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1) Dune: The Machine Crusade, Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson (Tor) 1-
2) Quicksilver, Neal Stephenson (Morrow) 1-
3) High Druid of Shannara: Jarka Ruus, Terry Brooks (Ballantine Del Rey) 1-
4) Spirits in the Wires, Charles de Lint (Tor) 24
5) Ilium, Dan Simmons (Eos) 32
6) Paladin of Souls, Lois McMaster Bujold (Eos) 1-
7) Roger Zelazny's Chaos and Amber, John Gregory Betancourt (ibooks) 1-
8) Naked Empire, Terry Goodkind (Tor) 31
9) Monstrous Regiment, Terry Pratchett (HarperCollins) 1-
10) The Wolves in the Walls, Neil Gaiman & Dave McKean (HarperCollins) 28
1) Dune: The Butlerian Jihad, Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson (Tor) 1-
2) Dread Empire's Fall: The Praxis, Walter Jon Williams (HarperTorch) 1-
3) Humans, Robert J. Sawyer (Tor) 1-
4) Way of the Wolf, E. E. Knight (Roc) 1-
5) The Voyage of the Jerle Shannara: Morgawr, Terry Brooks (Ballantine Del Rey) 1-
6) The Paths of the Dead, Steven Brust (Tor) 24
7) American Gods, Neil Gaiman (HarperPerennial) 12-
8) Thraxas, Martin Scott (Baen) 1-
9) Ruled Britannia, Harry Turtledove (Penguin/Roc) 1-
10) The Tyrant, Eric Flint & David Drake (Baen) 1-
1) Carlucci, Richard Paul Russo (Ace) 1-
2) The Hobbit, J. R. R. Tolkien (Houghton Mifflin) 23-
3) Worlds That Weren't, Laura Anne Gilman, ed. (Roc) 1-
4) Coraline, Neil Gaiman (HarperTrophy) 23
5) The Zombie Survival Guide: Complete Protection from the Living Dead, Max Brooks (Three Rivers Press) 4-
*) The Lord of the Rings, J. R. R. Tolkien (Houghton Mifflin) 12
*) The Return of the King, J. R. R. Tolkien (Houghton Mifflin) 31-
1) Star Trek: The Lost Era 2311: Serpents Among the Ruins, David R. George III (Pocket) 1-
2) Star Wars: The New Jedi Order: Force Heretic III: Reunion, Sean Williams & Shane Dix (Del Rey) 33
3) Star Trek, the Next Generation: Stargazer, Book Four: Oblivion, Michael Jan Friedman (Pocket) 1-
*) Star Wars: The New Jedi Order: Destiny's Way, Walter Jon Williams (Del Rey) 21
5) Star Trek Voyager: The Farther Shore, Christie Golden (Pocket) 25
1) The Thousand Orcs, R. A. Salvatore (Wizards of the Coast) 71
2) Magic: The Gathering: Moons of Mirrodin, Will McDermott (Wizards of the Coast) 1-
3) Forgotten Realms: Dissolution, Richard Lee Byers (Wizards of the Coast) 22
*) MechWarrior: Dark Age: Truth and Shadows, Martin Delrio (Roc) 25
5) Halo: The Flood, William C. Dietz (Del Rey) 5-

Dune: The Machine Crusade had no close competition on the hardcover list. New runner-up: David Drake's Goddess of the Ice Realm (Tor). We had 64 nominees, down from 69 last month.

Dune: The Butlerian Jihad trounced the competition in the paperback category, with well over twice as many votes as the next title. New runner-up: Death Masks by Jim Butcher (Roc). Nominees: 85, down from 92.

Carlucci edged out The Hobbit by a single vote in the trade paperback category. New runner-up: A Place So Foreign and Eight More by Cory Doctorow (Four Walls Eight Windows). Nominees: 60, the same as last month.

Star Trek: The Lost Era: 2311: Serpents Among the Ruins easily won first place, with more than twice as many votes as the next book. Nominees: 27, up from 22.

Forgotten Realms: The Thousand Orcs once again dominated gaming-related titles. Nominees: 20, down from 25.

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: September 2003.

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