on list
1) Midst Toil and Tribulation, David Weber (Tor) 1
2) The Blinding Knife, Brent Weeks (Orbit) 1
3) Lord of Mountains, S. M. Stirling (Roc) 1
4) A Dance with Dragons, George R. R. Martin (Bantam) 15 1
5) The Dirty Streets of Heaven, Tad Williams (DAW) 1
*) Wards of Faerie, Terry Brooks (Ballantine Del Rey) 1
7) The Rapture of the Nerds, Cory Doctorow & Charles Stross (Tor) 1
8) Dragon Ship, Sharon Lee & Steve Miller (Baen) 1
9) Monster Hunter Legion, Larry Correia (Baen) 1
*) The Hobbit, J. R. R. Tolkien (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) 3
1) A Game of Thrones, George R. R. Martin (Bantam Spectra) 27 1
2) Ghost Story, Jim Butcher (Roc) 2 3
3) A Storm of Swords, George R. R. Martin (Bantam Spectra) 24 2
4) A Feast for Crows, George R. R. Martin (Bantam Spectra) 23 5
5) A Clash of Kings, George R. R. Martin (Bantam Spectra) 24 6
6) Ashes of Honor, Seanan McGuire (DAW) 1
7) Snuff, Terry Pratchett (Corgi) 2 9
*) Whispers Under Ground, Ben Aaronovitch (Ballantine Del Rey) 2 7
9) Taken, Benedict Jacka (Ace) 1
*) The Tears of the Sun, S. M. Stirling (Roc) 1
1) The Hobbit, J. R. R. Tolkien (Houghton Mifflin) 27
2) A Beautiful Friendship, David Weber (Baen) 1
3) Ready Player One, Ernest Cline (Broadway) 4 1
4) For the Win, Cory Doctorow (Tor Teen) 1
*) The Windup Girl, Paolo Bacigalupi (Night Shade Books) 16 1
1) Star Trek: Voyager: The Eternal Tide, Kirsten Beyer (Pocket) 2 1
2) Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi: Conviction, Aaron Allston (Del Rey) 1
3) Star Wars: Lost Tribe of the Sith, John Jackson Miller (LucasBooks) 2 4
4) Star Trek, the Next Generation: Typhon Pact: Brinkmanship, Una McCormack (Pocket) 1
5) Doctor Who: Shada, Douglas Adams & Gareth Roberts (Ace) 1
1) Forgotten Realms: Charon’s Claw: Neverwinter Saga, Book III, R. A. Salvatore (Wizards of the Coast) 2 1
2) Warhammer 40,000: The Horus Heresy: Fear to Tread, James Swallow (Black Library) 2 4
3) Forgotten Realms: Neverwinter: Neverwinter Saga, Book II, R. A. Salvatore (Wizards of the Coast) 9 2
4) Forgotten Realms: Gauntlgrym: Neverwinter, Book I, R. A. Salvatore (Wizards of the Coast) 14
5) Warhammer 40,000: The Horus Heresy: Shadows of Treachery, Christian Dunn & Nick Kyme, eds. (Black Library) 1


Midst Toil and Tribulation by David Weber made its debut at number one on the hardcover list this month, with The Blinding Knife by Brent Weeks coming in second place. The new runner-up was Slow Apocalypse by John Varley (Ace) with 47 titles nominated, up from the 37 we saw last month.

George R.R. Martin continues to lead the paperback list with A Game of Thrones in first place, followed by Ghost Story by Jim Butcher in second place. The runner-up was Bloodstar by Ian Douglas (Harper Voyager) with 54 titles nominated, up from last month’s 48.

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien took first place on the trade paperback list this month. The runner-up was Cast in Peril by Michelle Sagara with 45 titles nominated, up significantly from the 32 we saw last month.

Star Trek: Voyager: The Eternal Tide by Kirsten Beyer returned in first on the media-related titles this month and there was no new runner-up. There were ten titles nominated, down slightly from last month’s 12.

Forgotten Realms: Charon’s Claw by R.A. Salvatore remained at number one in the gaming-related titles, and there was no new runner-up. There were 13 titles nominated, down quite a bit 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),

Mysterious Galaxy (CA)

Toadstool (2 in NH),

Uncle Hugo’s (MN),

White Dwarf (Canada).

Data period: September 2012.


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