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1) Kushiel's Avatar, Jacqueline Carey (Tor) 1-
2) Hell's Faire, John Ringo (Baen) 1-
3) Talon of the Silver Hawk, Raymond E. Feist (HarperCollins/Eos) 1-
4) Worlds of Honor #4: The Service of the Sword, David Weber, ed. (Baen) 25
5) Cerulean Sins, Laurell K. Hamilton (Berkley) 1-
6) Darwin's Children, Greg Bear (Ballantine Del Rey) 1-
7) Pattern Recognition, William Gibson (Putnam) 33
8) Crossroads of Twilight, Robert Jordan (Tor) 42
9) Red Thunder, John Varley (Ace) 1-
10) White Wolf, David Gemmell (Ballantine Del Rey) 1-
1) When the Devil Dances, John Ringo (Baen) 1-
2) A Storm of Swords, George R. R. Martin (Bantam Spectra) 21
3) Vitals, Greg Bear (Del Rey) 1-
4) Kushiel's Chosen, Jacqueline Carey (Tor) 23
5) Hidden in Sight, Julie E. Czerneda (DAW) 1-
6) Bones of the Earth, Michael Swanwick (HarperTorch) 1-
7) Star Corps, Ian Douglas (Eos) 1-
8) American Gods, Neil Gaiman (HarperTorch) 8-
9) Dark as Day, Charles Sheffield (Tor) 1-
10) Paper Mage, Leah R. Cutter (Roc) 25
1) The Eyre Affair, Jasper Fforde (Penguin) 1-
2) The Tomorrow Log, Sharon Lee & Steve Miller (Meisha Merlin) 31
3) Interstellar Patrol, Christopher Anvil (Baen) 1-
4) The Silmarillion, J. R. R. Tolkien (Houghton Mifflin) 63
5) Demons, John Shirley (Del Rey) 1-
*) The Lord of the Rings, J. R. R. Tolkien (Houghton Mifflin) 29-
1) Star Wars: The New Jedi Order: Force Heretic II: Refugee, Sean Williams & Shane Dix (Del Rey) 1-
2) X-Men 2, Chris Claremont (Del Rey) 23
3) Star Wars: Tatooine Ghost, Troy Denning (Del Rey) 21
4) Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: The Left Hand of Destiny, Book One, J. G. Hertzler & Jeffrey Lang (Pocket) 1-
5) Star Wars: The New Jedi Order: Force Heretic I: Remnant, Sean Williams & Shane Dix (Del Rey) 32
1) Halo: The Flood, William C. Dietz (Del Rey) 1-
2) Dragons of a Vanished Moon, Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman (Wizards of the Coast) 51
3) MechWarrior: Dark Age: The Ruins of Power, Robert E. Vardeman (Roc) 1-
4) Warhammer 40,000: Warriors of Ultramar, Graham McNeill (Pocket) 1-
5) Halo: The Fall of Reach, Eric Nylund (Del Rey) 2-

Kushiel's Avatar debuted at number one on the hardcover list by a solid margin. There was no new runner-up. We had 88 nominees, well up from 62 last month.

When the Devil Dances easily took first place in the paperbacks category. New runner-up: The Golden Age by John C. Wright. Nominees: 88, up from 67.

The Eyre Affair edged out The Tomorrow Log for first place in the trade paperback category. New runner-up: Tom Godwin's The Cold Equations and Other Stories (Baen). Nominees: 52, up from 43.

Star Wars: The New Jedi Order: Force Heretic II: Refugee had no close competition on the media-related list. Nominees: 29, up from 24. Halo: The Flood topped gaming-related books with nearly twice as many votes as the next title. Nominees: 26, up from 23.

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: April 2003.

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