on list
1) Welcome to Night Vale, Joseph Fink & Jeffrey Cranor (Harper Perennial) 2 3
2) A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms, George R. R. Martin (Bantam) 2 2
3) The Wheel of Time Companion, Robert Jordan, Harriet McDougal, Alan Romanczuk & Maria Simons (Tor) 1
4) Shadows of Self, Brandon Sanderson (Tor) 2 5
5) The Aeronaut’s Windlass, Jim Butcher (Roc) 3 1
6) Son of the Black Sword, Larry Correia (Baen) 1
7) Mystic, Jason Denzel (Tor) 1
8) The Shepherd’s Crown, Terry Pratchett (HarperCollins) 3 4
9) Warheart, Terry Goodkind (Tor) 1
10) Hell’s Foundations Quiver, David Weber (Tor) 2 6
1) The Martian, Andy Weir (Broadway) 4 1
2) Kris Longknife: Unrelenting, Mike Shepherd (Ace) 1
3) The Future Falls, Tanya Huff (Daw) 1
4) Closer to Home, Mercedes Lackey (DAW) 2 2
5) A Clash of Kings, George R. R. Martin (Bantam Spectra) 56 9
6) Reap the Wind, Karen Chance (Signet) 1
7) The Name of the Wind, Patrick Rothfuss (DAW) 27
8) A Dance with Dragons, George R. R. Martin (Bantam) 24 7
9) The Wise Man’s Fear, Patrick Rothfuss (DAW) 10 3
10) Cauldron of Ghosts, David Weber & Eric Flint (Baen) 1
1) Ancillary Mercy, Ann Leckie (Orbit) 2 2
2) The Martian, Andy Weir (Broadway) 13 1
3) Ready Player One, Ernest Cline (Broadway) 13
4) Ancillary Justice, Ann Leckie (Orbit) 23 4
*) Her Brother’s Keeper, Mike Kupari (Baen) 1
1) Aftermath: Star Wars: Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Chuck Wendig (LocusBooks) 3 1
2) Star Trek: Seekers: All That’s Left, Dayton Ward & Kevin Dilmore (Pocket) 2 4
3) Star Trek: Child of Two Worlds, Greg Cox (Pocket) 1
4) Predator: Incursion, Tim Lebbon (Titan) 2 3
*) Star Wars: Battlefront: Twilight Company, Alexander Freed (Del Rey) 1
1) Forgotten Realms: Homecoming: Archmage, R. A. Salvatore (Wizards of the Coast) 3 1
2) Forgotten Realms: Companions Codex I: Night of the Hunter, R. A. Salvatore (Wizards of the Coast) 12 4
*) Forgotten Realms: Companions Codex III: Vengeance of the Iron Dwarf, R. A. Salvatore (Wizards of the Coast) 9 2


Welcome to Night Vale by Joseph Fink & Jeffrey Cranor captured the top spot on the hardcover list; George R.R. Martin’s A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms remained in second. After Alice by Gregory Maguire (Mor­row) was the new runner-up. There were 50 titles nominated, one more than last month’s 49.

The Martian by Andy Weir topped the paperback list for the third month in a row over second place finisher Kris Longknife: Unrelenting by Mike Shepherd, the 13th book in the Kris Longknife series. The new runner-up was Coming Home by Jack McDevitt (Ace), book seven in the Alex Benedict novel series. We had 59 nominated titles, down from 62 last month.

After 12 weeks at number one on the trade paperback list, Andy Weir’s The Martian had to settle for second place, deposed by the conclusion of Ann Leckie’s Imperial Radch trilogy, Ancillary Mercy. The new runner-up was Cast in Honor by Michelle Sagara (Mira), the 11th book in the Chronicles of Elantra. There were 30 nominated titles, down from last month’s 35.

In media-related books, Star Wars: Aftermath by Chuck Wendig retained the top spot for the third month, followed in second place by Star Trek: Seekers: All That’s Left by Dayton Ward & Kevin Dilmore. There were no new runners-up. There were 26 nominated titles, up from 23 last month.

R.A. Salvatore’s Forgotten Realms: The Legend of Drizzt: Homecoming: Archmage, held firmly onto first place in gaming-related books, with Salvatore’s Forgotten Realms: Companions Codex I: Night of the Hunter in second. There were no new runners-up. We had 13 nominated titles, down from last month’s 14.

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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: November 2015.

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