HARDCOVERS Months
on list
Last
month
1) Seveneves, Neal Stephenson (Morrow) 2 1
2) Uprooted, Naomi Novik (Ballantine Del Rey) 2 2
3) Nemesis Games, James S. A. Corey (Orbit) 1
4) The Water Knife, Paolo Bacigalupi (Knopf) 2 6
5) Dead Ice, Laurell K. Hamilton (Berkley) 1
6) Dragon in Exile, Sharon Lee & Steve Miller (Baen) 1
7) Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances, Neil Gaiman (HarperCollins/Morrow) 5 3
8) The Slow Regard of Silent Things, Patrick Rothfuss (DAW) 8 5
9) The Invasion of the Tearling, Erika Johansen (Harper) 1
10) The Black Unicorn, TERRY BROOKS (Ballantine Del Rey) 1
*) The World of Ice and Fire, George R. R. Martin, Elio M. Garcia, Jr. & Linda Antonsson (Bantam) 7
  PAPERBACKS
1) A Game of Thrones, George R. R. Martin (Bantam Spectra) 60 3
2) A Dance with Dragons, George R. R. Martin (Bantam) 21 1
3) Blood Red, Mercedes Lackey (DAW) 1
4) A Feast for Crows, George R. R. Martin (Bantam Spectra) 44
5) The Name of the Wind, Patrick Rothfuss (DAW) 23 2
6) Dune, Frank Herbert (Ace) 9
*) On the Steel Breeze, Alastair Reynolds (Ace) 1
8) The Goblin Emperor, Katherine Addison (Tor) 4 4
9) A Clash of Kings, George R. R. Martin (Bantam Spectra) 51 9
10) The Shadow Throne, Django Wexler (Roc) 1
  TRADE PAPERBACKS
1) The Martian, Andy Weir (Broadway) 8 1
2) Ancillary Justice, Ann Leckie (Orbit) 18 4
3) Cibola Burn, James S. A. Corey (Orbit Us) 1
4) Ancillary Sword, Ann Leckie (Orbit US) 4
5) Leviathan Wakes, James S. A. Corey (Orbit) 4
*) Ready Player One, Ernest Cline (Broadway) 9 3
  MEDIA-RELATED
1) Star Trek: The Next Generation: Armageddon’s Arrow, Dayton Ward (Pocket) 2 2
2) Star Wars: Lords of the Sith, Paul S. Kemp (LucasBooks) 2 4
  GAMING-RELATED
1) Forgotten Realms: Companions Codex III: Vengeance of the Iron Dwarf, R. A. Salvatore (Wizards of the Coast) 4 1
2) Halo: Hunters in the Dark, Peter David (Gallery) 1
3) Forgotten Realms: Companions Codex II: Rise of the King, R. A. Salvatore (Wizards of the Coast) 7 2

 

Only three points separated the top three books on the hardcover list, with Seveneves by Neal Stephenson squeaking into first place with a one-point win over Naomi Novik’s Uprooted, and three points over Nemesis Game by James S.A. Corey. The Fold by Peter Clines (Crown) was the new runner-up. There were 41 titles nominated, down from last month’s 52.

George R.R. Martin continued his domination of the paperback list with A Game of Thrones narrowly winning first place over second place finisher A Dance with Dragons. The new runner-up was Dave vs. the Monsters: Resistance by John Birmingham (Del Rey). We had 51 nominated titles, down from 67 last month.

The Martian by Andy Weir remained the top book on the trade paperback list with a commanding lead – almost three times as many votes – over Ann Leckie’s Ancillary Justice. There were no new runners-up, with 35 nominated titles, down from last month’s 40.

In media-related books, Dayton Ward’s Star Trek: The Next Generation: Armageddon’s Arrow moved from second place last month to first this month, followed by Star Wars: Lords of the Sith by Paul S. Kemp. There were no new runners-up. There were nine nominated titles, down from 12 last month.

This month, we had minor movement in gaming-related books with R.A. Salvatore’s Forgotten Realms: Companions Codex III:Vengeance of the Iron Dwarf holding onto first place and his Rise of the King in third. New release Halo: Hunters in the Dark by Peter David took second place. There were no new runners-up. We had 15 nominated titles, up from last month’s 13.

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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),

White Dwarf (Canada).

Data period: June 2015.

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