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1) The Pillars of Creation, Terry Goodkind (Tor) 1 -
2) Dune: House Corrino, Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson (Bantam Spectra) 2 1
3) The Voyage of the Jerle Shannara: Antrax, Terry Brooks (Del Rey) 3 2
4) The Last Hero, Terry Pratchett (HarperCollins) 2 9
5) Defender, C.J. Cherryh (DAW) 1 -
*) From the Dust Returned, Ray Bradbury (Morrow) 2 5
7) Narcissus in Chains, Laurell K. Hamilton (Ace) 2 3
8) The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents, Terry Pratchett (HarperCollins) 1 -
9) The Onion Girl, Charles de Lint (Tor) 2 6
10) American Gods, Neil Gaiman (Morrow) 6 7
1) Faith of the Fallen, Terry Goodkind (Tor) 1 -
2) The Redemption of Althalus, David Eddings & Leigh Eddings (Del Rey) 1 -
3) Against the Odds, Elizabeth Moon (Baen) 1 -
4) The Fellowship of the Ring, J.R.R. Tolkien (Del Rey) 9 8
5) The Coming, Joe Haldeman (Ace) 1 -
6) The Hobbit, J.R.R. Tolkien (Del Rey) 13 4
7) Shockball, S.L. Viehl (Roc) 1 -
8) Agent of Vega & Other Stories, James H. Schmitz (Baen) 1 -
9) Ascending, James Alan Gardner (Eos) 1 -
10) Ventus, Karl Schroeder (Tor) 1 -
1) The Lord of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien (Houghton Mifflin) 14 1
2) The Fellowship of the Ring, J.R.R. Tolkien (Houghton Mifflin) 2 5
3) Myth-ion Improbable, Robert Asprin (Meisha Merlin) 2 -
4) The Hobbit, J.R.R. Tolkien (Houghton Mifflin) 12 2
5) The Telling, Ursula K. Le Guin (Ace) 2 4
*) Troublemakers, Harlan Ellison (ibooks) 1 -


1) Star Wars: The New Jedi Order: Star by Star, Troy Denning (Del Rey) 1 -
2) Star Trek: New Frontier: Being Human, Peter David (Pocket) 1 -
3) Star Trek: New Frontier: Excalibur: Restoration, Peter David (Pocket) 1 -
4) Babylon 5: The Passing of the Techno-Mages, Book III: Invoking Darkness, Jeanne Cavelos (Del Rey) 1 -
5) The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Visual Companion, Jude Fisher (Houghton Mifflin) 1 -
1) Forgotten Realms: Sea of Swords, R.A. Salvatore (Wizards of the Coast) 2 5
2) Forgotten Realms: Black Wolf, Dave Gross (Wizards of the Coast) 1 -
3) Greyhawk: Keep on the Borderlands, Ru Emerson (Wizards of the Coast) 1 -
4) Legend of the Five Rings: The Lion, Stephen D. Sullivan (Wizards of the Coast) 1 -
5) DragonLance: Chosen of the Gods, Chris Pierson (Wizards of the Coast) 1 -

The Pillars of Creation dominated hardcovers, with Dune: House Corrino holding a strong lead over the next contender. There was no new runner-up. We had 71 nominees, up from 65 last month.

Faith of the Fallen had a solid lead in the paperback category. No new runner-up. Nominees: 91, off from 95.

The Lord of the Rings topped trade paperbacks by a modest margin. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling (Scholastic) was the new runner-up. Nominees: 59, up from 40 last month.

Star Wars: The New Jedi Order: Star by Star had a substantial lead in media-related titles. Nominees: 37, down from 43.

Forgotten Realms: Sea of Swords topped the gaming-related category, with Forgotten Realms: Black Wolf not far behind. Nominees: 22, down from 26.

Compiled with data from: Adventures in Crime & Space (TX), Barnes & Noble/B. Dalton (USA), Basilisk Dreams (Canada), The Booksmith (CA), Borders Bookstores (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), Pandemonium Books & Games (MA), 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: November 2001.

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