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1) Crossroads of Twilight, Robert Jordan (Tor) 21
2) Pattern Recognition, William Gibson (Putnam) 1-
3) Conquistador, S. M. Stirling (Penguin/Roc) 1-
4) The Voyage of the Jerle Shannara: Morgawr, Terry Brooks (Ballantine Del Rey) 6-
5) The Gathering Storm, Kate Elliott (DAW) 1-
6) March to the Stars, David Weber & John Ringo (Baen) 32
7) Golden Fool, Robin Hobb (Bantam Spectra) 23
8) Dune: The Butlerian Jihad, Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson (Tor) 67
9) Evolution, Stephen Baxter (Ballantine Del Rey) 1-
10) Drowning World, Alan Dean Foster (Ballantine Del Rey) 1-
1) The Changeling Plague, Syne Mitchell (Penguin/Roc) 1-
2) The Return of the King, J. R. R. Tolkien (Del Rey) 95
3) Pyramid Scheme, Eric Flint & Dave Freer (Baen) 1-
4) The Two Towers, J. R. R. Tolkien (Del Rey) 169
5) The Fellowship of the Ring, J. R. R. Tolkien (Del Rey) 178
6) Terraforming Earth, Jack Williamson (Tor) 1-
7) Swordspoint, Ellen Kushner (Bantam Spectra) 1-
8) Diuturnity's Dawn, Alan Dean Foster (Del Rey) 1-
*) Freedom's Ransom, Anne McCaffrey (Ace) 1-
*) Hominids, Robert J. Sawyer (Tor) 1-
1) The Lord of the Rings, J. R. R. Tolkien (Houghton Mifflin) 27-
2) The Tomorrow Log, Sharon Lee & Steve Miller (Meisha Merlin) 1-
3) The Silmarillion, J. R. R. Tolkien (Houghton Mifflin) 45
4) The Book of Athyra, Steve Brust (Ace) 1-
*) Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal, Christopher Moore (HarperPerennial) 1-
1) Star Wars: The New Jedi Order: Force Heretic I: Remnant, Sean Williams & Shane Dix (Del Rey) 1-
2) Star Wars: The Approaching Storm, Alan Dean Foster (Del Rey) 41
3) Daredevil, Greg Cox (Penguin/Onyx) 1-
4) Star Trek: Gemini, Mike W. Barr (Pocket) 1-
5) Angel: Impressions, Doranna Durgin (Simon Pulse) 1-
1) MechWarrior: Dark Age: A Call to Arms, Loren L. Coleman (Roc) 1-
2) Forgotten Realms: Legacy of the Drow Collector's Edition, R. A. Salvatore (Wizards of the Coast) 35
3) The Thousand Orcs, R. A. Salvatore (Wizards of the Coast) 4-
4) DragonLance: The Players of Gilean: Tales from the World of Krynn, Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman, eds. (Wizards of the Coast) 1-
5) MechWarrior: Dark Age: Ghost War, Michael A. Stackpole (Roc) 35

Crossroads of Twilight dominated hardcovers for the second month straight; Pattern Recognition led the next title by 150 points. New runner-up: Robert J. Sawyer's Humans (Tor). We had 83 nominees, well up from 60 last month.

The Changeling Plague headed the paperback list by a slim margin. New runner-up: The Braided World by Kay Kenyon (Bantam Spectra). Nominees: 102, well up from 78.

The Lord of the Rings led trade paperbacks by a wide margin. New runner-up: The Other Wind by Ursula K. Le Guin (Ace). Nominees: 66, up from 62.

Star Wars: The New Jedi Order: Force Heretic I: Remnant topped media-related titles by a solid margin. Nominees: 29, down from 38.

MechWarrior: Dark Age: A Call to Arms led the gaming-related category with three times as many points as the next title. Nominees: 36, up from 24.

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: February 2003.

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