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From the May 2001 Locus
Data period: February 2001

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1) Shadow of the Hegemon, Orson Scott Card (Tor) 2 1
2) Colonization: Aftershocks, Harry Turtledove (Del Rey) 1 -
3) Winter's Heart, Robert Jordan (Tor) 4 2
4) A Storm of Swords, George R.R. Martin (Bantam Spectra) 5 4
5) Octagonal Raven, L.E. Modesitt, Jr. (Tor) 1 -
6) The Redemption of Althalus, David Eddings & Leigh Eddings (Del Rey) 3 3
7) Dune: House Harkonnen, Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson (Bantam Spectra) 5 5
8) Manifold: Space, Stephen Baxter (Del Rey) 1 -
*) St. Patrick's Gargoyle, Katherine Kurtz (Ace) 1 -
10) The Wooden Sea, Jonathan Carroll (Tor) 1 -
1) Ender's Shadow, Orson Scott Card (Tor) 3 1
2) Infinity Beach, Jack McDevitt (Eos) 1 -
3) 1632, Eric Flint (Baen) 1 -
4) The Kingless Land, Ed Greenwood (Tor) 1 -
5) The Hobbit, J.R.R. Tolkien (Del Rey) 4 8
6) Sword in the Storm, David Gemmell (Del Rey) 1 -
7) By Any Other Name, Spider Robinson (Baen) 1 -
8) The Astrologer: Heart of Stone, Denny DeMartino (Ace) 1 -
9) Area 51: The Grail, Robert Doherty (Dell) 1 -
10) Dune, Frank Herbert (Ace) 3 5
1) The Big U, Neal Stephenson (HarperPerennial) 1 -
2) The Hobbit, J.R.R. Tolkien (Houghton Mifflin) 3 4
3) The Lord of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien (Houghton Mifflin) 6 2
4) Cryptonomicon, Neal Stephenson (HarperPerennial) 10 1
5) The Mists of Avalon, Marion Zimmer Bradley (Del Rey) 53 5
1) Star Wars: Darth Maul: Shadow Hunter, Michael Reaves (Del Rey) 1 -
2) Star Trek, the Next Generation: Diplomatic Implausibility, Keith DeCandido (Pocket) 1 -
3) Star Trek, the Next Generation: Tooth and Claw, Doranna Durgin (Pocket) 1 -
4) Buffy, the Vampire Slayer: The Willow Files, Vol. 2, Yvonne Navarro (Pocket) 1 -
5) Star Wars: The New Jedi Order: Agents of Chaos: Jedi Eclipse, James Luceno (Del Rey) 5 3
1) DragonLance: Dragons of a Fallen Sun, Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman (Wizards of the Coast) 6 1
2) DragonLance: The Messenger, Douglas Niles (Wizards of the Coast) 1 -
3) Shadowrun: Tails You Lose, Lisa Smedman (Roc) 1 -
4) Magic: The Gathering: Planeshift, J. Robert King (Wizards of the Coast) 1 -
5) Forgotten Realms: Legacy of the Drow Collector's Edition, R.A. Salvatore (Wizards of the Coast) 1 -


Shadow of the Hegemon and Colonization: Aftershocks dominated the hardcover category, with just one point separating them. The Wayfarer Redemption by Sara Douglass (Tor) was the new runner-up. We had 67 nominees, down substantially from last month's 85.

Ender's Shadow had no close competition for the number one paperback slot for the third month in a row, and The Mists of Avalon is still going strong. New runner-up: The Legend of Luke by Brian Jacques (Ace). Nominees: 104, the same as last month.

The Big U topped the trade paperback category, just ahead of The Hobbit. New runner-up: The Land of Laughs by Jonathan Carroll (Orb). Nominees: 60, down from 64.

Star Wars: Darth Maul: Shadow Hunter was the top media tie-in title out of 38 nominees, up from 28 last month.

DragonLance: Dragons of a Fallen Sun was the strong favorite among the 28 gaming-related nominees, the same number as last month.


Compiled with data from: Adventures in Crime & Space (TX), (USA), Barnes & Noble/B. Dalton (USA), Basilisk Dreams (Canada), Borders Bookstores (USA), DreamHaven (MN), Future Fantasy (CA), Heroes & Dragons (CO), Lone Star (TX), Midtown Comics (NY), Musicland Group (MN), Mysterious Galaxy (CA), Pages for All Ages (IL), John W. Rollins, Bookseller (MI), Saint Mark's (NY), Science Fiction & Mystery Bookshop (GA), The Stars Our Destination (IL), Toadstool (2 in NH), Totem Bookshop (WA), Uncle Hugo's (MN), Waldenbooks/BGI (USA), White Dwarf (Canada). Data period: February 2001.

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