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1) Hell's Faire, John Ringo (Baen) 22
2) The War of the Flowers, Tad Williams (DAW) 1-
3) Cerulean Sins, Laurell K. Hamilton (Berkley) 25
4) The Wee Free Men, Terry Pratchett (HarperCollins) 1-
5) Kushiel's Avatar, Jacqueline Carey (Tor) 21
6) Darwin's Children, Greg Bear (Ballantine Del Rey) 26
7) Lost in a Good Book, Jasper Fforde (Viking) 1-
8) Talon of the Silver Hawk, Raymond E. Feist (HarperCollins/Eos) 23
9) Mistress of Dragons, Margaret Weis (Tor) 1-
10) Immortalis, R. A. Salvatore (Del Rey) 1-
1) Long Hot Summoning, Tanya Huff (DAW) 1-
2) Club Dead, Charlaine Harris (Ace) 1-
3) The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents, Terry Pratchett (HarperTrophy) 1-
4) Requiem for the Sun, Elizabeth Haydon (Tor) 1-
5) Song of the Beast, Carol Berg (Roc) 1-
6) Bitter Waters, Wen Spencer (Roc) 1-
7) The Visitor, Sheri S. Tepper (Eos) 1-
8) A Storm of Swords, George R. R. Martin (Bantam Spectra) 32
9) Paper Mage, Leah R. Cutter (Roc) 310
10) Plan B, Sharon Lee & Steve Miller (Ace) 1-
1) The Eyre Affair, Jasper Fforde (Penguin) 21
2) Altered Carbon, Richard K. Morgan (Ballantine Del Rey) 1-
3) The Tomorrow Log, Sharon Lee & Steve Miller (Meisha Merlin) 42
4) Mojo: Conjure Stories, Nalo Hopkinson, ed. (Warner Aspect) 1-
5) McSweeney's Mammoth Treasury of Thrilling Tales, Michael Chabon, ed. (Vintage) 1-
1) Star Wars: The New Jedi Order: Force Heretic II: Refugee, Sean Williams & Shane Dix (Del Rey) 2 1
2) Hulk, Peter David (Del Rey) 1-
3) Buffy, the Vampire Slayer: Blood and Fog, Nancy Holder (Simon Pulse) 1-
4) Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: The Left Hand of Destiny, Book One, J. G. Hertzler & Jeffrey Lang (Pocket) 24
5) X-Men 2, Chris Claremont (Del Rey) 32
1) Halo: The Flood, William C. Dietz (Del Rey) 21
2) Warhammer 40,000: Daemon World, Ben Counter (Black Library) 1-
3) DragonLance: A Warrior's Journey, Paul B. Thompson & Tonya C. Cook (Wizards of the Coast) 1-
4) Magic: The Gathering: Scourge, J. Robert King (Wizards of the Coast) 1-
5) Forgotten Realms: Tangled Webs, Elaine Cunningham (Wizards of the Coast) 1-

Hell's Faire topped the hardcover list by a fair margin. The Tomorrow Log by Sharon Lee & Steve Miller (Meisha Merlin) was the new runner up. We had 68 nominees, down from 88 last month.

Long Hot Summoning had a solid lead in paperbacks. New runner-up: Sean McMullen's The Miocene Arrow (Tor). Nominees: 93, up from 88.

The Eyre Affair held onto first place in the trade paperback category by a substantial margin. There was no new runner-up. Nominees: 61, up from 52.

Star Wars: The New Jedi Order: Force Heretic II: Refugee dominated media-related titles by an overwhelming margin for the second month straight. Nominees: 26, down from 29.

Halo: The Flood hung onto the top spot in the gaming-related category by a slim margin. Nominees: No change at 26.

Compiled with data from Barnes & Noble/B. Dalton (USA), Basilisk Dreams (Canada), Borderlands (CA), Borders Bookstores (USA), Heroes & Dragons (CO), Lone Star (TX), Midtown Comics (NY), Mysterious Galaxy (CA), 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), Uncle Hugo’s (MN), University Bookstore (WA), White Dwarf (WA). Data period: May 2003.

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