on list
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.

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Compiled with data from

Bakka-Phoenix Books (Canada),

Barnes & Noble (USA),

Borderlands (CA),

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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