on list
1) Deadlocked, Charlaine Harris (Ace) 1
2) Invincible, Jack Campbell (Ace) 1
3) A Dance with Dragons, George R. R. Martin (Bantam) 11
4) Railsea, China Mieville (Ballantine Del Rey) 1
5) The Drowned Cities, Paolo Bacigalupi (Little, Brown) 1
6) Triggers, Robert J. Sawyer (Ace) 2 2
7) Princeps, L. E. Modesitt, Jr. (Tor) 1
8) A Game of Thrones, George R. R. Martin (Bantam Spectra) 5
9) Gift of Fire/On the Head of a Pin, Walter Mosley (Tor) 1
10) The Dark Tower: The Wind Through the Keyhole, Stephen King (Scribner) 1
1) A Game of Thrones, George R. R. Martin (Bantam Spectra) 23 1
2) A Storm of Swords, George R. R. Martin (Bantam Spectra) 20 4
3) A Clash of Kings, George R. R. Martin (Bantam Spectra) 20 2
4) A Feast for Crows, George R. R. Martin (Bantam Spectra) 19 2
5) Tricked, Kevin Hearne (Ballantine Del Rey) 1
6) The Children of the Sky, Vernor Vinge (Tor) 1
7) The Hot Gate, John Ringo (Baen) 1
8) WWW: Wonder, Robert J. Sawyer (Ace) 2 5
9) Blackout, Mira Grant (Orbit) 1
10) Dead Reckoning, Charlaine Harris (Ace) 2 7
1) Reamde, Neal Stephenson (Harpercollins/Morrow) 1
2) The Mongoliad, Neal Stephenson, Greg Bear, Mark Teppo & et al (Amazon/47north) 1
3) Ship Breaker, Paolo Bacigalupi (Little, Brown) 3 3
4) Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, Seth Grahame-Smith (Grand Central) 1
*) Among Others, Jo Walton (Tor) 2
*) World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War, Max Brooks (Three Rivers Press) 27
1) Star Wars: Scourge, Jeff Grubb (LucasBooks) 2 3
2) Star Trek: Department of Temporal Investigations: Forgotten History, Christopher L. Bennett (Pocket) 2 1
3) Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi: Apocalypse, Troy Denning (LucasBooks) 3 4
4) Star Trek: Typhon Pact: Plagues of Night, David R. George III (Pocket) 1
5) The Cabin in the Woods, Tim Lebbon (Titan) 1
1) Warhammer 40,000: Void Stalker, Aaron Dembski-Bowden (Black Library) 2 1
2) Warhammer 40K: The Horus Heresy: The Primarchs, Christian Dunn, ed. (Black Library) 1
3) Halo: Glasslands, Karen Traviss (Tor) 8 3
4) Diablo III: The Order, Nate Kenyon (Gallery) 1
*) Gears of War: The Slab, Karen Traviss (Gallery) 1


Deadlocked by Charlaine Harris made its debut at number one on the hardcover list this month, with The Lost Fleet: Beyond the Frontier: Invincible by Jack Campbell also debuting, in second place. The new runner-up was 2312 by Kim Stanley Robinson (Orbit US) with 52 titles nominated, same as last month.

George R.R. Martin continued his domination over the paperback list this month, with A Game of Thrones and A Storm of Swords taking first and second, respectively. The new runner-up was The Lost Fleet: Beyond the Frontier: Dreadnaught by Jack Campbell (Ace) with 51 titles nominated, up a bit from last month’s 46.

Reamde by Neal Stephenson took first place on the trade paperback list this month by a large margin. The new runner-up was Black Opera by Mary Gentle (Night Shade), out of 38 titles nominated, same as last month.

Star Wars: Scourge by Jeff Grubb was first on the media-related titles this month and there was no new runner-up. There were 15 titles nominated, up from last month’s 14.

Warhammer 40,000: Void Stalker by Aaron Dembski-Bowden remained at number one in the gaming-related titles, and there was no new runner-up. There were 16 titles nominated, down quite a bit from the 25 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: May 2012.


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