|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.
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: July 2012.
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