on list
1) A Dance with Dragons, George R. R. Martin (Bantam) 13 2
2) Redshirts, John Scalzi (Tor) 2 1
3) The Long Earth, Terry Pratchett & Stephen Baxter (Harper) 2 7
4) The Apocalypse Codex, Charles Stross (Ace) 1
5) Existence, David Brin (Tor) 2 5
6) War Maid’s Choice, David Weber (Baen) 1
7) Deadlocked, Charlaine Harris (Ace) 3 6
8) Earth Unaware, Orson Scott Card & Aaron Johnston (Tor) 1
9) Kiss the Dead, Laurell K. Hamilton (Berkley) 2 3
10) Shadow of Night, Deborah Harkness (Viking) 1/-
1) A Game of Thrones, George R. R. Martin (Bantam Spectra) 25 1
2) A Clash of Kings, George R. R. Martin (Bantam Spectra) 22 3
3) A Feast for Crows, George R. R. Martin (Bantam Spectra) 21 3
4) A Storm of Swords, George R. R. Martin (Bantam Spectra) 22 2
*) Rule 34, Charles Stross (Ace) 1
6) Ender’s Game, Orson Scott Card (Tor) 31
7) The Map of Time, Félix J. Palma (Pocket) 1
8) Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, Seth Grahame-Smith (Grand Central) 3
*) The Hobbit, J. R. R. Tolkien (Del Rey) 34
10) 7th Sigma, Steven Gould (Tor) 1
1) Ready Player One, Ernest Cline (Broadway) 2 1
2) Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury (Del Rey) 21
3) Caliban’s War, James S. A. Corey (Orbit US) 2 3
4) World War Z, Max Brooks (Three Rivers Press) 29 5
5) The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Twenty-ninth Annual Collection, Gardner Dozois, ed. (St. Martin’s Griffin) 1
1) Star Wars: Choices of One, Timothy Zahn (LucasBooks) 3
2) Star Trek: Typhon Pact: Raise the Dawn, David R. George III (Pocket) 2 1
3) The Dark Knight Rises, Greg Cox (Titan) 1
4) Star Trek: Titan: Fallen Gods, Michael A. Martin (Pocket) 1
5) The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor, Robert Kirkman & Jay Bonansinga (St. Martin’s/Thomas Dunne) 2
1) Forgotten Realms: Neverwinter: Neverwinter Saga, Book II, R. A. Salvatore (Wizards of the Coast) 7
2) Warhammer 40K: The Horus Heresy: The Primarchs, Christian Dunn, ed. (Black Library) 3 1
3) Halo: Cryptum, Greg Bear (Tor) 10 2
4) Warhammer 40,000: Void Stalker, Aaron Dembski-Bowden (Black Library) 3
5) Halo: Glasslands, Karen Traviss (Tor) 9 2


George R.R. Martin’s A Dance with Dragons took first place on the hardcover list this month, trading places with Redshirts by John Scalzi, which moved to the number two spot. The new runner-up was Sky Dragons by Anne McCaffrey & Todd McCaffrey (Del Rey) with 38 titles nominated, up from the 37 we saw last month.

George R.R. Martin continues to rule the paperback list, with A Game of Thrones and A Clash of Kings taking first and second, respectively. The new runner-up was Heaven’s Shadow by David S. Goyer & Michael Cassutt (Ace) with 55 titles nominated, up a bit from last month’s 48.

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline remained in first place on the trade paperback list this month by a large margin. The new runner-up was Leviathan’s Wake by James S.A. Corey (Orbit US), out of 34 titles nominated, up from 32 last month.

Star Wars: Choices of One by Timothy Zahn was first on the media-related titles this month and the new runner-up was Doctor Who: Shada, Douglas Adams & Gareth Roberts (Ace). There were 18 titles nominated, up from last month’s 12.

Forgotten Realms: Neverwinter by R.A. Salvatore took the number one spot in the gaming-related titles, and there was no new runner-up. There were 20 titles nominated, down from the 26 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),

Saint Mark’s

Toadstool (2 in NH),

Uncle Hugo’s (MN),

White Dwarf (Canada).

Data period: July 2012.


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