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1) Crossroads of Twilight, Robert Jordan (Tor) 1-
2) March to the Stars, David Weber & John Ringo (Baen) 28
3) Golden Fool, Robin Hobb (Bantam Spectra) 1-
4) Shadow Puppets, Orson Scott Card (Tor) 55
5) Stars and Stripes Triumphant, Harry Harrison (Ballantine Del Rey) 1-
6) Deathstalker Legacy, Simon R. Green (Penguin/Roc) 1-
7) Dune: The Butlerian Jihad, Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson (Tor) 53
8) Hades' Daughter, Sara Douglass (Tor) 1-
9) Abhorsen, Garth Nix (HarperCollins/Eos) 1-
10) The Paths of the Dead, Steven Brust (Tor) 22
1) Kiln People, David Brin (Tor) 1-
2) Dhampir, Barb Hendee & J.C. Hendee (Roc) 1-
3) The Peshawar Lancers, S.M. Stirling (Roc) 1-
4) Starfist: Kingdom's Fury, David Sherman & Dan Cragg (Del Rey) 1-
5) The Return of the King, J.R.R. Tolkien (Del Rey) 86
*) The Excalibur Alternative, David Weber (Baen) 1-
7) Turning the Storm, Naomi Kritzer (Bantam Spectra) 1-
8) The Fellowship of the Ring, J.R.R. Tolkien (Del Rey) 16-
9) American Gods, Neil Gaiman (HarperTorch) 810
*) The Two Towers, J.R.R. Tolkien (Del Rey) 155
1) The Return of the King, J.R.R. Tolkien (Houghton Mifflin) 2-
2) The Sparrow, Mary Doria Russell (Fawcett Columbine) 23-
3) Child of the Prophecy, Juliet Marillier (Tor) 1-
4) A Storm of Swords, George R.R. Martin (Bantam Spectra) 5-
5) House of Chains, Steven Erikson (Transworld/Bantam UK) 1-
*) The Silmarillion, J.R.R. Tolkien (Houghton Mifflin) 3-
1) Star Wars: The Approaching Storm, Alan Dean Foster (Del Rey) 3-
2) Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Rising Son, S.D. Perry (Pocket) 1-
3) Wonder Woman: Mythos, Carol Lay (Pocket) 1-
4) Witchblade: Demons, Mike Baron (ibooks) 2-
5) Babylon 5: Book 7: The Shadow Within, Jeanne Cavelos (Del Rey) 22
1) Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Child, Ian Watson (Black Library) 1-
2) Dungeons & Dragons: The Bloody Eye, T.H. Lain (Wizards of the Coast) 1-
*) DragonLance: Winterheim, Douglas Niles (Wizards of the Coast) 1-
4) Forgotten Realms: Sea of Swords, R.A. Salvatore (Wizards of the Coast) 9-
5) Forgotten Realms: Legacy of the Drow Collector's Edition, R.A. Salvatore (Wizards of the Coast) 2-
*) MechWarrior: Dark Age: Ghost War, Michael A. Stackpole (Roc) 21

Crossroads of Twilight dominated hardcovers by over 100 points; March to the Stars had a significant lead over the next title. New runner-up: Atlantis Endgame by Andre Norton & Sherwood Smith (Tor). We had 60 nominees, down from 76 last month.

Kiln People led paperbacks by a solid margin; Dhampir made a good showing as well. New runner-up: Ken MacLeod's Dark Light (Tor). Nominees: 78, down slightly from 81.

The Return of the King headed trade paperbacks by a good margin; The Sparrow is back. New runner-up: The Atlas of Middle Earth, Revised Edition by Karen Wynn Fonstad (Houghton Mifflin). Nominees: 62, down from 70.

Star Wars: The Approaching Storm had a good lead in the media-related category. Nominees: 38, down slightly from 41. Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Child led gaming-related titles by a narrow margin. Nominees: 24, down from 30.

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: January 2003.

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