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From the April 2001 Locus
Data period: January 2001

on list
1) Shadow of the Hegemon, Orson Scott Card (Tor) 1 -
2) Winter's Heart, Robert Jordan (Tor) 3 1
3) The Redemption of Althalus, David Eddings & Leigh Eddings (Del Rey) 2 2
4) A Storm of Swords, George R.R. Martin (Bantam Spectra) 4 3
5) Dune: House Harkonnen, Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson (Bantam Spectra) 4 4
6) Beyond World's End, Mercedes Lackey & Rosemary Edghill (Baen) 1 -
7) His Dark Materials 3: The Amber Spyglass, Philip Pullman (Knopf) 4 6
8) Against the Odds, Elizabeth Moon (Baen) 2 9
9) Faith of the Fallen, Terry Goodkind (Tor) 6 7
10) The Voyage of the Jerle Shannara: Ilse Witch, Terry Brooks (Del Rey) 5 8
1) Ender's Shadow, Orson Scott Card (Tor) 2 1
2) Trigger & Friends, James H. Schmitz (Baen) 1 -
3) Endurance, S.L. Viehl (Roc) 1 -
4) Phule Me Twice, Robert Asprin & Peter J. Heck (Ace) 2 2
5) Dune, Frank Herbert (Ace) 2 3
6) Colonization: Down to Earth, Harry Turtledove (Del Rey) 1 -
7) Fool Moon, Jim Butcher (Roc) 1 -
8) The Hobbit, J.R.R. Tolkien (Del Rey) 3 10
9) The Light of Other Days, Arthur C. Clarke & Stephen Baxter (Tor) 1 -
10) A Clash of Kings, George R. R. Martin (Bantam Spectra) 4 -
1) Cryptonomicon, Neal Stephenson (HarperPerennial) 9 1
2) The Lord of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien (Houghton Mifflin) 5 2
3) Ship of Fools, Richard Paul Russo (Ace) 1 -
4) The Hobbit, J.R.R. Tolkien (Houghton Mifflin) 2 3
5) The Mists of Avalon, Marion Zimmer Bradley (Del Rey) 52 -
1) Star Trek: Dark Passions, Book One, Susan Wright (Pocket) 1 -
2) Star Trek: Dark Passions, Book Two, Susan Wright (Pocket) 1 -
3) Star Wars: The New Jedi Order: Agents of Chaos: Jedi Eclipse, James Luceno (Del Rey) 4 5
4) Buffy, the Vampire Slayer: Revenant, Mel Odom (Pocket) 1 -
5) Star Wars: The New Jedi Order: Balance Point, Kathy Tyers (Del Rey) 3 1
1) DragonLance: Dragons of a Fallen Sun, Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman (WotC) 5 2
2) Forgotten Realms: Servant of the Shard, R.A. Salvatore (Wizards of the Coast) 3 1
*) BattleTech: Path of Glory, Randall N. Bills (Roc) 2 4
4) Forgotten Realms: The Spine of the World, R.A. Salvatore (Wizards of the Coast) 6 -
5) DragonLance: The Thieves' Guild, Jeff Crook (Wizards of the Coast) 2 5

Shadow of the Hegemon swept the hardcover category, which had all but two of the same titles as last month's list, in different positions. Declare by Tim Powers (Morrow) was the new runner-up. We had 85 nominees, down a tad from 87 last month.

Ender's Shadow held onto the number one paperback position for the second month in a row, with twice the points of the next contender. New runner-up: Gregory Benford's The Martian Race (Warner Aspect). Nominees: 104, up from 89.

Cryptonomicon dominated the trade paperback category, retaining the top position for the fourth month straight (and seven of the last nine). The Mists of Avalon is back again. New runner-up: A Red Heart of Memories by Nina Kiriki Hoffman (Ace). Nominees: 64, up slightly from 62.

Susan Wright's Star Trek: Dark Passions, Book One and Book Two were all alone atop the media-related list. Nominees: 28, down from 32 last month.

DragonLance: Dragons of a Fallen Sun beat out the gaming-related competition 3:1. Nominees: 28, one more than last month.

Compiled with data from: (USA), Barnes & Noble/B. Dalton (USA), Basilisk Dreams (Canada), Bookshop Santa Cruz (CA), The Booksmith (CA), Borders Bookstores (USA), Dangerous Visions (CA), DreamHaven (MN), Future Fantasy (CA), Heroes & Dragons (CO), Lone Star (TX), Musicland Group (MN), Mysterious Galaxy (CA), John W. Rollins, Bookseller (MI), 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), Waldenbooks/BGI (USA), White Dwarf (Canada). Data period: January 2001.

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