|1)||A Dance with Dragons, George R. R. Martin (Bantam)||14||1|
|2)||Wards of Faerie, Terry Brooks (Ballantine Del Rey)||1||–|
|3)||Seawitch, Kat Richardson (Roc)||1||–|
|4)||Libriomancer, Jim C. Hines (DAW)||1||–|
|5)||The Long Earth, Terry Pratchett & Stephen Baxter (Harper)||3||3|
|6)||Earth Unaware, Orson Scott Card & Aaron Johnston (Tor)||2||8|
|7)||Devil Said Bang, Richard Kadrey (Harper Voyager)||1||–|
|*)||Thirteen, Kelley Armstrong (Dutton)||1||–|
|9)||Kiss the Dead, Laurell K. Hamilton (Berkley)||3||9|
|10)||Queen of Wands, John Ringo (Baen)||1||–|
|1)||A Game of Thrones, George R. R. Martin (Bantam Spectra)||26||1|
|2)||A Storm of Swords, George R. R. Martin (Bantam Spectra)||23||4|
|3)||Ghost Story, Jim Butcher (Roc)||1||–|
|4)||Gunmetal Magic, Ilona Andrews (Ace)||1||–|
|5)||A Feast for Crows, George R. R. Martin (Bantam Spectra)||22||3|
|6)||A Clash of Kings, George R. R. Martin (Bantam Spectra)||23||2|
|7)||Whispers Under Ground, Ben Aaronovitch (Ballantine Del Rey)||1||–|
|8)||Ender’s Game, Orson Scott Card (Tor)||32||6|
|9)||How Firm a Foundation, David Weber (Tor)||1||–|
|*)||Snuff, Terry Pratchett (Corgi)||1||–|
|1)||Ready Player One, Ernest Cline (Broadway)||3||1|
|2)||The Night Circus, Erin Morgenstern (Anchor)||1||–|
|3)||Leviathan Wakes, James S. A. Corey (Orbit)||2||–|
|4)||Reamde, Neal Stephenson (Harpercollins/Morrow)||2||–|
|5)||Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury (Del Rey)||22||2|
|1)||Star Trek: Titan: Fallen Gods, Michael A. Martin (Pocket)||2||4|
|*)||Star Trek: Voyager: The Eternal Tide, Kirsten Beyer (Pocket)||1||–|
|3)||Star Wars: X-Wing: Mercy Kill, Aaron Allston (LucasBooks)||1||–|
|4)||Star Wars: Lost Tribe of the Sith, John Jackson Miller (LucasBooks)||1||–|
|*)||The Dark Knight Rises, Greg Cox (Titan)||2||3|
|1)||Forgotten Realms: Charon’s Claw: Neverwinter Saga, Book III, R. A. Salvatore (Wizards of the Coast)||1||–|
|2)||Forgotten Realms: Gauntlgrym: Neverwinter, Book I, R. A. Salvatore (Wizards of the Coast)||8||1|
|3)||Halo: Glasslands, Karen Traviss (Tor)||10||3|
|4)||Warhammer 40,000: The Horus Heresy: Fear to Tread, James Swallow (Black Library)||1||–|
|5)||World of Warcraft: Jaina Proudmoore: Tides of War, Christie Golden (Gallery Books)||1||–|
George R.R. Martin’s A Dance with Dragons remained in first place on the hardcover list this month, with Wards of Faerie by Terry Brooks debuting at number two. The new runner-up was Year Zero by Rob Reid (Del Rey) with 55 titles nominated, up quite a bit from the 38 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 Ghost Ship by Sharon Lee & Steve Miller (Baen) with 49 titles nominated, down from last month’s 55.
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline remained in first place on the trade paperback list this month by a small margin. The new runner-up was vN by Madeline Ashby (Angry Robot US), out of 40 titles nominated, up from 34 last month.
Star Trek: Titan: Fallen Gods by Michael A. Martin was first on the media-related titles this month and the new runner-up was Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi: Conviction by Aaron Allston (Del Rey). There were 17 titles nominated, down from last month’s 18.
Forgotten Realms: Charon’s Claw by R.A. Salvatore made its debut at the top of the list of gaming-related titles, and there was no new runner-up. There were 17 titles nominated, down from the 20 we saw last month.
Compiled with data from
Bakka-Phoenix Books (Canada),
Barnes & Noble (USA),
McNally Robinson (2 in Canada),
Mysterious Galaxy (CA)
Toadstool (2 in NH),
Uncle Hugo’s (MN),
University Books (WA).
White Dwarf (Canada).
Data period: August 2012.
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