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1) Diplomatic Immunity, Lois McMaster Bujold (Baen) 2 5
2) The Salmon of Doubt: Hitchhiking the Galaxy One Last Time, Douglas Adams (Random House) 1 -
3) Starman, Sara Douglass (Tor) 1 -
4) Transcendence, R.A. Salvatore (Del Rey) 1 -
5) The Years of Rice and Salt, Kim Stanley Robinson (Bantam) 3 4
6) Kushiel's Chosen, Jacqueline Carey (Tor) 2 6
7) A Caress of Twilight, Laurell K. Hamilton (Ballantine) 3 1
8) Hominids, Robert J. Sawyer (Tor) 1 -
9) The Pillars of Creation, Terry Goodkind (Tor) 7 7
10) When the Devil Dances, John Ringo (Baen) 3 2
1) American Gods, Neil Gaiman (HarperTorch) 1 -
2) Thief of Time, Terry Pratchett (HarperTorch) 1 -
3) March Upcountry, David Weber & John Ringo (Baen) 1 -
4) The Two Towers, J.R.R. Tolkien (Del Rey) 7 3
5) Starfist: Kingdom's Swords, David Sherman & Dan Cragg (Del Rey) 1 -
6) Devlin's Luck, Patricia Bray (Bantam Spectra) 1 -
7) The Hobbit, J.R.R. Tolkien (Del Rey) 19 5
8) Living Dead in Dallas, Charlaine Harris (Ace) 1 -
9) Winter's Heart, Robert Jordan (Tor) 5 7
10) Gust Front, John Ringo (Baen) 2 2
1) The Lord of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien (Houghton Mifflin) 20 1
2) The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams (Del Rey) 1 -
3) A Storm of Swords, George R.R. Martin (Bantam Spectra) 1 -
4) The Hobbit, J.R.R. Tolkien (Houghton Mifflin) 17 3
5) Ammonite, Nicola Griffith (Del Rey) 1 -
1) Star Wars: Episode II: Attack of the Clones, R.A. Salvatore (Del Rey) 2 2
2) Star Wars: Attack of the Clones: The Visual Dictionary, David West Reynolds (DK Publishing) 1 -
3) Star Wars: The New Jedi Order: Enemy Lines II: Rebel Stand, Aaron Allston (Del Rey) 1 -
4) Star Wars: The New Jedi Order: Rebel Dream, Aaron Allston (Del Rey) 3 1
5) Star Wars: The New Jedi Order: Dark Journey, Elaine Cunningham (Del Rey) 4 -
1) Forgotten Realms: Elminster in Hell, Ed Greenwood (Wizards of the Coast) 2 1
2) DragonLance: Dragons of a Lost Star, Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman (Wizards of the Coast) 7 2
3) DragonLance: Sister of the Sword, Paul B. Thompson & Tonya C. Cook (Wizards of the Coast) 1 -
4) Warhammer 40,000: The Guns of Tanith, Dan Abnett (Black Library) 1 -
5) Magic: The Gathering: Judgment, Will McDermott (Wizards of the Coast) 1 -

Diplomatic Immunity completely dominated the hardcover category; The Salmon of Doubt: Hitchhiking the Galaxy One Last Time had a strong lead over the next title. Neil Gaiman's Adventures in the Dream Trade (NESFA) was the new runner-up. We had 90 nominees, up substantially from 67 last month.

American Gods led paperbacks by 100 points, three votes to two over the next title. New runner-up: Scout's Progress by Sharon Lee & Steve Miller (Ace). Nominees: 98, well up from 78.

The Lord of the Rings again led trade paperbacks by a solid margin, though Tolkien titles did not dominate the category as they have the past three months. A Walking Tour of the Shambles: Little Walks for Sightseers #16 by Neil Gaiman & Gene Wolfe (American Fantasy) was the new runner-up. Nominees: 68, up from 50.

Star Wars: Episode II: Attack of the Clones swept media-related titles by a substantial margin. Nominees: 25, down from 34.

Forgotten Realms: Elminster in Hell had a solid lead in the gaming-related category. Nominees: 30, up from 27.

Compiled with data from Adventures in Crime & Space (TX), (USA), 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), John W. Rollins, Bookseller (MI), Saint Mark's (NY), The Stars Our Destination (IL), Toadstool (2 in NH), Totem Bookshop (WA), Uncle Hugo's (MN), Waldenbooks/BGI (USA), White Dwarf (Canada). Data period: May 2002.

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