HARDCOVERS Months
on list
Last
month
1) Aurora, Kim Stanley Robinson (Orbit) 1
2) Seveneves, Neal Stephenson (Morrow) 3 1
3) The Annihilation Score, Charles Stross (Ace) 1
4) Armada, Ernest Cline (Crown) 1
5) Uprooted, Naomi Novik (Ballantine Del Rey) 3 2
6) The Water Knife, Paolo Bacigalupi (Knopf) 3 4
7) Time Salvager, Wesley Chu (Tor) 1
8) Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances, Neil Gaiman (HarperCollins/Morrow) 6 7
9) 1636: The Cardinal Virtues, Eric Flint & Walter H. Hunt (Baen) 1
10) The Price of Valor, Django Wexler (Roc) 1
  PAPERBACKS
1) A Game of Thrones, George R. R. Martin (Bantam Spectra) 61 1
2) The Name of the Wind, Patrick Rothfuss (DAW) 24 5
3) A Dance with Dragons, George R. R. Martin (Bantam) 22 2
4) A Clash of Kings, George R. R. Martin (Bantam Spectra) 52 9
5) The Rhesus Chart, Charles Stross (Ace) 1
6) Dune, Frank Herbert (Ace) 10 6
7) Linesman, S. K. Dunstall (Ace) 1
8) The Dragons of Heaven, Alyc Helms (Angry Robot) 1
9) Words of Radiance, Brandon Sanderson (Tor) 3
10) American Gods, Neil Gaiman (HarperTorch) 17
  TRADE PAPERBACKS
1) The Martian, Andy Weir (Broadway) 9 1
2) Ready Player One, Ernest Cline (Broadway) 10 5
3) The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Thirty-Second Annual Collection, Gardner Dozois, ed. (St. Martin’s Griffin) 1
4) Ancillary Justice, Ann Leckie (Orbit) 19 2
5) Hollow City, Ransom Riggs (Quirk Books) 2
  MEDIA-RELATED
1) Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Sacraments of Fire, David R. George III (Pocket) 1
2) Star Wars: Tarkin, James Luceno (Del Rey) 1
3) William Shakespeare’s The Clone Army Attacketh, Ian Doescher (Quirk) 1
4) Star Wars: Dark Disciple, Christie Golden (LucasBooks) 1
5) The Scientific Secrets of Doctor Who, Simon Guerrier & Dr. Marek Kukula (Harper Design) 1
  GAMING-RELATED
1) Forgotten Realms: Companions Codex II: Rise of the King, R. A. Salvatore (Wizards of the Coast) 8 3
2) Forgotten Realms: Companions Codex III: Vengeance of the Iron Dwarf, R. A. Salvatore (Wizards of the Coast) 5 1
3) Halo: Hunters in the Dark, Peter David (Gallery) 2 2
4) Batman Arkham Knight, Marv Wolfman (Titan) 1

 

New release Aurora by Kim Stanley Robinson took the top spot on the hardcover list with a solid lead over last month’s win­ner, Neal Stephenson’s Seveneves. Last First Snow by Max Gladstone (Tor) was the new runner-up. There were 45 titles nominated, up from last month’s 41.

On the paperback list, George R.R. Martin’s A Game of Thrones retained first place with a comfortable margin over Patrick Roth­fuss’s The Name of the Wind. The new runner-up was Islands of Rage and Hope by John Ringo (Baen). We had 67 nominated titles, up from 51 last month.

The Martian by Andy Weir continued to dominate the trade paperback list with almost twice as many votes as second-place finisher Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. There were no new runners-up, with 37 nominated titles, up from last month’s 35.

In media-related books, David R. George III’s Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Sacrements of Fire took the top spot with Star Wars: Tarkin by James Luceno in second. There were no new runners-up. There were 19 nominated titles, up from 9 last month.

R.A. Salvatore held onto the top spot in gaming-related books with Forgotten Realms: Companions Codex II: Rise of the King and Forgotten Realms: Companions Codex III: Vengeance of the Iron Dwarf coming in at one and two, respectively. There were no new runners-up. We had 17 nominated titles, up from last month’s 15

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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 2015.

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