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From the January 2001 Locus
Data period: October 2000

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1) Dune: House Harkonnen, Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson (Bantam Spectra) 1 -
2) Faith of the Fallen, Terry Goodkind (Tor) 3 1
3) A Kiss of Shadows, Laurell K. Hamilton (Ballantine) 1 -
4) A Storm of Swords, George R.R. Martin (Bantam Spectra) 1 -
5) The Voyage of the Jerle Shannara: Ilse Witch, Terry Brooks (Del Rey) 2 2
6) A Hymn Before Battle, John Ringo (Baen) 1 -
7) The Telling, Ursula K. Le Guin (Harcourt) 3 3
8) Child of Flame, Kate Elliott (DAW) 1 -
9) His Dark Materials 3: The Amber Spyglass, Philip Pullman (Knopf) 1 -
10) The Legend that was Earth, James P. Hogan (Baen) 1 -
1) A Clash of Kings, George R. R. Martin (Bantam Spectra) 2 1
2) Dune: House Atreides, Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson (Bantam Spectra) 3 2
3) The Chick is in the Mail, Esther M. Friesner & Martin H. Greenberg, eds. (Baen) 1 -
4) Obsidian Butterfly, Laurell K. Hamilton (Ace) 1 -
5) There and Back Again: By Max Merriwell, Pat Murphy (Tor) 1 -
6) Darwin's Radio, Greg Bear (Ballantine) 4 5
7) Precursor, C.J. Cherryh (DAW) 1 -
8) Storm Force, Chris Bunch (Roc, Oct) 1 -
9) The Invisible Ring, Anne Bishop (Roc, Oct) 1 -
10) The Stainless Steel Rat Joins the Circus, Harry Harrison (Tor) 1 -
1) Cryptonomicon, Neal Stephenson (HarperPerennial) 6 2
2) All Tomorrow's Parties, William Gibson (Ace) 3 1
3) Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister, Gregory Maguire (HarperCollins) 1 -
4) Courage of Falcons, Holly Lisle (Warner Aspect, Oct) 1 -
*) Hello Out There, Jack McDevitt (Meisha Merlin, Jul) 1 -
1) Star Wars: The New Jedi Order: Agents of Chaos: Jedi Eclipse, James Luceno (Del Rey) 1 -
2) Star Trek: Rihannsu, Book 4: Honor Blade, Diane Duane (Pocket) 1 -
3) Star Trek: Rihannsu, Book 3: Swordhunt, Diane Duane (Pocket) 1 -
4) Star Wars: The New Jedi Order: Agents of Chaos: Hero's Trial, James Luceno (Del Rey) 3 1
5) Buffy, the Vampire Slayer: Ghoul Trouble, John Passarella (Pocket) 1 -
1) Magic: The Gathering: Invasion, Robert J. King (Wizards of the Coast) 1 -
2) DragonLance: Bertrem's Guide to the Age of Mortals: Everyday Life in Krynn of the Fifth Age, Nancy Varian Berberick, Stan Brown & Paul B. Thompson, eds. (Wizards of the Coast) 1 -
3) Resident Evil 5: Nemesis, S.D. Perry (Pocket) 1 -
4) Forgotten Realms: The Spine of the World, R.A. Salvatore (Wizards of the Coast) 5 4
5) Forgotten Realms: The Silent Blade, R.A. Salvatore (TSR) 2 5


Dune: House Harkonnen completely dominated the hardcover category. Robert Bloch's The Lost Bloch, Volume 2: Hell on Earth (Subterranean) was the new runner-up. We had 87 nominees, up from 76 last month.

A Clash of Kings had no close competition in the paperback category for the second month running. New runner-up: The Martians by Kim Stanley Robinson (Bantam Spectra). Nominees: 102, up from 87.

Cryptonomicon came roaring back to No. 1 on the trade paperback list with a huge margin. New runner-up: Look to Windward (UK Import), by Iain M. Banks. Nominees: 62, up from 47.

Star Wars: The New Jedi Order: Agents of Chaos: Jedi Eclipse topped the media-related list with twice as many votes as the next contender. Nominees: 32, up one from last month.

Magic: The Gathering: Invasion took first place in gaming-related books, with the latest DragonLance offering not far behind. Nominees: 25, down one from last month.

Compiled with data from: Basilisk Dreams (Canada), Bookshop Santa Cruz (CA), The Booksmith (CA), Borders Bookstores (USA), Dangerous Visions (CA), DreamHaven (MN), Heroes & Dragons (CO), Lone Star (TX), Musicland Group (MN), Mysterious Galaxy (CA), Pages for All Ages (IL), Regulator (NC), Saint Mark's (NY), Science Fiction & Mystery Bookshop (GA), The Space-Crime Continuum (MA), The Stars Our Destination (IL), Toadstool (2 in NH), Totem Bookshop (WA), Uncle Hugo's (MN), University Bookstore (WA), White Dwarf (Canada). Data period: October 2000.

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