|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.
Compiled with data from
Bakka-Phoenix Books (Canada),
Barnes & Noble (USA),
McNally Robinson (2 in Canada),
Toadstool (2 in NH),
Uncle Hugo’s (MN),
University Bookstore (WA),
White Dwarf (Canada).
Data period: May 2012.
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