on list
1) A Dance with Dragons, George R. R. Martin (Bantam) 10 6
2) Triggers, Robert J. Sawyer (Ace) 1
3) Sacre Bleu: A Comedy d’Art, Christopher Moore (Morrow) 1
5) The Road of Danger, David Drake (Baen) 1
6) Crucible of Gold, Naomi Novik (Ballantine Del Rey) 2 4
7) Fair Game, Patricia Briggs (Ace) 2 2
8) Mockingjay, Suzanne Collins (Scholastic Press) 3 10
9) Intruder, C. J. Cherryh (DAW) 2 3
10) Agatha H. and the Clockwork Princess, Phil Foglio & Kaja Foglio (Night Shade Books) 1
1) A Game of Thrones, George R. R. Martin (Bantam Spectra) 22 2
2) A Feast for Crows, George R. R. Martin (Bantam Spectra) 18 6
3) A Clash of Kings, George R. R. Martin (Bantam Spectra) 19 3
4) A Storm of Swords, George R. R. Martin (Bantam Spectra) 1
5) WWW: Wonder, Robert J. Sawyer (Ace) 1
6) Fuzzy Nation, John Scalzi (Tor) 1
7) Dead Reckoning, Charlaine Harris (Ace) 1
8) Discount Armageddon, Seanan McGuire (DAW) 2 5
9) Magic Without Mercy, Devon Monk (Roc) 1
10) Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, Seth Grahame-Smith (Grand Central) 2
1) The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins (Scholastic Press) 5 1
2) The Wise Man’s Fear, Patrick Rothfuss (DAW) 2 3
3) Blue Remembered Earth, Alastair Reynolds (Gollancz) 1
*) Ship Breaker, Paolo Bacigalupi (Little, Brown) 2
1) Star Trek: Department of Temporal Investigations: Forgotten History, Christopher L. Bennett (Pocket) 1
2) Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi: Vortex, Troy Denning (Del Rey) 6
3) Star Wars: Scourge, Jeff Grubb (LucasBooks) 1
4) Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi: Apocalypse, Troy Denning (LucasBooks) 2 2
5) Star Wars: The Essential Guide to Warfare, Jason Fry & Paul R. Urquhart (Del Rey) 1
1) Warhammer 40,000: Void Stalker, Aaron Dembski-Bowden (Black Library) 1
2) Forgotten Realms: Neverwinter: Neverwinter Saga, Book II, R. A. Salvatore (Wizards of the Coast) 6
3) Halo: Glasslands, Karen Traviss (Tor) 7 3
4) Assassin’s Creed: Secret Crusade, Oliver Bowden (Ace) 3
*) Warhammer 40,000: The Horus Heresy: Know No Fear, Dan Abnett (Black Library) 3 1


A Dance With Dragons by George R.R. Martin fought its way back to number one on the hardcover list this month, with Triggers by Robert J. Sawyer debuting in second. The new runner-up was The Dark Tower: The Wind Through the Keyhole by Stephen King (Scribner) with 52 titles nominated, up quite a bit from last month’s 39.

George R.R. Martin resumed rule over the paperback list this month, with A Game of Thrones and A Feast for Crows taking first and second, respectively. The new runner-up was Lady Protector by L.E. Modesitt, Jr. (Tor) with 46 titles nominated, down a bit from last month’s 48.

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins stayed at number one on the trade paperback list this month. There was no new runner-up, out of 38 titles nominated, down from last month’s 40.

Star Trek: Department of Temporal Investigations: Forgotten History by Christopher Bennett was first on the media-related titles this month and the new runner-up was Battleship by Peter David (Del Rey). There were 14 titles nominated, up from last month’s 13.

Warhammer 40,000: Void Stalker by Aaron Dembski-Bowden took first place in the gaming-related titles, and Warhammer 40,000: Phalanx by Ben Counter (Black Library US) was the new runner-up. There were 25 titles nominated, up from the 24 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: April 2012.


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