Locus Bestsellers, February 2018

HARDCOVERS Months
on list
Last
month
1) Oathbringer, Brandon Sanderson (Tor) 1
2) Artemis, Andy Weir (Crown) 1
3) Edgedancer, Brandon Sanderson (Tor) 1
4) Provenance, Ann Leckie (Orbit US) 3 2
5) The Power, Naomi Alderman (Little, Brown) 1
6) The Book of Dust: La Belle Sauvage, Philip Pullman (Knopf) 2 4
7) The Mongrel Mage, L.E. Modesitt, Jr. (Tor) 1
8) The Name of the Wind, Patrick Rothfuss (DAW) 6 5
9) The Princess Bride Deluxe Edition, William Goldman (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) 1
10) A Darker Shade of Magic, V.E. Schwab (Tor) 2
PAPERBACKS
1) The Wrong Stars, Tim Pratt (Angry Robot US) 1
2) At the Sign of Triumph, David Weber (Tor) 1
3) Ready Player One, Ernest Cline (Broadway) 1
4) The Name of the Wind, Patrick Rothfuss (DAW) 50 5
5) The Way of Kings, Brandon Sanderson (Tor) 3
6) A Game of Thrones, George R.R. Martin (Bantam) 83 3
7) 1636: The Ottoman Onslaught, Eric Flint (Baen) 1
8) American Gods, Neil Gaiman (Morrow) 33 9
9) Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen, Lois McMaster Bujold (Baen) 2 2
10) 1984, George Orwell (Signet) 5 10
TRADE PAPERBACKS
1) The Fifth Season, N.K. Jemisin (Orbit US) 12 1
2) Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury (Simon & Schuster) 43
3) Annihilation, Jeff VanderMeer (FSG Originals) 6
4) Babylon’s Ashes, James S.A. Corey (Orbit US) 1
*) Ready Player One, Ernest Cline (Broadway) 22 7
*) The Three-Body Problem, Cixin Liu (Tor) 18 6
7) The Stone Sky, N.K. Jemisin (Orbit US) 3
8) The Man in the High Castle, Philip K. Dick (Mariner) 6
9) Tales of the Peculiar, Ransom Riggs (Penguin) 1
10) The Obelisk Gate, N.K. Jemisin (Orbit US) 6 2
MEDIA & GAMING RELATED
1) Welcome to Night Vale: It Devours!, Joseph Fink & Jeffrey Cranor (Harper Perennial) 2 1
2) Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View, Anonymous, ed. (Del Rey) 2 2
3) Star Wars: Aftermath, Chuck Wendig (Del Rey) 19
4) Star Wars: Phasma, Delilah S. Dawson (Del Rey) 2
5) Star Wars: Aftermath: Empire’s End, Chuck Wendig (Del Rey) 6 3

Oathbringer by Brandon Sanderson, book three of the Stormlight Archive series, claimed first place on the hardcover list, followed by Andy Weir’s Artemis. Joe Hill’s collection of four short novels, Strange Weather (Mor­row), was the new runner-up. We had 54 nominated titles, down from 59 last month.

Tim Pratt’s The Wrong Stars won the paperback list with almost a third more votes than second place finisher, At the Sign of Triumph by David Weber (book nine in the Safehold series). A Spoonful of Magic by Irene Radford (DAW) was the new runner-up; 57 titles were nominated, down from last month’s 65.

For the third month in a row, The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin dominated the trade paperback list, with almost twice as many votes as an old favor­ite, Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451. The new runner-up was Lost Gods by Brom (Harper Voyager); 72 titles were nominated, the same as last month.

No changes from last month on the media-related & gaming related list, with Welcome to Night Vale novel It Devours! by Joseph Fink & Jeffrey Cranor in first place and Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View in second. There were no new runners-up. We had 22 titles nominated, down from last month’s 32.


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: November 2017


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From the February 2018 issue of Locus Magazine

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