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1) Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, J. K. Rowling (Scholastic/Arthur A. Levine Books) 1-
2) The War of the Flowers, Tad Williams (DAW) 22
3) Hell's Faire, John Ringo (Baen) 31
4) Darwin's Children, Greg Bear (Ballantine Del Rey) 36
5) Kushiel's Avatar, Jacqueline Carey (Tor) 35
6) Talon of the Silver Hawk, Raymond E. Feist (HarperCollins/Eos) 38
7) In the Forests of Serre, Patricia A. McKillip (Ace) 1-
*) The Wee Free Men, Terry Pratchett (HarperCollins) 24
9) The Wraiths of Will and Pleasure, Storm Constantine (Tor) 1-
10) Pattern Recognition, William Gibson (Putnam) 4-
1) Shadow Puppets, Orson Scott Card (Tor) 1-
2) Diplomatic Immunity, Lois McMaster Bujold (Baen) 1-
3) American Gods, Neil Gaiman (HarperTorch) 10-
4) Club Dead, Charlaine Harris (Ace) 22
5) Devlin's Honor, Patricia Bray (Bantam Spectra) 1-
6) The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents, Terry Pratchett (HarperTrophy) 23
7) Long Hot Summoning, Tanya Huff (DAW) 21
8) Ender's Game, Orson Scott Card (Tor) 4-
9) The Hobbit, J. R. R. Tolkien 24-
10) Chasm City, Alastair Reynolds (Ace) 1-
1) The Silmarillion, J. R. R. Tolkien (Houghton Mifflin) 7-
2) Altered Carbon, Richard K. Morgan (Ballantine Del Rey) 22
3) Across the Nightingale Floor, Lian Hearn (Riverhead Books) 1-
4) Disciples of Cthulhu 2: Blashemous Tales of the Followers, Edward Berglund, ed. (Chaosium) 1-
5) The Hobbit, J. R. R. Tolkien (Houghton Mifflin) 22-
1) Star Wars: Shatterpoint, Matthew Stover (Del Rey) 1-
2) Star Trek Voyager: Homecoming, Christie Golden (Pocket) 1-
3) Star Wars: The New Jedi Order: Force Heretic II: Refugee, Sean Williams & Shane Dix (Del Rey) 31
4) Hulk, Peter David (Del Rey) 22
5) Star Trek Voyager: The Farther Shore, Christie Golden (Pocket) 1-
1) MechWarrior: Dark Age: A Silence in the Heavens, Martin Delrio (Roc) 1-
2) Halo: The Flood, William C. Dietz (Del Rey) 31
3) Warhammer: Giantslayer, William King (Black Library) 1-
4) Warhammer 40,000: Crucible of War, Marc Gascoigne & Christian Dunn, eds. (Black Library) 1-
5) Magic, the Gathering: Odyssey, Vance Moore (Wizards of the Coast) 1-

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix debuted at number one on the hardcover list by an overwhelming margin. New runner-up: Ben Bova's Saturn (Tor). We had 60 nominees, down from 68 last month.

Shadow Puppets had no close competition in the paperbacks category; Diplomatic Immunity made a strong showing as well. New runner-up: Year's Best SF 8 edited by David G. Hartwell & Kathryn Cramer (Eos). Nominees: 85, down from 93.

The Silmarillion edged out Altered Carbon by just three points for first place in the trade paperback category. New runner-up: The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twentieth Annual Collection edited by Gardner Dozois (Griffin). Nominees: 53, down from 61.

Star Wars: Shatterpoint won the media-related category by a solid margin. Nominees: 23, down from 26.

MechWarrior: Dark Age: A Silence in the Heavens led gaming-related titles by a strong margin. Nominees: 24, down from 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: June 2003.

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