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SFFH on Bestseller Lists: 17 June 2001

The Ballantine mass market paperback set of Tolkien's The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings is #1 this week on Amazon's paperback fiction list.

New this week: Dara Joy's Ritual of Proof (Morrow), a Romance SF novel set on a planet ruled by women, is a runner-up at #25 on NYT's fiction hardcover list.

PW updates its Children's Bestsellers lists for June, and the Times of London has a short children's list this week, with Harry Potter books occupying all five places. Azkaban has 1,110,084 sales to date (just in Britain).

Terry Pratchett's Thief of Time remains solidly at #2 on both UK lists charted below.

This cell color indicates ineligible titles, e.g. YA titles excluded from fiction lists, or no paperback lists This cell color indicates stale data; e.g., children's bestseller lists updated only monthly
Title NYT
24 Jun
17 Jun
17 Jun
13 Jun
17 Jun
15 Jun
17 Jun
18 Jun
18 Jun
(13 Jun)
Amz UK
[17 Jun]
Items compiled/total on list 30 15 15 50 10 10 10 15 15 hc, 5 pb 25 10
Fiction hardcovers
Bradley/Paxson, The Priestess of Avalon x                 20 +1  
Colfer, Artemis Fowl 4 = ch hc             3 +2 ch fic x    
Jacques, Castaways of the Flying Dutchman xxx.. ch hc         xxx..   x ch fic xxx..    
Joy, Ritual of Proof 25 ++                    
King, Dreamcatcher 7 -1 xxx.. x x xxx.. 11 = x 7 = xxx.. 15 +3 8 =
LaHaye/Jenkins, The Mark 26 -10 xxx..   xxx.. xxx.. xxx..   xxx.. xxx.. xxx..  
Luceno, Star Wars: Cloak of Deception 13 -1         14 -5   13 -3      
McCaffrey, The Skies of Pern x   xxx.. xxx..   xxx..   xxx.. xxx.. 9 +3  
Pratchett, Thief of Time xxx.. xxx x       2 =     xxx.. 2 -1
Pullman, The Amber Spyglass xxx.. ch hc   xxx.. xxx..   xxx..   x ch fic xxx.. ch    
Rowling, Harry Potter.. Azkaban 1 +1 ch hc xxx.. ch xxx 50 -5   7 -1 3 ch hc 1 = ch series x ch    
Rowling, Harry Potter.. Goblet of Fire 2 -1 ch hc xxx.. ch 11 + xxx   9 -1 4 ch 1 = ch series xxx.. ch    
Rowling, Harry Potter.. Secrets 8 = ch hc xxx ch xxx.. xxx..   xxx.. x 1 = ch series xxx.. ch    
Rowling, Harry Potter.. Stone 7 = ch hc   xxx..     xxx.. x 1 = ch series xxx.. ch    
Williams, Otherland: Sea of Silver Light xxx..   xx             xxx  
Fiction paperbacks
Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy                   19 +  
Bradley, The Mists of Avalon                   x  
Rowling, Fantastic Beasts... 4 = ch pb 6 -5 ch xxx.. xxx..     5 ch 1 = ch fic 4 = ch    
Rowling, Harry Potter.. Azkaban             3 ch        
Rowling, Harry Potter.. Secrets 3 -1 ch pb x ch xxx.. 24 -7     2 ch 1 = ch series x ch    
Rowling, Harry Potter.. Stone 2 +1 ch pb 4 -1 ch xxx.. 17 -2     1 ch 1 = ch series 5 = ch    
Rowling, Quidditch through the Ages 5 = ch pb 1 +1 ch xxx.. xxx..       2 = ch fic x ch    
Sachar, Holes 6 = ch pb     xxx..       4 = ch fic 8 + ch    
Saul, Nightshade 18 -2     x              
Tolkien, The Hobbit       38 +8         4 +6    
Tolkien, Hobbit/LOTR   xx ch               1 +1 mm, 13 +12 tpb  
Tolkien, LOTR 34 -2                    
  NYT LAT SFC USAT WP WSJ London PW BookSense Amz Amz UK

The table compiles SFFH books placing 15th or higher on general bestseller lists (30th or higher on the combined USA Today list). The current rank of each book and the change since last week are shown, where:
   = same as last week
   + or - with number: difference since last week
   + back on list
   ++ new on list
   x no longer on list (number of x's: weeks off list)

Columns show ranks on lists from, respectively, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, USA Today, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, London Times, Publishers Weekly, BookSense, (fiction lists), and Amazon UK (fiction lists). All lists rank hardcovers and paperbacks separately, except for the USA Today list, which is a single list combining fiction and nonfiction in all formats. Some books are on separate general [nonfiction] lists (gen), children's lists (ch), trade paperback lists (tpb), or mass market paperback lists (mm), as indicated.  

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