|1)||Redshirts, John Scalzi (Tor)||1||–|
|2)||A Dance with Dragons, George R. R. Martin (Bantam)||12||3|
|3)||Kiss the Dead, Laurell K. Hamilton (Berkley)||1||–|
|4)||2312, Kim Stanley Robinson (Orbit)||1||–|
|5)||Existence, David Brin (Tor)||1||–|
|6)||Deadlocked, Charlaine Harris (Ace)||2||1|
|7)||The Long Earth, Terry Pratchett & Stephen Baxter (Harper)||1||–|
|8)||1636: The Kremlin Games, Eric Flint, Gorg Huff & Paula Goodlett, eds. (Baen)||1||–|
|9)||A Game of Thrones, George R. R. Martin (Bantam Spectra)||6||8|
|*)||Railsea, China Mieville (Ballantine Del Rey)||2||4|
|1)||A Game of Thrones, George R. R. Martin (Bantam Spectra)||24||1|
|2)||A Storm of Swords, George R. R. Martin (Bantam Spectra)||21||2|
|3)||A Clash of Kings, George R. R. Martin (Bantam Spectra)||21||3|
|*)||A Feast for Crows, George R. R. Martin (Bantam Spectra)||20||4|
|5)||The Janus Affair, Philippa Ballantine & Tee Morris (Harper Voyager)||1||–|
|6)||Blackout, Mira Grant (Orbit)||2||9|
|7)||Unnatural Issue, Mercedes Lackey (DAW)||1||–|
|8)||Beauty and the Werewolf, Mercedes Lackey (Luna)||1||–|
|*)||The Children of the Sky, Vernor Vinge (Tor)||2||6|
|10)||The Devil’s Nebula, Eric Brown (Abaddon)||1||–|
|1)||Ready Player One, Ernest Cline (Broadway)||1||–|
|2)||A Game of Thrones, George R. R. Martin (Bantam Spectra)||12||–|
|3)||Caliban’s War, James S. A. Corey (Orbit US)||1||–|
|4)||Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, Seth Grahame-Smith (Grand Central)||2||4|
|5)||The Magicians, Lev Grossman (Plume)||3||–|
|*)||World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War, Max Brooks (Three Rivers Press)||28||4|
|1)||Star Trek: Typhon Pact: Raise the Dawn, David R. George III (Pocket)||1||–|
|2)||Star Wars: The Old Republic: Deceived, Paul S. Kemp (LucasBooks)||3||–|
|3)||Star Trek: Typhon Pact: Plagues of Night, David R. George III (Pocket)||2||4|
|4)||Star Wars: Darth Vader and Son, Jeffrey Brown (Chronicle)||1||–|
|5)||Star Wars: The Essential Guide to Warfare, Jason Fry & Paul R. Urquhart (Del Rey)||2||–|
|1)||Warhammer 40K: The Horus Heresy: The Primarchs, Christian Dunn, ed. (Black Library)||2||2|
|2)||Halo: Cryptum, Greg Bear (Tor)||9||–|
|*)||Halo: Glasslands, Karen Traviss (Tor)||8||3|
Redshirts by John Scalzi made its debut at number one on the hardcover list this month, with George R.R. Martin’s A Dance with Dragons in second place. The new runner-up was Home from the Sea by Mercedes Lackey (DAW), with only 37 titles nominated, down quite a bit from the 52 we saw last month.
George R.R. Martin continues to rule the paperback list, with A Game of Thrones and A Storm of Swords taking first and second, respectively. The new runner-up was Year’s Best SF 17 edited by David G. Hartwell & Kathryn Cramer (Harper Voyager US), with 48 titles nominated, down a bit from last month’s 51.
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline debuted in first place on the trade paperback list this month by a large margin. There was no new runner-up, out of 32 titles nominated, down from 38 last month.
Star Trek: Typhon Pact: Raise the Dawn by David R. George III was first on the media-related titles this month and there was no new runner-up. There were 12 titles nominated, down from last month’s 15.
Warhammer 40,000: The Horus Heresy: The Primarchs edited by Christian Dunn moved up one spot to number one in the gaming-related titles, and there was no new runner-up. There were 26 titles nominated, up quite a bit from the 16 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),
White Dwarf (Canada).
Data period: June 2012.
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