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1) Night Watch, Terry Pratchett (HarperCollins) 21
2) The Paths of the Dead, Steven Brust (Tor) 1-
3) Dune: The Butlerian Jihad, Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson (Tor) 42
4) Tapping the Dream Tree, Charles de Lint (Tor) 24
5) Shadow Puppets, Orson Scott Card (Tor) 4-
6) A Gift of Dragons, Anne McCaffrey (Del Rey) 25
7) Coraline, Neil Gaiman (HarperCollins) 68
8) March to the Stars, David Weber & John Ringo (Baen) 1-
9) Explorer, C.J. Cherryh (DAW) 57
9) The Voyage of the Jerle Shannara: Morgawr, Terry Brooks (Ballantine Del Rey) 26
1) Issola, Steven Brust (Tor) 1-
2) Fool's Errand, Robin Hobb (Bantam Spectra) 1-
3) Cryptonomicon, Neal Stephenson (Avon) 25
4) The Pillars of Creation, Terry Goodkind (Tor) 21
5) The Two Towers, J.R.R. Tolkien (Del Rey) 143
6) The Return of the King, J.R.R. Tolkien (Del Rey) 7-
7) Echoes of the Great Song, David Gemmell (Del Rey) 1-
8) The Collapsium, Wil McCarthy (Bantam) 1-
9) Stealing the Elf-King's Roses, Diane Duane (Warner Aspect) 26
10) American Gods, Neil Gaiman (HarperTorch) 72
1) The Lord of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien (Houghton Mifflin) 263
2) When Dragons Rage, Michael A. Stackpole (Bantam Spectra) 1-
3) Angel of Darkness, Charles de Lint (Orb) 24
4) The Chronicles of Master Li and Number Ten Ox, Barry Hughart (The Stars Our Destination) 1-
5) The Mists of Avalon, Marion Zimmer Bradley (Del Rey) 62-
1) The Lord of the Rings: The Making of the Movie Trilogy, Brian Sibley (Houghton Mifflin) 1-
2) Babylon 5: Book 7: The Shadow Within, Jeanne Cavelos (Dell) 1-
3) Star Trek: The Brave and the Bold, Book One, Keith R.A. DeCandido (Pocket) 1-
4) Taken, Thomas Cook (Dell) 23
5) Angel: The Longest Night, Vol. I, Anonymous, ed. (Simon Pulse) 1-
1) MechWarrior: Dark Age: Ghost War, Michael A. Stackpole (Roc) 1-
2) The Thousand Orcs, R.A. Salvatore (Wizards of the Coast) 31
3) Forgotten Realms: Insurrection, Thomas M. Reid (Wizards of the Coast) 1-
4) Warhammer 40,000: Straight Silver, Dan Abnett (Black Library) 1-
5) DragonLance: The Dragon Isles, Stephen D. Sullivan (Wizards of the Coast) 1-

Night Watch dominated hardcovers by a wide margin for the second month straight; The Paths of the Dead had a substantial lead over the next title. There was no new runner-up. We had 76 nominees, well up from 66 last month.

Issola had a significant lead in the paperback category. New runner-up: Souls in the Great Machine by Sean McMullen (Tor). Nominees: 81, down slightly from 84.

The Lord of the Rings led trade paperbacks by a solid margin; The Mists of Avalon is back. New runner-up: Robert Asprin's Something M.Y.T.H. Inc. (Meisha Merlin). Nominees: 71, up substantially from 58.

The Lord of the Rings: The Making of the Movie Trilogy topped media-related titles by a slim margin, with Babylon 5: Book 7: The Shadow Within just two points behind. Nominees: 41, well up from 29.

MechWarrior: Dark Age: Ghost War had a strong lead in gaming-related titles. Nominees: 30, down from 33.

Compiled with data from Barnes & Noble/B. Dalton (USA), Basilisk Dreams (Canada), The Booksmith (CA), Borderlands (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), The Stars Our Destination (IL), Toadstool (2 in NH), Totem Bookshop (WA), Waldenbooks/BGI (USA). Data period: December 2002.

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