on list
1) Snuff, Terry Pratchett (Harper) 3 1
2) Reamde, Neal Stephenson (Morrow) 4 2
3) A Dance with Dragons, George R. R. Martin (Bantam) 6 5
4) The Children of the Sky, Vernor Vinge (Tor) 3 9
5) The Alloy of Law, Brandon Sanderson (Tor) 2 3
6) Inheritance, Christopher Paolini (Knopf) 2 4
7) Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, Ransom Riggs (Quirk) 2
8) The Omen Machine, Terry Goodkind (Tor) 4 7
9) The Night Eternal, Guillermo del Toro & Chuck Hogan (Morrow) 3 6
10) Seed, Rob Ziegler (Night Shade Books) 1
1) A Clash of Kings, George R. R. Martin (Bantam Spectra) 15 3
2) A Game of Thrones, George R. R. Martin (Bantam Spectra) 18 1
3) A Storm of Swords, George R. R. Martin (Bantam Spectra) 15 1
4) A Feast for Crows, George R. R. Martin (Bantam Spectra) 14 4
5) The Lost Gate, Orson Scott Card (Tor) 1
6) Under the Vale and Other Tales of Valdemar, Mercedes Lackey, ed. (DAW) 1
7) Fate’s Edge, Ilona Andrews (Ace) 1
8) Pale Demon, Kim Harrison (Harper Voyager) 1
9) The Hobbit, J. R. R. Tolkien (Del Rey) 31 9
10) The Name of the Wind, Patrick Rothfuss (DAW) 7
1) All Clear, Connie Willis (Ballantine Spectra) 1
2) The Windup Girl, Paolo Bacigalupi (Night Shade Books) 14
3) Blackout, Connie Willis (Ballantine Spectra) 6
4) Ganymede, Cherie Priest (Tor) 6
*) The Zombie Survival Guide: Complete Protection from the Living Dead, Max Brooks (Three Rivers Press) 14
1) Star Wars: Shadow Games, Michael Reaves & Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff (LucasBooks) 1
2) Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan, Drew Karpyshyn (LucasBooks) 2 1
3) Star Trek: Mirror Universe: Rise Like Lions, David Mack (Pocket) 2 4
4) Star Wars: Riptide, Paul S. Kemp (Del Rey) 3 2
5) Star Wars: The Jedi Path, Daniel Wallace (Chronicle) 4 5
1) Halo: Glasslands, Karen Traviss (Tor) 3 1
2) Forgotten Realms: Neverwinter: Neverwinter Saga, Book II, R. A. Salvatore (Wizards of the Coast) 3 2
3) Halo: Cryptum, Greg Bear (Tor) 7
*) Warhammer 40,000: The Gildar Rift, Sarah Cawkwell (Black Library) 1
5) Assassin’s Creed: Revelations, Oliver Bowden (Ace) 1
*) Warhammer 40,000: The Horus Heresy: Deliverance Lost, Gav Thorpe (Black Library) 1


Terry Pratchett’s Snuff stayed at first place on the hardcover list, and Reamde by Neal Stephenson also remained in second place. The new runner-up was The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern (Doubleday) with 50 titles nominated, up from last month’s 41.

George R.R. Martin still holds the throne on the paperback list, with A Clash of Kings taking the crown and A Game of Thrones next in line. The new runner-up was Broken Blade by Kelly McCullough (Ace) with 65 titles nominated, up quite a bit from last month’s 49.

All Clear by Connie Willis took first place on the trade paper­back list this month. The new runner-up was Honor’s Paradox by P.C. Hodgell (Baen). There were 48 titles nominated, up from last month’s 36.

Star Wars: Shadow Games, by Michael Reaves & Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff was first on the media-related titles this month and there was no new runner-up. There were 18 titles nominated, up signifi­cantly from last month’s 10.

Halo: Glasslands by Karen Traviss remained in first place in the gaming-related titles, and there was no new runner-up. There were 14 titles nominated, up from the 9 we saw last month.

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Compiled with data from

Bakka-Phoenix Books (Canada),

Barnes & Noble (USA),

Borderlands (CA),

McNally Robinson (2 in Canada),

Mysterious Galaxy

Toadstool (2 in NH),

Uncle Hugo’s (MN),

University Bookstore (WA),

White Dwarf (Canada).

Data period: December 2011.


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