on list
1) The Nightmare Stacks, Charles Stross (Ace) 2 8
2) Alliance of Equals, Sharon Lee & Steve Miller (Baen) 1
3) Children of Earth and Sky, Guy Gavriel Kay (Penguin/NAL) 3 3
4) Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, J. K. Rowling (Arthur A. Levine) 1
5) League of Dragons, Naomi Novik (Ballantine Del Rey) 2 2
6) A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms, George R. R. Martin (Bantam) 9 4
7) Stiletto, Daniel O’Malley (Little, Brown) 2 10
8) The Perdition Score, Richard Kadrey (Harper Voyager) 1
9) Quantum Night, Robert J. Sawyer (Ace) 4
10) Library of Souls, Ransom Riggs (Quirk) 2
1) The Aeronaut’s Windlass, Jim Butcher (Roc) 1
2) The Ocean at the End of the Lane, Neil Gaiman (Morrow) 1
3) Aurora, Kim Stanley Robinson (Orbit Us) 3 3
4) The Name of the Wind, Patrick Rothfuss (DAW) 34 2
5) A Game of Thrones, George R. R. Martin (Bantam Spectra) 71 4
6) The Annihilation Score, Charles Stross (Ace) 1
7) American Gods, Neil Gaiman (HarperTorch) 18
8) The End of All Things, John Scalzi (Tor) 2 1
9) The Wise Man’s Fear, Patrick Rothfuss (DAW) 16 9
10) A Clash of Kings, George R. R. Martin (Bantam Spectra) 59
1) Uprooted, Naomi Novik (Del Rey) 5 2
2) Seveneves, Neal Stephenson (Harpercollins/Morrow) 2 1
3) The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Thirty-third Annual Collection, Gardner Dozois, ed. (St. Martin’s Griffin) 1
4) Heroine Complex, Sarah Kuhn (DAW) 1
5) The Girl With All the Gifts, M. R. Carey (Orbit) 3
6) The Three-Body Problem, Cixin Liu (Tor) 5 7
7) Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, Ransom Riggs (Quirk Books) 22 9
8) Poison or Protect, Gail Carriger (self-published) 1
9) Hollow City, Ransom Riggs (Quirk Books) 3
*) Neverwhere, Neil Gaiman (HarperPerennial) 2
1) Star Trek: Legacies: Captain to Captain, Greg Cox (Pocket) 2 5
2) Star Wars: Aftermath: Life Debt, Chuck Wendig (Del Rey) 1
3) Aftermath: Star Wars: Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Chuck Wendig (LocusBooks) 11
4) Star Wars: Battlefront: Twilight Company, Alexander Freed (Del Rey) 2
5) Star Wars: Bloodline, Claudia Gray (Del Rey) 3 3


On the hardcover list, The Nightmare Stacks by Charles Stross (book seven in the Laundry Files series) jumped from eighth place last month to first place, followed in second by Sharon Lee & Steve Miller’s Alliance of Equals, the latest book in their Liaden Universe series. The new runner-up was The Devourers by Indra Das (Del Rey). There were 57 nominated titles, up from 51 last month.

With almost twice the number of votes as its nearest competitor, The Aeronaut’s Windlass by Jim Butcher took first place on the paperback list. Neil Gaiman’s The Ocean at the End of the Lane was a distant second. A Call to Duty by David Weber & Timothy Zahn (Baen), first in a series set in David Weber’s Honorverse, was the new runner-up. There were 54 nominated titles, down from 70 last month.

On the trade paperback list, Uprooted by Naomi Novik and Neal Stephenson’s Seveneves traded places from last month’s list, with Uprooted taking first place and Seveneves in second. The new runner-up was Killing Titan (Orbit US) by Greg Bear, the second book in Bear’s War Dogs trilogy. There were 69 nominated titles, up from 67 last month.

In media-related and gaming-related books, only three points separate the top three finishers, with Star Trek: Legacies: Captain to Captain by Greg Cox in first, Star Wars: Aftermath: Life Debt by Chuck Wendig in second, and Star Wars: Aftermath by Chuck Wendig in third. There were no new runners-up. 28 titles were nominated, the same number as last month.

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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 2016.

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