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1) Dune: House Corrino, Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson (Bantam Spectra) 1 -
2) The Voyage of the Jerle Shannara: Antrax, Terry Brooks (DelRey) 2 1
3) Narcissus in Chains, Laurell K. Hamilton (Ace) 1 -
4) Take a Thief, Mercedes Lackey (DAW) 1 -
5) From the Dust Returned, Ray Bradbury (Morrow) 1 -
6) The Onion Girl, Charles de Lint (Tor) 1 -
7) American Gods, Neil Gaiman (Morrow) 5 2
8) The World of Shannara, Terry Brooks & Teresa Patterson (Del Rey) 1 -
9) The Last Hero, Terry Pratchett (HarperCollins) 1 -
10) Taggerung, Brian Jacques (Philomel) 2 9
1) His Dark Materials 3: The Amber Spyglass, Philip Pullman (Del Rey) 1 -
2) A Hymn Before Battle, John Ringo (Baen) 1 -
3) Dune: House Harkonnen, Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson (Bantam Spectra) 2 1
4) The Hobbit, J.R.R. Tolkien (Del Rey) 12 4
5) The Voyage of the Jerle Shannara: Ilse Witch, Terry Brooks (Del Rey) 2 2
6) The Legend that was Earth, James P. Hogan (Baen) 1 -
7) Law of Survival, Kristine Smith (Eos) 1 -
8) The Fellowship of the Ring, J.R.R. Tolkien (Del Rey) 8 6
9) The Truth, Terry Pratchett (HarperTorch) 2 3
10) Tangled up in Blue, Joan D. Vinge (Tor) 1 -
1) The Lord of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien (Houghton Mifflin) 13 2
2) The Hobbit, J.R.R. Tolkien (Houghton Mifflin) 11 3
3) The Best Alternate History Stories of the 20th Century, Harry Turtledove & Martin H. Greenberg, eds. (Del Rey) 1 -
4) The Telling, Ursula K. Le Guin (Ace) 1 -
5) The Fellowship of the Ring, J.R.R. Tolkien (Houghton Mifflin) 1 -
1) Star Trek, New Frontier: Gateways, Book Six: Cold Wars, Peter David (Pocket) 1 -
2) Star Trek Voyager: Gateways, Book Five: No Man's Land, Christie Golden (Pocket) 1 -
3) Star Wars: The New Jedi Order: Edge of Victory II: Rebirth, Greg Keyes (Del Rey) 3 3
4) Star Trek: Enterprise: Broken Bow, Diane Carey (Pocket) 1 -
5) Buffy, the Vampire Slayer: The Lost Slayer, Part Three: King of the Dead, Christopher Golden (Pocket) 1 -
1) BattleTech: Call of Duty, Blaine Lee Pardoe (Roc) 1 -
2) DragonLance: The Search for Magic: Tales from the War of Souls, Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman, eds. (Wizards of the Coast) 1 -
3) Greyhawk: Queen of the Demonweb Pits, Paul Kidd (Wizards of the Coast) 1 -
4) Forgotten Realms: Servant of the Shard, R.A. Salvatore (Wizards of the Coast) 7 3
5) Forgotten Realms: Sea of Swords, R.A. Salvatore (Wizards of the Coast) 1 -

Dune: House Corrino swept the hardcover category; The Voyage of the Jerle Shannara: Antrax and Narcissus in Chains made strong showings as well. Anne Rice's Blood and Gold (Knopf) was the new runner-up. We had 65 nominees, down substantially from 82 last month.

His Dark Materials 3: The Amber Spyglass topped the paperback list by a slim margin. New runner-up: Stars & Stripes in Peril by Harry Harrison (Del Rey). Nominees: 95, down from 101.

The Lord of the Rings finally dethroned The Mists of Avalon (No. 1 seven months straight) in the trade paperback category. Forests of the Heart by Charles de Lint (Tor) was the new runner-up. Nominees: 40, down from 69 last month.

Star Trek, New Frontier: Gateways, Book Six: Cold Wars had a solid lead in media-related titles. Nominees: 43, well up from 29.

BattleTech: Call of Duty was the easy winner in the gaming-related category. Nominees: 26, down from 29.

Compiled with data from: Adventures in Crime & Space (TX), (USA), Barnes & Noble/B. Dalton (USA), Basilisk Dreams (Canada), Borders Bookstore (USA), Dangerous Visions (CA), DreamHaven (MN), 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), Toadstool (2 in NH), Totem Bookshop (WA), Uncle Hugo's (MN), Waldenbooks/BGI (USA), White Dwarf (Canada). Data period: October 2001.

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