea by John Ringo (Baen), with 60 nominated titles, up from last month’s 54.

The Martian by Andy Weir held onto first place on the trade paperback list, with Ann Leckie’s Ancillary Justice and Ancillary Sword in second and third place respectively. There were no new runners-up with 32 nominated titles, up from last month’s 29.

Last month’s second place winner, Doctor Who: The Secret Lives of Monsters by Justin Richards, moved into first place on the media-related list, with William Shakespeare’s Star Wars by Ian Doescher taking second. There were no new runners-up. There were 17 nominated titles, down from 22 last month.

R.A. Salvatore celebrates his fourth month in a row at the top of the gaming-related list with his Forgotten Realms: Companions Codex II: Rise of the King in first place. Second place goes to Assassin’s Creed: Unity by Oliver Bowden. There were no new runners-up with 17 nominated titles, one more than 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: December 2014.

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